2015-08 Blind Dog Rescue August News Letter

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AUGUST 2015 NEWS LETTER

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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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Clicker Training for Blind Dogs
By Kate Naito
Kate is a positive dog trainer with Doggie Academy in Brooklyn, NY. She has a soft spot for dogs with special needs and currently has two visually impaired dogs.
I recently gave a private training lesson to a spunky Pug/Pomeranian (or so we think) mix who had recently lost her vision to SARDS. This little girl was clever but bored and stressed, so we immediately started engaging her brain with clicker training. If you haven’t tried it with your own blind dog (or cat or chicken or any animal), I’d highly recommend it!

Why Clicker Training?

Clicker training follows the principles of positive training. When the dog does the desired behavior (e.g., sits), you “mark” the instant of the right behavior with either a click or a verbal marker like “Good dog!” This tells the dog exactly what she did right. Then, you treat, which is like paying her for doing a good job. I recommend a click rather than a verbal marker for a blind dog, because a click is a unique, perfectly clear signal. A voice marker can vary in tone or volume, making it less clear, and if you’re like me, you often praise your dog in non-training contexts, just for being cute. Given that a blind dog depends heavily on clear auditory feedback, a clicker can make training fun and quick rather than confusing and slow.

Getting Started

There are many kinds of clickers, some noisier than others. The ones with internal clickers (and a round external button) are quieter and better for skittish or small dogs; the boxy ones are better for boisterous or hearing-impaired dogs.

The first clicker lesson is a simple classical conditioning exercise, in which you click once and follow it with a treat. Repeat this at least ten times in different parts of the room. More specific instructions are here: www.clickertrainusa.com/chargingtheclicker.htm

Teach Something New

You can use clicker training to teach any number of cool behaviors (think Canine Musical Freestyle routines) or eliminate problems behaviors like barking. I’d start with something light, like teaching to spin:

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If Clicker Training sounds like fun, you can try it now using a clickable pen. To learn more, check out the book Clicker Training for Dogs by Karen Pryor, the queen of all things clicker. Enjoy!
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If it’s too hot for you it’s too hot for your pup!!!!

 

Muffins Halo
Silvie and Muffin Bordeaux
Edited by Charlie Mozitis

This is Muffin’s Halo, a unique product for blind dogs.

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Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs ® is a custom designed product to guide blind/visually impaired dogs and safeguard them from bumping into walls and other objects. This NEW patented device is a great aid to help them become familiar with existing or new surroundings, quickly.

Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs ® is lightweight, comfortable and a stylish easy fit with adjustable velcro straps. Its soft angel wings sit on the dog’s neck to protect their head and shoulder area, while the decorative halo is designed to protect them from bumping into walls and other objects. This device does not hinder a dog’s normal daily activity and makes them look like a precious angel.

Muffin’s Halo Guide for Blind Dogs ® was invented out of the love and devotion for MUFFIN BORDEAUX, a 12 year old Toy Poodle who lost his sight last year due to cataracts. Muffin began bumping into walls, fell down the stairs and became depressed and immobile, as he attempted to transition. His mother Silvie Bordeaux was heartbroken and determined to find a solution for her beloved dog. After doing some extensive research, she realized there is a great need for products to assist blind dogs, so she created Muffin’s Halo and is now dedicated to assisting blind/visually impaired dogs and their caring owners.

My precious 12 year old toy poodle Muffin Bordeaux, went blind last year due to cataracts. I was devastated, since he kept bumping into walls and falling down the stairs. He became very depressed and was afraid to move around. I could not let him out of my sight and carried him around everywhere. I searched the internet extensively for solutions/assistance. That was when I realized that there is a great need for products to assist blind/visually impaired dogs, so I invented this device/guide, “Muffin’s Halo Guide For Blind Dogs ® ” that has changed his life, as well as mine. Muffin now knows his home again and can travel with me to any hotel or friend’s house and gets to familiarize any new surrounding, quickly. He just loves this aid and is back to his peppy confident self! Muffin also loves all the attention he gets when I take him on walks, as he looks like a little angel. Most importantly, I can leave him at home for hours and know that he is safe.

While I was inventing this product, we discovered Muffin had a mass in his stomach. I consulted with multiple vets, changed his diet, and gave him daily iron supplements and medicine, hoping to reduce the mass. As a result, he was doing well and was more energetic.

During a follow up appointment to check on his mass, a certain Vet lacerated him internally by mistake, leaving Muffin dying on the operation table. Muffin had to have excessive amounts of blood transfusions and emergency surgery that cost me an excessive amount of money, but most importantly, great emotional distress. The Vet told me I had to prepare for the worse and that Muffin would probably not make it through the night. They feared his main artery was cut and that he could not survive this type of injury. I was petrified, devastated and in total disbelief.

