Spotlight: Beamer


PAD Beamer is a wonderful 16 week old rescued golden retriever puppy. He is in our owner training program, which means his partner, 17 year old Alexa Vath, is training him to become her very own Hearing Dog!  Alexa is doing a wonderful job training and socializing her puppy, and we’re very proud of all of the work she’s done! She goes above and beyond the call of duty not only attending our classes for his assistance dog training but also puppy kindergarten at her local PetSmart! PAD Beamer is growing fast, and is in need of the next size up harness very soon. He also is learning to walk nicely on a loose leash, but at certain times uses an easy walk harness, and on other occasions, even a head collar. This allows Alexa to continue training him on the rules of the leash, while still manage him during public outings and socialization. Will you consider donating the cost of one of these very important items?¬†

In Training Harness w/ Patches: $35.00

Easy Walk Harness: $25.00

Head Collar: $38.00

PAD Charming’s Neuter

 

PAD Charming was donated to our program by his breeder, B-C Labradoodle’s. He is a sweet, mellow puppy that likes nothing more than to lay at your feet chewing on a nylabone. In training, he is make suitable advancements on a regular basis, and will suit someone very well that desires or needs a laid back dog that is low shedding.

PAD Charming, and all of our dogs in training are neutered when our veterinarians at Palmyra Animal Clinic say the puppy is ready. In this evaluation they take the puppies breed, size, health and behaviors into consideration.

For example, PAD Rayhill was neutered at 16 weeks of age. This was decided because he had a higher than typical level of arousal. Rayhill is excelling in training and loves to work for that “click”!

PAD Charming will be neutered and while under he will also have a HomeAgain microchip implanted. Our dogs receive the highest level of medical care during this surgery not only because our veterinary clinic one of the best in central PA but also because we opt in for the most beneficial and safest options available. For instance, all of out puppies have there incisions done by laser, instead of the traditional cut. This decreases the healing time (very important for dogs in training!) as well as the risk of infection and the over all pain involved.

We neuter all of our dogs in training for many reasons. Behaviorally it is significantly documented and proven that dogs are less aggressive, less likely to roam or wander, and less likely to ever learn to mark.

We are very blessed to have access to such a wonderful vet clinic and have had great success with each of our puppies at Palmyra Animal Clinic. We appreciate your continued support and without it could not train assistance dogs to place with individuals with disabilities at no cost to them!

Please consider donating, here!

Tabs for PAD

Tabs for PAD, a fundraising initiative to benefit Phoenix Assistance Dogs of Central PA, is a way for you to turn your aluminum trash into treasure. The Ephrata Recycling Center has collaborated with PAD to make a considerable dollar donation in exchange for aluminum. By collecting simply the tabs off of your cans or the entire can, then turning them over to PAD, PAD can yield donations towards the training and placement of service dogs for individuals living with disabilities.

At PAD, we run solely on a volunteer basis and 100% of our costs are covered by donations. It is estimated to cost approximately $15,000 to locate, raise and train one service dog. Each of our service dogs is placed nearly free of charge to the individual with a disability, as we only ask for a donation to be made when they receive their dog – of any amount they can afford. Read more about the services we provide, or about our dogs.

PAD is currently welcoming anyone within Lancaster County to participate in this fundraising effort. Individuals, clubs, groups and offices are encouraged to participate together to collect as many tabs or aluminum items as possible. Collections can either be dropped off at PAD (in Lititz, PA) or a pick up can be scheduled.

Please contact us for more information!

Could it be this simple? A delicious way to donate to PAD!

We are delighted to announce a new fundraiser with Tastefully Simple! Tastefully Simple offers over 60 products that will make your life deliciously simple. From simple dinner solutions, to entertaining and desserts, this company offers it all. Need a recommendation? How about their Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection?‚ This one collection makes 10 easy-to-prepare meals. It includes 10 recipe cards, freezer labels and even a grocery list! Imagine…dinner on the table AND 30% of your retail order is donated to Phoenix Assistance Dogs of Central PA!

Ordering is simple and delivered right to your door! Please follow directions below:

1) Go to: www.tastefullysimple.com/web/kyoung (You must go through this site, as it will take you to the website of the consultant donating her profits to our organization.) 2) Choose your products. (Need a gift? Be sure to check out the gift collections.)

3) When filling in your address be sure to enter Phoenix Assistance Dogs on the second address line (This is how the consultant will identify it is for our organization.)

4) Pay for your order. That’s it! Your order will arrive within 10-14 days!

We thank you for your donation. Please share this fundraiser with your friends and family. We hope you’ll agree that this is a tasty way to help our cause! We are thankful for your donation.

Spring Fling!

