2015-06 Blind Dog Rescue June News Letter

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June 2015 Newsletter
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs by: rescuing dogs in shelters, assisting blind dog owners, and educating the public about these wonderful dogs.

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How Dogs “SEE” with their noses
By: Andrea Smith- Freelance writer

The expression “dogs see with their noses” has become more and more common,particularly since the release of Alexandra Horowitz‘s 2009 bestseller, Inside of a Dog: What dogs See, Smell, and Know paid homage to their marvelous nose.

A dogs olfactory epithelium is bigger than ours. This allows them to catch and evaluate odor molecules at parts per trillion. Also, dogs’ noses have a vomeronasal organ which has an abundance of receptor cells that optimize their sniffing level. . This is their second olfactory system found in the bottom of their nasal passage. It is suggested that is refined enough to detect pheromones. These chemicals are specific to animal species and alerts them when it is time to mate. These molecules do not send mixed signals because this organ has its own nerves leading to the brain.

The Exhale Process
When dogs exhale the spent air leaves through openings in the side of their noses. This also assists with new odors to enter the nose. This starts a constant sniffing cycle. Another amazing ability is they can wiggle their noses independently. The distance between nostrils also aids them in discovering which nostril picked up a scent.

Smelling Abilities
Now heres where it gets amazing. Dogs smell 40 times greater than us. Their noses also work for two functions. When canines inhale there is a fold of tissue under their nostril that flows into two different paths; one for smelling and one for breathing. Basically, once it enters it goes past that to the pharynx and to the lungs. Once there it sifts through a maze of structures called turbinates that distinguish odor molecules based on different chemicals properties. The olfactory receptors see these odor molecules and send electrical signals to the brain for interpretation.
Check out this wonderful video that illustrates this! https://youtu.be/p7fXa2Occ_U

Yes, they are getting essential information from smelling other canines…but dogs are so amazing they are even being put to the task to determine ovarian cancer samples from benign ones. They can also notice things like a rotten apple in two million barrels. An extraordinary true story as told by a dog expert is about a drug-sniffing dog that discovered a plastic container containing 35 pounds of marijuana buried among gasoline in gasoline tank.
Now we understand how in tune they are with the world and that excited tug on the leash during walks. Dog researchers will continue studies on their incredible abilities to comprehend their behavior.
Sources:
Hecht, J. 2013. Make Sense of scents: how to make your dog happy. Scientific American. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/make-sense-of-scents-how-to-make-your-dog-happy/
Tyson, P. 2012. Dogs Dazzling Sense of Smell. Nova ScienceNow. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/dogs-sense-of-smell.html

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Tips and Tricks for living with your amazing blind dog!

Dog Treats

Made in China, dog treat recall! Headlines like these are in the news regularly any more. Treats made in China are making dogs sick. Wheat, corn, sugar, dyes, treats made with cheap quality ingredients. Enough! I make my own treats.

For the cost of a few bags of commercial made treats, I bought a dehydrator and now I make my own treats. I know whats in them and my dogs love them!

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I start by buying sweet potato’s. I slice them and if I want them chewy, I boil the slices for 30 seconds in water and then I place them in the dehydrator.

In about 12 hours I have great tasting dog treats! I also cut up turkey and make great tasting dehydrated turkey treats. The dogs LOVE them!

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If you don’t have or want to buy a dehydrator, you can give your dog other great healthy treats. I use frozen green beans, baby carrots, strawberries, watermelon, celery, frozen blue berries, raspberries, apples, bananas and pears. They are healthy, natural and low in calories!

By: Charlie Mozitis
I started in rescue 5 years ago when my wife and I adopted our Daisy, a long haired dachshund who survived living in a puppy mill for 4 1/2 years. We got into rescue to give back and pay forward to everyone who helped get Daisy to us. Because I have about 30 years experience in human healthcare with 20 years working as a paramedic, I like to help those dogs that really need the most help. When we fostered failed with our first Sr Duchess, she taught us the joys of Sr’s and to live each day to its fullest and never let anything stand in your way! I joined the BDRA to help blind dogs. I host a web site dedicated to helping humans help dogs, it’s an informational site to provides tips and tricks on dog care and rescue.

