Volunteer Trainer, Katie Bills-Tenney

From the time I was 10 years old and I watched a Reading Rainbow episode about a family who fostered a guide dog, I knew I wanted to have a hand in the raising of a service dog. 4 Paws has offered our family an incredible community of dedicated people with a primary mission: to find the best match for every dog. Working as volunteer trainers since 2016, we have watched the organization expand and refine its practices so that each dog finds success—whether as a service dog, client companion, or family pet—and each family finds joy.