*as of 12/7/2020
Greetings everyone, I’m a Labrador Retriever and I was born November 15, 2018! Hana is my name, and in Hawaii that means service and work. I got named by two wonderful people who stand by that tradition, Jack and Karen, the founders of New Life K9s. I’m the newest member of the New Life service dog program and CMC, and the cutest dog your eyes will ever see! Some would say I'm a diva at times, but I call it liking things to be done my way. I enjoy running around outside with my friends and chewing on toys, but mostly I like learning and watching the seagulls roam around. Seeing the Dog Father is always fun. He also gave me the nickname Bubba. I like seeing him because he gives me so much love, plus he has the tastiest treats. I can't wait for all of you to watch my journey of becoming a service dog!
Follow me on Instagram! @hanahelps
From Hana's Handlers
"Hana has taught me how to be patient, caring, loving, kind, and gentle. Hana has been a blessing in my life. She's my angle. I love her. :)" -David
See Hana's Progress Below
December 2020 Update
Confidence building is something that I’ve been working on lately. Like being exposed to different people, smells, and sounds. Being with different handlers that are teaching and giving me opportunities to figure out things and make the right decisions, that’s going to help me build confidence and not feel stressed out for small things. What I really like is the fact that with anyone I’m with they encourage me, love me, and support me in every way they can.
What I really enjoy lately is I get to spend time with my friends. I get to take long naps! I also get to go sailing with my puppy raisers. I love being outdoors. Talk to everyone soon!
November 2020 Update
September 2020 Update
I wanted to give everyone an update about what I've been up to. I've been learning so many things. I can pick up my leash and I love retrieving items. As long as I know what item to retrieve, I can do it! I feel great when I can alert for help. My bff David says I'm very smart. Well until next time!
July 2020 Update
Hi everybody, it's me, Hana. I miss you guys. I hope you are healthy and well. Since this coronavirus, I've been continuing with my daily life skills like opening doors and closing them, picking up my leash, and continuing to have magnificent manners. I have six months until I turn two years old so I am working hard and having fun.
May 2020 Update
Hi my friends! I'm doing good. I just wanted to update you on what I've been working on. Magnificent manners, learning to brace, so I'm able to help people get up if they fall down. I'm getting good at it. Well, that's it for now. I love you!
February 2020 Update
Hi its Hana. I've been working on carrying items. It is coming along! I've been so happy lately because of the holidays. I've been eating some good food including some special treats I love. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 2019 Update
Hi everyone it's me Hana! I just want you to know that I'm doing good. My handler, David, and I have been working on my "ick" because I love picking up food from the ground. I can't help it, I believe people leave food for me to pick up. Other than that, my teaching is coming along well for now. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
November 2019 Update
Hi, it's me Hana again. This month I am working on putting away my toys in my toy box and I am learning different items. My best friend, Bobbie, and I are going to be working together. I am having a lot of fun! I love eating treats if I can do that all day, I will! Until next time!
October 2019 Update
September 2019 Update
Hi it's Hana, the beautiful one! I know it's been a while since you heard from me. I was sick from kennel cough. However, my teaching is coming along. I'm really smart. Right now I am working on putting my toys away in my toy box and working on my patience because I get overly excited. Well, that's all for now. To my fans, much love!
June Update 2019
This is Hana barking your way! I've been working on opening and closing doors. I'm actually pretty good at it now. My retrieving is on point and I'm able to retrieve medicine bottles and my own leash, which is pretty cool. My handler David makes it easy for me to learn because he's patient and loving towards me. I love making him happy. I love playing with my best friend Leon. He's my favorite. I run around and play tag. I always get him though because he's too slow at running. Until next time...
Hi everyone! It's Hana again! I have so much to tell you! I've been working a bunch on improving my skills; I can open and close doors now, and I gotta say, I'm getting pretty good. I also have been retrieving medicine bottles and my leash! While I would say that I'm a fast learner, it definitely helps to have a handler who is patient and loving. I also have been getting to play a lot with my best friend, Leon! We love to run around and play tag. I'm a fast runner though, so I usually win. Well, that's all for now. Make sure to check back in next month to hear about what I do next!
May 2019 Update