As Muffin (who recently went blind and was traumatized in the Emergency Room with complete strangers) was in critical care fighting for his life, I was on my knees sobbing all night. I was surrounded by his bed, toys and clothes and pleaded to God to please save my precious dog. I promised in return, upon his recovery, Muffin and I would be of service and dedicate our lives to helping blind dogs.

My greatest prayer was answered and after many weeks of tender loving care, Muffin recovered and I have since worked on and developed “Muffin’s Halo Guide For Blind Dogs ® ” to now make it available for other dogs facing this issue. I was stunned to find out how many dogs are abandoned or put down because they go blind. Muffin’s Halo can now save the lives of many dogs! It no longer has to be painful for the dogs and their owners, as I have a great solution to help this transition.

Today, Muffin’s Halo, my patented guide for blind dogs that was custom designed and handcrafted in the USA is now on the market. It is my greatest wish that we improve the lives of as many blind dogs as possible!

With much love,

Silvie and Muffin Bordeaux
Silvie Bordeaux is currently working on and developing a whole line of Blind Dog Products, specially designed to improve their quality of lives.
Muffin’s Halo comes in different styles and colors to bring forth awareness for blind dogs. The Angel Wings signifies “protection and guidance”. The Quarterback style symbolizes “star of the team who has his blind-side covered” and the Butterfly Wings means freedom to “fly” again.

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For more info on Muffin’s Halos go to http://muffinshalo.com

Silvie Bordeaux is also founder of non-profit organization, “Second Chances For Blind Dogs” whose mission is to provide blind dogs in shelters/rescues with a Muffin’s Halo to help them navigate into forever homes and to educate the public on how to care for blind dogs. www.secondchancesforblinddogs.org

Hot Weather Treats for your Pup

By: Kimberly Caro

Keep Your Pup Happy & Cool This Summer

The summer heat is in full force this year and while we can sip on iced coffees and indulge in ice cream treats our dogs are not so lucky. We scoured the Internet to find five delicious frozen treat recipes to keep your pop cool and happy this summer.

Mash a ripe banana and mix with one tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter. Stuff the mixture into a Kong and freeze or simply place in ice cube trays and offer one treat at a time

Freeze small pieces of frozen fruit like apples, bananas or even small berries for a perfect tasty, easy to make, treat for your dog. Some dogs may be sensitive or allergic to certain types of fruit, so give them to your dog sparingly and pay attention to any signs of discomfort

Create a fruit slushie by blending one cup of fruit with one cup of ice cubes until smooth. Then, put the mixture in a bowl or in a Kong to have an immediate thirst quencher.

Mix together a banana, blueberries, low-fat, organic yogurt, and peanut butter. Place the mixtures in ice cube trays and freeze for about 3 hours. For fun, use bone shaped ice cube trays! For the full recipe, click here.

Make delish peanut butter and sweet potatoes treats by mixing together ½ roasted sweet potato with ¾ cup peanut butter. Mix well, scoop into ice cube trays and freeze.

Now that you have treats to keep your pup cool on the inside, be sure to follow the below summer safety tips from Humane Society.

Never leave your pets in a parked car – not even for a minute or with the air condition on.

Watch the humidity.

Limit exercise on hot days.

Provide ample shade and water.

Don’t rely on a fan, as they don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people.

 

Here’s How to Travel With Your Dog in Hot Weather

By Andrea Smith

You hold your four-legged friend dear. Your pet is vulnerable in the summer to injuries and illnesses such as heat stroke, sun burn, and foot pad burn. Heat stroke is especially dangerous, and can result in blindness, seizures, and death. Heat exhaustion is a sign a canine is too hot. You can immediately take care of this before heat stroke begins. The signs of heat exhaustion are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting heavy panting, and the reddening of the skin inside the ears. Make sure to take your dog inside for cooler air in the basement or the fan. Give them fresh water. Wet the fur with lukewarm water and let it dry.

Heatstroke is when the dog’s body cannot regulate the body temperature. Keep in mind they cannot sweat and panting doesn’t cool your dog once they start sweltering. Their body temp is usually 100-102 and 106 degrees is lethal. Visit a veterinarian if this happens.

The dog breeds that fall victim to heatstroke are pugs, bulldogs, English and French bulldogs, boxers, Saint Bernard, and Shih Tzu.

