Help Us Celebrate!

We invite you to join us at our National Headquarters to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Stop by between 11am-2pm for tours, Assistance Dog demonstrations, and a PAWSome good time.

This is a great way to learn more about our organization that has been serving communities across the nation for forty years!

We look forward to getting to know you!

A glimpse into the day:

  • 11:00 to  11:15 am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • Noon to 1:30 pm- Lunch Served
  • 11:00 am to 2 pm- Open House
    • Assistance Dog Training Demos in PAWS Training Center
      • 11:30 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 1:00pm

Activities in the Canine Development Facility:

  • See the inner workings of our cryogenic lab
  • Meet PAWS Client-Dog Teams and hear their stories
  • Speak with a Puppy Raiser and a Mama or Papa Dog Host
  • Sign up to learn more about serving as a PAWS Dog Volunteer
  • See PAWS puppies at different stages of Development
  • Watch a video about raising a puppy and the next stage after turn-in day
  • Shop the latest PAWS merchandise
  • Kid’s Arts and Activity Center provided by Artists Creating Together, (Artists Creating Together empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts. ACT provides art and creative expression programming, which helps to enrich the lives of people with and without disabilities throughout all of West Michigan.)

Activities in the Canine Evaluation Center:

  • See our Veterinary surgery room and speak with the PAWS Vet staff
  • View one of three newly renovated grooming rooms made possible by generous donors through our PAWS To Be Thankful campaign
  • Learn about Purposeful Placements and the PAWS Prison Partners program
  • Quiet room for children with autism and their families

Activities in the PAWS Training Center and Administrative Building:

  • See our trainers and dogs in action
  • Experience why and how a PAWS Assistance Dog can help
  • See the customized equipment made for our clients to use with their Assistance Dog
  • Tour our training apartment and watch a training video
  • Sign up to receive door prizes from Chow Hound or PAWS
  • Go back in time with a PAWS history display and video


Hotel Information

Comfort Suites South
7644 Caterpillar Court SW
Grand Rapids MI 49548
Corporate rate of $79.95 plus tax through the end of 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids SW/Byron Center
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Drive SW
Byron Center MI 49315
Corporate rate $89.00 + tax
Single or double occupancy

Holiday Inn Express & Suites South
6569 Clay Avenue SW
Grand Rapids MI 49548
Corporate rate $119.99 + tax
Single or double occupancy

Until August of 2019, will have free breakfast and Holiday Inn Express fare. Changing to full
service Holiday Inn in September 2019, complete with restaurant and bar (adding full kitchen).

The direct booking link is below- please change your dates of arrival.,%20Grand%20Rapids,%20MI%204954

The corporate number which you can also use is 786921947 when searching our hotel.

To book directly, please call the hotel at 616-871-9700 and say you are with Paws With A Cause
and use the corporate number above