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  June 2014 Volume 14 Issue 6  


Assistance Dogs of Hawaii was thrilled to be featured in Hana Hou Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Hawaiian Airlines! The article, entitled "Guardian Angels: These Dogs Are More Than Man's Best Friend; They're Also Good Medicine," was written by Larry Lieberman, who did a beautiful job of telling our story. The photography of Dana Edmunds really shows the magic of our work. Click here to read the article. Many thanks to Hana Hou for this wonderful coverage.


Inca is an 8 month old black lab from Australia. She loves children, is very loyal and affectionate, and has a great work ethic. Inca is being raised by John Tolbert, the Regional Manager for Marriott Hotels. She has already been on many plane trips and enjoys greeting guests at the hotels!

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." ~Aristotle


People sometimes ask, "Do the dogs ever get to have fun? Are they happy?"  Watch this behind-the- scenes video to find out the answer! We had a great time creating this video and everyone loves it. In just a week, we have had over 2,500 views. Help us spread the word by sharing it on your social media platforms.


Whoever said that diamonds were a girl's best friend didn't have a dog! Service Dog Grace has been Jewel's constant companion and helper for almost five years. Grace helps with tasks around the house and also assists Jewel with her physical and speech therapy sessions. In fact, Jewel's speech has improved dramatically since receiving Grace. Jewel not only says "I love you Gracie," but she even reminds her family when it's time to feed Grace and take her outside! With her improved speech, Jewel is now learning to give more commands to Grace and their bond continues to grow stronger every day.


You may have noticed more activity on our Facebook page recently and that we now have Instagram. This is thanks to Kristin Hettermann who is helping us with marketing, public relations, and social media. We are delighted to have her join our team. Kristin has a communications agency on the island, Grace Delivers, and specializes in branding and outreach through communications efforts. Are you friends with us on Facebook yet? If not, click above to LIKE us!  And, if you are active on Instagram, follow us at @AssistanceDogsHI

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