Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 6
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The first annual Camp Bow-Wow was a huge success! Children with limited mobility from all across the state joined us for a fun-filled week of dog-related activities along side our skilled group of occupational therapists, interns, and volunteers. The campers had a blast participating in our petting zoo, doggie day spa, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, memory book making, and carnival day! Campers also worked on therapeutic goals during the week and made new friends with same age volunteers. We had a great time with all of our participants and are already looking forward to next year! To see more pictures from Camp Bow-Wow 2017 click here
We're Expecting!
 
We are so excited to announce that we have two new Labrador puppies joining our Ohana soon! They are coming to us all the way from Australia, where they have already had a great start to life.  Click here to see a video of these adorable nursing pups and their mom, Emma! 
 
Congratulations Meghan Davidson and
 Courthouse Facility Dog Skipper! 
A big congratulations to ADH Graduates Meghan Davidson and Courthouse Facility Dog Skipper for being nominated for the 2017 Partners in Justice Award in Spokane, WA. Meghan and Skipper graduated from our program in January and are already being recognized for their work with victims of traumatic crimes and for making a huge difference in the community. Keep up the great work! 
Make new friends, but keep the old.
Some are Yellow and some are Gold(en)... 
Retired Service Dog Kimo, 15 years old, and retired Hospital Facility Dog Ford, 13 years old, have known each other since they were youngsters. They are currently enjoying spending their golden years together at our campus on Maui. Kimo and Ford have spent their entire lives as loyal companions helping to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Our puppies in training are learning a lot from these two dignified gentleman! 
Puppy of the Month: Ella
 
Ella is an outstanding student in the Basic Training Puppy Class. She is very intelligent and loves working to perfect her skills. In her free time, Ella enjoys play dates with her best pal and fellow puppy in training, Finn, showing off her "watch" command, and accompanying her puppy raiser to the grocery store! 
 
"A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose."
             
-Tom Wilson 
 
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii 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 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.
Phone: (808) 298-0167 | Email: [email protected]
Web: www.assistancedogshawaii.org