Joshua Marr

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

My son Joshua Marr is a sweet, funny and social 19-year old young man with Down Syndrome.  He likes to boogie with the songs of Michael Jackson and Elvis.  Music makes him happy.Joshua always enjoyed high school.  He would get ready every morning on time for the school bus and looked forward to a great… Read more »

Experienced Service Dog Trainer Needed!

Posted by & filed under Miscellaneous.

4 Paws for Ability seeks an experienced service dog trainer to join their service dog training team.  4 Paws for Ability recently placed their 1,000th service dog and seeks to continue their growth in order to continue placing task-trained service dogs with children and veterans.   Do you have the experience necessary to hit the… Read more »

Lillie Auslander

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the 4 Paws for Ability website and for learning a little bit about our daughter, Lillie. Lillie is a bright, compassionate, and creative 8 year old girl. Like other girls her age, she is in Girl Scouts, takes gymnastics, and loves to paint. Lillie is also different… Read more »

Tyler Renfro

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

Help our 7 year old, Tyler Renfro, surpass the challenges of non-verbal Autism and Type 1 Diabetes, with a multipurpose service dog Born typically developing in 2008, Tyler become vaccine injured at 18 months, losing all verbal communication skills and stuck at a cognitive age of 2 or 3. He was diagnosed with Autism at age 3…. Read more »

Ari Johnson

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

On Nov. 8, 2008 sometime around noon, the world welcomed a very special little boy. His name was Ari. He was everything to us. The first child in what would become a family of 7. Ari was a fun and loving child, yet we started to notice a change in him around 18 months. Ari stopped… Read more »

Maddie Hawkins

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

A Best Friend with 4 Paws for Maddie! Hi! My name is Madalyn but most everyone calls me Maddie!  I am 5 years old.  I love music, dancing, swimming and most of all my family!  I am fearless and love to explore wherever I am but I don’t understand danger and that worries mommy and… Read more »

Puppy Socks!

Posted by & filed under Miscellaneous.

Support 4 Paws for Ability and purchased your puppy socks!  Bakdrop is selling 4 Paws puppy socks for just one week!  Proceeds from sales will directly benefit 4 Paws for Ability and our programs to place service dogs with children and veterans.   Get your snazzy back to school socks here and lend a helping… Read more »

Changes to 4 Paws for Ability Policy

Posted by & filed under Fundraising.

Fundraising Now Fee For Service Starting July 4, 2016 4 Paws for Ability will be required by IRS determination to eliminate their tax deductible family fundraising requirement in place of a fee for service.  Beginning the same date the fee for service will be $17,000. 4 Paws for Ability was selected for an audit in… Read more »

Ayden McPherson

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

A Boy in Need of a Helping Paw My name is RaAnn McPherson and along with my 11 year old son, Ayden, we are trying to raise $15,000 in donations for a wonderful non-profit organization who is helping to change Ayden’s life. The amazing benefits Ayden, and others like him, will receive from a service… Read more »

Claire Caskey

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

A Tsunami brings change Our life was already on hyper stress.  We lived in Chicago with our 3 children.  The oldest, Claire, has Autism, Sensory Integration Disorder and ADD/LD.  In August of 2000 we moved from Northbrook, Illinois to Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  Kevin accepted a new job and this was an opportunity to move home. … Read more »