Make a Dream Come True

Every day, families around the country are raising money so their children with disabilities can receive service dogs to improve their lives. You can read some of the stories here of the children and their families working to reach their goals. Please help make a dream come true!

It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-$60,000 to raise, train, and place a service dog. Each family has to raise $17,000 of that to pay for a service dog. Your contributions to their fee for service and donations to 4 Paws for Ability help us cover the cost of each dog.

Hunter Christ

Hunter Christ is a 4 year old boy who loves dinosaurs, monster trucks and baby Yoda. He enjoys hikes in the vast wilderness that Alaska has to offer and is always excited to go on new adventures. However, being on the Autism Spectrum means that… Read More »Hunter Christ

Waylon Handshoe

Hi, I’m Waylon. I am a very smart, funny, outgoing kid. My smile and blue eyes will just light up a room. I am very energetic, love to play outside with anything, riding my bike and running. One of my favorite things is helping my… Read More »Waylon Handshoe

Clarissa Ferry

Clarissa is 19 years old and has a genetic condition called Dravet Syndrome. Dravet Syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy. In addition to seizures, individuals with Dravet often have weak immune systems, frequent respiratory infections, scoliosis and other orthopedic issues, cognitive and behavioral issues,… Read More »Clarissa Ferry


Isobel Guerriero

My family calls me Mitzy and I am a nearly 4-year-old princess and sister. I have a personality that lights up the room, I’m outgoing, imaginative, artistic, and energetic. I was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which is an invisible disability that has… Read More »Isobel Guerriero

Cameron Stowe

Cameron is a typical 13 year old boy who loves to play video games and ride his bike. He also loves to play with his cars and trucks, and go swimming. However, things were never very easy for Cameron from the very beginning. When he… Read More »Cameron Stowe

Avery Brothers

Avery is an amazing, smart, and playful 4-year-old who is filled with joy. He was diagnosed with Nonverbal Autism and major sensory food aversions when he was just over 2 years old. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social,… Read More »Avery Brothers

Luca DePento

Luca is a bright and beautiful eight-year-old boy. He is very friendly, open, and loves to be of help. He delights being in the outdoors and using his limited verbal communication skills to play with other children in the community. He loves to look at… Read More »Luca DePento

Amelia Kilby

Hi! We are the Kilby Family, and we would love to introduce the sweet little monkey we call our daughter, Amelia. Amelia, or Amy for short, is the sweetest four-year-old that we know! She is full of smiles when she’s in the right mood, loves… Read More »Amelia Kilby