Assistance Dogs Northwest Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 9
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Hospital Facility Dog Hope helps "Stomp Out Cancer"
This month, Hospital Facility Dog Hope participated in the Stomp Out Cancer Pep Rally before the University of Oregon football game. She helped celebrate the newly revealed Stomp Out Cancer Collection, which was designed by cancer survivors treated at Doernbecher. To learn more about the Stomp Out Cancer campaign, or to support Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Nike and the University of Oregon in their efforts to end childhood cancer, visit
Skipper Comforts Freeman High School Students Following Tragedy
Courthouse Facility Dog Skipper and handler Meghan Davidson spent much of the last few weeks visiting with students affected by the Freeman High School shooting earlier this month. This horrific event was traumatic for both students and staff. Skipper's presence gave them a comfort that only a four-legged friend can provide. Thanks to Skipper, everyone at Freeman High School was able to put the tragedy aside for a moment and enjoy his steadfast love and companionship.
Therapy Dogs Bring Joy to Parkshore Retirement Community
Assistance Dogs in Training are not only talented, hardworking companions, but therapists as well! Program Dogs Sadie and Gus have had the pleasure of visiting with residents, families, and staff at Parkshore Retirement Community twice per month this summer. Their presence lifts spirits and brings smiles to the faces of everyone in the community. It is hard to say who enjoys these therapy visits more, the dogs or the residents! 
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." 
  -Bernard Williams
Assistance Dogs Northwest is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN: 99-0353694) 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 the Pacific Northwest 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.
Phone: 206-321-0592 | Email: [email protected]