Weekend Foster Training Class Scheduled

A training class for volunteers interested in becoming a Weekend Foster is scheduled for the weekend of September 9th - 11th at the PAALS facility located at 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd., Columbia, SC 29223. The three required sessions are scheduled for September 9th from 4:30pm- 6pm September 10th from 9am-3pm September 11th from 1pm-4pm If you are not already a PAALS volunteer, please complete a volunteer application before attending this class.. The online application is at this link. If you have not already completed a Weekend Foster application, please do so before attending the class. The online application is at this link. Please [email protected] you plan to attend this class. … [Read more...]

Volunteer Orientation Scheduled

An orientation session for new volunteers is scheduled for August 30th from 6PM to 8PM at the PAALS facility located at 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd., Columbia, SC 29223. If you have not already completed a volunteer application, please do so before attending the class. The online application is at this link. Please email [email protected] if you plan to attend this class. … [Read more...]

Updated: Support PAALS at Columbia Fireflies on 9/2

Cutoff date for purchasing tickets is noon on Wednesday, 8/31/16. On 9/2, PAALS will be the featured non-profit at the Fireflies game versus the Charleston Riverdogs. Tickets are $7 with $2 of each ticket going to PAALS. … [Read more...]

Celebrating The Service In Service Dogs

Service dogs transform lives; for me, I have been fortunate to experience firsthand three times, the power these creatures have in enhancing independence in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  These empowering dogs deserve to be honored and recognized for the life-changing gifts they provide. Whether they serve as a person’s eyes, ears, hands, safety alarm, personal organizer, or communicator, service dogs make a difference between an individual with a disability being an observer of daily life activities, or being an active participant.  August 7, 2016 to August 13, 2016 is International Assistance Dog Week (IADW). This is a time to celebrate the dedicated service dogs, organizations that train service dogs like PAALS, Fidos for Freedom, Inc., or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, trainers, puppy raisers, fosters, prison programs, sponsors, and donators that contribute to the growth and development of service dogs.   International Assistance Dog Week was created because … [Read more...]

2015 Annual Report Now Available

Read PAALS 2015 Annual Report online by clicking the title of this post. You can also download a copy to read offline if you prefer. … [Read more...]

PAALS website will be down for maintenance Labor Day weekend
We will be performing a complete update to paals.org from 5PM on Friday, 9/2, until sometime on Monday, 9/5. The website will not be accessible during this time period.
Check in starting around noon on Monday to see the new paals.org
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