Here’s how to travel with your dog in hot weather

In times of excessive heat don’t let your dog wander on asphalt or cement. Their paw pads may burn and being near to the ground body heat will rise

The long-haired breeds need a trim but no so close that there is no fur to protect them from the heat

You can still exercise with your pet. When you are thirsty and need refreshment, so does your dog. The best areas to pour some water on them are the chest, neck, belly, and pads of the feet

Follow you dog’s pace. Hike trails where there are streams they can splash and play.

Bulldogs cannot exercise or be left outdoors in the heat

Make some peanut butter popsicles

If your animal is in the yard make sure they have shade under a tree and a shallow pool filled with cool water.

Never leave your pet in a parked car even for a minute.

Sources:

(May 2014) Keep Pets Safe in the Heat. The Humane Society of The United States Retrieved from http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/pets_safe_heat_wave.html

Weaver, S (nd) Keeping Dogs Safe in the Heat. Ceasar’s Way. Retrieved from http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/dog-health/keeping-dogs-safe-in-the-heat

 

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Tips and Tricks For living with your amazing dog!!!
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.

Its Getting Hot out there! Be cautious when you are outside playing with your pup or whenever your pup is exposed to the elements- Heatstroke can be life threatening!!!

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Catching heat stroke early is essential to preventing an untimely demise for your pet.

Symptoms a dog may exhibit if it is experiencing heat stroke: excessive panting and drooling, vomiting or having diarrhea, an increased heart rate, glazed eyes, bright or dark red tongue or gums, is staggering, having a seizure or has lost consciousness.1 If you see a dog experiencing these symptoms, try to rehydrate the dog gradually and provide small doses of fresh water for him to drink. Make sure he doesn’t drink too much too fast. Doing so could give him an upset stomach.

If you suspect that your dog has heat stroke try laying him on cold tile with cool towels on the back of his neck, groin area, armpits and moisten the ear flaps and paws with cool water. Be sure to avoid using cold or ice water as this will constrict the dog’s blood vessels in the skin. If blood vessels are constricted, this will prevent blood flow to the dog’s heart.5A dog’s normal temperature is 100° to 103°F, so it’s best to avoid letting his temperature fall below that range.To regulate your dog’s temperature, you could use a rectal thermometer. If that’s not your cup of tea, there are also special thermometers that measure infrared heat waves that are emitted from a dog’s eardrum. Place the thermometer deep into the ear canal. Once his temperature comes down to 103 degrees, take him to the veterinarian’s office.6 Offer your dog water to drink but don’t force him to drink if he’s not interested. Don’t leave your dog unattended or let him “sleep it off.” Their condition can worsen the next day if they don’t get proper medical attention right away.

Taken from http://carrington.edu/blog/veterinary/fidos-stay-cation-dogs-answer-heat-stroke-prevention/

email us your tips and tricks for next months newsletter

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AVAILABLE DOGS- CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING BDRA DOGS LOOKING FOR THEIR FOREVER HOMES!
By:Dena Desantis
Dena has owned several dogs throughout her life, including dogs who lost their vision to old age

BDRA Lucy

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Lucy is a former puppy mill mom who lived most of her 11 years in a crate much too small for her. Her front legs are bowed from the space restriction and her vocal cords were cut so she could make noise. She was pulled from an Arkansas shelter earlier this year by a concerned private citizen and came to BDRA in April 2015.

Bearing the scar from at least one Cesarian Section birth, Lucy, a beautiful Silky Terrier, is sight impaired due to cataracts in both eyes. She also is partially deaf. However, none of these traumas have dampened Lucy’s indominable spirit! Lucy’s foster mom points out that although she has only been in a loving home for 3 short months, she is making incredible progress. Lucy is learning to accept love from humans and is eager to greet her foster dad at the front door when he comes home, following along with the pack of dogs in residence. Lucy has been accepted by her foster siblings. She’s protected by the alpha dog of the pack and shares the bed with the ‘man of the house,’ an 85 pound Golden Retriever.

Intuitively affectionate, Lucy has participated in therapeutic visits to a nursing home with her foster mom. She has an innate sense of the needs of one particular resident and will curl up in her lap for extended periods of time, a behavior that is not presently exhibited in her foster home, as she’s still learning to trust humans.

Lucy’s foster mom explains that Lucy is a ‘very loving dog’ and will sit next to you in order to receive attention. She is crate trained but does need to go out every 3 hours or so, which means that she would be best placed with a family who is available to her on a regular basis. Lucy enjoys her morning and afternoon naps and is down for the night at 8pm. She is learning to play and interacts well with other dogs and children. Lucy has been around cats but doesn’t pay attention to them. It is possible for her to live in a home with other pets and children who can understand the needs of this older lady.

