Welcome to our group 

A.B.L.E. (Animals Brighten Lives Everywhere) has changed our name to ABLEPaws due to our recent filing for 501c3 (non-profit) status.  

ABLEPaws is a group of Pet Partners® (formerly Delta Society® Pet Partners®) Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAA/AAT) teams who are dedicated to improving and brightening the lives and the health of people through interaction with our pet resources.  Our volunteer program provides registered pets and handlers trained to work with health care professionals to improve the quality of life for those who are in need of our special services.   

Mission: ABLEPaws' mission is to bring hope and healing to others through the creation of the human-animal bond.  


  • Provide support and mentoring for current and upcoming volunteers.

  • Serve as contact point for organizations that are interested in beginning or expanding AAA/AAT programs in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, schools and other facilities.

  • Provide community education on the wide variety of health benefits enhanced by the human-animal connection including

    • Reduce blood pressure

    • Lower anxiety

    • Stimulate the release of endorphins, which help people feel good and is important for those feeling isolated or depressed

    • Encourage exercise

    • Live more independent & fulfilling lives

    • Increase a sense of community

ABLEPaws Shares the love!


ABLE Paws President

Savannah & Meredith Decked

Out for the Masquerade Jewelry Sale


2014 Pet Partners Evaluation Schedule


Next Evaluation:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH)

No Charge
To register for the next evaluation, call Mary Armstrong, Evaluation Coordinator, (501) 680-4939. Or download the registration form and email to: ablepaws@yahoo.com

NOTE: Submitting your registration does not guarantee a spot for the evaluation. You must complete the Pet Partner Handler Course either online or through an instructor led course. For more details about enrolling, contact Georgann, licensed Pet Partner Instructor at gfreasier@sbcglobal.net. Next instructor led class will be held January 12, 2014.

Click here for more information.


Skills Practice Session - Saturday, February 1, 2014

UALR (By Appointment Only)

  *UALR-$25.00 each team

This practice will help you hone your skills and prepare for the evaluation.  No charge for ABLEPaws members.

Mark Your Calendar and Join in the Fun!

Next ABLEPaws meeting will be held November 20 at 6:00 p.m. downstairs private room of Buffalo Grill located at 1611 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock:


RSVP: ABLEPaws@yahoo.com

Hope you all can join us!


Recent Events:

Results of November 9th  Evaluation:


Congratulations to these fantastic teams:

Meredith & Savannah (Std. Poodle) Renewal

Ben & Edge (Std. Poodle) Renewal

Mike (Scratch) Renewal

Amy & Hercules (English Bulldog)

Margaret Ann & Hazel (Beagle Mix)

Carol & Max (Std Poodle)

Judi & Hazel (Beagle Mix) Renewal

David & Max (Std. Poodle)

Robyn & Daisy (Pom Mix)

Lila & Scratch (Renewal)

Margaret & Winston (Long Haired Dachshund)

April & Mabel (Labradoodle)

Chris & Boomer (Irish Wolfhound Mix)

Preston & Willow (Rat Terrier Mix)

Tabitha & Ebony (Black Lab Mix)

Anjela & Maui (Choc. Lab Mix)

Linda & Zeke (Manchester Terrier Mix)

Rebecca & Maddie






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