Posts Categorized: Miscellaneous

Max, dog in blue

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Police dog Maximilian works hard, serves & protects alongside partner, best friend LAWRENCE, Ind. – Most police partners will tell you that they are willing to take a bullet for their own in blue, however, some partners come in the canine persuasion and make more than a partner, but also a best friend. Maximilian aka… Read more »

Kudos to LEGO!

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I just got off the phone with LEGO’s Operations Manager for North American Stores regarding our experience at their mall location in NJ. Wow.  He was very apologetic and took full responsibility for what had happened on Saturday. (If you didn’t see my last post, one of their staff was very confused and challenged Twinkie… Read more »

N.J. Animal Hospital raises over $2K for 4 Paws

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Mount Laurel Animal Hospital of Mount Laurel, N.J., held its Client Appreciation Open House in September and it brought not only beautiful weather and a nice crowd, but also $2,117.06 to benefit 4 Paws for Ability. “We truly hope we were able to bring awareness to our clients about the wonderful work 4 Paws for… Read more »

Special note from a special lady

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Thank you, Karen, for letting Bill and I adopt Ester (aka Carly). I would like to thank the trainers, the prisoner trainers, dog care workers, socializers and all who had a hand in Carly’s training and care. She is an exceptional dog. I know that sometimes it may seem a failure or waste of time for a dog… Read more »

Paw of the Class: Joel & Jubliee, furever friends

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XENIA, Ohio – It was love at first sight as Founder, Executive Director and Papillon-lover, Karen Shirk made her way to then 12-year-old Joel Wilcox with his new furry, four-legged best friend Jubilee, better known as JuJu Bean, his new seizure-alert dog, on the first day of the December’s Holiday Hounds class. The tiny dog’s… Read more »

4 Paws @Big Blue

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – As the brightly colored autumn leaves wisp passed the busy, bustling students on their way across campus to their next lecture, some students at the University of Kentucky are taking a moment to say ‘goodbye’ to those who became best friends to them throughout the fall semester. Smiles and tears cannot be… Read more »

‘Twas a paw before Christmas…

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‘Twas a paw before Christmas, when all through the facility,  not a dog was stirring, not even Dudley or Kizzy.   In 4 Paws for Ability, the crates were closed with care,  in hopes that their children would soon be there. Meanwhile in their homes, the children were snuggled into bed,  while visions of furry… Read more »

Karen Shirk nominated for Rare Life Award

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Our very own founder and executive director, Karen Shirk has been nominated for the ‘Rare Life Award’ presented by Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This honor is given to those who exhibit Courage, Leadership, Survival, Heroism, Devotion and/or Character. Winners will receive a medal, presented at a reception given in their honor, and be… Read more »