Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 16 Issue 9
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September 2016 ADH Newsletter 

Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!
 
Congratulations to our newest ADH Graduate teams, Ella Gentry and Service Dog Roxy, and Sean Van Demark of the Kauai Prosecuting Office and Courthouse Dog Ollie.
 
Sean will join Prosecutor Joanne Sheng as Ollie's secondary handler. Ollie helps provide comfort and courage to children who are victims of crime as they go through the difficult legal process.
 
Ella's cheerful, kind and loving personality make her a great partner for a Service Dog. "We see amazing changes taking place. It is wonderful to see Ella's self esteem blossom. We are incredibly grateful to Assistance Dogs of Hawaii", shares Ella's dad.
Courthouse Dog Conference
This month we attended the 4th annual Courthouse Dog Conference in Seattle, Washington. We were joined by two of our courthouse dog teams from the Monarch Children’s Justice Center and Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office.  This was a great opportunity to hear inspiring stories and learn how Courthouse Dogs all over the world are helping victims and witnesses of crime to find their voice. We feel so fortunate to have had the chance to meet with such dedicated people who are doing amazing work helping to bring justice to victims of crime. Mahalo to the Courthouse Dog Foundation for putting on such an incredible event. We are already looking forward to the next one!
 
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it"
--Nelson Mandela
Giving Thanks
Benefit Event
 
Please join us for our 3rd Annual "Giving Thanks" Benefit Event at the Waialae Country Club on Sunday, November 13th. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and live music, while learning about the many ways that dogs help people in need. Meet our inspiring graduate teams and puppies in training.  Tickets are going fast! To reserve your table or tickets, please call us at 298-0167 or purchase online here.
Puppy 
of the 
    Month: 
Walker
 
 
 
Meet September's "Puppy of the Month", Walker! Walker is a fantastic student, is a great listener, and is eager to learn something new every day. He loves play dates with his other classmates, paddle boarding, kayaking, and going on long walks. His calm and friendly personality makes him a hit with everyone he meets!
Aloha Mark!
 
A big Mahalo to Mark Walker Jr. who has done such a great job as our Office Manager for the past year. His positive can-do attitude, and excellent office skills have been appreciated by all. We are so proud of Mark for being hired by the Maui County Fire Department and wish him success in his future career as a firefighter!
 
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