Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 16 Issue 12
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Twelve new Assistance Dog Teams graduated this year, including many Service Dogs, Hospital Facility Dogs, Courthouse Facility Dogs, and Social Therapy Dogs. Click the picture to meet some of the newest members of the ADH ohana! 
 
 
 
During 2016, ADH Hospital Facility Dogs visited over 8,000 hospitalized children and adults. These special dogs brought comfort and unconditional love to people who needed it the most.
 
 
Courthouse Facility Dogs helped over 2,000 children who were victims of crime to find their voice through the difficult legal process, including forensic interviews, medical exams and even while testifying in court.
 
 
We provided support to over 60 working Assistance Dog Teams, including teaching new skills to Service Dogs whose partners have progressive disabilities. Lifetime follow-up support is provided free of charge.
 
 
During 2016, we raised and trained 26 Assistance Dog puppies. Each puppy must complete 1 1/2 to 2 years of training and rigorous health and temperament screening before graduating as an Assistance Dog.
 
 
 
Our Community Outreach Programs benefited over 1,000 residents of Hawaii in 2016, including disabled veterans, hospitalized seniors, and children with special needs.
 
 
Our groundbreaking research study teaching dogs to detect bacterial infections was published in Oxford Journals in March 2016 and received the Editor's Choice Award. Click here to read the article. 
 
  
We launched Assistance Dogs Northwest, which is an LLC of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This new program will help meet the growing need for all types of Assistance Dogs in the Pacific Northwest. 
Please consider a tax deductible year-end donation of cash or stock to help support Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. 
 
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