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Therapy Dog Tucker

Therapy Dog Tucker is always there to lend a helping paw and spread some happiness!

Ava and Oliver

Ava has spina bifida and Oliver helps her in many ways including supporting her while she stands and walks.

Therapy Dog Bailey

Therapy Dog Bailey hard at work!

Our Programs

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially trained dogs that will give them the freedom and confidence to live more independent lives.

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii specializes in training highly skilled Service Dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities that limit their mobility. Service Dogs assist individuals with physical disabilities by performing tasks such as opening doors, pulling wheelchairs, retrieving dropped items, and turning on and off lights. Lifetime follow up training is provided free of charge to ensure the continued success of each team.

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii also trains and places other types of Assistance Dogs such as Skilled Companion and Social Therapy Dogs for children with special needs. Seizure Response Dogs assist their partner by going to find help during a seizure. Facility Dogs provide love and companionship to patients at hospitals and nursing homes. Assistance Dogs of Hawaii also assists Hawaii residents in applying for Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs.

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii reaches hundreds of people in the community each week through a variety of Community Outreach Programs designed to benefit, support and enhance the lives of people with physical and developmental disabilities in our community.