Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 4
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Graduate Spotlight: Ipo and Yoda at
The Queen's Medical Center 
Congratulations to Facility Dogs Ipo and Yoda for making the front page of this month's Queen's Connection Newsletter! Yoda has been making a difference in the Queen's Cancer Center since graduating from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii in 2013. Ipo joined Yoda at Queen's last year, visiting patients in the Orthopedic and Surgical Units, the Surgical ICU, and the Weight Loss Unit. Together, they have impacted thousands of patients over the years and will continue sharing their unconditional love and support for many years to come! 
It's Puppy Pandemonium!
 
Spring is in the air and we have six new puppies in training, with more on the way! Welcome Ella, Finn, Gus, Hank, Harper, and Ivy! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay posted on their progress through the training program. 
 
Micaela and Service Dog Inca at
Read Across America Day
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii graduates, Micaela and Service Dog Inca, visited the American Renaissance Academy on Oahu for Read Across America Day! Students prepared and performed "Read Theatre" for Micaela and Inca, and had the opportunity to learn about Service Dogs and how they can assist people with physical disabilities. Thank you for sharing your story Micaela and Inca! 
The Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk is almost here! 
 
Please join our team by registering or donating here. Gifts will be matched up to 100% by the Maui Hotel Association!
PUPPY OF THE MONTH: Cassie
 
Cassie is a very calm and affectionate puppy and is currently in the Kindergarten Puppy Class. She loves playing with her sister, Clover, and showing off her impressive skills. She recently visited Queen Kaahumanu Center, the airport and Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, where she had the opportunity to interact with many children. Her gentle demeanor always leaves a lasting impression on everyone she meets! 
 
Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.”
-Anonymous 
 
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