2015-07 Blind Dog Rescue July News Letter

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July 2015 Newsletter

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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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Hand Targeting 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.

Hand targeting, in which your dog learns to touch his nose to your hand, is extremely useful for maintaining daily doggie manners, and most dogs love learning it. It can come in handy:
in a crowded public space: target to move your dog around you without having to drag him,
on a walk: keep your dog’s attention on you with a series of targets when a distraction like a bicycle zooms by, or as a recall: for some dogs, hand targeting is more fun than the “come” cue.

Whereas the typical cue for hand targeting is the word “touch,” for blind dogs the cue will be a finger snap, which helps the dog locate your hand. Here are the steps to get you started:

Have tasty treats hidden behind your back in the “reward” hand.

Make your other “cue” hand stinky by rubbing it with a treat. (Only do this the first time, to entice the dog to touch your hand.)

Present the cue hand by: a) putting your hand 1-2 inches in front of the dog’s nose, b) gently snapping your fingers, and c) immediately opening your palm so the dog can either see or smell the hand.
When the dog touches your cue hand with his nose, say “Good dog!” and reward from the reward hand.
Repeat until you get four correct touches in a row from 1-2 inches away.
Increase the distance between your cue hand and the dog, a few inches at a time. Get four for four at each distance before proceeding. Your snaps might need to get louder as the distance increases.

Tips:
Hold your hand still and be patient as the dog finds your hand on his own.
It is fine to snap several times if your dog is having trouble finding your hand. Typically, you should only give a cue once, but in this case we want the dog to enjoy targeting rather that get frustrated or confused.
Happy training!

 

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Blind and Deaf dogs can be even more sensitive to fireworks! Be aware and be careful!!!! Your dog is counting on you to keep it safe!
Things to Do When Your Dog Starts Losing His Hearing
Information By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

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Owners of deaf dogs frequently relate that their biggest challenge is getting their dogs’ attention, whether at home or out in the world. Here are some tips for getting a deaf dog’s attention (these tips work well with dogs who hear, too.)

Hand signal for his name

Just as you teach a dog to respond to “Max” or “Spot,” you can teach a deaf dog to respond to a signal that means, “I’m talking to you now.” A simple finger point or a wave will each work and are easy to teach, but any signal will do.

To teach that the finger point or wave means “Max,” start by simply pointing or waving at the dog, then offering a reward such as a great treat.

Throughout your daily life, use his “name signal” much as you would a verbal name. If you are about to feed your dog, point or wave in her direction, then walk to the kitchen and prepare his dinner. Before walks, point or wave to your dog, then get out the leash.

Soon the dog will respond to the hand signal just as a hearing dog would respond to the sound of his name spoken verbally.

Taken from whole dog journal- www.whole-dog-journal.com

Consider Volunteering for BDRA as a transport driver
Andrea Smith

How Can One Become A Transport Volunteer?

By Andrea Smith

You may question how else can I volunteer other than a full-time foster? It is possible as a transport volunteer. It is usually an easy ride for the dogs being transported. It is a given that these animals are adorable. They love the attention. Every area is mapped out ahead of time using Google Maps. The volunteer usually drives a leg of a trip for ninety minutes. In some cases a person may do 2 legs and though not mandatory it is greatly appreciated. Sometimes weather conditions may extend the length of a trip. Even the Pilots n Paws organization has stepped in to assist. These are pilots or plane owners. Their discussion board has all the information needed to complete the task and the added benefit of others helping to rescue animals. There are instances when a pilot may fly the dog to remote areas such as West Virginia.

