K4Paws Announcements and News

  • Four-legged friend is woman’s lifeline

    By Alisa Howlett, Kingston This Week – Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Jazzy is more than just a four-legged friend to Sam Hobbs. She’s her lifeline. “It was a lot more difficult to get around and I was in a lot more pain because I had......

  • Call him a puppy pupil

    By Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard – Tuesday, June 10, 2014   There’s a new student at Leahurst College. And he has special school privileges that others at the private high school don’t enjoy. He can take naps whenever he likes, he doesn’t have to participate......

  • Parents hope dog becomes daughter’s best friend

    By Julia McKay, Kingston Whig-Standard – Sunday, June 29, 2014 Canada Day celebrations got started a bit early in Amherstview on Saturday with a fundraiser to help a local girl get a service dog. Through red and white carnival style games, food, music and a......

  • Kingston service dog project has its day

    By Michael Lea, Kingston Whig-Standard – Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Two women who provide service dogs to local families, including families with special needs children, have been chosen as the winners of the 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award. Elizabeth Bailey and......

  • Lawrence in line to receive ‘dogtorate’ from Leahurst College

    By Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard, Tuesday, June 9, 2015  Usually, a student who snores in class may have some trouble graduating. That’s not the case with Lawrence. The one-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever will soon be graduating from Leahurst College, a private school located in the......

  • Royal Canin announces inaugural service dog training partnership

    WORKING TOGETHER WITH KINGSTON 4 PAWS SERVICE DOGS GUELPH, ON, Jan. 7, 2016 /CNW/ – It may surprise you to know that a significant percentage of Canadians are currently on waiting lists for service dogs, and the demand is increasing at a considerable pace. Service......

  • Organization shows dogged determination

    By Michael Lea, Kingston Whig-Standard, Monday, April 18, 2016   It started out as a way to fill a need. It was more than a decade ago when Samantha Knapp tried to find a service dog to help her two special needs children. They had......

  • Fundraising auction helps place service dogs with special needs children and adults

    By Rob Mooy  Kingston Heritage – April 20, 2016 These days it’s a not an uncommon sight to see our four-legged friends working as service dogs alongside people with special needs. There has been a big demand for service dogs in this community for many......

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