Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 1
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Mahalo to ADH Graduate Brian and Service Dog Zeus for joining us at Ben Parker Elementary school this month! Brian and Zeus have been a dynamic duo for eight years. This month they helped teach ILC students about Assistance Dogs and the many ways they can assist their partners.The children loved meeting Zeus and were so inspired by Brian and all that he has accomplished in his life. Brian and Zeus will be volunteering on a regular basis with the students at the school.  
WORKPLACE READINESS PROGRAM
 
Vanessa is one of this year's participants in our Workplace Readiness Program. This program helps high school students with special needs acquire job skills that will help them find employment after graduation. ADH dogs and staff look forward to seeing Vanessa's big smile each week! She brings a positive attitude and is always eager to help out around the facility with cleaning, dog grooming, and gardening. Mahalo to Vanessa and her wonderful aid Lisa, for all of your help! 
 PAWS for READING!
 
The PAWS for Reading Program provides services to libraries throughout Maui.  This month Laurie Blaine and Puppy in Training Theo visited the Wailuku Public Library. Children read aloud to the dogs in order to help improve their reading skills and confidence. Therapy Dog Teams visit the library each week to help create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where children can strengthen their literacy and communication skills while also reading their favorite dog books!
 
 
PUPPY OF THE MONTH: Annie
 
Meet Annie, a star student in the Basic Training Class! Annie is a sweet, calm, and sensitive puppy who recently spent a month on Oahu visiting children at Kapiolani Medical Center. Her gentle demeanor was perfect for bringing comfort and smiles to the patients, their families, and the hospital staff. Annie currently lives at our Maui Campus and is very popular with all the people and dogs. Her favorite things are snuggle time and playing with her sister, Ava! 
"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." 
  -Hubert Humphrey
 
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