November 10th, 2017

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Izzy is a full time therapy dog at the Hawaii State Hospital, Hawaii’s only in-patient psychiatric hospital. Izzy participates in the State Hospital’s Annimal-Assisted Therapy Program. She visits patients in Acute units, attends patient team meetings, and goes for walks around campus with patients as part of the “walk a hound, lose a pound” program.

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Mojo was the very first dog placed by Hawaii CAN as a Service Dog. He is especially skilled at tugging off clothing and loading laundry into the washing machine but is best-known for his ability to elicit smiles and laughter from physically and/or psychologically-ailing persons. Mojo was placed with Mr. Tsumoru “Jiji” Ishimoto. He assists Jiji with standing and sitting, pulling his wheelchair, and retrieving objects such as his hat and phone.

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