The process goes like this: you fill out a form and email the transport coordinator with this information. The coordinator is the only one who sees your personal info and only your firstname will be used. All are encouraged to become a transportvolunteer. Let us know where you live and which leg you are offering at transport@blinddogrescue.com or visit the Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you.
http://fs8.formsite.com/blinddogrescue/Volunteerapp/index.html

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Pets, Props and the perfect picture

Denise Lynn of Keyhole Photo Studios

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When preparing to take photos of your pets with props this July 4th (or for any holiday for that matter) there are a few tips I always use to make the job a bit easier. Firstly, don’t wait until the day you want to shoot the photos to get those props out. Get them out ahead of time and get your pet acquainted with them and make sure to bring the extra special, super good treats! That way whenever you get that prop out your dog will automatically associate it with super good treats and be more inclined to “sit pretty” for a shot.

I also recommend you practice “wearing” or being around the props several times so that they aren’t anything new of scary to your pet. Get them out or put them on and provide lots of positive reinforcement, praise, and treats.

Next, and above all, “keep it simple, stupid.” Which is a line my photography professor told me and it applies in many ways to this topic. When working with your dog and props, the props become just one more thing you have to wrangle with while trying to get a good photo, so please keep the props simple, minimal, and at all times comfortable.

The photo composition is about your dog, all the balloons and other fluffy props in the world aren’t meant to obscure your subject , so stay focused on the DOG…not the props! It doesn’t take a lot to make a shot look extra cute. Some sunglasses laid in the foreground with a beach ball in the back easily “reads” as summertime without being any nuisance to your pet. So just keep it simple and you can’t go wrong!

Wrangling leads me to my next point, work with a partner. Dogs are the forever moving target second only to children, so have someone else on hand to hold the treats out of frame while you sit ready to snap the shot as soon as “FiFi” is in position.

Shoot at a high ISO or in Action Mode (the running man symbol) on your point and shoot camera. This will assure that as “FiFi” dances around trying to get her treat in front of your camera you will be shooting at a fast enough rate to “stop the action” in the photo, hence getting a clear shot.

Lastly, and a straight simple fact in photography you will shoot over 100 photos to get that “one good shot”. So don’t feel as if you aren’t getting what you want if you haven’t snapped a perfect shot in the first ten tries, nobody, not even the pros can get that shot. Believe me I’ve done the leg work.

Smart tip:
Make the treat size absolutely miniscule with the intent it will disappear in an instant. Otherwise all you will end up with nothing but photos of your dog chewing.

Tech tip:
Always LOOK at your background before you shoot.
Shoot in soft light to get ideal pictures of your pet overcast days are perfect!!! Or end of day in the “Golden Hour” which these days occur around 7 pm (Est). On sunny days shoot in the shade and don’t be afraid to use your flash to bring out the details in your dog’s face especially when shooting an all-black or dark colored dog such as BDRA Foster dog, Taffy.
Here are some great examples!

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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.

It’s that time again- I know my weimaraners are swimming every single day in the river and it is hard on their fur! My female Molly Greyce in particular tends to get dry and flaky no matter how much coconut oil I give her- so I came across this and it has been great!!!! Give it a try- tell us what you think!!!

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My weimaraner Finnegan recently injured his leg and was down for about a week- he turned eight this month and it seems like it takes him longer to snap back from the inevitable sprains and strains of an active hound! I was doing some research on what might help him heal more quickly and I came across this article in K-9 instinct and thought it would be a good idea- I made a BIG batch for Finnegan and while I am not sure it helped speed up his healing I would like to think it was as effective as my mommys chicken soup! 🙂 give it a try….let us know what your dog thinks!

Healing and Nourishing your Dogs with Bone Broth!

A wholefood supplement that is inexpensive and easy to make at home!

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WHAT IS BONE BROTH?

Bone broth is essentially the nutrient-dense stock liquid made from simmering raw or cooked bones at low heat over long periods of time. This oily broth is packed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals and is considered a nutrition powerhouse for dogs! Bone broth is especially ideal for sick dogs and senior dogs, as it is extremely easy to digest and is soothing for the gut. Although this healthy broth can be given to help dogs heal and stay strong, it also works as an excellent raw multivitamin supplement for any dog at any age!

