Our Goal is Simple

To help people experiencing disabilities discover new forms of mobility and independence while engaging with the natural world through the use of a team of sled dogs. A simple $50 donation will give two people this opportunity!

Please, help us reach our goal.

About Noble Paws

Noble Paws works with people who experience disabilities and at-risk behaviors. This includes working with people with addictive behaviors, PTSD, developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and behavior health related issues.

We have a team of trained sled dogs that are experience in racing and overnight camping.

Our Program Director

steve-5944Our program director is Steve Vick. He has worked in the mental health field for many years as:

  • Supportive Live-in Specialist – Steve worked for CrossRoads Counseling for two years. He lived with clients with Cerebral Palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Wilderness Adventure Guide – Steve worked for three years with Juneau Youth Services. He led groups of at-risk youth on month-long trips into the backcountry of Alaska.
  • Alternatives to Violence Group Facilitator – Steve spent two years working for LEAP teaching an alternatives to violence program to groups of men convicted of domestic violence.

Steve’s backcountry expereince includes:

  • Class Five Waterwater River Guide
  • Backcountry Ranger in Denali National Park
  • Dog Mushing Guide in interior Alaska

Our Mission

Noble Paws teaches people experiencing disabilities and at-risk behaviors how to run their own dog team. This service includes the use of a trained dog team and custom made adaptive dog sleds.

Our sleds can accommodate a variety of disabilities, including: cerebral palsy, autism, paralysis and down syndrome.

The ultimate goal of Noble Paws is to enable participants to discover new forms of mobility, independence and self-reliance.