Life-changing care takes on a distinct form for each individual it touches. In the face of diverse disabilities, some of which are exceptionally rare, everyday life presents unique challenges. For Addie, Peppermint, and Millie, their training is as unique and exceptional as the challenges they… Read More »4 Paws graduate Addie celebrates one-year anniversary at Dayton Children’s Hospital
Service Dog Stories
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In 2022, 4 Paws placed over 100 life-changing service dogs, all specifically trained to provide life-saving tasks for so many unique disabilities. Hiroshi, a 2022 Graduate of the Slate Class, was specifically trained for Jaxon. Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Jaxon had lost his independence,… Read More »Jaxon & Hiroshi
4 Paws for Ability takes pride in placing life-changing service dogs with children and veterans with disabilities, but “life-changing” can mean a number of different things. In January 2021, Anthony, a retired United States Marines Corps Sergeant, had his life changed when he met Combee.… Read More »Anthony & Combee
Josiah lives with autism. This is his life from his mom’s perspective. “Imagine you are autistic. You walk into a busy museum, and the lobby is filled with people. There is no direct way to travel through the crowd, and hundreds of voices are speaking… Read More »What is Autism, explained by a mom
“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
“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