By Emma Smith
The purpose of the University of Findlay 4 Paws for Ability club is to educate the University of Findlay campus as well as the community about service animals through a partnership with 4 Paws for Ability. This is the second year this club has been an active member on campus, and they are excited about the opportunity to expand the club.
Through the partnership with 4 Paws for Ability nonprofit organizations the club is able to train volunteer students to be a service dog trainer.
Rachael Quandt is President of the club.
“Our club is part of 4 Paws for Ability University program which allows students on campus to be trained to be a volunteer service dog in training (SDiT) trainer,” Quandt said.
With this being the clubs second year on campus, there is lots of room for growth.
“Last year we only had one SDiT and now we have had seven SDiT in our University program,” Quandt said. “We currently have four SDiT on campus! It is so exciting to see these SDiT grow and learn throughout their time with us at UF.”
There is always opportunity of new people to become involved in the club and potentially become SDiT trainers. If you are interested you can email the club’s secretary, Skyla Reynolds or check them out on social media @uf4paws.
The club is also really excited to be hosting a campus wide socialization event on Oct. 27 outside the College of Business Building from 7-9 p.m. This will be a trick or treat event and they can’t wait to see everyone there.