Lori Craig

Nick Buege

As Ruby (with his mom, Bonnie)

Peggy Ahern

 High 5 for Paws

Tammy Gensch

Board Member


Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, without them Paws 4 Independence would not exist. Our organization is entirely volunteer run, no one gets paid for what we do.

mission & vision

Paws 4 Independence is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is specialized in training and providing service dogs for adults and children with medical and psychiatric conditions.

Paws 4 Independence

Brandy Govreau
Fundraising Board/Customer Service 


our mascot

Linda Butterworth
Advisory Board

Holly Inglett


Marcie Jenson is the Founder and

Executive Director of Paws 4 Independence

Dawn Kulcinski
Advisory Board

our Board of Directors

Our founder

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

 "pawsing" to appreciate our volunteers

Adam Buege
with Kohl

Todd Kavanagh
with Jade

Terry Buege
Official Pancake Chef

Sarah Scherber

Bonnie Borchardt

How we are different

Paws 4 Independence is different from other Service Dog organizations because we do not train your animal for you. Instead, we work as a team learning the skills through our training classes.

Service Dogs Save Lives

Paws 4 Independence