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A huge thank you to WeatherTech, Colorado, for welcoming IHDI to their beautiful new showroom for a weekly handling class with our volunteer Puppy Raisers!

For the past two months and now for March & April, IHDI has been graciously supported by our local Bentley's Pet Stuff - Indian Tree location as their round-up at checkout recipients.

We are pleased to introduce our newest hearing service dog candidate, Brandy (aka Little Ms. Confident), sponsored by the Brandman Foundation!

Throughout the months of January and February, the High 5 Plumbing team shared our mission, highlighted our needs, and fundraised to supply Hearing Service Dogs to the d/Deaf and hard of hearing community!

Head collars, like the Gentle Leader or Halti, are just one important training tool that IHDI uses with our Hearing Dog trainees to help them learn the basics of how to walk nicely and calmly on a leash!

We got new dogs in training, new give-back partners, new volunteer experiences, and new events to share with you! Get the scoop on all that is new in the February issue of the Hearing Dog Herald.

IHDI Puppy Raiser, Isabella gave IHDI the scoop on what it means to her to be a Puppy Raiser for hearing dog hopeful Enzo.

International Hearing Dogs learn to get dressed as part of their training. As service dogs have to wear equipment every day, it is important that each dog in training is comfortable and confident in getting dressed to wear collars, harnesses, and vests.

2023 is shaping up to be another year of great things to come for IHDI. Read the January issue of the Hearing Dog Herald, we're catching you up on puppy progress, safety tips, and Tulok's adoption story and much more.

The Honest Kitchen and I and Love and You believe in and support, IHDI's hearing dog through in-kind support of needed items.

Since being partnered with Hearing Dog Rose Petal Joan's life has changed for the better at home and in her community.

High 5 Plumbing, through their High 5 Cares partnership, is helping to raise funds and share the mission of IHDI within the Denver Metro community!

AmazonSmile, Amazon's program that since 2013 has made it easier for customers to support their favorite charities, including IHDI, is effectively being discontinued next month. But our hearing dogs aren't frowning, as IHDI's Hearing Dog Heroes ensure they have every reason to smile.

IHDI hearing service dogs work rain or shine, and we keep them outfitted to ensure they can do so safely. Hearing Dog Grayson models his boots to share the importance of dog booties and how they help protect his feet -- and your dog's feet, too -- from extreme temperatures and resulting hazardous conditions. Read this post on why you should consider booties for your dog and tips to introduce them to booties so they can have safe adventures in every environment.

International Hearing Dog is thrilled to have been selected as Bentley's Pet Stuff - Indian Trees Round Up Nonprofit partner for January & March! For these two months, every customer will have the opportunity at checkout to round up their total in support of IHDI.

To each and everyone of you who shared his story, passed along his photos and forwarded his bio, we are thrilled to share that Tulok has found his forever family and has made his home in the snowy Colorado Rockies!

Atlas, a PAWS'abilities pup, and his Master Handler, James, have been making significant strides. Atlas can already complete two-way alerts and is preparing to move on to more advanced training!

High 5 Plumbing's nonprofit donation program, High 5 Cares, supports IHDI as a throwback partner!

2022 has been an exciting and action-packed year at IHDI. However, in the December issue, we're shining a light on a few of IHDI's community support efforts that made IHDI's work possible in 2022 and are carrying IHDI into 2023.

2022 has been an exciting and action-packed year at IHDI. Our heartfelt thanks to each of you who have supported us with your gifts, time, and talents this past year. As we begin the New Year, we wish you all good health and happiness in 2023!

Petco Love shows support of International Hearing Dog's Helping Heroes with a $2,500 award.

We got everything they are hoping to find under the tree on our Amazon Wish List. Check out the approved list to select fun new toys, treats, chews, puzzles, or food. Items can be shipped directly to our facility via Amazon.

The wellness of IHID's hearing dog trainees is of top priority, and we couldn't be more thankful to the Animal Oasis of the Rockies staff for ensuring our dogs are healthy and happy.

Our Colorado community rallied to raise nearly $25,000 in funds to empower individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing by partnering them with a service Hearing Dog and opening their world to safety, independence, companionship, and peace of mind. Thank you, Colorado!

The November issue has arrived to lift your spirits and spark your gift giving this holiday season. Colorado Gives Day is a great way to support IHDI and our "A" team -- Hearing Dog Puppies-In-Training Astro, Atlas, Augie, and Acorn. We've also included a Giving Back Gift Guide with a collection of gift ideas -- from specialty treats to custom pet portraits and crafted coffee that fuels a greater purpose to an inventive assortment of dog toys and more -- you'll love to give. In other tidings of cheer, IHDI visited Colorado & Company on Channel 9NEWS to share on the Puppy Raiser program. Lastly, help Tulok's wish for a home of his own come true!

This Holiday season, you can shop and support both IHDI and small businesses through our Give Back Gift Guide. From specialty treats to custom pet portraits and crafted coffee that fuels a greater purpose to an inventive assortment of dog toys and more the guide has gifts you'll love to give.

Banjo is IHDI's newest puppy-in-training recruit and has already started his training in our Prison Puppy Raiser Program - PAWS'abilities (Preparing Animals With Service abilities). We have high hopes for his future as a hearing dog!

Thank you, Colorado & Company, for the opportunity to share our Puppy Raiser Volunteer Program with the Colorado and Company on 9NEWS community!

