Welcome to Paws with Purpose

Founded in 2003, Paws with Purpose (PwP) is a 501(c) non-profit organization that provides highly skilled Assistance Dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. These dogs provide comfort and companionship; help to break down social barriers, and perform many tasks that help their partners lead more independent lives. With the assistance of generous donors, and dedicated / enthusiastic volunteers, PwP is committed to providing highly skilled assistance dogs to recipients.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, PwP is proud to provide these highly trained companions to individuals living within a 35-mile radius of Louisville, KY.

Learn more about what we do in the community!


Who We Are

Paws with Purpose is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Louisville, Kentucky. Please view this short video to learn more about:

  • What disabilities we train dogs to assist with
  • What types of assistance these dogs can provide
  • How the dogs are trained
  • How you can help Paws with Purpose

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