Vacation Bible School donates funding for Pirate

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CLEVELAND – Generosity comes in all shapes, forms and sizes—even pint sizes. The Vacation Bible School at North Royalton United Methodist Church in Cleveland, dedicates themselves to a summer project each year at VBS. This year, their project was 4 Paws for Ability, said Nikki Kaminski, Vacation Bible School director. Elly Organiscak, a longtime foster… Read more »

Anything’s PAWsible | September 2012 Class

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XENIA, Ohio – Nine dogs, 10 kids, and countless tears of joy at the excitement of new beginnings with their child and service dog. It was the September’s “Anything’s PAWsible” Class graduation. But it wasn’t just a celebration for the families who were taking home their child’s new best friend. It was a celebration for… Read more »

STAR Volunteer – Julie Bowen

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XENIA, Ohio – As Coconut and Chloe purr loudly, they slowly walk the front counter, with their tails up, to greet you as you walk through the doors at 4 Paws for Ability. A warm smile and a friendly “Hi there!” projects from behind two pacing kitties, as Julie Bowen looks up over her silver-framed… Read more »

Celebrate Howl-o-Ween at 4 Paws for Ability!

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BOO! We’re going all out here at 4 Paws for Ability for our annual Howl-o-Ween Celebration 2012. So pull out your scariest get-up for you and your pooch and come out for an evening of tricking, treating and eating bushels of kibble and grub.  Since our October class will be here learning with their service… Read more »

Vote ‘4 Paws’ in Chase Community Giving’s $2.5M Giveaway

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XENIA, Ohio — 4 Paws for Ability has the chance to share $2.5 million with other charities through the Chase Community Giving contest. But we need your votes to receive up to $250,000! Hurry! Voting ends Sept. 19. https://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_162065369655 Chase customers with a Facebook page can vote for their favorite charity. Chase customers with a… Read more »

Make AJ’s Wish for a Service Dog Come True

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My child’s full name is Alexijanae Kanani Oliveira-Golden. She just turned 10. She had medical issues at birth. She is suffering from a rare disorder called Schizencephaly. And Texas Children’s Hospital diagnosed her with Dyskinetic quadropalegic cerebral palsy in 2008. She has clefts in the hemisphere surface. It’s a disorder that takes place in normal… Read more »

Breeding Dogs Need Homes

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4 Paws for Ability is seeking loving and responsible homes for our breeding dogs, who produce the puppies who will become future service dogs for children and veterans with disabilities. Labrador Retrievers: Sophia, Tandy, Syndey, Juno, Delilah, CJ; Collies: Quinn; and Golden Retrievers: Celine, Moxie, Rinnah, Caepor and Gil need a home.  4 Paws pays… Read more »

August 2012 | A Class Full of Superheroes!

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XENIA, Ohio – A classroom full of superheroes took over 4 Paws over the last 11 days—both dogs and children donned capes and “Super” emblems on their chests. While each child’s Kryptonite varies, the pair of child and canine grew into a team. And together, as 4 Paws graduates, they are ready to fight seizures,… Read more »