|January 2011||Volume 11 Issue 1|
Mahalo to our Event Sponsors
The Bendon Family Foundation
Windermere Valley Isle Properties
Dorvin and Betty Leis
Bank of Hawaii
Congratulations to nine year old Jeweliana Gadient of Kihei and her Skilled Companion Dog Grace who recently passed their final working exam and evaluation.
Grace provides Jewel with companionship and assistance throughout the day. Grace also helps Jewel during her physical and speech therapy sessions. Since receiving Grace, Jewel's speech has greatly improved and now her favorite thing to say is "I love you Gracie."
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
First Puppies of the New Year! Thanks to our friends at Guide Dogs Queensland for providing HCI with our two newest puppies in training. Riggins and Riley are Labrador/Golden Retriever crosses who come form a long line of working guide dogs. They are eleven weeks old and are in Kindergarten Puppy Training with Quest and Quigley.
Happy Birthday Maggie and Murphy!
Littermates Maggie and Murphy celebrated their first birthday on January 15th with a fun filled day at the beach! They are both beginning advanced Service Dog training and are learning many new commands. They will soon be placed with partners with limited mobility who will benefit from their specialized skills.
Click above to view Maggie and Murphy in action!
Pono and Norbert are Expecting!
The proud parents are expecting a litter of puppies on February 9th. Pono came to HCI from Croftsway Kennels in New Zealand and has the ideal temperament for an Assistance Dog. Norbert is a top stud dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind in California.
A recent ultrasound revealed that Pono is carrying at least six puppies. This is the "S" litter, please help us name them by sending your suggestions of "S" names to firstname.lastname@example.org