2016 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance April Monthly News Letter

70ebe9c3-8f7a-4527-890f-1b8cfbbb061fApril 2016 Newsletter

We are a 501 (c) 3 group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs.

In this issue:

Top Paw Volunteer
Happy Tails
Fundraiser Focus
Upcoming Events
Rainbow Bridge

Volunteer Extraordinaire: Gladys DiCanio

Congratulations to Gladys DiCanio, the new BDRA Top Paw Volunteer. Gladys received multiple nominations and nominators wrote that “Gladys does a ton of events all year round. Between April and Oct she can do upwards of 20 events. She does a monthly event at her local pet store all year round. Gladys also handles event items and gets them out to whomever needs them.”

‘’Gladys is a wonderful representative of BDRA at the meets and greets at various pet stores. Gladys shares information and stories about her experiences with dogs both blind and sighted, making people feel comfortable to ask questions as well as  donate or purchase BDRA items (t-shirts, calendars, etc.) for sale on her table.”

Gladys has fostered and adopted Luna and is currently fostering puppy Muffin. Thank you for everything you do!

Happy Tails

By Dena Desantis

Adopted in September 2015, Petey (below) has quickly settled into his “fur”ever home. His “paw”rents report he’s “doing awesome” and lament, “He’s growing up so fast!” He’s become one of the pack and enjoys playing ball with his sisters in the field. He’s also been enjoying playing in the snow, jumping in as if he didn’t have a care in the world! Recently neutered, Petey rebounded from his surgery without incident. A happy, healthy boy he was up to his usual shenanigans within hours. Continuing to learn signs, commands, and expectations, Petey is proud to represent BDRA. Do you have room for a young boy who’s eager to please? If so, please visit our adoptable dogs…


A picture is worth a thousand words! Seger (below) is being cradled by his dad and is surrounded by his furry siblings. Can you feel the love? THREE dogs in this picture are BDRA alumni. Could you see yourself in this setting? If you have time and love to give, please visit our adoptable dogs.


Adoptable Dogs
Fundraiser Focus
Treat Me Right

Treat Me Right has a special fundraiser for BDRA from April 1 to 12. You can support us by purchasing special BDRA treats, or any of the other tasty treats they make. All treats are made from human-grade, high protein, low fat, all natural and/or organic USA-sourced ingredients. There frosting is sugar-free, fat-free, all natural yogurt (reduced to powder form) and is colored with natural fo​od coloring with no artificial ingredients. ​Check it out at Treatmeright.org.


Buy Now

Thank you, Tamara!

The BDRA newsletter team would like to thank Tamara Miller-Kain for her dedication to coordinating the newsletter since its inception. With Tamara retiring from the newsletter, we will do our best to keep up her amazing work. Thank you, Tamara!

Do you have doggie updates to share? Would you like to join the BDRA newsletter team? Let us know!
Contact Us

Upcoming Events

For a list of all upcoming events check us out on facebook!

You do not need to sign up for an entire day. Even a couple of hours helps.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Volunteers Needed
Pets Plus Supply
700 Nutt Rd.
Phoenixville, PA
10am – 2pm

SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016: Volunteers Needed
6th & the Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
12noon – 4pm
CONTACT: TSBHR, Amy Allen tsbr_allen@yahoo.com
Registration Deadline – Saturday, April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 16: Volunteers Needed
Bark for Life
Memorial Park
Pottstown, PA
9am – 1pm
SET UP: 7am
CONTACT: Katie Schultz, 484-366-1735
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron

SUNDAY, April 17: Volunteers Needed
Hanover PetCo
11am – 2pm

SAT-SUN, APRIL 23-24: Volunteers Needed
Pet Appreciation Weekend
Pet Valu
1034 2nd Street PK
Richboro, PA 18951
10am – 2pm
CONTACT: Kathy Cannon, 215-355-3362

SATURDAY APRIL 30: Volunteers Needed
May Day in York
John Rudy Park
10am – 2pm

SATURDAY APRIL 30: Confirmed
Wet Nose Fair
Warminster Community Park
300 Veterans Way
Warminster, PA
10am – 4pm
CONTACT: Steve Leslie, 267-684-6187
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron

Events Contact

Rainbow Bridge


BRDA adopters recently said goodbye to these beloved dogs.

This feature is not available this month, we are sorry, this feature will be available again next month. Thank you for your understanding.
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Our email address is:newsletter@blinddogrescue.com

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2 Replies to “2016 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance April Monthly News Letter”

  1. So glad to know about your organization, just found you online. We have a ten year old American Eskimo whose blind named Sakari. We adore her! We got her a 6 months old.

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