The Holy Name first grade classes partner with Paws with a Cause. This organization trains assistance dogs and places them with individuals with disabilities. These dogs help to enhance the independence and quality of life for those they assist. Paws with a Cause also works to increase awareness about assistance dogs through education and advocacy.

Our first grade students enjoy their partnership with Paws with a Cause. The students have fun making dog treats that they donate to Paws with a Cause for training purposes. Paws with a Cause trainers also bring in several dogs to meet the students and to spend time listening to the students read and answering any questions the students have about the dogs. One of our Holy Name first grade teachers has personally volunteered with Paws with a Cause to take an assistance dog in training into her home for the duration of training. This teacher offers insight to the students from her hands-on experience.

For more information about Paws with a Cause visit their website at

Consider sharing in our students' experience through volunteering or supporting Paws with a Cause.

Paws with a Cause
4646 S. Division
Wayland, MI 49348
Phone: 616-877-7297
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