Paws & Effect has just opened its new facility at 2629 Beaver Ave. in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines as it celebrates nine years of training service, therapy and othe animals. The new space features an office, training space, a community blackboard wall and a reading room and lending library for both pets and handlers.
Established in 2006, Paws & Effect is a Des Moines, Iowa-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises, trains and places service dogs with military veterans and children diagnosed with medical needs. The group also registers therapy animals through Pet Partners, and regularly hosts NADAC-sanctioned dog-agility events for fun and fund raising.
“As we gallop toward our 10th anniversary next year, establishing our own training and meet-up space was the next natural milestone for our organization,” says Nicole Shumate, executive director for Paws & Effect. “We’re building and sustaining our communities – puppy-raisers, dog trainers, Pet Partners, Dog Scouts, military veterans, allies and others – people and animals working together, for our mutual good.”
We provide Pet Partners for animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy. Our pet partner programs include our Abilities Through Agility Program at ChildServe. This program integrates dog agility with physical, occupational, and speech therapy in a group environment.
Dino’s Storage is proud to be a partner in Paws & Effect’s programs across Iowa.
The organization has Pet Partner programs at facilities across the state and is the host of Dog Scouts Troop 232 in southeast Iowa and Missouri.
For more information about Paws & Effect, you can write them at:
Paws & Effect
P.O. Box 41442
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Or you can contact Nicole Shumate at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (515) 822-5285.
And, of course, for your storage needs, Dino’s has locations in Omaha, Winnipeg and at these three Des Moines metro locations:
Southeast Des Moines
5327 SE 14th Street
Des Moines IA 50320
Des Moines North
2725 2nd Avenue
Des Moines IA 50313
411 Brick Street SE
Bondurant IA 50035