A Pup for Moose - Jackson's Service Dog

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4 Paws for Ability Inc
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Jackson was just approved to get his very own service dog, but we need your help to reach our goal!


raised by 120 people

$20,000 goal

4 months left

Oh! We're halfway there!!

Update posted 1 month ago

Can you believe it?! We're officially more than halfway to our goal of $20,000 for Jackson's Service Pup! We are so touched by the support of our family and friends, and have been extra touched by the generosity of strangers! We wouldn't have been able to get here without you! 

Now is a great time to continue sharing the page. We would love to reach the $15,000 mark by the end of March - that's about two weeks to raise another $5,000 for Jackson and his pup! Can you help us get there? 

Jackson was recently approved for his very own service dog, but we need your help to raise the funds we need! Read more about Moose and why we're hoping to get him his very own pup!

Hi friends! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jackson. I was born with a rare genetic syndrome called Coffin Siris Syndrome (SMARCA4) that led to a number of complex medical and developmental disabilities, including Tetralogy of Fallot, short gut syndrome, sensorineural hearing loss, and more. 

Over the last 7 years, my family and I have learned more and more about my disabilities, and continue to learn more and more about me! Most recently, we learned that I'm autistic and I experience the world just a little differently than other kiddos my age. We're thrilled that I've been approved for a service dog to help me safely navigate the world around me, both at home and out in the community. 

What will a service dog help me do? 

  • Social Interaction: Who doesn't love puppies? My service dog will help me introduce myself to others and have the confidence to interact with kiddos around me. 
  • Behavioral Redirection: One way that my autism presents itself is through stimming behaviors and sensory seeking. While this is not a problem when done safely, it can be an issue when the 'sensory I am seeking' is my sister's legos in my mouth or pulling my g-tube out when I'm in my car seat. A dog can help me redirect these behaviors and keep me safe! 
  • Elopement and Tracking: Did you know I'm starting to walk on my own? Did you also know I can open the back door, even when it's locked? Because I can. A dog will help my mom and dad be more comfortable knowing that I won't leave the house (or other area we are) alone. If I do, my dog will help find me! 
  • Standing and Bracing: Standing up is hard work (maybe that's why I held off on doing it for so long....) and sometimes I need help getting up from the ground. My dog will be trained to help me stand up, if I need any help.  

A service dog with be a life-changing opportunity for me and my family, and we're so grateful that you're considering a gift to make this happen! The cost of getting my own service dog is $20,000, and every dollar you give goes to meeting that goal! Thanks for helping this Moose get his own pup! 

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4 Paws for Ability Inc

Organized By Ashley Stewart

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