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Service Dog Stories

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Lincoln & Kix

    For a service dog, life is about one major goal; serving a task for someone in need. For Kix, a two-year-old golden retriever/labrador retriever mix, her task is to be a best friend. Life for Lincoln had its challenges, dealing with ADHD, OCD, social skills,… Read More »Lincoln & Kix

    Avery & Johnnycakes

      “daun-ting” (adjective): seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation Daunting is a word that is incredibly familiar to anyone who has seriously considered a service dog, and for Avery & her parents, the situation was no different. “She just wanted to be independent.” A brain… Read More »Avery & Johnnycakes

      Tyler and Logan

        It’s been two and a half years since Tyler met his 4 Paws Service Dog, Logan; a unique partnership at a unique time in life. “Before our service dog we were having a very hard time parsing out if our son was having a medical… Read More »Tyler and Logan

        Chandler and Joey

          “Joey has been the biggest asset to Chandler’s life. We were unable to do even the little things that most people take for granted. I couldn’t take Chandler to a store without elopements and huge meltdowns. We’d have the whole store staring at us while… Read More »Chandler and Joey

          Landon and Sylvester

            “Last week, Landon went into the hospital for his second brain surgery. Sylvester was AMAZING at the hospital and never left Landon’s bed during pre-op. Normally Landon starts to get nervous and jump around the room, but with Sylvester there, Landon was calm and never… Read More »Landon and Sylvester

            Sniffles and David

            David and Sniffles

              David is seven years old and has Autism and Dravet Syndrome. His family applied for a service dog in March 2020 so they could have some peace of mind and relief when it came to seizure alerting and detection. Since David was getting older and… Read More »David and Sniffles

              Gracie and Albie

                “Albie had her first ‘real’ track today looking for Gracie. Albie knew exactly where she was, but Eric and I committed a common error; we put our logic into the search and assumed Albie had lost interest in the ‘game.’ Gracie took the trash out… Read More »Gracie and Albie

                Blake and Barnett

                  “When we first got the idea for a service dog it was simply for mine and Jon’s benefit. Honestly. I specifically was absolutely exhausted. I had a level of trauma from watching Blake seize at night and being scared to miss one. At one of… Read More »Blake and Barnett

                  Bella & Zodiac

                    As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2018 Annual Report Bella Menard has suffered from seizures since she was just six months old and was diagnosed with Epilepsy and Autism at the age of six. Her seizures became so significant that Bella could no… Read More »Bella & Zodiac