Posts Categorized: Multipurpose

Bekah & Griz

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2008. Do you have a child who might benefit from owning a service dog, yet you are skeptical? Perhaps I can shed some light on this critical issue. My daughter, Bekah just turned eight, and we received her dog from 4 Paws for Ability just before she turned six. While Bekah doesn’t have autism, she is… Read more »

Anna & Cadi

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August 2010. Anna is now off the heart/lung bypass pump. A note about how well 4 Paws Dogs are trained. When we met Anna’s heart surgeon, Cadi was in a place in a corner of the exam room. She stayed there for the entire examination/discussion of the surgery: 55+ minutes. As things were wrapping up, she… Read more »

Matthew & Basil

Posted by & filed under Autism, Hearing, Multipurpose, Service Dog Stories.

December 18, 2010  Update by Matthew Powell’s mother. Just wanted to send you some pictures of Matthew and Basil so you can see what Basil has done for Matthew. He is out of his wheelchair now, thanks to you and Basil. Matthew was in a wheelchair when we got Basil. He (Matthew) is hearing impaired,… Read more »

Dogs Making a Difference: Thunderbolt and Caleb

Posted by & filed under Mobility, Multipurpose, Seizure Alert, Service Dog Stories, Supporters.

Freshpet is a proud partner of 4 Paws For Ability, a very special organization that custom-trains assistance dogs for children facing a variety of challenges. Freshpet is sending crates of fresh dog food to 4 Paws that they’re using to feed moms, puppies, and as high value training treats. And they’ve allowed us to share the… Read more »

JD and Magpie

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July 22, 2012 – Before Magpie, JD would never allow his sister this close for very long without freaking out. Today, they sat for 10 minutes sharing cotton candy and laying on Mags. It was all I could do not to cry. Little things are huge blessings! Magpie loved it since it was hot today and… Read more »

With 25 years of changes, comes 25 more years of hope.

Posted by & filed under ADA 25 Celebration, Fundraising, Multipurpose, Service Dog Education, Service Dog Stories.

25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 25. With 25 years of changes, comes 25 more years of hope. Seventeen years ago, Karen and her then service dog Ben, put their dreams of assisting children with disabilities into action. They founded 4 Paws for Ability and began placing service dogs with kiddos…. Read more »