Posts Categorized: Service Dog Stories

Maddie and her best friend!

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

Maddie and her Seizure Alert Service Dog Viva

Millions of Americans with disabilities rely on hope to get them through each day; hope for a breakthrough; hope for gaining or reclaiming independence; and hope for a friend. Each year, hundreds of them find hope at a handful of organizations across the country that train assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Dogs aren’t just… Read more »

Baum Chevrolet Buick donates Buick to help in Tyler Auten’s fundraising

Posted by & filed under Autism, Fundraising, Service Dog Stories.

Baum Chevrolet Buick has found a unique purpose for one of its pre-owned vehicles: Autism awareness. The dealership recently donated a 2000 Buick Regal to the family of Tyler Auten, a five-year-old Autistic boy from Bloomington, who is trying to raise $13,000 to purchase a special service dog.  The Regal will be turned into a… Read more »

USA WEEKEND features 4 Paws on cover

Posted by & filed under Misc, Service Dog Stories.

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March 9-11, 2012. “There are 52 million people with disabilities in the United States; only 1% use service dogs,” says USA WEEKEND writer KCOUGHLIN. “Service dogs all have the same mission: to give love, companionship and assistance to their owner.” “4 Paws has no waiting list and turns no one away. They train and place dogs with… Read more »

ER staff thinks service dog rocks!

Posted by & filed under Seizure Alert.

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Our son, Cody, fell in the shower Saturday evening after he and our seizure alert service dog, Polly, returned from camp. (Everyone there wanted to know if they could borrow Polly for a few days to teach their kids a thing or two.) We thought he’d just jammed his finger, so we iced it. Polly… Read more »

Clifford saves Alex’s life

Posted by & filed under FASD, Mobility, Multipurpose.

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“Clifford saved Alex’s life last night,” says Alex’s mother. “Earlier, we went to bed really tired, and were sleeping soundly when Alex got up and opened the back door. We didn’t hear the alarm. That’s when Clifford acted. He came into our bedroom and jumped into our bed licking my husband’s face then licking my… Read more »