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  April 2011 Volume 11 Issue 4  

Maui Brewing Co. is putting the fun in fundraising!
They have chosen to support HCI by hosting a quarterly fundraiser.
Please join HCI family and friends on April 22nd at Maui Brewing Co. in Lahaina!

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.  ~Ben Williams

After learning all the usual Service Dog skills, such as opening doors and turning on and off lights in the Advanced Training class, Murphy is now in the Graduate Training class. He is learning specific skills that will be helpful for his new partner, Kammy.

Murphy and Kammy will be attending Team Training Camp and graduating next month. Murphy knows about 90 commands and has recently learned to take on and off shoes, help pull off a shirt and retrieve a cane or walker. Watch the video to see Murphy practicing some of his new skills!


Scout is 8 weeks old and is currently in the Kindergarten Puppy Training class. He is being raised by Jeri and Cliff Kunkel of Kihei. He is a confident and happy fellow and is learning very quickly! His favorite things are eating puppy food and taking long naps (he snores!).

Join us on FaceBook to see more pictures of Pono's puppies & graduate updates.


HCI graduates Rich and Emma are a dynamic duo. Service Dogs are matched with their partners based on many factors, including activity levels. Rich is a champion wheelchair tennis player and surfer, so he needed a dog that could keep up with his active lifestyle. Emma is an athletic dog who enjoys assisting Rich at home, on the beach and even on the tennis court!  Rich teaches kids about Service Dogs and also helps kids with special needs to participate in adaptive sports.


Congratulations to the volunteers who successfully completed the recent HCI Puppy Raising Class! The new puppy raisers are (from left to right) Thea Engesser, Mandi Lepo, Elizabeth Anderson, Margot and Larry Jodoin.  Mahalo for your help!

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