IHDI has much cause for celebration in July. Janice and Hearing Dog Phoenix became IHDI's first pairing to embark on the Partner Trained model to much success, and Sue and Hearing Dog Artie passed their recertification. We celebrate both of these teams for their tremendous accomplishments! We're also sharing how you can support IHDI's work by donating your car, ordering a pizza, fulfilling items on our hearing dogs in training wishlist, or helping spread the word to find Tulok a new home.
Janice and Phoenix are the first IHDI pairing to embark under our Partner Trained model. In this model, IHDI trainers work two to four times a week in-person to support the team as they work over a number of months on obedience training and sound alerts.
Welcome, Augie! Augie is a 4-month-old Goldendoodle and the first member of PAWS'abilities (Partnering Animals with Service Abilities), our Prison Puppy Raiser Program in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Correction (WDOC) Canine Training Program.
June's Hearing Dog Herald is all about how IHDI is changing lives on both ends of the leash! Learn about IHDI's latest program updates, get safety tips from our trainers, discover what IHDI has been up to in our community, and check out opportunities to get involved and give back with IHDI.
Congratulations to Hearing Dog Team Sue and Artie for passing their annual recertification. Along with providing lifetime support to IHDI teams, including refresher training and ongoing skills development, IHDI's updated certification model includes reviewing reports and videos of the team's continuing work and progress.
Now that is one dapper dog! IHDI Hearing Dog Grayson shines in a tuxedo almost as much as he shines as a hearing dog!
IHDI client and handler Ruth, teamed with Hearing Dog Grayson, recently flew to South Dakota to join in on wedding festivities. Hearing Dog Grayson was Ruth's partner at every step. He even dressed for the occasion in a tux! Ruth shares, "I feel more confident out and about. He lends visibility to my invisible issue."
Service Pup-in-Training, Archie, and Heather, IHDI's Director of People and Community, headed to Estes Park to be part of The Listen Foundation - Cochlear Implant Family Camp!
When it comes to naming a service dog candidate, it is frequently noticed a unique name is chosen. Curious as to why?
If you're an Avalanche fan we bet your pet is too! Deck them out to cheer on the Avalanche and give back to IHDI. IHDI is partnering with GameTime Fundraisers to celebrate the Avalanche being in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!
Hearing Dog Phoenix had only one wish for his birthday this year. For more Community Based Puppy Raisers (CBPR) to open their homes and their hearts to teach a puppy the fundamentals of basic manners and housebreaking, expose the puppy to positive interactions and give them a loving and enriching home during their formative puppyhood.
We're excited to introduce Atlas to our IHDI community. Atlas, a 10-week-old Yellow Lab puppy, has joined the inaugural class of PAWS'abilities (Partnering Animals with Service Abilities), our Prison Puppy Raiser Program in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Correction (WDOC) Canine Training Program.
May ushered in some exciting news at IHDI. Not only did we launch our Puppy Raiser program, but we are also busy welcoming Community Based Puppy Raisers (CBPR) to the team. If becoming a CBRR isn't right for you, please help us spread the word about this rewarding volunteer position. We've also included other great ways to support IHDI. Check the May Hearing Dog Herald to find out more!
Spring is always a time of new beginnings and possibilities, yet this Spring is especially filled with promise and delight for us at IHDI. As our world begins to blossom and bud, springtime brings PUPPIES to IHDI!
Brizo, career changed from Hearing Dog training to pursue his life-changing path as a Professional Therapeutic Support Dog, does his part in providing support, comfort & connection to the clients he sees!
Hearing Dog Artie is already a hero in our eyes, but this is a chance to showcase how heroic hearing dogs like Artie truly change lives for the better. Help Artie stay in the running for the honor being named an American Humane Hero Dog. Voting closes May 18th & you are permitted to vote daily!
Each year, Girl Scout Troops across the nation select their “Home Town Hero” – a local non-profit that the Troop chooses to celebrate and recognize for the organization’s work in their community. This year, Local Girl Scout Troop 63787 chose International Hearing Dog to be their Home Town Hero.
The April edition shares new team introductions, highlights IHDI's selection as "Hometown Hero" by Girl Scout Troop 63787, celebrates National American Sign Language Day, and asks for your votes to help ensure Hearing Dog Artie stays in the running for the American Humane Hero Dog Award!
Bailey and Hearing Dog Alta are a good match, but their hard work together is what makes them a GREAT TEAM! Bailey and Alta completed IHDI's Team Training with Bailey sharing, "WOW - We got this!" Join us in congratulating them on becoming IHDI's newest Hearing Dog Team!
We're happy to share that Brizo is excelling in his new career as a Professional Therapeutic Support Dog. Through his work as a therapy support dog, Brizo makes a positive difference in patient experiences and Cindy's daily life.
This issue of The Hearing Dog Herald has a little something for everyone. Learn about how Buddy & Mulan make a difference in the training arena, discover how Legacy ASL students did their part to leave a lasting impression on IHDI, and get informed on how your Colorado state tax refund can go to work for IHDI and so much more...
