Paws 4 Independence

 "pawsing" to appreciate our volunteers

Lori Craig

Does a little bit of everything!

Bonnie & Ruby

(Paws mascot)

Brandy Govreau
Fundraising Board/Customer Service 


Paws mascot

Adam Buege
with Kohl

Todd Kavanagh
with Jade

Terry Buege
Official Pancake Chef

Board Member

Linda Butterworth
Advisory Board

Holly Inglett


Board Member

Board Member

Marcie Jenson is the Founder and

Executive Director of Paws 4 Independence

Dawn Kulcinski
Advisory Board

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.


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.

our Board of Directors

Our founder

15612 Prairie Ridge Road, Caledonia, MN 55921
Phone: 608-797-2410

Paws 4 Independence

Service Dogs Save Lives