15612 Prairie Ridge Road, Caledonia, MN 55921
Phone: 608-797-2410
Email: paws4independence@gmail.com

Paws 4 Independence


Service Dogs Save Lives

Paws 4 Independence

Stand Down

Paws 4 Independence participated in Stand Down 2015 in La Crosse, WI to help inform veterans about what Paws 4 Independence has to offer and the assistance Service Dogs can provide. 


Stand Downs are "events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers." - VA.gov


Paws 4 Independence

Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser was started in 2015.

It was held at the Onalaska American Legion.

Holmen American Legion Volleyball Tournament 2015

Holmen American Legion Volleyball Tournament

This year the Holmen American Legion had a volleyball tournament and generously donated the proceeds to Paws 4 Independence.

Our volunteers at Onalaska Community Days 2015

Onalaska Community Days

Every year we have a booth at

Onalaska Community Days

Past events

La Crosse Rotary Lights and Rotary Lights Parade

We participate in the La Crosse

Rotary Lights each year

Freedom Fest

We have an information booth at Freedom Fest

Apple fest Parade

Paws 4 Independence came in 1st place in the Civic Category September 2014

Beer and WIne Fest

Our volunteers work at the Beer and Wine Fest to raise money for Paws 4 Independence

High Five 4 Paws is our Annual Fundraiser. It is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It is held at the Onalaska American Legion. We hold a Silent Auction and a Walk-a-Thon every year. We have food and drinks, live music, and several booths for purchasing items, microchipping pets, and trying reiki.

High five 4 paws

Paws 4 independence Annual fundraiser


2015 High Five 4 Paws Annual Fundraiser Walk-a-Thon

lead by the Paws 4 Independence mascot

Our Volunteers working at Beer and Wine Fest 2015

Fundraisers and Events