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Paws with Purpose is a non-profit organization that is dedicated improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly skilled assistance dogs and continued support throughout the partnership to ensure successful, long term relationships.

We look forward to hearing from you:

Paws with Purpose
P.O. Box 5458
Louisville, KY 40255
Tel: (502) 689-0804

IRS 990 Reports:

Board of Directors:

  • Sheilah Abramson-Miles — President
  • Sue Wettle — Vice President
  • Elaine Weisberg — Vice President
  • Dolores Biles — Secretary
  • Kevin Hisel - Treasurer 
  • Diana Quesada
  • Lauren Witham
  • Sara Santo


Paws with Purpose is the only service dog organization in Kentucky accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a coalition of not for profit assistance dog organizations. ADI sets standards for the training, placement and utilization of assistance dogs, provides staff and volunteer education to its members, educates the public about assistance dogs, and advocates for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs. ADI has a comprehensive accreditation program and members must be regularly assessed to ensure they meet the high standards expected of assistance dog programs.

PwP is a member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).

Paws with Purpose has been recognized since 2012 by the Better Business Bureau as an accredited Charity that meets their standards for Charities.

Accredited by Assistance Dogs International
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Better Business Bureau