Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 10
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Summer and Trooper Receive National Award!
Congratulations to ADH graduate Summer Kozai and her Service Dog Trooper! They were invited to the Pentagon earlier this month, where Summer received an award for the DCAA Outstanding Employee with a Disability. Summer (and Trooper!) work at the Department of Defense in Honolulu. Together they show everyone what is possible by focusing on abilities rather than disabilities. To see Summer and Trooper in action click here.
Wrangler to the Rescue!
Hospital Facility Dog Wrangler has only been working at Providence St. Vincent Hospital for four months and is already becoming a TV star in the Portland area! Wrangler's handler and Child Life Specialist, Teddie Garland, describes their inspiring work together in the KGW News segment above. Click on the photo to watch the full video and see the incredible impact Wrangler is having on hospitalized children in Oregon. 
Girl Scouts Visit ADH
This month, we had the pleasure of hosting a Girl Scout Troop from Kihei to our campus. These ten girls were excited to learn about the types of Assistance Dogs we train, different training techniques we use, and the four levels of training the dogs go through. They observed a training demonstration with one of our advanced dogs, and even had the opportunity to participate in the training themselves! They also donated $100.00 that they raised from their cookie sales that will benefit Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. Thank you girls for your hard work and generosity! 
Courthouse Facility Dogs Visit Las Vegas Survivors
Courthouse Facility Dogs, Marshal and Astro, were invited by a federal agency to comfort survivors of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas this month. Along with their handlers, Marshal and Astro provided support to those affected and helped them to begin the healing process. Click on the photo to see the full story by Seattle's KING5 News. 
Puppy of the Month: Kula
 
Kula is a 4-month old Golden Retriever who is currently in the Kindergarten Puppy Class. Each puppy has their own personality and Kula is definitely the class clown. He makes everyone laugh with his hilarious antics! He is also a very affectionate puppy and is a fast learner. Kula’s favorite thing is water, including swimming in the ocean, standing in his water bowl and laying in puddles. Mahalo to Sharon, Ron and Scott Dahlquist for puppy raising Kula!
"You can always find hope in a dog's eyes."
             
-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