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 Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner below. Please help make this dream come true!

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Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner


Dreamer Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner

Evie is a 4 year old ball of energy! She is one of the spunkiest kids around! She loves her apple juice, mac n cheese, and cheeseburgers! She makes people smile wherever she goes.

August 20th, 2019, will always be one of my favorite times with her... It was the first time she asked for a hug and continued to hug me, it lasted for such a short time but it made my heart so happy. I believe that feeling is what a autism service dog would do for Evie. Evie was diagnosed with Autism in the Fall of 2020. After a lot of speech, occupational therapies and doctors’ appointments, it became apparent Evelyn needs a little more help to optimize her independence level, quality of life, safety and mood regulation. That brought us to this world of service dogs...

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 Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner should be made directly to 4 Paws for Ability – be sure to write Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner on the memo line.

Mail checks to: 4 Paws for Ability In Honor of Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner 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 Evelyn "Evie" Baumgardner 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.