Saluting the Class of July 2012!

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Devyn and Kite were one of nine graduates from the July 2012 class at 4 Paws. Congrats!

XENIA, Ohio – They came. They learned. They bonded. It was 11 days, 9 dogs and 18 smiles… dogs and children included of course. That’s what transpired over the span of two weeks at 4 Paws for Ability during July 2012’s training class. They came from all over the world, including a family who traveled… Read more »

Pirate, the one-eyed puppy, to help others… But first, he needs your help

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XENIA, Ohio — Pirate is unique to the typical impression associated with the words: ‘service dog.’ Like several hundred 4 Paws clients, he too is disabled, but that isn’t going to stop him from lending a paw to help others. Pirate, a Papillon puppy, was born April 16 to a single-puppy litter. A lone puppy,… Read more »

Maddie and her best friend!

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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

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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 »

Man’s Best Friend Graduates From UK

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“More than four thousand students graduated from University of Kentucky on Sunday….they were also joined by one dog,” says Ian Preston of ABC 36. “Elementary Education Graduate Logan Bright brought up a one-year-old black lab named ‘Deja-Vu’ to the stage to receive her diploma. ‘Deja-Vu’ is part of UK’s ’4 Paws For Ability’ program which… Read more »

Juke calms Logan during severe meltdown

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March 12, 2012. Tonight I decided to see if Juke would do what he was trained to do. Logan was having a major meltdown and I made Logan move to his room for fear that he would hurt me during a tantrum and told Juke to “go to your boy.” Once in the room, I said the… Read more »

USA WEEKEND features 4 Paws on cover

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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 »