Riley Peterson

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We are grandparents raising an amazing four year old little man. The three of us, Diane, Randy and little Riley are on a new journey that started when he was born almost eight weeks premature at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. He had many issues challenging him at birth, but the most prominent one… Read more »

Lina Yakimov

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Thank you so much for joining us on this adventure to bring home Lina’s service dog from 4 Paws for Ability in Ohio.  We are the Yakimov family from California. We have three children Karina, Lev, and Lina. Lina is a sweet, kind very social 10 year old girl, who loves animals, blowing big bubbles,… Read more »

Kiley Bell

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Hi! My name is Kiley Bell, and I am 10 years old and in 5th grade. I love swimming, and singing in chorus at my school. I love to hang out with my brother and play video games and watch movies. When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and brittle… Read more »

Keenan R

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We would like you to meet our 3½ year old son, Keenan! Keenan joined our family at one month old; he was adopted at 19 months. He was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in January 2018. FASD is a physical, brain-based disability causing structural, developmental and even cellular differences. Typically the only symptoms… Read more »

4 Paws 5K and 1-Mile Dog Walk 2018

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Puppy Raiser Showcase: The Brinkers

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My name is Heather Brinker. My family found out about 4 Paws for Ability in 2016 when my niece was getting a service dog. They told us about the need for puppy raisers, so we applied and took home our first foster on my niece’s graduation day! Shortly after that the doctor told us that our daughter’s pain condition was… Read more »

Puppy Raiser Showcase: Kate

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Maggie, basically forced me to become a part of 4 Paws, and for that I’m infinitely grateful! Maggie is my sorority twin sister, and she was so passionate about 4 Paws and about eventually becoming a handler that it was contagious. There was no way to listen to her talk about her experiences without desperately… Read more »