Noah — Emerging Hero

Charity Partner: Pilots N Paws
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Born without eyes and handicapped back legs, there is little Noah can’t do. Just ask him when he is out on the ski trails!

Because he looks different, Noah spends his days at schools “speaking” out against bullying. He encourages acceptance and tolerance towards those with disabilities, and shares a unique message that there is a difference between sympathy and empathy.

Not only does Noah visit children, he also finds himself with adults at city organizations, giving accounts of his endless devotion to bullied children. There is seldom a dry eye in the room.

Inspired by other dogs before him, Noah also brings comfort to the elderly and forgotten patients in nursing homes. These beautiful people, some non-verbal, hold their hands out to have one of Noah’s famous hugs. He sits on their laps, chest to chest, with his head tucked right in their neck! His slow, methodical, breathing calms even the most agitated seniors and children.

Noah has been recognized by People Magazine, several international newspapers, and has given countless news interviews for the work he has done with kids and bullying. He even made it to the semi-finals as an Emerging Dog Hero in 2016!

Born less than perfect, and using helpful devices such as the Muffin’s Halo, and a wheelchair from Mango on a Mission, Noah assures the world that we are all the same, even if we look different from one another. Tolerance and acceptance are always part of Noah’s vocabulary. A little Hero, indeed!