Robbie Gardner

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Robbie is an energetic bundle of love that has blessed the Gardner family.  His open, accepting spirit greets everyone he meets with a hug.  The best example was in the hospital when a tattooed man in ragged, dirty clothes with a strong scent of cigarettes, and a full, dirty beard came into the waiting room. … Read more »

Matt Messina

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Loving Four-Year-Old Boy Needs a Life-Saving Autism Assistance Dog Brown-eyed, brown-haired, Matthew Messina is an active five-year old surrounded by a warm, caring family which includes six year-old twin sisters, Mikayla and Katie, and his parents Dina and Chris. According to his mother, “Matt is a VERY happy kid” and also quite passionate. However, this… Read more »

Christian Alford

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We would like for you to meet our son Christian.  He is our pride and joy!! Christian was born January 16, 2013 a seemingly healthy boy.  Between 12 months and 24 months of age, we noticed he did not talk as much as other children his age or play with other children in his class. … Read more »

Joshua Marr

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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!

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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

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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 »

Jackson Schnur

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Meet Jackson! He is our big, lovable, sweet and energetic 6 year old boy. His smile just gets you. He loves big hugs, the Music Together Hello Song, Baby Einstein videos and doing backwards somersaults He’s is truly full of love as he will go up to anyone and give them a hug! He’s the big… Read more »

Ellie Steimer

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Abrielle (“Ellie”) Steimer is a spunky, determined, bright 6-year-old who likes the color purple, horses, Tinker Bell, Minnie Mouse, and orange juice! We call her our sunshine girl because despite the struggles she faces every day, she has a huge smile and a contagious laugh! Ellie was born in 2010 and had a “normal delivery”… Read more »

Tyler Renfro

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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

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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 »