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 at no charge to the 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.

The PwP/KCIW Celebration was AMAZING!

Thank you to everyone that attended and a very special thank you to the ladies at KCIW who help make all of this possible!

https://www.whas11.com/video/news/local/inmates-train-dogs-through-paws-with-purpose/417-04c8cd1f-53e1-4429-aa8f-acdc38739f11 https://www.wave3.com/2019/10/24/paws-with-purpose-celebrates-years-inmates-training-service-dogs/

Upcoming Events Information

The CDC has recommended cancelling all events of 50 people or more until early May. Paws with Purpose takes the health and well-being of all citizens in the Metro area seriously and therefore will be following the CDC guidelines for events. Our 4th annual Walkathon and 1st annual Fun Run will be cancelled from the scheduled date of April 19.

We hope to reschedule the event and will be following CDC recommendations and as well requests from Mayor Fischer and Governor Beshear in regards to events for the spring and summer 2020.
Stay tuned!

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