|September 2015||Volume 15 Issue 9|
"Living a Great Life"
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii graduate, Brian Kajiyama, and service dog Zeus were recently featured in MidWeek magazine! Brian's inspiring accomplishments and his dedication to helping others is admired and appreciated by all, including everyone here at ADH! Click on the link to read the article and learn more about The Brian Kajiyama Heart of a Warrior Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have overcome adversity and plan to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
September Puppy Pin Up- Shadow!
At 15 weeks old, Shadow is a very happy and friendly puppy. She is doing well in her Kindergarten puppy class and has already been on field trips to stores and offices. Shadow's Puppy Raiser, Laurie who also raised her father Marshal said "Shadow is curious, lovable, and attentive...I love her!"
"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. "
-- John Holmes
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.
Update on Our Hospital Facility Dogs in JapanSharon Dahlquist, from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, spent two weeks visiting our Hospital Facility Dog teams in Japan. All Assistance Dogs in the ADH ohana receive free lifetime follow up support! Sharon worked with Yogi and partner Keiko at the Shizuoka Children’s Hospital where they help children through their Animal Assisted Therapy program. She also met with Bailey and his handler Yuko! In 2010 Bailey was placed at Shizuoka Children’s Hospital, where they were the first hospital in Japan to have a full time Hospital Facility Dog program. Bailey and his handler, Yuko, are now at Kanagawa Hospital. "It was a very fulfilling experience working with Keiko and Yogi," commented Sharon Dahlquist. "Everyone at the hospital was so welcoming and happy to see us every day."
2nd Annual "Giving Thanks" Benefit
Join us for our 2nd "Giving Thanks" Benefit Event at the Waialae Country Club on Sunday, November 15th. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and live music, while learning about the innovative new ways that dogs are helping people in need. Meet our inspiring graduate teams and puppies in training. Tickets are going fast! To reserve your table or tickets, please call us at 298-0167.
A Day in the LifeEver wondered what a day in the life of our heroes in training looks like? Thanks to videographer Michael Yasutake, who visited our Maui campus, now you can! Please click on the link to see the video.