H & M Acres Newfoundlands
Maeve (AAD's Ambassador pup) picking out a pumpkin!
This is Lou, during a training session - completely ignoring the scary werewolf! Good Job Lou! Service dogs need to be non-reactive to crazy stuff going on around them! I think he has this down pretty well! Lou is currently with his family who enjoying all sorts of new adventures with his help! We are incredibly proud of this guy & the work that AAD does!
In the winter of 2015, H & M Acres was approached by Kirsten from Autism Anchoring Dogs in Portland, Oregon (a non-profit). They were in need of quality Newfoundlands for their program. Currently all twelve have been placed with their families. The work that these dogs do, allows their families a better quality of life. While we may take for granted a short 2 block walk to the local ice cream shop or park, for many families this little walk is nearly impossible. With their anchoring dog, that walk becomes a reality...one that they can take without fear of their child bolting into traffic or sprinting into a pond or lake. Please take a moment to check out the work that Kirsten & her staff at Autism Anchoring Dogs do to help families of autistic children by visiting their website or Facebook page. They are a lifeline that most of us don't think about. We are super proud of these dogs & the work they do daily to give their families a better quality of life.