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 »

Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder draws pic of his service dog

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When a baby is exposed to alcohol while in their mother’s womb, they may be born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Similar to the Autism Spectrum, FASDs range from mild to severe in their impact on an individual and family’s life. The effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and or learning disabilities. 90% of… Read more »

ER staff thinks service dog rocks!

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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

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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 »