Do you know about the role small animals play in training a Service Dog? At IHDI, you won’t find just dogs on campus! IHDI has two resident rescue cats, Buddy & Mulan, who help prepare dogs in training for what they may encounter when they’re out working.
The February edition celebrates all those who left a paw print on our hearts in support of IHDI's annual Valentine's Day fundraiser, we talk shop about the under cue in training, and share some great ways to support IHDI. Read it all here...
IHDI "joined" Ms. P's Second Grade classroom following the completion of a book which highlighted a Service Dog team! The students were able to practice asking & answering questions by chatting with a real Service Dog about their importance, skills & how to interact with a team if you ever see one in public!
Join our Hearing Dog Hero, monthly donor community! Schedule a re-occurring donation to IHDI in the gift amount of $20/month and join the new Hearing Dog Hero exclusive monthly newsletter highlighting inspiring behind-the-scenes hearing dog stories and more.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we are celebrating with gifts from the heart! For every $5 donation, we will hang a heart in our kennels, training room, or staff offices with your message of love!
Make 2022 Life Changing! We hope you have had a healthy and happy start to 2022. At IHDI, we have been setting our sights on an exciting year ahead. But first, let's take a look at how YOU can change the world in 2022 with International Hearing Dog!
Our hearing dogs in training received a surprise today -- boxes of toys from KONG! Thanks to the generosity of a family along with KONG, tails instantly started wagging.
From all of us at IHDI, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy & peace filled Holiday season!
Finding every dog's perfect place in the world, is an ambition of the Hearing Dog team!
A big round of a-PAWS for Petco & Petco Love for their support of International Hearing Dog through this life changing grant.
Thank you Cherry Creek High School American Sign Language course for welcoming the Hearing Dog program into their classroom to help wrap up their curriculum on Service Dogs!
International Hearing Dog is excited to share the official voting results from our quarter as a Target Circle nonprofit. Guests at Target stores casted 96,067 votes to IHDI, awarding Target Circle Guest-Directed Giving funds in the amount of $5,171.45 to our life changing work. WOW! Most importantly, YOU voted for us, our mission and the impact we have on your community.
Welcome new hearing dog candidates Tulok, Bear and Dweezle.
Please join IHDI for one of the largest one-day giving movements in the country - Colorado Gives Day! Did you know that giving on Colorado Gives Day allows every single donation to go even further?
This Thanksgiving, we are more grateful than ever for our amazing community of supporters and all that you continue to do to help us through this year of change, adaption and continued growth. Through all the adjustments and changes over the last few years, your support has remained a constant! As we all take the time to consider what we are thankful for, please know that so many Hearing Dog teams, along with our staff, are thankful for you!
Thank you to the students of Legacy High School & Mrs. Bax for welcoming IHDI into their classrooms! Mrs. Bax teaches American Sign Language; Levels I, II, III at Legacy & continues to build the Hearing Dog program into every year's curriculum.
Thank you to our #veterans for your service. Today & everyday we are thankful for our military…past, present & future. A few members of the Hearing Dog team & trainees were able to stop by our local VFW to connect with the community & provide moment of support.
International Hearing Dog's Director of People & Community, Heather, along with IHDI's current University of Denver intern, Callie, attended Rocky Mountain Deaf Schools Trunk or Treat leading up to Halloween. Can you guess what our trunk treat is? Scooby snacks of course!
Umber and the entire team at Hearing Dog send our most sincere & heartfelt thanks to every single person who has supported, followed, cared and kept our sweet Umber in their hearts throughout his fight!
Adriana is welcomed to the Hearing Dog team along with our newest hopeful, Kaya! Adriana brings a strong passion for enrichment to the IHDI care team. Kaya! This curious lady was transferred to our program from Clear Creek Animal Shelter.
After successfully passing their Team Training, International Hearing Dog is honored to announce our newest team - Linda and Pi!
After successfully passing their Team Training and Public Access Evaluation, International Hearing Dog is honored to announce our newest team - Ruth & Grayson!
Umber had another exam and chemo session this week. He has now had two very positive reports from the oncologist. We are crossing our fingers but feeling cautiously optimistic. His oncologist is pleased by Umber’s progress.
International Hearing Dog has not one but two new faces to introduce you to! Leah, a Hearing Dog Trainer and Alta, a Hearing Dog hopeful who both recently joined the IHDI family!
Umber is one amazing dog! Despite the fact that he is undergoing Chemo and needs to be on a long list of medications to help support his treatments, Umber is still living his best life possible!
Hearing Dog staff & trainees Grayson & Pi had a tee-rific day yesterday at Centennial Airport Lions Club 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament!
Lights, Camera, Action! International Hearing Dog team Sue & Hearing Dog Artie shared their remarkable story with the world thanks in partnership to The Dodo & Pedigree US for featuring this dynamic duo on their most recent episode of Little Dog, Big Heart!
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes and support for Umber's 3rd Birthday yesterday!
Umber is up against Cancer. However, when IHDI decides to bring a dog into our training program, we bring them into our family as well. We are Fighting for Umber!
We need volunteers to join our dedicated team of weekend Foster program!