About Us

About Us

Silver Paw Ranch was conceived after founder Arthur (Guy) Sheble received his own K-9 battle buddy, Tex, while at the Warrior Transition Unit Fort Bliss, Texas.
A USMC and Army veteran of over 20 years who struggled coping with multiple PTSD – related symptoms, seizures, and balance disorders, Guy soon found relief through the calming, alerting, and stabilizing effects that Tex gave him. He saw an overwhelming need in the vast number of veterans returning with PTSD, and the profound difference a K-9 battle buddy companion can make in their lives.

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 ​The non-profit organization created to oversee implementation and the operation of the Silver Paw Ranch is named for Sgt. Patrick Rowe, a Bronze Star with valor recipient, former student, and family friend of Guy and his wife Angela.

 Patrick grew up in Angles Camp and had returned to Calaveras County after 4 years in the Marine Corps, including two tours in Afghanistan.
Like many of his fellow servicemen, Patrick struggled with PTSD and the return to civilian life, but had made it his goal to help fellow wounded warriors deal with the physical and emotional scars they carried. Tragically, he died in April 2013 before he was able to truly begin that work. His desire lives on through the foundation that bears his name and seeks to make a difference for as many veterans and their families in need as possible.