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Mobility Assistance Dog Stories

Amelia & Twist

    The reason to get involved with 4 Paws for Ability can vary from person to person, whether as a client, a donor, or in Heather and Todd’s case, to find a distraction for their daughter, Amelia. “She had an injury and surgery that resulted in… Read More »Amelia & Twist

    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

      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

        Grace & Junco

          As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2020 Annual Report The 4 Paws community is a family. One of the clearest examples of this support and loyalty is the “returning client”—families whose beloved 4 Paws service dog has retired or passed away, so they… Read More »Grace & Junco

          Leah & Dancer

            As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2018 Annual Report Leah Manth and Dasher met each other at 4 Paws for Ability in May 2018. Leah has Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and is deaf in her one ear, but still hears out of the… Read More »Leah & Dancer