Courtesy of K-9 Instinct newsletter

These Apple and Cheddar pupcakes are grain free, using a mix of coconut flour and arrowroot flour! You will also need applesauce, cottage cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, cheddar cheese and a touch of honey!

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PUPCAKES
1/2 cup of coconut flour
1/2 cup of arrowroot flour
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups of applesauce
1 cup of cottage cheese
2 tablespoons of raw honey
3/4 tsp baking soda

FROSTING
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of coconut flour

DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit .
Line a muffin pan with paper muffin cups.
In a large bowl mix the applesauce, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and honey. Mix in the coconut flour, arrowroot flour and baking soda. Mix well.
Use two spoons to drop dollops of dough into the muffin cups and fill the cups 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let your dogs lick the spoons clean. (Very important step!)
In a small bowl cream together the cream cheese, yogurt, honey and coconut flour.
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Let the pupcakes cool then ice the pupcakes and drizzle honey OR shredded cheddar cheese on top.
Serve, and enjoy the delight on their faces as they chow down!

FOSTER!!!!

BDRA is always looking for foster homes for its wonderful babies- its an incredible experience to help these dogs through the transition into their forever loving homes. Being a foster parent is work- but it can be some of the most rewarding work you will ever do! We encourage you to take the chance, open your heart and your home, and commit to taking one of these special dogs and showing it a loving home while we work to find it that special someone to call their own. Fostering takes the entire family- just check out this story below from a foster grandma who has been there through every foster her daughter has taken in.

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Mike and his foster grandma Jan

“Tails” from a foster grandma

by: Jan Miller. Jan has been involved in rescue with her daughter for over 15 years and recently became an avid fan of BDRA when her daughter fostered Mike the standard poodle.

For the last fifteen years it has been my privilege to be a foster grandma to an amazing collection of wayward dogs looking for love, security and guidance. So many babies each with their own story of life. Seniors to puppies, fat to skinny, neurotic to disciplined, shy to aggressive, sighted dogs, deaf dogs and blind dogs. While people foster dogs, it’s the resident pack and the families and friends who help raise them.

How rewarding it has been to watch the transformation and development of a foster baby needing a little or a lot of help to be ready for their “forever home”. As a foster grandma I have loved, baby-sat, worried, bought lot’s of presents, took long walks, cleaned up accidents, played in the yard, and even took them shopping to encourage new experiences. I have supported my daughter and son-in-law as they accepted the challenge to help homeless dogs. I have also supported my grand dogs as they need an extra helping of love and understanding while their parents seem focused on the “new one”. I am so proud of the whole family.

Recently I have had the good fortune of being a foster grandma to Mike the Wonderdog, aka mikeydoodlemommyspoodle, a recently adopted BDRA baby.

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Mike’s experience at my daughter’s home shattered any expectations I had of foster families. I watched as my daughter transformed this scared little blind poodle just by using her instincts and encouraging Mike to overcome each new challenge. I was amazed at how quickly Mike adapted to his new home and his new pack. My grand dogs Molly and Finnegan became wonderful foster siblings gently teaching Mike the rules. I LOVED this baby! He conquered every obstacle that was in his path. What a difference a few weeks made in this poodle’s life. What a difference those few weeks made in my life. When Mike finally went to his wonderful forever home he was a strong and confident happy little boy.

I do love each dog that comes our way and feel privileged to become a part of their journey. The special love only a foster grandma can give pales in comparison to the love I receive from these abandoned angels. Rescues cannot save them all. My heart breaks each time I learn about an abused, starved or abandoned dog enduring horrific circumstances. I thank the many rescue organizations for their efforts. Without rescues there would be no happy stories like Mike’s.

