Posts By: Jaki Waggamon

All service dogs are covered – not just guide dogs!

Posted by & filed under ADA 25 Celebration, Autism, Fundraising, Service Dog Education, Service Dog Stories.

25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 1. All service dogs are covered – not just guide dogs! This is Caden and his service dog Elf. Elf is an autism assistance service dog. The ADA provides public access rights for all types of task trained service dogs. While guide dogs, sometimes called… Read more »

Swafford Family Helps with Class Shirts

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Cyndi Swafford has been helping each class produce class shirts for some time now.  Classes must provide the design, and Cyndi takes care of having them printed and getting them to each class (no small feat!).  Any overages from shirt prices is donated to back to 4 Paws!  Below are some shirt samples – if you would… Read more »

Zebadiah Chambliss

Posted by & filed under Make a Dream Come True.

We have applied for our son to receive a tasked-trained Autism Assistance Dog, and he is approved! Now you may wonder why exactly does he need an Autism Assistance Dog and what can this dog do for him? Forty-nine percent of children with Autism wander…our son is part of that statistic. This is our biggest… Read more »

Miakoda Weekley

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Miakoda has had a long 9-year-road, seeks service dog for journey Miakoda Samela Weekley is 9 years old. We first discovered that she was having problems 1 week after she was born. We had her in and out of the ER every other day. Finally they told us not to come back. When she turned… Read more »

Maddie and her best friend!

Posted by & filed under Mobility, Seizure Alert, Service Dog Stories.

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

Posted by & filed under 4 Paws University, University of Kentucky.

“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 »