Packaged and commercially made broth (labeled as “stock”) from the grocery store cannot compare to natural homemade broths. The stock you find in grocery stories is cooked at high heat for a much shorter amount of time, is processed and often contains useless or unhealthy ingredients and chemicals. Homemade broth is slow cooked on low heat (which increases nutrient density and availability), is pure and contains no junk ingredients or artificial chemicals.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH?

Bone broth has many phenomenal benefits. Bone broth has been traditionally used to treat leaky guy and digestive issues, while also supporting good joint health. Bone broth can also benefit dogs with allergies and food sensitives, as it is a phenomenal immune system booster. For healthy dogs, a cup of bone broth once a day with a meal is an excellent whole food multivitamin to provide a boost of nutrition to a balanced diet.

Bone broth is rich in many nutrients, especially amino acids such as arginine, glycine, glutamine and proline. Bone broth also acts as a superior joint supplement, as it contains gelatin (the breakdown of collagen), glucosamine, chondroitin and other nutrients that support good joint health.

Protein rich bone broth and contains vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, iron, thiamin, potassium, calcium, silicon, sulfer, magnesium, glucosamine, phosphorus, trace minerals, and glucosamine chondroitin sulfates.

HOW DO I MAKE BONE BROTH?

Making bone broth is extremely easy and inexpensive! All you need is water, a splash of apple cider vinegar, a stock pot and enough raw or cooked bones to cover the bottom of the pot!

While you can use any cooked bones, I strongly believe that RAW bones produce the best results. Raw duck necks, raw turkey necks, beef marrow bones, chicken frames and similar bones are ideal for broths! In the recipe I included below, I used several large chunks of raw elk neck bone with lots of meat, fat and cartilage still attached to the bone.

If you do not have any apple cider vinegar, you can substitute it with regular vinegar or lemon juice. The acid helps draw the nutrients out of the bones and into the broth. The longer you let your broth simmer, the more nutrients will be extracted into the broth.

INGREDIENTS
Water
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw Bones

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill a large pot, or a stock pot, with water.
  2. Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of raw bones.
  3. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Once at a boil, reduce heat to lowest setting, cover and let simmer for anywhere between 16 – 48 hours. The longer, the better.
  6. When broth cools, skim the fat off the top. Broth can be frozen!

Optional ingredients like parsley, turmeric, kelp, carrots and raw liver can be added to the pot to increase flavor and additional nutrient value. Make sure any ingredients you use are SAFE for dogs to consume. Do NOT use onion or garlic, and these two foods are known for potentially making dogs sick.

Once your bone broth is done, remove the bones from the pot. If you want to remove the fat, you can skim the top of the broth and dispose of it. Once cooled, the broth broth can be frozen. I like to pick the tender meat off the bones before discarding them, and I either feed the cooked meat with their meals, put it back into the broth, or feed it as treats.
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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

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Meet Ebony, a sweet, laid back Border Collie mix who plays well with others and loves to go on walks with her foster family. Ebony arrived to BDRA after she developed ‘dry eyes’ and began to get bullied by other dogs in the Louisiana shelter where she resided for 3 YEARS. It’s a mystery how this calm, smart, obedient, housebroken, affectionate girl didn’t get adopted but after only 2 months with her foster family, Ebony is adapting well to life as a family pet!

It appears that Ebony did not get much attention as a resident at the shelter. She doesn’t play much with toys and, although she is patient with other dogs of various sizes and disabilities in her foster home, she will play with them for only a short time before wandering off on her own. Ebony is happy to get attention and her ears pop up when her foster mom arrives home from work. She eagerly welcomes her foster mom home with wags and kisses every day!

Ebony does not lie on the furniture, even when coaxed. Her foster mom believes this may be due to the extended time she spent in the shelter. Ebony appears equally comfortable on a dog bed or the rug at the foot of the bed at night. She is currently crated during the day while her foster mom is at work but roams the house without incident at night.

