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 #5

about 6 years ago

Thank you Simone Y for sponsoring Aurora. You can support dog mushing for all abilities at http://bit.ly/1wQ4LMF

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WHAT WE DO

We teach people experiencing a disability how to run a team of sled dogs.

ANY DISABILITY?

We have adaptive equipment that can accommodate most any ability, including paralysis, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism.

Our staff and volunteers are experienced dog mushers trained to work with people experiencing disabilities.

OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Mushing School: This is our core mission. Anyone with a disability can use our team and our equipment to learn how to dog mush.

Golden Heart Sled Dog Race: We are hosing the first-ever sled dog race for people with disabilities in March 2015.

Make-a-Wish: We offer our services to "Make-a-Wish" at no cost. We even help with travel and lodging logistics.

WE NEED MONEY TO..

  • host the Golden Heart Sled Dog Race - the first ever sled dog race for people with disabilities
  • buy arctic gear for our participants to wear
  • customize our equipment - advance braking systems, leg rest and ski system (to eventually replace wheels)
  • purchase an adaptive dog sled for children
  • buy a hoist to lift people from wheelchairs into dog sleds
  • purchase radio communication for on-trail safety
  • buy two flare guns to scare off moose in case of confrontation in the backcountry
  • buy a two person dog sled for advanced teaching opportunities

OUR MISSION/PURPOSE STATEMENT

Noble Paws provides dog sled training and services for persons experiencing disabilities and at-risk behaviors. This service includes the use of a trained dog sled team and adaptive dog sleds. The sleds are modified and/or custom made to accommodate the specific needs of the participants.

The ultimate goal of Noble Paws is to enable participants to discover new forms of mobility, independence and self-reliance.

ARE WE A NONPROFIT?

Yes. We are a registered nonprofit in the state of Alaska and a federally recognized 501.c.3.

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:
about 6 years ago

Update #5

Thank you Simone Y for sponsoring Aurora. You can support dog mushing for all abilities at http://bit.ly/1wQ4LMF

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
about 6 years ago

Update #4

Want a great way to support @noble_paws? Sponsor a dog, http://bit.ly/1wQ4LMF

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
about 6 years ago

Update #3

We're mobile. 16 dogs, 3 sleds, 2 trikes and 4 mushers.

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
about 6 years ago

Update #2

Our new adaptive equipment is here. It is a lot of fun. See the video at:

http://on.fb.me/1upM9i8

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Noble Paws posted a new update:
over 6 years ago

Our video reached 30K+

OK. We never expected this, but our Facebook post of our video reach over 30,000 people. Thank you soooooo much for all the shares and likes.
See the video at: http://youtu.be/qGdqBHFWn78

Support the cause at: http://fundly.com/noblepaws2014 .

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