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Josiah & Snorkel

    While over 120 families started their service dog journey in 2023, other families welcomed a four-legged friend with a 4 Paws predecessor. Josiah is ten years old and lives with a genetic mutation that causes conditions such as delayed speech, hypotonia, autonomic dysfunction, and visual… Read More »Josiah & Snorkel

    Drew & Vivi

      As her son Drew turned seven, Linda decided it was time to try a new approach to help him: a 4 Paws service dog.  โ€œWe decided to look into service dogs and applied to several places but we were by far the most impressed with… Read More »Drew & Vivi

      Jana & Graham

        Loneliness can look different for everyone. For most, loneliness means being alone, for Jana, loneliness meant never being able to be alone. โ€œShe started having myoclonic seizures and absent seizures at 14 and was diagnosed with epilepsy,โ€ Janaโ€™s mom, Tara said. โ€œShe lost all independence… Read More »Jana & Graham

        What is a Service Dog?

          4 Paws for Ability is proud to place over 120 service dogs a year nationwide, but as dogs, and other animals, become more common in public places, there is often confusion about the different types of assistance dogs, including service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional… Read More »What is a Service Dog?

          Jun, Andi & Philippos

            Living with disabilities can make going out in public a daunting task, but for many of our families, the fear of “what-if” can make life at home scary too. Jessica and Justin faced those fears everyday with their daughters Jun and Andi knowing a meltdown,… Read More »Jun, Andi & Philippos