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 White, 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.

Erin Compher

  • Erin Compher, Co-founder & Professional Dog Trainer holds an Associate Degree of Applied Sciences in Criminal Justice. Erin received her Master Dog Trainer certification through Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers by completing their professional and Master Dog Trainer Courses. Erin owns and operates her own dog training business, Independent K9, LLC. As opportunity provides, she continues to compete in Schutzhund, AKC Obedience and French Ring, along with volunteering with EVAK Search and Rescue as a dog and handler team.