Friday, February 10, 2012

Service Dogs for Kids

Have you ever seen a service dog? If so, have you ever seen a child with a service dog? Well if not there is a foundation called 4 Paws for Ability, or 4 Paws.

4 Paws trains service dogs to help children who need help with problems including autism, mobility assistance, signal/hearing ear, seizure assistance, emotional support, and multi-purpose service dogs. 4 Paws helps children in all of the states. Adults feel that 4 Paws is not a good organization because they feel their children are too irresponsible to have dogs.

4 Paws has placed dogs in nearly all the states, Canada, and New Zealand. The organization started in 1998, and has placed over 500 dogs since then. 4 Paws asks for donations of food, water, blankets, and money.
Another part of the organization is the Rover Rehab, a program in which volunteers from 4 Paws take shelter dogs and bring them to prisons to raise inmates self esteem. While in the jail, trainers work with prisoners to train the dogs common obedience, socialization, and manners.

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