Estimated to be 6-8 years old, Ebony arrived to the Louisiana shelter pregnant. She does not demonstrate food or prey aggression with her housemates. Ebony’s foster mom explains that she is kind when the littlest housemate, who is blind, bumps into her. Ebony is described as “trustworthy” and well-behaved when meeting new people. Although she has ‘herded’ guests in her foster home, once she realizes that the guests belong there and she is used to them, she will accept treats and attention from them.

Ebony has recently begun attending events in the hopes of meeting her forever family. At 42 pounds, she is a medium sized dog with a giant heart and lots of love to give. She is fully sighted and only requires eye drops to address her dry eyes. Not at all hyper or high strung, Ebony would be thrilled to while away her days lying at your feet chewing a water buffalo horn while you stroke her beautiful, luscious coat. Is there room in your heart and home for this sweet, adult girl?

New to BDRA this month meet Sammie

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Sammie is a 4-year old Australian Shepherd that has microphthlamia in both eyes. He is an absolute doll with his people and loves to be on the couch with you, having his face rubbed.

Because Sammie is blind, he is also needs to know you are nearby. He does have some separation anxiety and will try to push out a door to follow you.

Currently we are working on crate-training him and he is slowly getting use to it. He does cry and scratch at the crate but will settle down with a really good treat. Having the TV on helps him adjust to being crated.

More information to come about Mr. Sammie!!

To meet all of our adoptable dogs please click here

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HAPPY TAILS
Dogs That recently found their Forever Home

Bella

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Greta

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Annie

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Grandpa Jones

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And our two Sanctuary dogs Rocky

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And Shelby

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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.

These Special Logo Candles for BDRA are available in 29 fragrances on Whip City Candle’s website. BDRA will receive 50% of the profits.
The cost is $19.99 per jar . We will receive $10.00 for every candle or BeanTowne Bear sold. Click on the direct link below.
http://www.whipcitycandle.com/index.php?cPath=226_253
Scented dog Bean Towne bears will be added shortly.

Why not check out the Popcorn Factory!!! There’s still time to place an order and help BDRA!!! BDRA’s Rescue Promo code is: 10BDRA

Visit www.thepopcornfactory.com and you will earn 10% off your order when using the above promo code. In addition, BDRA will receive 15% back as a fundraiser!!! This Promotional code is valid January 10, 2015 to January 8, 2016. An entire year of delicious gifts and goodies!!!

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/

Did you know that BDRA also has Forever Fosters, and you can become a Forever Foster Forever Friend? Please take a look!
http://www.blinddogrescue.com/adopted/bdrasanctuarydogs.html

Our Forever Fosters are the dogs that will live in their foster homes forever. They tend to either suffer from health problems, extreme shyness or are just simply very senior citizens. BDRA will care for these dogs with the best care we can give until it is their time to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

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.

BDRA is extremely grateful to each Forever Friend. Without you, we could not continue to rescue these very special seniors and dogs with health problems. Please click here to make your donation and use the link at the top of the page. Don’t forget to specify which Forever Foster you would like to sponsor!http://www.blinddogrescue.com/adopted/bdrasanctuarydogs.html

Forever foster ShelbyShelby

 

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Volunteer Spotlight
Meet our special volunteers
By:Dena Desantis

Foster parenting is never easy. Providing consistent structure, taking the time to help overcome fears and insecurities, re-training to break bad habits or training a dog who never learned how to walk on a leash, housebreaking…the list is endless. Add to this the challenges of visually and neurologically impaired dogs, this task becomes more than a series of responsibilities, it becomes a true labor of love. Ask any BDRA foster parent or the lucky parents who have adopted through BDRA.

Charlie and Denise have, over the course of their rescue volunteer lives, provided guidance for over 15 dogs, taking pains to find just the right forever home for each one! Making a total commitment to any dog who finds him/herself in their care, Charlie and Denise actively seek out the seniors, the ones often over looked at shelters, those with medical maladies, and those who have special needs. Their own pack consists of 4 fur children including a foster failure with spondylitis and arthritis, a puppy mill survivor and a dog found abandoned at a rest stop. Their sweet Doxie girl, Daisy, not only changed their lives but inspired them to change the lives of countless dogs through their work in rescue.

