Our Project Blue Paw initiative is an educational program involving students with intellectual disabilities, their partners and staff that discusses occupational and behavioral conducts of Police K-9s.

Master trainers, police officers, veterinarian technicians and expert lecturers in the area all come together to further our goals of helping students develop leadership skills, knowledge of trauma handling and spreading awareness of animal and human rights. These successful events have allowed special needs students and their partners to interact with actively-training service dogs at their school.

We Provide:

  • The opportunity to interact with puppies that are currently in training to go into service, either with the police or military.
  • A training demonstration by Police K-9 handlers and our K-9 partners.
  • Short lectures from field experts.
  • Snacks, a photo-booth, and other fun activities for students.

The Students Will:

  • Hear short lectures from police officers, veterinarians, master trainers and various experts, each followed by a Q&A session.
  • Learn how to handle situations of trauma – (bandages, medications, splints etc.).
  • Learn how the K-9s are trained and how they serve as helpers in our community.
  • Interact with peers, community members and puppies.

If you are a Police Department, Master Trainer or Educator looking to host Project Blue Paw, please e-mail the Hometown Foundation, Inc. at info@hometownfoundation.org