Posts Categorized: Miscellaneous

GOOD NEWS: Update on Bobo & Danielle

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Hi gang! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and the New Year is starting out great. Ours is awesome! We love Bobo and he is adjusting very well, considering we have had a house full of company and lots of cooking this season.  He does like to jump on visitors and some think it… 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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Photo by Jessica Noll-Korczyk

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 »

STAR Foster | Elly Organiscak

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Elly: Mom teaches, learns NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – For Elly Organiscak, it all started with a Google search. “You will read it and hear it that 4 Paws is magical. It really is…” After researching service dog agencies, she found her home with 4 Paws for Ability. That’s when she and her family decided to… 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 »

Holiday Hounds: December.2012 Class

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Abigail & Joska, 1st day of December.2012 Class

XENIA, Ohio – Just like Christmas morning, 10 children sat, smiling, bright-eyed and anxiously awaiting their gifts. But these weren’t like any presents—no unwrapping or batteries needed, just tender loving care… and maybe a treat or two along the way. It was time for them to meet their new best friends, their service dogs, who… 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 »