Andy Goes to the Dogs

The 14th annual Helping Paws Fore Paws Golf Tournament will tee off in August.

Who doesn’t love puppies? They’re always happy to see you and want your affection.

Those friendships are taken to a whole new level with Helping Paws, a Hopkins-based nonprofit that matches disabled people with Labrador retriever service dogs.

Helping Paws has set up more than 150 pairs in its 25-year history.

Read about these dogs and their Plymouth caretakers in the June issue of Plymouth Magazine, available June 1 at Until then, read up on the 14th annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament, August 4 at French Lake Golf Course in Maple Grove. The social event will include games, golf and, of course, dogs.

If you want to help provide a service dog to someone in need, become a benefactor of the blue coat benefactor dog sponsorship program. Contribution levels range from $250 to $5,000. Read more about the tourney and benefactor opportunities at Helping Paws' website.