PurposeFULL Paws grew out of a LOVE for dogs, a PASSION to help others and a GROWING NEED for service and assistance dogs. We have a desire to use our talents, business experience, education and resources to make a real difference in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and many of the the surrounding states and areas by providing exceptional service dogs.
When you combine the dedication, loyalty and ability of a service dog to assist an individual with a disability, you create a UNIQUE BOND! This bond not only provides physical assistance but offers an emotional closeness and understanding unlike any other relationship. A special partner that senses a need and responds to meet it- this is a true GIFT!
We feel blessed to be a part of something this wonderful- an opportunity to partner an individual with a special service dog that will completely change their life!  These service and assistance dogs may do things like open doors, retrieve dropped items, turn lights on and off, alert to an emergency or help someone balance.  They can assist when someone cannot hear, alert to a diabetic situation or even provide emotional support to those who have a special need. The goal of Our Team at PurposeFULL Paws is to provide more “PAWS” to those with special needs that will allow them to lead a more independent life.


Our Team

Amy White

  • Amy, the Founder & Executive Director of PurposeFULL Paws, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University.  She has been a licensed associate real estate broker in VA & WV with Long & Foster for 18 years, operating a successful real estate business as well as owning and managing investment properties.  By combining her education and business experience with her dog training, Amy seeks to grow PurposeFULL Paws for the benefit of our community and those who are disabled.

Kellianne Witkowski

  • Kellianne, Assistant Trainer, is currently a student at Shenandoah University studying Biology.  She has an extensive history working with dogs including breeding, showing, training and working part-time for a local Veterinary office.  Kellianne was active in Future Farmers of America (FFA) throughout her high school years and currently assists her family in caring for their farm animals and operating Crystal Kennels, a Labrador Retriever Breeder of Merit, located in Winchester, Virginia.  Kellianne has a natural talent with our Assistance Dogs in training and is a valuable addition to our PurposeFull Paws training team!

Sara Pitcock

  • Sara, Assistant Trainer, is currently a student at Lord Fairfax Community College studying Biology with a goal of someday working in wildlife conservation. She has an extensive history working with animals – volunteering for Veterinary clinics and shelters as well as working for a local breeder.   Sara is passionate about preserving our environment  and cares about all animals, both wild and domestic!  Sara’s love for animals and wonderful work ethic have made her a valuable addition to our PurposeFull Paws training team!