|January 2015||Volume 15 Issue 1|
WAG YOUR TAILS FOR MAUI ALES!
Maui Brewing Company puts the "FUN" in "FUNdraising." We hope you can join us on Friday, January 30th from 6 pm- 10 pm for a great evening and to meet our newest puppies in training, Ranger and Roxy, who just arrived from Guide Dogs Queensland in Australia.
PUPPY PIN-UP: OLU
Olu is a smart and conscientious puppy who just celebrated her six month birthday! She loves swimming and helps her puppy raisers, Val and Charlie, tend to the chickens and garden. She enjoys walks through the neighborhood where she loves watching the children play in the park. When not helping Val teach math at UH Maui College, Olu loves shopping and going out to restaurants. In puppy class, Olu recently learned how to touch push plates with her nose.
" Love begins at home and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action."
-- Mother Theresa
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.
BEST FRIENDS: AVA AND SERVICE DOG OLIVER
Ava and Service Dog Oliver have been best friends since they graduated in 2006. Oliver goes with Ava everywhere and even joined her when she participated in the Color Run this year! Ava recently wrote a paper which she shared with us:
"The Story of Spina Bifida"
One day a long time ago there was a girl who had Spina bifida and she was 12 years old. She had a Service Dog named Oliver and they played together and slept together. They also went to the beach together and that is the story of Spina bifida.
We are so thankful to Jaimie Kim for her inspiring MidWeek story that featured canine caregivers Angel, Pono, Zeus, and Tucker and the positive ways that our Assistance Dogs are helping people in need. To read the full story, "Canine Caregivers," in MidWeek, please click here.
Photo courtesy of Anthony Consillio
DOGS MAKE READING FUN!
Puppy in Training, Inca, recently had a chance to share her favorite book, Go Dog Go by P. D. Eastman, with children of all ages at Kihei Public Library through our PAWS for Reading Program. Reading to Inca helped the children build confidence in their skills while having fun! Some children liked to show Inca the pictures while others most appreciated Inca's calming presence.