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Autism Assistance Dog Stories

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

    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

        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

          Nolan & Isles

            As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2019 Annual Report Nolan Streit was diagnosed with Autism at age two. “Nolan as always been smart, loving, and full of life,” explains Kristen Streit, “[he] has always had a lot of energy…and is fast!” This speed… Read More »Nolan & Isles

            Tiki & Fuzzbert

              As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2018 Annual Report Auhner, more commonly known to friends and family as Tiki, was diagnosed at the age of three with Autism/PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified). While Tiki’s family, including his three siblings, are very active,… Read More »Tiki & Fuzzbert

              Bryson & Curtiss

                As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2017 Annual Report Bryson Branam’s service dog, Curtiss, joined his family in May of 2017. This gentle dog has not only been a constant source of comfort and joy to his companion with severe autism, he has… Read More »Bryson & Curtiss