Lucy has been professionally groomed and seems to enjoy getting bathed at her foster home as well, although she doesn’t enjoy the hair dryer very much. Lucy has had a dental cleaning and recently had several teeth extracted following years of dental neglect. This doesn’t stop Lucy from enjoying her meals, presently twice a day, and treats, especially watermelon!

Lucy is actively learning about life outside a crate. She has some difficulty navigating her foster home and needs to be close to her foster mom in order to be able to hear and follow her voice. Although Lucy doesn’t always know the direction to go, she accepts assistance well. Lucy’s mom walks her several times day to allow her to exercise. Lucy will trot on a leash when she wants to walk but will let you know with a backward tug if she’s gone far enough.

To learn more about Lucy or to apply to adopt this outstanding senior, please visit our website www.blinddogrescue.org.

To meet all of our adoptable dogs please click here

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HAPPY TAILS
Dogs That recently found their Forever Home

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And some updates from Alumni
Barkley
Barkley is doing absolutely terrific. still has issue with meeting other dogs but we are continuing to work through it. He get groomed every 6-8 weeks and loves it and there are no problems there with other dogs so we think it’s a leash issue.

I wanted to share a few photos of Barkley. The 1st one is a picture that was taken at camp and was used for the Feb pin-up on a calendar that was printed and sent out to all the seasonal campers. The other 2 were taken today in our yard. As you can tell, he is a handsome dog and is doing great. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

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And check our our handsome Wallace with his Brother Homer

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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.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0526851 support us every time you shop.

Sometimes we forget how incredible our volunteers and supporters are- but this particular donation really touched our hearts…here is a copy of a letter and donation we recently received…its a great way to get your kids involved and teach them the lesson of charity!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.

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Volunteer Spotlight
Meet our special volunteers
By:Dena Desantis

Lorie Batson
A lifelong dog lover, Lorie found BDRA on Facebook after taking time off from her career in nursing. A first time foster mom to BDRA’s Lucy (this month’s foster spotlight!), Lorie has extensive experience in both breeding and raising dogs of various breeds.

A newlywed of 5 years, Lorie’s husband is supportive of her efforts with BDRA as well as her involvement with their local rescue’s therapeutic reading program. Volunteering in this capacity for the past year, Lorie has seen first-hand the difference love can make for rescues and fosters. Her own pack consists of three rescued dogs. Remington, a 2 year old Golden Retriever; Gracie, an 8 pound Silky Terrier, and Macie, a Terrier mix who was abused and is fearful of people until she gets to know them.

Lorie and her easy going husband have raised 5 children between them and they range in age from 26-35. She is proud to note that their children are dog lovers as well and one member of Lorie’s pack belongs to her daughter, a brave US Soldier who is currently stationed in Germany. Lorie travels across the state regularly to visit her ailing mother who looks forward to visits from her 4 legged grand children, even BDRA’s Lucy!

With a love of cooking, Lorie loves to try out new recipes and happily sends along meals for her husband to share with his co-workers Lorie loves to dance and her husband recently signed up for dance lessons. Enjoying her time at home with her ‘babies,’ Lorie looks forward to becoming more involved with BDRA, exploring new interests in her free time, and getting involved with pet therapy. She also hopes to board dogs for soldiers on deployment in the future!

Thanks for all that you do, Lorie! If you have a nominee for Volunteer Spotlight, please e-mail Newsletter@blinddogrescue.com

BDRA Mark Your Calendars
BDRA’s Upcoming Events!
N E W Y O R K E V E N T S!!

EVENT: Lancaster Farmer’s Market
http://www.lancastervillagemarket.com
PLACE: 4913 Transit Rd., Depew, NY
DATE/TIME: Sunday, Aug. 23, 9 am to 2 pm
SET UP: 8 am
VOLUNTEERS: Pat, Len, 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: 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
REGISTRATION: Confirmed

EVENT: 2015 Bark for Life
PLACE: Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 8, 9:00 – Noon
SET UP: 8:00 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: registration confirmed

EVENT: 23rd Annual Fireplug Walk for Animals and Rescue Roundup
https://www.facebook.com/AnimalProtectiveFoundation
PLACE: Central Park, Schenectady, NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 19, 11:00 – 3:00
SET UP: 9:30 to 10:30 am
VOLUNTEERS: NONE – Volunteers needed!
DOGS:
REGISTRATION: $10.00. Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 1st.