If you are reading this newsletter you are already involved in some way with rescue and love dogs. My experience of being a foster grandma has enriched my life and opened my eyes to possibilities. If you have ever considered fostering I hope you get the chance. Each dog is unique and has her own special needs. There may be a wonderful dog just right for you.

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT- CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate- that is the question
By Tamara Miller

Tamara has been involved in rescue for over 15 years and has a special focus on Weimaraner rescue (with tw oof her own rescued weims) and dogs with special needs. She is a foster parent for BDRA.

While BDRA does not pretend to be a substitute for your veterinarians advice we wanted to share some information on the very hot topic of vaccinations. The idea of whether or not to vaccinate your pets each year is one that has been hotly contested for some time now. Some vets say you absolutely must vaccinate, others are questioning the idea and suggesting that you find out IF your dog NEEDS the vaccinations before giving them. I have complied some information to get you started- ultimately it is up to you and your pet care provider to make an informed decision that is best for your dog!!!

By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM
Among pet caretakers few topics are more debated than that regarding the vaccination of dogs (and cats). In years past, vaccinations for all sorts of diseases were recommended to be given annually … year after year. That protocol was followed by veterinarians because they were told to do so by the vaccine manufacturers in order to ensure optimal immunity for as many pets as possible.

If a veterinarian independently decided not to follow the label recommendations on the vaccines, and an animal subsequently developed a disease that the veterinarian decided vaccination for wasn’t needed, the veterinarian was vulnerable to being sued. Ethically and legally the veterinarian must follow label recommendations for the administration of biologicals.

In recent years, the vaccine manufacturers have been under some pressure to show data that truly demonstrates a need for annual vaccinations for dogs (and cats). Part of the drive for reconsideration of vaccine protocols has been coming from Holistic veterinary practitioners, many of whom believe that repeated vaccinations diminish the animal’s immune resources and can actually create disorders such as degenerative joint diseases, immune mediated disorders such as Lupus, and can actually depress the animal’s ability to ward off diseases “naturally”. A few holistic veterinarians believe that all vaccines are harmful.

On the other hand, there are veterinarians — from general practitioners to research scientists with advanced degrees in immunology — who contend that vaccinations are a modern marvel, responsible for saving uncountable animal lives … just as vaccines have helped rid the world of savage human diseases such as smallpox and polio.

So how is today’s dog and cat caretaker going to make an informed decision about their own pet’s vaccine needs?
To find out the answer click this link and read the rest of this article here:
http://www.petmd.com/dog/care/evr_dg_to_vaccinate_or_not_a_vets_perspective

There is also the idea of TITER TESTING….this is my personal choice for my pets but again it is important for you to make your OWN decisions after doing your due diligence.

The Simple Guide To Titer Testing Dogs

by Jessica Peralta in Vaccine Articles and News

If you’re trying to limit the number of vaccines your dog receives (and you should be), then antibody titers are the perfect solution.
While titers offer many benefits to the vaccine-wary pet owner by showing a measurement of antibody levels to a particular virus in the blood, there are some things to keep in mind when titer testing dogs.
Click this link to read the entire article!
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-simple-guide-to-titer-testing-dogs/?inf_contact_key=1958e2ed765b750b4bf8628d196a9abaea923547cd5ea4832e71995d0e47498a

Here are some links to other articles you might find helpful when making your decision
Dr Schultz University of Wisconsin
Dogs Naturally Magazine
Prevention Magazine
Suggested Pet vaccination schedule from WEB MD

Email us your tips and tricks for next months news letter

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AVAILABLE DOGS- CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING BDRA DOGS LOOKING FOR THEIR FOREVER HOMES!

Meet Rayce.

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A testament to the resilience of the canine spirit and willingness to love unconditionally, Rayce lost both her eyes this past August but remains a happy, outgoing dog who loves to snuggle and give kisses! She is estimated to be 3-4 years old and has a lot of love to give her forever family.

