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Multipurpose Assistance Dog Stories

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

    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

      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

          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

              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