Power Paws Assistance Dogs
Demonstrations by Assistance Dogs — Frasier, Faye, and Sheldon at NAHC’s Annual Meeting, Wednesday, October 22, General Session
Meet and interact with Arizona Power Paws assistance dogs as they demonstrate what they can do. These highly skilled dogs help disabled adults and children to achieve greater independence and carry out Power Paws mission to be a community resource. Power Paws main programs focus on people with mobility impairments, such as paraplegics and quadriplegics. They also train diabetic alert dogs to identify and alert patients to high or low glucose levels and partner with them in managing their condition. Hearing ear dogs serve as the ears for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and alert their person to sounds, such as phones ringing, knocks at doors, and fire alarms.
Additionally, assistance dogs have the skills to do other important tasks: turning light switches on and off, opening and closing doors, retrieving items that have been dropped, and above all providing companionship and love. That’s why Power Paws dogs also play an integral role in animal-assisted therapy to improve social, emotional, and cognitive functions. Watch puppy love in action as you see how Power Paws assistance dogs can empower the disabled.
To follow Frasier (Frasier Junior) and Faye (Faye Barkin) on Facebook, go to http://www.azpowerpaws.org/.
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