|August 2014||Volume 14 Issue 8|
Dog Days of Summer at Tommy Bahama!
Please join us and our puppies in training at Tommy Bahama at the Shops at Wailea on Saturday, August 30th. 10% of the store's sales from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. will be donated to our organization. For all you dog lovers, this is also an exclusive opportunity to buy TB dog accessories special ordered for this event. We hope that you can join our staff, volunteers, and our puppies in training to celebrate the dog days of summer. Woof!
AUGUST PUPPY PIN UP - Manakai
Manakai's happy and playful spirit bring a smile to every person he meets. This Golden Retriever has an uncanny sense of knowing just when you need a smile or a quiet gentle nudge or cuddle. Manakai enjoys ice cubes and tennis balls as well as attending soccer tournaments. Sitting on the sidelines, he cheers on the two teenage daughters in his Puppy Raising home. He has become quite the celebrity in his town and is quickly recognized during his outings at local stores, restaurants, and schools.
"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue."
- Author Unknown
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides children and adults with disabilities professionally trained dogs that will increase their independence and enhance the quality of their lives. We are committed to serving people in Hawaii with special needs through Community Outreach Programs and developing the potential dogs have to assist people in need through our Research Programs. Assistance Dogs and lifetime follow-up support are provided free of charge.
CAMP KOREY UPDATE
Facility Dog Aussie has had another great summer working at camp! Camp Korey is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with serious and life-altering medical conditions through camp experiences.
Aussie participates with the kids in all phases of camp life: greeting new campers, lakeside activities, bonfires and story time. One of the jobs he excels at is camp counselor- he provides unconditional love and comfort to campers who are not feeling well or who are homesick. In the offseason, Aussie shares his aloha with hospitalized children.
Camp Korey is free of charge for children from all over the country, including Hawaii.
Check out their website at: www.campkorey.org.
Boys and Girls Club Joins Our Ohana
Our Community Outreach Program touches the lives of hundreds of people each week. This program now includes the Boys and Girls Club where our staff and volunteers make regular visits with our puppies in training. Our R.E.A.D. program will be incorporated into these monthly visits. This month we made our first visit and educated the children about the role Assistance Dogs play in helping people with physical disabilities. The boys and girls were very interested in learning about all the different ways dogs can help people in need.
OUR PROGRAM IS GROWING!
Welcome Katie & Rachael!
This summer we welcome two new employees to our ohana. Katie has five years of experience as an Assistance Dog trainer and is helping out full-time for the next six months. Katie is helping with advanced training and puppy class. Her great attitude and valuable experience make her a wonderful addition to our team.
Rachael has also joined our ohana on the administrative side and brings an extensive background in teaching and nonprofit experience. Rachael is an animal lover and outdoor enthusiast who recently moved to Maui with her family from Colorado.