May Charity Spotlight on PawPads

PawPads: 4Knines Charity Spotlight May 2016

Did you know dogs have special powers? PawPads (Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs) is a highly reviewed and award-winning nonprofit who recognize the healing powers of dogs. Their two-fold mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with exceptionally skilled assistance dogs and to utilize the power of the human-canine bond as a therapeutic, educational, healing tool. Under the leadership of Linda Ball, Founder and Executive Director, PawPads’ volunteers and staff use positive reinforcement to train canine assistants to help people living with disabilities lead more independent, self-reliant, and fulfilling lives. In addition to helping people with … Continue reading

April Charity Spotlight on Dobies and Little Paws Rescue

Dobies and Little Paws Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight April 2016

When dogs are rescued from Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, their new owners are reminded of the following: Please Remember… if, at any time in the future, even years later, you are unable to keep your dog, we want the dog back! What a beautiful promise! As these lucky dogs leave Dobies and Little Paws Rescue to join their new families, they leave with the promise that they will be taken care of, no matter what. Of course, Dobies and Little Paws Rescue does everything possible to make sure their dogs are paired with a perfect owner, and they have lots … Continue reading

March Charity Spotlight on Amazing Aussies

Amazing Aussies: 4Knines Charity Spotlight March 2016

Amazing Aussies is a non-profit Arizona-based rescue dedicated to rescuing Lethal White Australian Shepherds and matching them with new forever families while raising awareness to eradicate merle-to-merle breeding through educational programs. A Lethal White Aussie is the result of breeding two merle Aussies together, which results in a 25% chance of pups being born deaf and/or blind. Lethal White is a term considered by some to be derogatory, and is actually a misnomer because double-merle puppies are rarely born dead, nor do they die soon after birth. Indeed, if properly cared for, double-merle Aussies have a normal life span and … Continue reading

November Charity Spotlight on Muttville

Muttville: 4Knines Charity Spotlight November 2015

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month!! Tragically, hundreds of friendly, well-behaved dogs are euthanized every day. Far too many senior dogs are abandoned at local shelters for a variety of reasons including a caretaker’s death or illness, relocation, working long hours, family dynamics, or unexpected financial circumstances. Some dogs of advanced age are in poor health as well. Their stories range from the heartbreaking to the heartwarming, but the sad reality is that older pets are often the last to be adopted from traditional shelter systems. In 2007, Sherri Franklin, longtime animal advocate and rescue worker, decided to do something to improve … Continue reading

September Charity Spotlight on Dogs on Deployment

September Spotlight Dogs on Deployment

The Marine Corps has a motto “Semper Fidelis” which means “Always Faithful” – to the Corps, to one another, to country. The word faithful (or loyal) also brings another image to mind…a dog. Dogs are known for the loyalty and unconditional love they bestow upon the humans who welcome them into their lives. Shawn and Alisa Johnson are a dual-military family who wanted to reciprocate their dog’s loyalty when they were called to serve at the same time in different parts of the world – Alisa in Virginia for six months and Shawn overseas. Alisa desperately wanted to have JD, … Continue reading

July Charity Spotlight on Pilots N Paws

Pilots N Paws Charity: Saving Dog Lives

Four million animals are euthanized each year because they do not have homes. One national charity is going “above and beyond” to change all that. Their mission? Saving the lives of innocent animals. In this month’s spotlight, 4Knines recognizes Pilots N Paws for their unique approach to saving the lives of innocent animals. Working with volunteer pilots, plane owners, rescue groups, and other volunteers around the world, Pilots N Paws provides an online forum to facilitate the transport of rescued animals to a safe haven. Pilots N Paws provides a user-friendly environment where all parties can come together to make arrangements for … Continue reading

June Charity Spotlight on Frosted Faces Foundation

June Charity Spotlight on Frosted Faces Foundation

For senior dogs, time is precious, and the good folks at Frosted Faces Foundation don’t want them to miss one second! Frosted Faces is a non-profit corporation dedicated to matching forever families to senior dogs who have been left behind in the high-kill shelter systems of Southern California. Seniors are often deemed less adoptable and are among the first to be put to sleep when shelters need space to accommodate incoming dogs. Frosted Faces staff and volunteers work with families interested in becoming designated Forever Families, conducting rigorous screenings to ensure all seniors are matched with a family committed to providing the … Continue reading