Come stop by our Spring Fling for – Unrestrained pursuit of your wishes and desires! –

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012

Where: 547 Wood View Drive, Lititz

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

What: Vendors, raffle baskets, and service dogs in training to greet!

ENTER TO WIN!

3 GREAT GIFT BASKETS ARE BEING RAFFLED OFF ON MARCH 18TH

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE

1 FOR $1 OR 7 FOR $5

ALL RAFFLE TICKET PROCEEDS BENEFIT

THE PHOENIX ASSISTANCE DOG TRAINING AND PLACEMENT PROGRAM

DONATIONS INCLUDE:

Dog Basket- one pocket 2.0 (dog training treat bag) and a gift certificate for Cody’s Creations (designer collars, leashes, harnesses), Pet Supplies donated by Drake’s Pet Place, Gift Certificate from Wag’s Wash and Groom, All-natural dog treats donated by Two Pups Pastries

 

Baking Basket-(value $90.00, done by volunteer Jeanean Vath) a baking basket- hat box with Hello cupcake cookbook, brownie cook book, brownie cutter, Duff’s cake tatoos, spring rainbow cookie kit, set of 4 silly silicone cupcake critters, cup cake wrappers, toll house cookie mix, red velvet cookie mix, white choc. cupcake mix with raspberry icing, brownie mix, sprinkles, yankee candle vanilla cupcake candle.

Human Basket – two Thirty One bags (One 8 deep, 10 long black and white floral pattern with a handle) and one cappuccino w/ white polka dot brown handles, cinch top insulated same approx. size), Voucher for a pie from The Pie Shop, $15 Gift Certificate from Forever Green (herbs, veggie and foliage plants), Unique repurposed glass item donated by Antiquita Glassworks, Pampered Chef recipe collection, kitchen towel and cutting board donated by Pampered Chef consultant Amy Estrada, 1 Satin Hand set by Mary Kay, one $25 item from Dove Chocolate, $15 item from Avon

AND MANY MORE!

Special Thanks

Our hearts were greatly touched by a kind act of one of our fans. Last week, Nikki Figular

author of raving blog, Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder contacted some companies that owned some products on our WishList.  This little act has (and will continue) to impact our program for many years to come.  Tawzer Dog generously donated both of the DVD’s by Emily Larlham!  These DVDS will be incredible tools for our volunteers in building their dog training skills!

Nikki had also contacted Zukes, who graciously sent us a package!  PAD Biscotti was eager to check out the box, but showed how mature he is getting by sitting next to it to say “Thank you!” to Nikki and Zukes!

Of course we were ecstatic to see that Zukes sent us the exact treats we use for training! And Biscotti was eager to say “thank you” again!

Thank you again to all involved in helping to bless our program, and us continue creating independence in so many lives.

Facebook Fan Contest!

We are only 10 fans away from 1,000 fans!  In the spirit of the holidays, let’s have a little contest!  Whoever is first to get 10 friends, to become fans, wins a box of organic dog treats!

When you have 10 friends that have become fans, send us an email (info [at] padcentral.org) with their names.  We will check to confirm that they are fans and announce the winner!

Whoever is FIRST to get 10 fans wins the box of organic dog treats!

We will email the winner to get their mailing address and then ship the treats directly to them.

Organic Treats

 

Have fun, and happy holidays!

PAD Finn

An Absolute Dream Come True

As our search began over a month ago, I never dreamed Linzey would have found such a great boy! Finn is amazing!  When I met Finn for the first time at the airport I knew he was the dog for Ashley and myself.  He greeted Ashley with kissed right away.
He entered our home with an abundance of love being given to us, and of course we returned it to him with may more.  He checked out his new home, his comfy new quilted bed, his two bins of toys and all of his yummy treats.  We all three decided we would have a bonding night and we all snugged and slept together the entire night.  Finn was in heaven, no crate, just a nice warm bed.  YEAH! He was perfect sleeping all night with Mommy and Sissy!
Finn began his service work on his first full day home.  Everyone in the waiting room at Ashley’s doctor were raving over his manners.  No correction was needed at any of our four appointments!  Such a rewarding feeling we had.  To have Finn at Ashley’s appointments was so comforting to her.
Today we taught Finn to go fetch the tennis ball, he is one happy boy!  He loves it!  Wayne (Finn’s breeder) told me he was soon ready, so we decided to try.  Way To Go FINN…We also go to our first training class with Miss Linzey today, everyone is so excited.
I want personally thank everyone who was involved in bringing Finn into our lives.  He truly is one amazing Australian Labradoodle.  So looking forward to the years we will have with him.  Continue to check back for more updates.
-Lorie Grim (Ashley and PAD Finn’s Mom)