A lover of salmon and eggs, Rayce is has an easy going, laid back attitude. Having been in her foster home for approximately 4 months, she is highly trainable. Rayce has learned to give paw and will sit on command. Rayce is housebroken and loves to chomp on bones and play tug with her foster parents. She has favorite toys to share with her forever family but gets “freaked out” by other dogs being in her personal space and is best suited for a home where she will be the only dog. Rayce presently lives in an apartment where she goes for walks and can tolerate other dogs in passing. Her foster mom feels that Rayce has a lot of positive energy and would benefit from a home with a yard but this is not a must for her.

This sweet, playful, funny dog is happiest being close to her people. She is eager to have her people home at the end of the work day and greets them with loving kisses that wash their faces! Rayce’s foster mom explains that Rayce is free to roam the apartment during the day and has never once chewed anything other than her own toys – no shoes, no furniture. She describes Rayce as being able to intuit what is hers and what is appropriate for her to chew on and proudly noted that Rayce’s forever family will be “getting a great dog!” For more information or to apply to adopt Rayce, please visit www.blinddogrescue.org
By Dena Desantis

 

How about our sweet, sweet Bella? She is still looking for her forever home!
http://www.blinddogrescue.com/availabledogs/bella.html

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To meet all of our adoptable dogs please click here

HAPPY TAILS
Dogs That recently found their Forever Home2b8f8bf5-b110-4e76-b61a-4b96bdc64989

Chewbacca shown here with his great big sweet new brother!

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UPDATES from some of our alumni

Remember Pharrelly Stephen??? Well here is what his new mommy had to say:

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Pharrelly is doing his exercises daily and we take him for walks in the park. He enjoys walking in water, which helps him to be more aware of where his feet are. We are think of doing water therapy with him, because he trips over his feet a lot. He really had a hard time with steps, however now he flies up the stairs. I have to put my arm under his stomach to give him the security to go down the steps, but I’m sure he will also be able to master that as well.

I do visual exercises, but I think the best visual exercise is when he spots one of the cats and runs all over with him or her. I can throw a toy at eye level about 2 feet away and he will go get it and bring it back to me. He has a long way to go with the command, drop it. I’m not sure if he doesn’t understand it or just likes me to open his mouth to get the toy or object out. I’m starting to think that he made it up as a learning exercise for me, because after I take it out of his mouth, he gives me kisses. It may take Pharrelly Steven a lot longer to learn a task at hand, but once he learns it he is able to retain the information.

Last weekend we were at the Pet expo and a baby cried, Pharrelly Steven look right at the baby, which was about 25 feet away. No one could understand why I was so excited about that, however when Pharrelly Steven first came he did not know where sounds were coming from. He would just look around with a confused look on his face and start running all over trying to find where the sound was coming from. I have been working 3 times a day with learning exercises to make him more aware, so I was so proud of him.
He has a very funny personality and we just love him.

 

This is Beau. Beau was adopted in May 2011 and recently had a double enucleation. It looks like he healed beautifully from the surgery! His family is so happy to have him!

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Here is Pamela and her new pack. Pamela was adopted in May 2013 and her mommy says she is doing GREAT!!!

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BDRA Fund Raiser

Fundraisers- How you can help support Blind Dog Rescue Alliance
BDRA has many ways to help support the cause- here is a short list of some of our upcoming and current fundraisers…..
BDRA fundraising is a very important part of rescuing, fostering, and providing fur ever homes for our puppies and older dogs. Many dogs come to us with medical problems and fundraising provides the money to cover these costs.

There are several ways to keep funds rolling in. You can go to the BDRA web site (www.blinddogrescue.com) and click on the Shop tab. There you will find a long list of partners who will give a percentage of all purchases back to BDRA. Just make sure to use the code provided when you make your purchase. You can also help by supporting the Internet fundraisers that are ongoing. AND you can help by sharing all information with family and friends through social media sites.

