|September 2014||Volume 14 Issue 9|
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Congratulations to our most recent graduate team, Maui resident Stephanie Lomelli and Social Therapy Dog Scout. Scout is enjoying his new life as Stephanie's constant companion and best friend. One of Stephanie's favorite commands is "Visit" where Scout rests his head on her knee! "He brings such joy to her life" says Veronica, Stephanie's mom.
News from the Nursery
It's puppy pandemonium as we prepare for the arrival of SEVEN new puppies! These VIPs (Very Important Puppies) are coming to us from Guide Dogs Queensland and Moonlit Acres in Washington state. We are so thankful to our sponsors who make this possible. We have high hopes for the future of these puppies and the lives that they will touch.
"A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart."
- 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.
GIVING THANKS...FOR MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Tickets are going fast! Call today to join us for a very special evening and meet our inspiring graduate teams and current puppies in training!
Kick off the holiday season with Assistance Dogs of Hawaii’s First Annual "Giving Thanks" Benefit Event on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Waialae Country Club. We invite you to be an important part of this special event, and at the same time support a life changing Hawaii-based charitable organization.
The festivities will begin with a 5 pm reception, and dinner will be served at 6 pm. Enjoy live jazz music and a gourmet dinner with emcees Guy Hagi and Kim Gennaula. Tickets are $150 a piece and you can review sponsorship options here. For more information and to reserve your spot at this great event, please call 808-298-0167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKPLACE READINESS PROGRAMMeet Shayna, a senior from King Kekaulike High School, who is our newest Workplace Readiness participant. Shayna works two days a week at Sadie's Place and is gaining valuable skills that will help her obtain employment upon graduation. Her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and big smile make Shayna a wonderful addition to our ohana.
Assistance Dogs International Conference
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii founders, Mo and Will Maurer, attended the Assistance Dogs International Conference in Denver, Colorado this month. Attendees from accredited programs around the world came to share knowledge and exchange ideas that will help continue to expand the ways dogs can help people in need and ensure the highest industry standards are met. Internationally renowned speakers included Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Patricia McConnell.