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, AL.com- 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, AL.com- 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, AL.com- 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 - Cancer.uabmedicineblog.org - September 2011

Hand in Paw brings animal-assisted therapy to local schools - Shelbycountyreporter.com - 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.  -  CareFusion.com - 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 - Tuscaloosanews.com - 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