Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 8
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Join us for our 4th Annual
"Giving Thanks" Benefit on Oahu
Join us on Sunday, November 12th at the Waialae Country Club for our 4th Annual "Giving Thanks" Benefit! This fun evening is filled with heartwarming graduate stories, adorable puppies in training, an exciting live auction, and gourmet dinner. Proceeds from this event will support our Assistance Dog and Community Outreach Programs that help thousands of people with disabilities and special needs each year. 
To partner with us as an event sponsor, purchase a table or single tickets, contact Assistance Dogs of Hawaii at 808-298-0167 or email [email protected]
Mahalo Tommy Bahama!
Thanks to Store Manager, Ryan Funasaki, and all the wonderful staff 
at Tommy Bahama at the Shops at Wailea for hosting their annual Shop for a Cause fundraiser in support of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. Our staff, volunteers and Puppies in Training, Clover and Theo, were also happy to join in on the fun and loved meeting shoppers from around the world. A big mahalo to everyone who came out to support ADH! 
Annie's Big Adventure!
Congratulations to our newest graduate team, Pediatric Nurse Yuko Morita, and Hospital Facility Dog Annie, who have just begun working in Japan. Annie is a successor dog to Bailey, who has been helping children with cancer for many years. In 2010, ADH partnered with the Shine On! Foundation to place the first Hospital Facility Dog in Japan. Hospital Facility Dog Director, Dr. Cate Dorr, led the Team Training Camp and worked with hospital staff, who were thrilled to meet their newest team member. Annie is perfectly suited to work with hospitalized children as she is extremely gentle and compassionate. 
Summer & Service Dog Trooper Receive Award at the Pentagon
ADH graduates Summer Kozai and Service Dog Trooper have been partners and constant companions since 2012. They have been busy in the last year traveling and attending board meetings for the state Disability and Communications Access Board. Summer recently received the agency's Outstanding Employee with a Disability Award and will be traveling all the way to Washington D.C.
She and Trooper have been invited to the Pentagon for the award ceremony. Summer and Trooper share a special bond that has grown stronger every year. "Trooper loves to work. All I have to say is 'Trooper can you help me?' and he is always right there. He inspires me to do the same for my boss," laughs Summer! 
Puppy of the Month: Ivy
Ivy is currently in the Basic Training Puppy Class. Her lovable personality and enthusiasm for learning make her a favorite with her trainers and classmates. She also enjoys playing with her toys and going on field trips with her puppy raisers, Kim Baker and family. She has a bright spirit and enjoys all of life's adventures. Ivy has already learned over 40 commands including "under", where she lays quietly beneath her puppy raiser's desk or a park bench. 
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
-Lao Tzu 
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]