Pawsome Adventures is a new non-profit organization. It is focused on canine training and service dog assistance. Pawsome Adventures has a canine nutritionist, a trainer and a disability consultant. Its areas of service include parts of southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and southwest Wisconsin.
Its focus is to assist service dog handlers and canine partners and other dog owners. Pawsome Adventures also brings awareness to businesses about how they can make their businesses more accessible for people with disabilities and service dogs.
Yet another service offered is photo sessions with service dogs and their people.
Classes are offered online and in-person. The nonprofit is also available to visit with groups and other groups, online or in person.
Amy Falk, co-founder of Pawsome Adventures, uses a wheelchair. She has been involved in disability issues since childhood.
“I received my first service dog in 2018,” Falk said. “He has saved my life at least 3three times in that time. I know now what a difference a canine partner can make in a disabled person’s life. Since receiving him from a non-profit organization he’s enriched my life in so many ways. Now we are here to share our experiences with you as well as facilitate awareness and those people that may not be understanding of how life-changing a service dog can really be in someone’s life.”
Falk said she spent a long time trying to find a service dog for herself, and information about service dogs. That is where the idea for Pawsome Adventures came from.
The organization is raising funds to open a facility in Harmony, in southeastern Minnesota. Learn more at pawsomeadventures.org