Boss Paws is a mutt-nutty rescue dog whose mission in life is to help kids and critters. He (along with his human companion, Animal Gambill) decided to do this by creating programs and tools focused on educating and empowering kids in the areas of social, emotional and behavioral health (what Animal Gambill coined as SoMoVial™ health… it's just much quicker to say 🙂 )
The goal of Boss Paws programs is 3-fold: 1.) help kids learn about and problem-solve issues while keeping things fun and interesting, 2.) provide unique tools for teachers, parents, and kids that get'em talking about and problem-solving issues that are at the origin of conflict, stress, etc at home and in the classroom, and 3.) to get some valuable information about critters out there too!
As a part of this educational process, Animal Gambill incorporates Boss Paws and his Sniff-It Park™ crew (real-life and illustrated characters), as well as various eduactional topics that can be utilized to teach and empower kids in the arena of SoMoVial™ health. Animal Gambill is a child therapist, author, and speaker who taps into her own knowledge and experience while seeking the guidance and support of numerous people in the community who have many skill sets.
It all may sound a little Critter Crazy, but that's how we scratch in the Boss Paws world!
Contact Shannon "Animal" Gambill via http://bosspaws.com/contact/ for more info about securing an event, sponsoring WagTank efforts, or participating in some capacity with the WagTank™ YouTube series
SPECIAL NOTE: The non-profit Critter Crusade website is currently under reconstruction but will be up and running again soon. In the meantime, direct any questions to Animal Gambill via http://bosspaws.com/contact/
Animal Gambill – Brief Bio
Animal Gambill is a dedicated animal advocate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, children's book author, humane educator and speaker. Her love for animals, combined with her appreciation for the true spirit of children, inspired her to write children’s books about her pets (including Boss Paws, of course) and launch the WagTank™ video series.
In addition to her professional counseling career, she has a history of providing writing assemblies in schools, volunteering for various animal welfare organizations, rescuing abandoned animals, fostering adoptable pets, providing animal-assisted therapy, producing live children’s events, and educating children about numerous animal and mental health-related topics. Currently, Animal Gambill visits schools in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee with Boss Paws, the real-life star of her children's book.