Dine at Isaac’s For PAD!

If you’re local to Lancaster, dine with us on Wednesday, March 11th from 5pm – 9pm at Isaacs (4 Crosswinds Drive, Lititz, behind Pizza Hut!) and 25% of your bill to be donated to our program!  Take out and gift cards purchased during that time also count!  Don’t forget your voucher though – only diners with our voucher count!

LPN Stephanie Merrell sees first hand how assistance dogs benefit her patients:

Service dogs have played a vital role in creating independence in many of my patients. People without disabilities often take for granted small things, like being able to pick up something they’ve dropped. Without a service dogs assistance, this can be an insurmountable task for someone with a disability. Not only do they provide comfort and companionship, but they help instill confidence that their owner can achieve both large and small daily living tasks.

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To download and print, right mouse click and go to file, print!  The fliers are double sided and 2 per page, so invite a friend – please!

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What will your donation go towards within PAD?  PAD is 100% volunteer based, meaning your donation goes directly towards our dogs in training and not a salary!  Some of our costs are:

  • $150 one year of flea and tick prevention medication for one service dog in training
  • $120 one year of heartworm prevention medication for one service dog in training
  • $275 to spay or neuter and microchip one service dog in training
  • $250 for hip and elbow x-ray evaluations for one service dog in training
  • $30 for one service dog in training harness (including patches)
  • and many, many more!

Last time we raised almost $400 at Isaacs!  Let’s try to raise $500 this year!

Growing Puppy Program!

Our waiting list of partners in need of a life saving fully trained assistance dog is growing, which means we need to grow the size of our Puppy Program!  Before we begin the search for more puppies, we need to recruit and train valuable volunteer Puppy Trainers!  Please consider how allowing a puppy to come into your home for approximately 2 years can change someones life forever!

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Online AUCTION Starts TONIGHT!

Our incredible Online ONLY Auction begins at midnight tonight! For the complete information and rules go <here!

On our <Facebook fanpage we’ve announced one of the larger items each day, leading up to today!  Incase you missed the announcements, the items are:

These are just 3 of more than 60 items to benefit our dogs in training, like <PAD Dexter!The auction begins on our <Facebook fanpage tonight at MIDNIGHT!

 

24 Online Auction!

We will be hosting our first ever Online Auction to benefit our training program! The auction will run for 24 hours, beginning at 12:00am Thursday, November 15th and ending promptly at 12:00am Friday, November 16th.

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The auction will be a Facebook photo album on our fanpage (www.facebook.com/padcentral). Each auction item will have an individual photo. To bid on the item you will post your bid as a comment on the photo of the item you wish to bid on.

There will be a minimum bid set for each item, posted as the first bid/comment under each item.At 12:00am, Friday November 16th a moderator will comment on each item CLOSING it and stating who the winner is.

ADDITIONAL NEWS!!

The highest 50 winning bidders (on 50 individual items) will also receive:

-1 gift certificate for $50 off of any new session booked with Beth Cardwell Photography

-1 gift certificate for $25 off of Nannies At Your Service

PAYMENTS
All items must be paid in full within 24 hours. We will accept PayPal, the only exception is for locally delivered payments in cash or check (local payment still must be paid within 24 hours). $4.00 shipping fee added to the total bid for each item, unless otherwise stated in specific item description.

SHIPPING
All orders will be shipped USPS priority mail, unless otherwise specified on the specific item. Shipping confirmations will be sent. We reserve 5 business days to mail each item. (remember, we are a small program and will do our best to mail them on Friday!)

If you have any questions regarding the auction or the rules regarding the auction please private message or email us info@padcentral.org

AUCTION RULES:

We will have 2 to 3 moderators for the auction to help manage all posts and bids. We encourage everyone that plans to bid to send us (Phoenix Assistance Dogs) a private message or email with your Full Name, Address, and Phone Number to help expedite shipping.

Do not bid if you do not have the finances to back up your bid.

All items will have a $4.00 shipping fee (to be added to the highest bid). No exceptions unless otherwise stated in the item descriptions.

Whole dollar bids ideal but not required.

No bids outside of the USA please.

Bids must be paid in full within 24 hours or preceding bidder will be announced as winner.

Bids to be paid by PayPal, unless locally delivered in cash or check (local payment still must be paid within 24 hours).

Moderators will use Facebook’s timestamp to determine which bid is the winner. Moderates have final say, no exceptions.

Auction will run for 24 hours, and begins at 12:00am Thursday, November 15th and ends promptly at 12:00am Friday, November 16th.