Having learned about rescue after purchasing a Doxie 5 years ago, Charlie and Denise are ardent advocates against puppy mills. From lecturing at conferences to filing complaints against and petitioning for the closure of pet stores selling sick puppies from puppy mills, writing a blog on healthy diets for dogs or an article for the BDRA newsletter, and talking with curious folks on the street when walking their pack, Charlie and Denise make concerted efforts to advocate for dogs and educate people about responsible dog ownership and rescue whenever possible.

Charlie and Denise recount that it was Duchess, their first senior dog who again changed their perspective on adoption and rescue by teaching them about the deep love and incredible rewards in savings senior dogs. She was their first foster failure who suffered with Cushing disease, and would go on to become a hairless dachshund but teaching the greatest knowledge of all, to live live to the fullest everyday. Whereas, Daisy had taught them to rescue, Duchess single handedly inspired their work with seniors and especially those dogs with special needs. It’s Duchess that led Charlie and Denise to become volunteers for BDRA.

Aside from Duchess, Charlie and Denise’s foster dogs have included Ernie, a fear aggressive boy who was completely under socialized and had spent most of his first two years of life in a very small crate. Yet, over the course of 9 months in their care, Ernie learned that it was safe to come out of his crate, to walk on a leash, and to befriend other dogs. They are proud of Ernie and note, “He just needed somebody to give him a chance.” Grover, a blind Tibetan terrier with Hydrocephalus, was returned by his family who could no longer care for him. When Grover arrived to Charlie and Denise, he had muscle atrophy and was unable to walk on a leash. He didn’t have strong skills for ‘normal dog things.’ Describing Grover lovingly as the most interesting and challenging foster they’ve worked with to date, Charlie and Denise hold Grover to the same high expectations they have for their other fosters and put in the effort to help him be successful.

Keeping in touch with former fosters through Instagram, Facebook, old fashioned phone calls and visits, Charlie and Denise take pride in developing relationships with forever families and sincerely hope “to change the world one dog at a time!” Their home is a frequent stop for overnight visits on long transports and they have been known to drive multi-state transports on their own to help dogs in desperate need.
Working as a paramedic for the past 20 years in tough, urban areas, Denise emphatically states that Charlie is “excellent” at what he does. Denise, herself, recently earned her first college degree an Associate Arts degree in Digital Photography and now runs her own photography business. In their spare time, Charlie and Denise have enjoyed riding sport motorcycles, travelling (especially to the Caribbean), scuba diving, snorkeling, and birding. Aside from their pack, Charlie and Denise parent three adult children, the youngest of whom attends college and lives at home helping to care for his foster and fur siblings.

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: 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!

SUNDAY JULY 12, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Confirmed
EVENT: Dog Days of Summer
PLACE: 15 E. Southampton Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa
TIME: 11am – 3pm
SET UP: 9am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 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, JULY 18, 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:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015S – 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 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:
REGISTRATION FEE:

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:
REGISTRATION FEE:

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:
REGISTRATION FEE:

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

WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Ocean County Fair
PLACE: Robert Miller Airpark
Berkeley Township, NJ
TIME: 5 – 11pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Steve
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

THURSDAY JULY 9, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Ocean County Fair
PLACE: Robert Miller Airpark
Berkeley Township, NJ
TIME: 5 – 11pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Steve
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

FRIDAY JULY 10, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Ocean County Fair
PLACE: Robert Miller Airpark
Berkeley Township, NJ
TIME:11am – 11pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Steve
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SATURDAY JULY 11, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Ocean County Fair
PLACE: Robert Miller Airpark
Berkeley Township, NJ
TIME: 11am – 11pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Steve
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

SUNDAY JULY 12, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Ocean County Fair
PLACE: Robert Miller Airpark
Berkeley Township, NJ
TIME: 11am – 5pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Steve
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

 

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