Alex, Autism, and Alfalfa

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The Difference a Service Dog can make, by Tom Niermann. June 2011. I have triplets. Two boys and a girl: 10 years old. Alex has Autism, moderate and is largely non-verbal. Nikki and Ryan are typical, but as any parent with an Autistic child will know, their lives are anything but. I have been a single… Read more »

Alex & Tanaka

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Alex and Tanaka are doing fantastic.  The bond took a while but they are now inseparable.  We no longer tether them.  Alex holds his leash and never lets go because he thinks Tanaka would run away.  Alex’s speech has skyrocketed.  He had to learn to talk clearly to give commands and that was a huge… Read more »

Dogs Making a Difference: Thunderbolt and Caleb

Posted by & filed under Mobility, Multipurpose, Seizure Alert, Service Dog Stories, Supporters.

Freshpet is a proud partner of 4 Paws For Ability, a very special organization that custom-trains assistance dogs for children facing a variety of challenges. Freshpet is sending crates of fresh dog food to 4 Paws that they’re using to feed moms, puppies, and as high value training treats. And they’ve allowed us to share the… Read more »

Savannah Lewis

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Savannah is an adorable, sweet and happy two year old girl, who’s smile could melt anyone’s heart. She loves giving kisses and hugs almost as much as she loves following her brothers around. On the outside Savannah looks like a typical toddler, but she is far from typical. At 11 weeks old Savannah had her… Read more »

4 Paws is a CFC Charity!

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4 Paws for Ability is once again participating as a CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) charity! For those of you unfamiliar with this program, it was enacted into law by John F. Kennedy as the method of soliciting federal employees and the military to allocate a certain dollar amount from their paychecks to give to charities… Read more »