EVENT: The 23rd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk-A-Thon
http://www.stevens-swan.org/
PLACE: Kirkland Town Park, Clinton, NY
DATE/TIME: Sunday, September 20th, 11:00 – 3:00
SET UP: 10:00 am
VOLUNTEERS: Debbie
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: Sent

EVENT: Hilton Apple Festival
PLACE: Hilton, NY
DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00 – 5:00; Sunday, Oct. 4, 10 – 4:30
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

PENNSYLVANIA EVENTS for 2015

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVENT: Wine Tasting in the Park
PLACE: Elickers Grove
511 Roths Church Rd.
Spring grove, PA
TIME: 12noon – 6pm
SET UP: 9am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $25

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: York Wine Fest
PLACE: Elickers Grove Park
511 Roths Church Rd.
Spring Grove, PA.
TIME: 12noon – 6pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $25

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Hauser Winery Event
PLACE: Hauser Winery
410 Cashtown Rd.
Biglerville, PA 17307
TIME: 12noon-5pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Dog Day in the Park
PLACE: Marge Goodfellow Park
New Freedom, PA 17349
TIME: 10am – 4pm WALK: 9 – 10 am
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $15 – Deadline July 1st

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Mt. Olive Pet Memorial
PLACE: Hanover, PA
TIME: 2-4pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Pottstown Pet Fair
PLACE: Pottstown Memorial Park
75 W. King Street
Pottstown, PA
TIME: 9am – 3pm
SET UP: before 8:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Bill Sharon, bsharon@pottstown.org
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT: Gladys
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: September Fest
PLACE: Spring Grove
TIME: 11am – dusk
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Newtown Pet Fair
PLACE: Newtown Veterinary Hospital
107 Penns Trail
Newtown PA 18940
TIME: 12noon – 4pm, Parade at 3:30pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE: Event is rain or shine
CONTACT INFO: Riki Brennan, 215-968-3895
VOLUNTEERS: Rose
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Barktoberfest
PLACE: Boyertown Community Park
417 S. Madison St.
Boyertown, PA 19512
TIME: 12noon – 4pm
SET UP: 9:30am
RAINDATE: Sunday, September 27, 2015
CONTACT INFO: 610-256-1327(Michelle), info@barco-pa.com
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT:Woofstock
PLACE: Harrisburg, PA
TIME: 4 – 11m
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Lancaster Mutt Mixer
PLACE:
TIME: 11am – 3pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Macungie Pet Fair
PLACE: Macungie Memorial Park
50 N. Poplar Street
Macungie, PA
TIME: 11am – 3pm
SET UP: 9:30am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Roberta Moyer, 610-217-0850
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Woofapalooza
PLACE: Knights of Columbus
1492 Woodbourne Rd.
Levittown, PA 19057
TIME: 12noon – 4pm
SET UP: 11am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Taylor Kreiling (woofapalooza@gmail.com)
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Rose
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Quakertown Alive
PLACE: Quakertown, PA
TIME: 10am – 4pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Pending

EVENT: Barktoberfest
PLACE: Animals’ Hospital of Levittown
2230 Bristol Oxford Valley Road
Levittown, PA
TIME: 12noon – 4pm
SET UP: 10am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys, Ron & Rose
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Hauser Wiery Event
PLACE: Hauser Winery
410 Cashtown Rd
Biglerville, PA 17307
TIME: 12noon – 5pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: York Pet Expo
PLACE: York, PA
TIME: 9am – 4pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Deb
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

NEW JERSEY EVENTS
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVENT: Canine Carnival
PLACE: Morning Star Presbyterian Church
1 Morning Star Way
Bayville, NJ 08721
TIME: 12noon – 4pm
SET UP: 11am, no earlier church services will be in session – breakdown after 4pm
RAINDATE: No raindate
CONTACT INFO: Karen, 1-732-779-4968, karen99lyn@aol.com
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $25
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: 2nd Street Festival
PLACE: 2nd & Fairmount
Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 12noon – 10pm
SET UP: 9am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Nicky, admin@2ndstfestival.org
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 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
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

EVENT: Wine Tasting in the Park
PLACE: Elickers Grove
511 Roths Church Rd.
Spring grove, PA
TIME: 12noon – 6pm
SET UP: 9am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $25

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed

EVENT: York Wine Fest
PLACE: Elickers Grove Park
511 Roths Church Rd.
Spring Grove, PA.
TIME: 12noon – 6pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $25

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed

EVENT: Hauser Winery Event
PLACE: Hauser Winery
410 Cashtown Rd.
Biglerville, PA 17307
TIME: 12noon-5pm

Tennessee Events

BDRA will be at the Kingsport,TN 6th Annual Wash-n-Wag Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 again this year

 

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