Meet Hank

Hank was meant to be a service dog for a U.S. Veteran, until he diagnosed with idiopathic cranial nerve palsy, resulting in epileptic seizures. During one of his seizures, Hank fell down a flight of stairs damaging his knees in both hind legs.

Hank’s mama rushed to start a GoFundMe account that helped pay for his first surgery. As she worried about where to find the funds for his second surgery, she was referred to The Izzie Fund.

With our support, Hank is now scheduled for his second surgery on April 3, 2023 and his mama can focus on what’s important – his recovery. We are pleased to relieve some of her stress regarding the financial burden.

We know first hand the stress that comes from caring for a family member in need. THIS is The Izzie Fund! Keeping families together, one dog at a time.


November 2023

Seven months post surgery, Hank is doing wonderful and has returned to running and playing with other dogs! He has also been able to return to being a Service Dog in training! He can be used for everything but mobility. Through the Service Dog Program, Hank has been able to visit the zoo and various other places.

“The Izzie Fund was very easy to work with and they really care about the pups, they are helping. They stayed in touch with me every step of the way during Hank’s surgery and recovery. If it wasn’t for The Izzie Fund helping fund Hank’s second surgery, he would have never been able to continue his dream of being a Service Dog.” – Hank’s fur mama

July 2023

Just three months after knee surgery, Hank received good news from his vet! His knee tears are all healed and he is cleared to get back to walking.

Now that Hank is slowly getting back to his normal self, he has started his training toward becoming a Canine Good Citizen (CGC).

We are so proud of Hank and are happy to announce that he has graduated from The Izzie Fund program!

June 2023

Thanks to the financial support of The Izzie Fund, Hank was able to have his knee surgery in early April. Although it’s hard to keep a good dog down (I think we can all relate to that!), Hank has been following the rules and allowing his body to heal. 

He has a follow-up appointment in a couple of weeks and his fur-mama is hoping to get the green light to start some small walks again that Hank loves so much! Read Hank’s full story in the link above.

Ever wonder what The Izzie Fund does? This. Is. It! We provide hope to those in need.  We keep families together. We keep dogs out of shelters. WE SAVE LIVES.

Will you lend a paw and help an animal in need?