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4 PAWS FOR ABILITY INC
November 14, 2011

Our son received his Autism Service Dog in March '08 .Fred Tracks and tethers (his most important jobs for our high risk son) ,and does behavior interruption and calming pressure.He's a snuggler ,too.
I would be unable to walk through parking lots or parking garages with our child if Fred was not tethered to him.
He's been to the children's hospital for surgical procedures and waits with our son in holding before and in recovery after.
We can walk calmly through stores and hallways of buildings,now.
One of our funniest trips was to our local Aquarium .An eagle was a visitor in the lobby and never took her eyes off of Fred.
Despite our attempts at safety measures ,our son has wandered off our property before and doesn't answer,so having Fred is literally a lifesaver because he can track our child as soon as we realize he is missing.
I've been back to 4 Paws twice since we received Fred to help two other families with their child while they train . I'd happily do it again.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having a well trained service dog that I can be proud of in public. Becoming friends with other parents who also have children with various special needs ,who have received a service dog from 4Paws for Ability. I've also become close to some adults who have received mobility service dogs.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to fund additional buildings and state of the art kennels and equipment that would benefit so many more families .

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A classmate of my son's had an Autism Service Dog from 4Paws and shared the info with me.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This group encouraged me to never accept limits in our life .Anything is possible now.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Received a 4Paws for Ability Autism Service Dog for our son.

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