Every day, families around the country are raising money so their children with disabilities can receive service dogs to improve their lives. You can learn about Cole Kolojay below. Please help make this dream come true!

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Cole Kolojay

Dreamer Cole Kolojay

Cole is a sweet and soft spoken 6 year old boy. His interests currently include baseball, cars, and drawing.

In 2019, Cole was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder with accompanying Global Developmental Delay and Language Impairment. Since his diagnosis, Cole has benefitted from speech and occupational therapies as well as services provided by KidsTLC and Autism Support Now. We continue to look for solutions to help Cole continue to succeed.

From an early age, Cole bonded with our household pets. Our family dogs aged and have since passed on but Cole continues to find comfort in his stuffed animals, many of which are simply named "Doggy." It's no secret that having a canine companion provides many benefits such as comfort, and unconditional love and support. With the help of our pediatrician and some long-term therapists, our application was accepted by 4 Paws for Ability for an Autism Assistance Dog. The dog will be specifically trained in behavior interventions, interrupting repetitive behaviors, and tethering.

We appreciate any assistance that can be provided as we work towards our fundraising goal to provide an Autism Assistance Dog for our sweet Cole.

How Can You Help?

It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-$60,000 to raise, train, and place a service dog. Our family has to raise $17,000 of that to pay for a service dog.

Donations by check in support of Cole Kolojay should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Cole Kolojay on the memo line.

Mail checks to: 4 Paws for Ability In Honor of Cole Kolojay 207 Dayton Ave. Xenia, Ohio, 45385

If you wish to make an online donation directly through the 4 Paws For Ability website, click HERE. Be sure to include Cole Kolojay in the memo line so that the amount is credited to the correct account!

If you would prefer to make a credit card payment over the phone, please call 4 Paws For Ability at 973-374-0385, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.