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
Our 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
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.