Patriot Paws graduation pairs veterans with service dogs

Patriot Paws graduation pairs veterans with service dogs

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct 5, 2015) Trainers and staff of Rockwall-based Patriot PAWS saw their hard work come to fruition Friday, Oct. 2, when the organization officially united five of its trained service dogs with a group of American veterans during a public Graduation Day ceremony. A standing room only crowd gathered as Patriot PAWS […]

It’s Puppy Mania at Patriot PAWS in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 24, 2015) June is puppy month at Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. Patriot PAWS is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Rockwall, TX that trains service dogs for disabled American Veterans at no cost to the veteran. Patriot PAWS has just received 12 future service dogs. The puppies range in age from […]

First responders to the rescue for Patriot PAWS

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 14, 2015) When PetSmart contacted Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a non-profit organization that trains and places service dogs with disabled American veterans, to donate a large quantity of dog food, the first question was, how do we get the food from the Distribution Center in Ennis to the Patriot PAWS Training Center […]

Patriot PAWS program closes out the 2014-15 Friends of the Library year

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 19, 2015)  Colonel Keith Young, U.S. Army (Ret.), Alice Crosby and service dog Spots held the attention of guests at the May 12th meeting of Friends of the Rockwall County Library.  Young and Crosby are volunteer trainers for Patriot PAWS, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide service dogs to assist […]

Patriot PAWS program at Friends of Library meeting

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2015) Retired Colonel Keith Young will be the featured speaker at the May 12th meeting of Friends of the Rockwall County Library. In addition to telling the audience about the Patriot PAWS organization, Colonel Young will bring a service dog. He will answer questions about who trains the service dogs, […]

Rockwall Aspasians paint pup-themed mosaic at Art’s A Blast for Patriot Paws

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (March 23, 2015) Around 30 Aspasians of Rockwall-Heath brought out their inner Da Vinci on St. Patrick’s Day and painted a large mosaic of a black Labrador Retriever, to be donated to Patriot Paws Service Dogs in Rockwall. The Aspasians fundraiser – held at Art’s A Blast in Rockwall, 2845 Ridge Road, Suite […]

‘Puppy Raiser’ program teaches teen and service dog

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) When local sophomore Sarah Mayhew embarked upon a personal project to help her achieve her International Baccalaureate diploma at Westlake Academy, she never expected to find companionship in the form of a 10-month-old Labrador puppy in the process. But that’s exactly what took place when Sarah took on the role […]

Rockwall Library News: Patriot PAWS service dogs demo coming

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (October 23, 2014) Come to the Rockwall County Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8 for a Patriot PAWS demonstration at the library. A representative from Patriot PAWS will bring a service dog and provide a demo of basic commands. Patriot PAWS service dogs are paired with veterans with mobile disabilities or […]

Colbert family’s Patriot Paws service dog ‘graduates’ July 1

Huffines Plano to present Patriot Paws with new vehicle during graduation event (June 26, 2014) Devon Colbert and his family will officially receive a Patriot Paws service dog, Yukon John (aka “Johnny”), during a special graduation ceremony hosted by Huffines in Plano at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1. Patriot Paws is a nonprofit organization based in […]

Family adapts with spirit of gratitude

Family adapts with spirit of gratitude

Through faith & fellowship ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (June 25, 2014) When doctors told Emily Colbert her husband Devon would be paralyzed from the neck down she emphatically told them: “No, God hasn’t put His hands on us yet!” And she was right. “I got angry at the doctors,” said Emily, Devon’s biggest cheerleader. “The doctors were […]