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Paws and Purpose: How Eisai’s Magnolia Paws for Compassion and 4 Paws for Ability are Changing Lives Together

    At 4 Paws for Ability, we’re committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. We train and place more than ten types of service dogs with children and veterans with disabilities. For children with seizure disorders like epilepsy, a dog trained in scent and… Read More »Paws and Purpose: How Eisai’s Magnolia Paws for Compassion and 4 Paws for Ability are Changing Lives Together

    Mattie & Joker

      “Before Joker life was stressful. During the day brushing her teeth and hair were a struggle,” her mom, Kurstie remembers. “At night we wouldn’t sleep well because we were worried we’d miss a seizure or that we’d wake up and find her choking on her… Read More »Mattie & Joker

      David & Avery

        “Avery has made a world of difference for David.” Now over a year later, Adriana and John are celebrating the impact a service dog made in their lives, and for their son, David. “Before getting Avery, David struggled with needing some sensory input, he has… Read More »David & Avery

        Shaelyn & Ivory

          “Saying that Ivory loved me even from the start Is an incredible understatement. The moment she entered the room to meet me, she didn’t pay attention to anyone else. Ivory came immediately to me, it was like she knew she was there for me. Since… Read More »Shaelyn & Ivory

          Chaise & Topaz

            In the midst of a shutdown, lives changing, and families becoming shut in, for Chaise what came out could have never been expected. “His world was now turned upside down and he had no other way to deal with that other than agression. We saw… Read More »Chaise & Topaz

            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.  “We decided to look into service dogs and applied to several places but we were by far the most impressed with… Read More »Drew & Vivi