If you would like to help out with these fundraising efforts or have an idea for something we have not tried, contact Linda (Smartnik@comcast.net) or Pat (pamalinowski@yahoo.com).

As always thank you for your continuing support.
The Fundraising Team.

Help the BDRA start off the New Year with purchases from Happy Animal Company!!! Happy Animal Co. is dedicated to sourcing and selling animal and earth friendly products from responsible companies, and donating at least 50% of profits to animal rescues. This BDRA partner has some interesting products. Check them out! http://www.happyanimal.co/?affid=5

Favorite us on EBAY and add us as your favorite charity on http://givingworks.ebay.com/

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is selling Yankee Candles!!! For each order, BDRA gets 40%!!! Time to think SPRING and SUMMER smells like fruits and flowers, ice cream and walks along the beach!!! You can start your shopping and help blind dogs today!!!
Just go to http:// www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and use group number 990053323 in order for BDRA to get credit.

The Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is now an Online Retail Partner with Dog Park Publishing!
The folks at Dog Park Publishing are going to give us 10% of your purchase through our affiliate site, so check out their high-quality holiday gifts, handmade art, calendars, and more than 1000 made-in-the-U.S.A. products.
They also offer jewelry, clothes and decorative items for dog lovers, along with dog clothes, accessories, and natural treats. Click on Link Below.
http://www.dogparkpublishing.com/

The Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Rescue Pack – It’s like a look book of dogs who support BDRA. link http://packdog.com/rescue/blinddogrescue: around to all of your rescue supporters, adopters and friends.
Every dog that joins our Rescue Pack gets his or her own profile page that carries a link to support BDRA.
Ongoing engagement – As more dogs join our Rescue Pack, people will see our rescue efforts and be able to support BDRA.
More donations! – Our Pack Rescue page links directly to our current PayPal donation account

BDRA NEEDS FOREVER FRIENDS FOR OUR FOREVER FOSTERS!!!
THANK YOU to all of our BDRA fans who’ve already become BDRA Forever FRIENDS!!!
PLEASE SPONSOR A BLIND SENIOR OR HOSPICE DOG!!! BDRA has 7 Forever Fosters in need of Forever Friends!!! These are special seniors or dogs in hospice care. BDRA is here to give them all the love they need before they reach the bridge. However, we can’t do it alone! Read their stories and learn more about our Forever Fosters!!!
A Forever Foster Forever Friend is someone who sponsors one of our Forever Fosters with a monthly donation. It can be $5, $10, $20, or whatever amount is best for you, with a minimum of a $5 monthly donation. In return for becoming a Forever Friend, you’ll receive monthly updates from your Forever Friend’s foster family. If you prefer to sponsor a Forever Foster using a different amount, please email treasurer@blinddogrescue.com. Don’t forget to specify which Forever Foster you would like to sponsor! Follow this link: http://www.blinddogrescue.com/adopted/bdrasanctuarydogs.html

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Volunteer Spotlight
Meet our special volunteers
By:Dena Desantis

Dena has owned several dogs throughout her life, including dogs who lost their vision to old age

A passionate and compassionate dog owner, Cherie McCarron owned two litter mates, one who had become blind at age 5 with Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Cherie was self-taught about blind dogs at that time, learning as she went along with her own dog, Mandy. Cherie’s dog no longer wanted to go out when it was dark outside and Cherie watched her temperament change as she lost her sight. The sisters switched roles and the sighted dog, who had been the submissive, became the dominant. Several years later, Cherie found her sighted dog, Morgan, had experienced heart failure. Devastated, months went by with the family mourning their loss. It was a visit to the vet with Mandy, several months later, that led to Cherie discovering BDRA. Although Cherie felt that she could not adopt at that time, she was willing to heed the recommendation of her vet when she encouraged Cherie to look into a rescue that catered to the needs of blind dogs.