PAYMENTS
All items must be paid in full within 24 hours. We will accept PayPal, the only exception is for locally delivered payments in cash or check (local payment still must be paid within 24 hours). $4.00 shipping fee added to the total bid for each item, unless otherwise stated in specific item description.

SHIPPING
All orders will be shipped USPS priority mail, unless otherwise specified on the specific item. Shipping confirmations will be sent. We reserve 5 business days to mail each item. (remember, we are a small program and will do our best to mail them on Friday!)

If you have any questions regarding the auction or the rules regarding the auction please private message or email us info@padcentral.org

Spotlight: Dexter

PAD Dexter is an easy going and gentle natured 13 week old rescued mixed breed puppy. Dexter is in our puppy program, and will be matched around 1 year of age to an individual with a disability on our waiting list. Once matched we will fine tune his training to the specific needs of his partner. Right now in training PAD Dexter is socializing with dogs, people and environments in order to become the well adjusted adult dog, he needs to be, to be a service dog!  He is growing fast, and at 12 weeks was already 24 lbs!  When in public, PAD Dexter wears a service dog harness and walks on an Easy Walk Harness, and is his volunteer Puppy Trainers are working hard on training sessions to teach him to walk nicely on a collar as well!  <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

An Update On Biscotti

A message from the director and co director:

We want to address the current issue with PAD Biscotti, as we’re sure if most of you haven’t heard yet, you will soon. Although it is extremely rare for PAD to ask for a dog to be returned from a team, due to concerns about Biscotti’s well being and continued training, we picked him up today. We’ve had many conversations to attempt resolve numerous safety issues over the past 5 weeks. Due to the fact that we were unable to get adequate cooperation, we finally had to intervene to ensure the dog’s health and safety. PAD Biscotti will be seen by our veterinarians, and when cleared for work we will re-evaluate his ability to continue in training. We hope that you all understand how devastating this is for everyone involved, especially Biscotti.

Sincerely,

Linzey Zoccola and Cory Grimm

Biscotti has been on medical leave since returning to PAD.  During this leave, we’ve been giving him a lot of wonderful time to be a puppy, including food toys, snuggles in bed and long walks.  His volunteer Puppy Trainers are going a great job at this important break.

Biscotti is learning to walk on a Gentle Leader, while still working on loose leash lessons on his collar, this will allow his trainers to handle him safely.  Gentle Leaders are wonderful tools, and we will use them also with partners that need additional safety measures taken with their dogs.

<This weekend they took Biscotti on a long walk around a beautiful cemetery across the street from his Puppy Trainers home.  He is learning quickly that the Gentle Leader is not a bad thing, and we are so proud of their work!  Though Biscotti has returned to us with significant behavioral set backs surrounding fear, his trainers are working through them and we hope he will continue to make great progress and soon be back to the confident and social Labrador we know he is.

On Tuesday, Biscotti will undergo surgery to have a growth removed from his lip. So today, he had two very important visitors over for a play date Рhis littermates Rogue and Squeak!  Rogue and Squeak are not in training to be service dogs, but are wonderful loved pets.   The litter will be 8 months old on the 9th of May, and it was great to catch up while they romped in the 3/4 acre of fenced in grass at PAD.

We will be posting updates as he recovers, his health improves and we evaluation him for continued assistance dog training

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!

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!

PAD’s k9 Double Carob Treats (in a jar!)

We are selling PAD’s k9 Double Carob Treats (in a jar!) as a fabulous holiday fundraiser! These are beautifully hand crafted jars, including the dry ingredients to an irresistible organic dog treat recipe! This is an exclusive recipe (created by Linzey herself!) that is extremely versatile! This organic dough can be balled, cut into shapes, or rolled out and cut into tiny training treats! The jars are embellished with holiday flair and include the full recipe!

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They make GREAT gifts for any dog lover on your holiday shopping list, and best of all are supporting our service dogs in training!

 

One jar is $15 or buy two for $25! Each jar yields 500 training treats or 50 2″ cookie cutter bones!

If you are interested in one of these great jars, contact the seller closest to you:

Northern Lancaster County: Linzey – linzey@gmail.com (please note: all sales through Linzey will require personal pick up on Sunday, December 4th between 11am and 6pm in Lititz)

Cumberland County: Erika -erika.evanko@gmail.com

Jars will be delivered to the local seller on Sunday, December 4th, you will coordinate with your seller for local pick up.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR JARS SHIPPED:

-We will only ship using UPS

-Send us an email at info@padcentral.org with:

-How many jars you want

-Your complete mailing address

-We will email you back with your total but will NOT ship jars until payment is received

-PayPal is the only accepted method of payment for shipping jars