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  September 2013 Volume 13 Issue 9  


Hope is a beautiful four-month old golden retriever puppy who came to us from the Guide Dog School in Australia. She has a very gentle nature, loves children and will likely be placed as a Facility Dog at a children's hospital in the future.  She has already started her career by making several visits to Kapiolani Medical Center where she is a favorite with all the children. In fact, as she visited with one young leukemia patient, the girl suggested that we name her Hope.

Please join us Saturday, October 12th for an Open House at Sadie's Place! Meet the puppies in training, tour the facility and watch training demonstrations!

"Happiness is a warm puppy."  Charles M. Schulz


Congratulations to Monarch Children's Justice and Advocacy Center and Astro, our newest Courthouse Dog graduate! Astro will be helping children who are victims of crime throughout the difficult legal process. He will provide comfort and courage during forensic interviews, counseling sessions, medical exams and even while testifying in court. Astro loves children and has the steady temperament needed for this type of work. He is shown here with a young ADH volunteer.


"Hello Everyone! It's me, Service Dog Gabe! It's fall - my favorite time of year. Casey and I are back to work at the college and man, we have a lot of students this year. I'm Casey's assistant instructor and help her and the students make it through the semester with a smile! At home, I take my job seriously and help Casey with things she can't do by herself, like picking up things off the floor, bringing her leg braces and carrying in the mail. When I'm off duty, I like watching the leaves fall from the trees and sometimes I try catching them in my mouth!"

Note from Casey: "Gabe means the world to me. He is my loving companion and loyal partner. I am so thankful for Gabe, he has made my life so much easier."


Assistance Dogs of Hawaii was recently invited to participate in the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's Open House for people with spinal cord injuries. The ADH staff and volunteers had the opportunity to provide education to lots of people and spread the word about Service Dogs and how they can provide assistance and enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Click here to learn more: http://rehabhospital.org/about-us

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