After researching BDRA online, she recalls, “I was pretty much hooked!” Having never been involved in rescue before, Cherie eagerly signed up to help with just about every facet of BDRA’s operations. Cherie was living with her family in Ohio at the time and was doing a lot of travelling for both family and work. Volunteering with transport became a regular activity for Cherie and her husband and allowed her to see how much work went into coordinating getting a dog from a shelter to a foster family or a foster family to his/her loving forever home. She joined the Networking Team and also “began to realize you could foster outside of Philadelphia.”

While participating on the Networking Team, which includes posting about dogs in high kill shelters, Cherie found a 1 year old Chow, Eli, who was running short on time. By this time, Cherie and her family had relocated to South Carolina. Travelling in Canada at the time, Cherie quickly sent out a desperate post about this sweet boy inquiring, “Isn’t there something we can do to get him out?” Cherie was not approved to foster at the time, by BDRA or her husband, but quickly convinced her family of dog lovers that this was a special boy who needed their assistance. Colleen Little was able to arrange for a home visit to take place that week to ensure that Cherie could provide Eli with a foster home that lived up to BDRA’s standards. Transport would take a week but Eli was saved 10 minutes before the close of business and what would have been the end of his life. Cherie recalls Eli being “an absolute doll” as a foster dog and being adopted by a couple in New Hampshire who take him for daily walks on the beach.
In the intervening years, Cherie and her family have provided foster homes to an estimated 10-12 dogs for BDRA and is proud to report, “I’ve only adopted 3!” Recently downsizing to a home on a lake, Cherie, her husband, and their 2 sons (ages 20 and 25) live with William, who is blind and deaf and loves to swim in the lake; Razzle, a foster who came to Cherie as her second foster home after having some difficulty getting along with other dogs in the home; and Junior, who loves to soak in the sun. They’re joined by Cheri’s 16 year old cat and Gibson, a BDRA foster, who has “made amazing strides over the last 6 months” and is a ‘happy go lucky’ boy despite having had some brain issues. Cherie is confident this wonderful boy will find his forever home soon!
Recently elected to the position of Vice President, Cherie felt that it was her responsibility to step up to continue to help as many animals as possible. She keeps in contact with several of the families who have adopted her fosters and has had the opportunity to see them again at an annual fundraising event held in Pennsylvania. Each year, Cherie travels from her home in South Carolina to participate in this event where she works with other BDRA volunteers raising over $1,000 for BDRA during the weekend event. Cherie is proud of BDRA’s track record and exclaims “I absolutely love this group and the people in it. They’ve become like a family!”

BDRA Mark Your Calendars

BDRA’s Upcoming Events!

N E W Y O R K E V E N T S!!

EVENT: Pet Expo
PLACE: Monroe Community College, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd., Roch., NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 9, 10:00 – 3:00
SET UP: 9:00 am
VOLUNTEERS: Pat and Len
O T H E R V O L U N T E E R S W E L C O M E!
DOGS: None
REGISTRATION: registration confirmed

EVENT: The Paw Park 4th Anniversary Bash
PLACE: Paw Park, Williamsville, NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 13, 10:00 – 2:00
SET UP: 9:00 am
VOLUNTEERS: Pat and Chris
O T H E R V O L U N T E E R S W E L C O M E!
DOGS: None
REGISTRATION: Confirmed

EVENT: Curtis Lumber’s Pet-a-Palooza
http://www.clpetapalooza.com/
PLACE: Curtis Lumber, Hamilton, NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 20, 10:00 – 3:00
SET UP: 9:00 am
VOLUNTEERS: Debbie (and mom)
O T H E R V O L U N T E E R S W E L C O M E!
DOGS: Watson most likely
REGISTRATION: registration sent

