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Paws and Stripes

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 46253
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
Counties of Location: 
(505) 999-1201
Program Information
NTEE Code: 
D- Animal Related
P- Human Services
Mission Statement: 
Paws and Stripes’ mission is to provide service dogs for wounded veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) and Traumatic Brain Injury by using rescue/shelter dogs chosen be each enrolled veteran. This program is to be of no cost to the veteran.

Our organization provides a approximate 6 month program where selected trainers work with the enrolled veteran to train his/her service dog according to their needs. This program is a flat $2000 cost, which provides the dog (if the veteran does not already have one that has been approved by the trainers), all training, and equipment needed for the service dog (vest, patches, leash, Halti, etc.). The program is geared specifically for veterans who have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The program works to have the veterans work with the trainers hand in hand to train their dog custom to their needs. Paws and Stripes covers the cost of each veteran's program, or facilitates sponsorship of a veteran from outside sources. Paws and Stripes also offers group therapy for the veterans enrolled in the program on a monthly basis, as well as information and workshops for their families.

Populations Served: 
Counties Served: 
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$250,000 - $499,999
1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director: 
Lindsey Stanek
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunity Areas of Interest Great for City Is This an Ongoing Opportunity? Number of Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Supervisor & Small Events Coordinator
Veterans and Military Families
Rio Rancho Yes 1
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