Posts By: KarenS

Bryton & Aspen Charles

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Meet Bryton & Aspen Charles We are the Charles family; there are four of us, my husband Daniel, Bryton, Aspen Jace and myself, Susan Charles. Bryton is our first child; my husband and I are a little older than most couples having their first child. We had prayed for so long to have a child…. Read more »

Conner Gretz

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Meet Conner Gretz! He’s 8 years old, and was diagnosed in 2013 with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), ADHD, SPD (sensory processing disorder), and a seizure disorder, but began exhibiting signs a year before. Conner has trouble relating to humans, and has no human friends; he says that his best friends are the cat and his toys…. Read more »

Dayton Daily News: “Service dogs underscore a ‘magic’ bond”

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May 8, 2014— This interview with our founder, Karen Shirk, ran in the “Ideas and Voices” section of the Dayton Daily News, the major newspaper serving the metropolitan region which includes 4 Paws home of Xenia, Ohio. We recently learned of a local service that helps people in an unusual way — by putting service… Read more »

Mia Perez

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Mia Isabella Perez is looking for partner in independence Two years ago, we welcomed our third little yummy bundle, Mia Isabella. To tell you that joy and excitement were part of that day is an understatement.  She was our third child and our last, and we were so happy and excited to welcome her to… Read more »

Luke Wilcox

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Luke in desperate need of Autism Assistance Dog for safety and companionship Luke has a wonderful, big smile, bright blue eyes, and curly hair. He enjoys going to school, reading books, playing outside, and pushing anything with wheels. He also likes watching movies and playing on the IPAD. He has the best laugh. He enjoys… Read more »

Dennis “DJ” Bowman

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Helping DJ find his dog Like any parent, I strive to do everything possible to give my child an opportunity to live a happy, healthy life and give him the best possible future. My son Dennis, (or DJ) has Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, fine and gross motor delay, Epilepsy, selective mustism, anxiety, speech delays,… Read more »

Dustin “Jacob” Vega

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Waiting for his best friend Dustin “Jacob” Vega is a 13 year old, who was diagnosed with Generalized Epileptic Seizures, Along with Depression, Asthma, and Sleep Disorder.   Jacob loves Lego’s, video games and helping others. He is a deacon in our church and is active in Boy Scouts. But his true love is music,… Read more »

Karen wins Character Award in Eagle Rare competition!

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Well friends, the votes have been counted and the judges at Eagle Rare have made their determinations. After months of rallying behind our Founder, Karen Shirk, we are pleased to announce that thanks to your commitment and tireless support, Karen has been selected for the Character Award in this year’s Eagle Rare Life competition! There… Read more »