Did you know, you can donate money you are already spending to IHDI when you shop at both King Soopers & City Market? Through the Community Rewards Program at King Soopers and City Market, you can support IHDI with every grocery run by simply scanning your loyalty card at checkout!

International Hearing Dog, Inc. is excited to announce our new affiliate partnership with SodaPup. Besides being a 100% American Made company offering durable, high-quality products that are made in the USA and safe for dogs, SodaPup does its best to give back. Becoming an affiliate partner was a natural fit for IHDI.

Thank you, Next with Kyle Clark, for beautifully sharing the Hearing Dog program, mission, and community and being the driving force that helped IHDI surpass our $30,000 fundraising goal!

At six months old, Hearing Dog in Training Birdie is ready to spread her wings at IHDI. Birdie started training at another service dog organization, but they thought she'd excel in Hearing Dog work!

October's Hearing Dog Herald is all about sharing the treat-tastic ongoings at IHDI. Treats came in many forms this year. In October, IHDI was featured as a Word of Thanks, Next with Kyle Clark microgiving campaign, we welcomed Banjo and Birdie to the IHDI family as new dogs in training, and our virtual Howl-oween Contest got us all in the spirit!

The 2022 Costume Contest has arrived! Now through midnight on Monday, October 31st, you can cast your vote for your favorite spook-tacular ensemble by liking that contestant's photo on IHDI's Facebook page. Start voting today!

9NEWS' Word of Thanks: Next with Kyle Clark celebrates IHDI's cause. He won't share any cause that he won't donate to himself and will match the first fifty donations of $5 every time. Our microgiving campaign becomes a mighty force towards our $30,000 goal when we got Kyle Clark and the IHDI family rallying to our cause.

We always knew Tulok was a star, but now he has the airtime to show it! Thanks to 9NEWS (KUSA) Petline9 for featuring Tulok and helping him on his search for his fur-ever home.

Practice makes perfect! Each IHDI Active Hearing Dog Team has periodic check-ins with IHDI to assess the team and ensure they continue to be successful!

The September issue of the Hearing Dog Herald celebrates the rich history of the d/Deaf community! Check out stories such as how to honor d/Deaf awareness month, IHDI highlights from Assistance Dogs Internationals conference, and how IHDI continues to support client and hearing dog partnerships.

Last week, IHDI trainers were able to attend the 2022 Assistance Dogs International Conference - Moving Forward Together, virtually! Favorite topics from the conference included the Humane Hierarchy and the Puppy Socialization Best Practices. IHDI trainers look forward to integrating the knowledge gained within our program's best practices. Thank you for this continued education opportunity, ADI!

Teamwork is at the core of the Hearing Dog program, from our staff, the trainers, community, volunteers and Hearing Dog teams! Check out various way IHDI brings teamwork to like in the August issue of the Hearing Dog Herald.

September marks the observance of both National Service Dog and Deaf Awareness Month! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network has produced a Service Animal Resource Hub, which provides information and clarity on the often complex topic of service animals. This is a great resource whether you're new to service animals and need an introduction, or whether you're an expert looking to refresh your knowledge.

From the golf course to CU Boulder, the Oracle campus to the School of Mines, IHDI staff have been out and about in the community looking for YOU to open your heart and home to a Puppy in Training.

Did you know that IHDI is a fully donor funded organization? IHDI does not receive any government funding or insurance aid to offset the cost of selecting, training, caring for, and matching Hearing Dogs. It is only through your generosity that IHDI can match life-changing Hearing Dogs free of charge with our clients & keep our doors of service open. Together WE are transforming lives and communities.

Happy #DownStaySaturday from IHDI Hearing Dog Umber as he enjoyed a tee-rific afternoon sharing the work of the Hearing Dog program at Centennial Airport Lions Club's annual Golf Tournament. Thank you for having IHDI, Lions!

IHDI Puppy in Training Archie is showing off his training by posing patiently next to a recent haul of a grand assortment in-kind donations to our program from a local supporter! Archie, his fellow trainees and the staff at IHDI are so thankful for this thoughtful gift - he can't wait to dig in!

Janet shares, "Henson provides me with safety and confidence as I navigate the world with 80% hearing loss. But perhaps as importantly, Henson is a beautiful, skilled ambassador for the ‘invisible disability’ of deafness/hearing loss – and a gentle reminder of the necessity of full inclusion and acceptance for all." Happy Anniversary to Janet and Henson from IHDI!

Thank you, Mercer Advisors team, for volunteering at IHDI! The volunteers joined forces with staff at IHDI to build three new forms of equipment -- Paw Pads, Pivot Discs, and Platforms -- to use in our training program!

IHDI Puppy in Training, Archie aced his first in-restaurant dining experience during a staff lunch. Way to go, Archie!

Not only has Dry Creek Sertoma Club been a generous and continued supporter of the Hearing Dog program for many years, but they've also assisted our team in growing our resources for the community we serve!

The Hearing Dog Team of Bailey and Alta have been busy this summer in more ways than one. Bailey shares, "Alta has loved her summer job at the daycare! The kids are amazing with her and did a great job at respecting that she is a Working Dog! If they do a good job during the week, they get to throw her toy for her a few times on Fridays. So proud of her and all of my daycare kiddos! We sure will miss it when the school year starts!"

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