WELCOME TO PAWS THEN PLAY
Our goal is to increase service dog awareness through education.
About Paws Then Play:
In 2012, Paws Then Play, LLC was started as a home board and train business. However, after Lindsay’s health started to decline she began training her rescue dog, Grace, for service work. Throughout this experience Lindsay was exposed first hand to the access issues and reception from the general public that were not so kind. Lindsay began talking about Service Dogs, their varied uses, and the laws that apply to them to everyone she encountered who would listen. She then also began presenting to local law enforcement, fire departments, and places of business to help educate them on laws protecting service dogs and businesses.
By 2015 Lindsay recognized the need for coaching other Service Dog teams who were not as far along in their training, or were having trouble with various aspects of Service Dog life and decided to add consulting for individuals to her business. This year, the goal is being realized of adding skilled Therapy teams to the Paws Then Play enterprise. These dogs of stellar temperament will be ambassadors in the community at large and can bring comfort and amusement to others.
Lindsay has made it her personal goal to bring Service Dog Awareness information to as many people as possible. Through her own life’s journey the past few years it has made it very clear to her that disabilities mitigated by Service Dogs, and invisible disabilities in particular, are still largely a mystery to the general public. Lindsay and Grace hope to make a difference in the community! You can get to know more about Lindsay, Grace (and Grace’s goofy hound brother, Brutus) here!