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Veteran’s Assistance Dog Stories

Anthony & Combee

    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

    James & Rundle

      As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2019 Annual Report After James Given was released from active duty from the U.S. Coast Guard, he relocated to Xenia, Ohio, and struggled with many issues from his military service. He sought help from many different sources,… Read More »James & Rundle

      Anthony & Nima

        As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2020 Annual Report Anthony’s service dog journey got started when his psychiatristscrawled “SERVICE DOG” across a prescription pad, tore off the sheet, and handed it to him. “Go talk to the social worker,” he told Anthony. “She… Read More »Anthony & Nima

        Matt & Razzmic

          As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2018 Annual Report Matt Powell left the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant, but his time serving his country had changed him, forever. Post Traumatic Stress left him only a fraction of who he was,… Read More »Matt & Razzmic

          Mitch & Hero

            As featured in the 4 Paws for Ability 2017 Annual Report Hero, a German Retriever, was matched with Mitchell Williams, a USAF Veteran, in October 2017. Hero is a diabetic alert service dog and has been instrumental in alerting his owner to drops in his… Read More »Mitch & Hero