In The News

The Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Hand in Paw Makes a Difference with Four-Footed Friends- Birmingham Parent Magazine, September, 2017

Remy Fund Announces 2017 Grants for Companion Animal Organizations- Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, July 2017

Hand in Paw Launches Trauma & Grief Response Program - Birmingham Parent Magazine, June 2017

Hand in Paw Launches Trauma & Grief Response Program - by Barry Wise Smith, Portico Mountain Brook, Summer 2017

UAB pairs with Hand in Paw to make significant (and snuggly) impact in city classrooms - UAB Reporter, March 2017

Sister of Civil Rights Martyr Details How Unconditional Love From a Pet Helped Her Cope - by Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times, February 2017

Kids’ best friend: Dog helps students improve literacy skills- by Stephen Dawkins, 280 Reporter, January 2017

My Hero- by Stephanie Anderson Witmer, USA TODAY, Spring/Summer 2016

4-Legged Comfort- Tony Stewart Foundation, April 2016

The Good Dogs- by Susan Swagler, Portico Magazine, Spring 2016

Happier Endings- by Cherri Ellis, B-Metro Magazine, February 2016

Healing Hounds: Therapy dogs brighten the halls at OMES- by Molly Davidson, Shelby County Reporter, October 2015

Four-Legged Comfort- by Nick Patterson, Alabama News Center- September 2015

Dogs fill the streets around UAB during annual Mutt Strut- by Mark Almond, April 2015

December’s Heart to Paw Grant Recipient: Hand in Paw- Big Heart Pet Brands- December 2014

Hand in Paw brings furry therapy to those in need at Birmingham schools and hospitals by Alexandra Scoville, June 2014

Anniston FUMC’s PAWS program spreads comfort and joy through canine therapy- by Brooke Carbo, The Anniston Star- February 2014

Alabaster City Schools adopts four-legged employee- by Haley Westbrook, ABC 33/40- October 2013

Wells Fargo to award $1,000 grants to 34 Birmingham area nonprofits- by Stan Diel, October 2013

Dogs on the Quad provide students break from studying- by Jessica Smith, The Crimson White- October 2013

Meeting Ryder- by Joel Gamble, Weld for Birmingham- August 2013

There's A Dog In My Room!- by Carolanne Roberts, Tuscaloosa Magazine- Summer 2013

Fighting Summer Slide- YWCA of Central Alabama - July 2013

Love and Service- by Heather Lybrand, Double Oak Mountain Life- April 2013

Dog therapy program expands local services- by Sara Milledge, The Tuscaloosa News- December 2012

Bonding Exercise - by Julie Keith, Birmingham Magazine - July 2012

Man's best friend also can provide therapeutic care - UAB Reporter - Fall 2011

Puppy Love - - September 2011

Hand in Paw brings animal-assisted therapy to local schools - - September 2011

Hand in Paw partners with UAB to offer an Animal-Assisted Therapy Workshop - July 29, 2011

Mutt Strut Raises Funds for Hand in Paw- Laura McAllister, Over The Mountain Journal, March 2011

Community Leadership Grant: Hand-in-Paw, Birmingham, Ala.  - - March 2011 

UAB to honor Outstanding Women - UAB Reporter - March 7, 2011
-- Claire Peel is one of our volunteers and was being honored by UAB.

Dog lifts spirits of DCH cancer patients - - February 25, 2011

Extending a Friendly Paw - by Rachel Ashcroft, AOTA - October 11, 2010

The Power of Pets - Examining the Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy - by Grant Martin, UAB Magazine - May 2010

Five Minutes of Normal - Regions See The Good - April 2010

Natural Companions- by Cory Diaz, Alabama Alumni Magazine - Spring 2009

Pawsitive Living - By Kathy Seale, Birmingham News - January 2009

Pierson’s journey by Sarah Bruyn Jones, The Tuscaloosa News- February 2007