CDM Smith’s Wellness Program

By | Donate Dollars

4 Paws For Ability: Thank you Amy and Octavius for representing 4 Paws at CDM Smith’s event yesterday, and to CDM Smith for their support of 4 Paws!!!
CDM Smith: We were so excited to welcome Amy and Octavius with 4 Paws For Ability to our Boston headquarters yesterday for our Wellness Program Donations Ceremony! We donated $25,000 each to 4 Paws for Ability and United Way of South Hampton Roads, two spectacular organizations helping people in need. Check out the recap video: #MoreThanWork #GivingBack #UniquelyCDMSmith

Puppy Raiser Lydia

By | Volunteer

Our puppy raisers witness 4 Paws magic everyday! Puppy raiser Lydia Pack shares her experience with 4 Paws magic!

“I remember hearing the words “4 Paws Magic” for the first time and shrugged it off. Sure, the organization does some great work, and yeah, dogs are pretty awesome, but to use the word “magic” is a bit of a stretch. After a year of volunteering as a sitter and foster, I blab all the time about the magic. Fostering has taken me far out of my comfort zone in the best ways possible, and best of all, given me a best friend and lifelong memories. Even if you don’t believe in magic, you’ll understand if you become even slightly involved with this organization. I truly hope to volunteer for years to come.”

Become a puppy raiser and join in on the 4 Paws magic 🐾❤️

Puppy Raiser Angie

By | Volunteer

Our puppies love to make you smile! Puppy raiser Angie Estep shares why she puppy raises!

“Puppy raising has truly made a HUGE impact on my life! It has not only taught me time management and patience but it has also shown me that the best thing in life is seeing someone smile. Whether it’s the kid getting their life changing dog or just someone you run into on the street, their smile is the most rewarding thing you can get out of 4 Paws. That’s why I puppy raise, to help enhance someone else’s life. Knowing that my dog could make someones life so much easier or even just make them smile a little more, really warms my heart.”

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Puppy Raiser Caitlin

By | Volunteer

We love our puppy raisers! Caitlin Carruth tells why she loves making a difference by puppy raising!

“I’ve been puppy raising for almost 2 months now and have been an Onsite Volunteer for 6 months. I am currently fostering Jersey Boy from the tomato litter. I love puppy raising for so many reasons. First, in just a short time I’ve been able to meet so many new people. They have all been so helpful. I also love puppy raising because I have cousins that are autistic, epileptic, and diabetic. I have seen firsthand the effects that these diseases have on those afflicted with them and their families. Whenever puppy raising gets tough, to put things in perspective, I like to think about how small my challenges are compared to those of the families receiving dogs from 4 Paws. I love being able to play a role in making a difference for these people. I recently went to my first graduation and it’s something I’ll never forget. I’m so grateful to be involved in such a life changing organization!”

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Because of Volunteers

By | Puppy House Dreams

4 Paws For Ability: Where would we be without our volunteers? The people that have hearts of gold – and of course, a somewhat flexible schedule. 😉😊 We thank you!
So acknowledge what we’ve accomplished in the past, but never take your eyes off the future. The best is yet to come! ❤️🐕🏠 #4paws
#4paws #DogLover #servicedog #puppyhouse #puppylove 🐶

Puppy Raiser Ricky

By | Volunteer

We love hearing how our puppy raisers got started! Ricky Hesse shares his story!

“I got into puppy raising by complete chance when I ran into a friend at a dining hall on campus. She was a sitter already and a couple other puppy raisers joined us and I asked all of them so many questions about 4 Paws. After I met Blanket (La La Loopsy litter) I immediately started filling out the application! I started as a sitter but quickly became a primary when the dog I co-handled for, Bayleef (Gen 2 Pokémon litter), needed a new foster. 4 Paws has given me so many opportunities to meet some incredible people. One of the most unique things I’ve experienced is being able to connect with people from other colleges, some of whom I talk to almost everyday. Through these dogs everyone becomes part of a family that continually grows and I can’t imagine my life without it!”

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