The unbreakable bond between a boy and his dog became the catalyst for Project Paws.
Struggling with Tim’s absence while he was attending a therapeutic wilderness program in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a miniature dachshund found his way into our home and hearts. We chose the name Tip, short for Timothy Patrick. Tip became a lifeline, a beacon of hope during a tumultuous time. I began to see the endless opportunities animals held for helping humans heal. It only seemed fitting that our first project, Project Paws, focused on the bonds of human-animal interaction.