Noble Paws - Sled Dogs Serving People with Disabilities

Noble Paws - Sled Dogs Serving People with Disabilities

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We teach people with disabilities how to run a team of sled dogs, helping them discover new forms of mobility and independence, while accessing remote areas of the backcountry.

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Update #11

over 5 years ago

Thank YOU for helping spread the awareness about Noble Paws. Our blog post on Disability.gov got over 150 likes and 700 views.

Today the Fairbanks Daily News Miner printed an article about Noble Paws in their Sunday paper.

You can read it at: http://bit.ly/1h0wUf8

Currently our article is the most popular post on the Newsminer page. So, while you are reading it, please "like" and "share" it too. It makes a huge difference for us!

Thanks so much,
Steve

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OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE

We will teach anyone experiencing a disability how to run a team of sled dogs at no cost.

ANY DISABILITY?

We have designed custom built sleds that can accommodate the specific needs of our participants. Our staff and volunteers are experienced dog mushers trained to work with people experiencing disabilities. (See our video above.)

OUR CURRENT DONOR PERKS*

$75 - Get a Noble Paws Poster

$100 - Get a Noble Paws Baseball Hat

*See above slides for pics of donor perks.

MATCH CHALLENGES

Match Challenges are personal pledges to match a donation of a specific amount. If you want to accept a match challenge, just donate the match amount and let us know whose challenge you are accepting in the comments area of the donation page.

By accepting a challenge you are basically DOUBLING the value your donation. Pretty cool, eh? Current Challenges:

  • Steve Vick: $100 match challenge
  • David Strand: $110 match challenge

(If you want to offer a match challenge just contact Steve at: steve@noblepawsalaska.org)

WHAT WE TEACH

  • If someone wants to experience a dog sled ride for just one hour, we will do that.
  • If someone wants to learn how to run a dog team on their own, we will teach them.
  • If someone wants to enter a dog sled race, we will teach them and let them use our dogs.
  • If someone wants to go for an overnight trip in the backcountry, we will take them.
  • If we have the resources (hence this fundraiser), we will do it. Period.

WHAT WE NEED MONEY FOR

  • Custom Sled Design and Construction: we have designed two types of sleds that need to be custom made. (See above video for details).
  • Liability and Property Insurance: this is a must.
  • Dog Care: training a dog team requires many needs including, training gear, special diet, veterinarian visits, etc.

OUR MISSION/PURPOSE STATEMENT

Noble Paws provides dog sled training and services for persons with special needs, disabilities and at-risk behaviors. This service includes the use of a trained dog sled team and handicap accessible dog sleds. The sleds are modified and/or custom made to accommodate the specific needs of the participants. The staff at Noble Paws are experienced dog mushers trained to work with people experiencing disabilities. The sled dogs are regarded as “service” dogs. They provide physical assistance, fellowship and an emotional connection for the participants.

The ultimate goal of Noble Paws is to enable participants to discover new avenues of mobility and independence. In the end, Noble Paws looks towards expanding a participant’s ability to interact with the outside world while helping to increase their confidence and self-reliance.

ARE WE A NONPROFIT?

We are a registered nonprofit in the state of Alaska. We submitted our 501.c.3 paperwork to the IRS in November. We expect the process to take up to three months. Until then, are status if pending. We do not forsee any difficulty in obtaining 501.c.3 status.

WHERE WE ARE LOCATED

Fairbanks, Alaska.

DO WE HAVE A WEBSITE?

You betcha, just visit: NoblePawsAlaska.org

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Noble Paws in the News AGAIN!

Thank YOU for helping spread the awareness about Noble Paws. Our blog post on Disability.gov got over 150 likes and 700 views.

Today the Fairbanks Daily News Miner printed an article about Noble Paws in their Sunday paper.

You can read it at: http://bit.ly/1h0wUf8

Currently our article is the most popular post on the Newsminer page. So, while you are reading it, please "like" and "share" it too. It makes a huge difference for us!

Thanks so much,
Steve

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Fundraising Update and other Notables

Hello Noble Paws Friends and Supporter,
The Noble Paws Board of Directors has decided to wait until the spring to seek our corporate sponsors. So our current fundraising goal has been adjusted to accommodate this new plan. Our revised fundraising goal is $16,000.

Also, here are some other things of interest for you:
Check out our facebook page this week ( https://www.facebook.com/noblepawsalaska ). We are about to hit “400 Likes”, which is way cool.
The Fairbanks Daily News Miner will be publishing an article about Noble Paws this week.
Our sled builder is drafting preliminary plans for our adaptive sleds. These documents will be part of an upcoming grant request we are planning to submit.

Thanks for all your support. Hope you are having a great winter.
Steve

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

We Are Feature on Govt Website - So Cool!

Some of you may recall us mentioning that we were invited to write a guest post on the disability.gov website. Well that article was published yesterday!

You can read it at: http://bit.ly/1ba6XoH

While there, please "like" and "share" it. It will really help us out.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

We were on the radio and you can hear it...

Noble Paws representatives (Nene Wolfe and Steve Vick) were interviewed on Juneau radio station KTOO. Have a listen at: http://bit.ly/1ewv8i5. It starts about 20 minutes into the show.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Donor Perks

So here are our official donor perks.

$75 donation and we'll send you an original poster. Pick from three options.

$100 donation and we will send you a Noble Paws hat.

It's that simple. Thanks.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Crazy, Busy, Fun - Inspired by You!

Here is our "Crazy New Year Update" video.

Give it a watch (it is only 3 minutes):
http://youtu.be/86gaiKy9IAc

Thank you all for your support.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Donor Perks to be revealed Jan 1.

We are going to start offering "Perk Awards" for our donors (that's you).

Here is a sneak peak a what is to come (one of several poster designs).

BTW - yes, perks will be retroactive.

Thanks to Bill McRoberts for donated the image for the poster.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

That cool thing happened!

Today we were featured on the Disability.gov Facebook page. We are honored and humbled.

Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word about Noble Paws. They wouldn't have found us without you!

http://on.fb.me/1eaVdWr

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Something is Brewing

Something cool is about to happen... stay tuned.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

First Share-Week Winner

Congratulations to Nelle Jurgeleit-Greene for winning our first Share & Win prize.

Many thanks to all those who helped spread awareness about Noble Paws by sharing yesterdays post.

Today's "Share & Win" post is coming soon (about noon Alaska time). Check out our Facebook page, share the post and you could win.

Thanks everyone, soooo much.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Facebook Likes Hit 100

Today our Facebook page reached "100 likes".

Thank you everyone. It's an honor.

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