EVENT: Northtown Subaru Dog Days of Kenmore
http://dogdayswny.com
PLACE: Mang Park, Kenmore, NY
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12 to 4 pm
SET UP: 10 am
VOLUNTEERS: Pat and Len
O T H E R V O L U N T E E R S W E L C O M E !
DOGS: None
REGISTRATION: registration sent

EVENT: Lancaster Farmer’s Market
http://www.lancastervillagemarket.com
PLACE: 4913 Transit Rd., Depew, NY
DATE/TIME: Sundays, May 24, June 14, July 5, Aug. 23, 9 am to 1 pm
SET UP: 8 am
VOLUNTEERS: Pat
O T H E R V O L U N T E E R S W E L C O M E !
DOGS: None
REGISTRATION: Confirmed

EVENT: Canine Carnival 2015
http://www.pmawf.org/
PLACE: Jamesville Beach Park, Jamesville, NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 8, 10:00 – 3:00
SET UP: 9:00 am
VOLUNTEERS: Debbie (and mom)
O T H E R V O L U N T E E R S W E L C O M E!
DOGS: Watson most likely

PENNSYLVANIA EVENTS for 2015

To sign up to volunteer at an event, please email dkmaialetti@verizon.net. Thank you!

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: May Day in York
PLACE: John Rudy Park
400 Mundis Race Rd.
York, PA 17406
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb, Victoria

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Reading Pet Expo
PLACE: Reading Fairgrounds
1216 Hilltop Road
Leesport, PA 19533
TIME: 10am – 6pm
SET UP: 8:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Garri Promotions, 800-677-4677
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys, John & Clara-Jean
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVENT: Tail Wagger’s Strut
PLACE: The Crossings Animal Sanctuary
1083 Taylorsville Rd., Suite 3
Washington Crossing, PA 18973
TIME: 9am – 4pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE: Sunday, May 3
CONTACT INFO: 215-321-4673, TailWaggersStrut@TheCrossingsAnimalSanctuary.org
VOLUNTEERS: NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $20 Registration Fee
NOTE: Canopies or tents are recommended – there is no shade

SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Reading Pet Expo
PLACE: Reading Fairgrounds
1216 Hilltop Road
Leesport, PA 19533
TIME: 10am – 6pm
SET UP: 8:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Garri Promotions, 800-677-4677
VOLUNTEERS: John & Clara-Jean
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: DeBello Dog Walk
PLACE: Green Lane Park (Rts. 29 & 63)
2144 Snyder Rd
Green Lane, PA
TIME:
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Dan Fein, 610-761-9146.
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015

EVENT: Langhorne Pet Fair
PLACE: Mayor’s Playground
Rts. 413 & 213
Langhorne, PA 19047
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP: 8:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron, Rose
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SATURDAY MAY 16, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Pottstown Pet Adoption Day
PLACE: Smith Family Plaza
100 E. High St
Pottstown, PA
TIME: 9am – 3pm
SET UP: 7:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Bill Sharon, bsharon@pottstown.org
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Concord Pet Foods (formerly Cutter’s Mills)
PLACE: 4275 County Line Road
(County Line & 202)
Chalfont, PA 18914
TIME: 11am – 3pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: 215-997-5052
VOLUNTEERS: Rose
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2014 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVENT: Petpalooza
PLACE: Ryerss Museum and Library
Burholme Park
Northeast Philadelphia
TIME: 11am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Sharon Doyle, 215-460-5062, penny4150@aol.com
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
PLACE: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Road
Phoenixville, PA
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Chris or Paul
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys,
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: 36th Annual Chester County Car Show
PLACE: Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds
Rte. 113
Kimberton, PA
TIME: 9am – 3pm
SET UP: 7:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Bob Patton
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SUNDAY MAY 31, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVENT: Sunday Funday
PLACE: 3258 Knights Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
TIME: 10am – 3pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE: Evvent is Rain or Shine
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $50 They are asking No Soliciting for donations except for Red Paw. If you would like to sell merchandise vendor fee is $100

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