Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thank you Heidi and Meredith Corporation!

Volunteer Heidi Parcel has gone far beyond volunteering in the agility program at ChildServe.  Through her employer, Meredith Corporation, she was able to secure funding to offset some of the expenses related to the programs we offer.  Thanks, again, for supporting us with both your time, commitment and energy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bow WOWing in Missouri

Heddie Leger is a Paws & Effect volunteer in Missouri who participates in a R.E.A.D. program with her two dogs.  Heddie has graciously shared photos from their end of the school year celebration in which each child received a medal for their efforts and improvement.  Paws & Effect was able to provide a free book for each of the 30 children involved in this year's program.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Behind the Agility Curtain ...

What does it take to host an Agility trial? Let's find out....

It is a ton (if you include loading and unloading all the equipment, tunnel bags, setting up the fence, cranking up the software, and organizing the volunteers, its probably more then a ton) of work to make this show happen without a hitch. 

Of course, there will always be the hiccups along the road but we applaud everyone that puts so much into hosting these trials so EVERYONE can just have FUN! 

Congratulations Cheryl & Kylie on your NATCH! and to Bob & Potter for your 1000 lifetime points award.

See you in August. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tag is OK for Service!

Tag had is eyes examined today in Boston and was given a clean bill of health.  He also got to travel to Ikea, CVS and the pet store.  Sounds like things are going well out east.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

OK for Service!

We're happy to share that Seneca got the "OK for Service" acknowledgment yesterday!  

Cadence and Butley had unremarkable examinations; Roggen had a unique aberration in both eyes that were mirror images of each other, but her vision is unaffected.  Great news for the Pet Partners.

Now we're waiting to hear about Tag's exam :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Eye Exam

Through a Delta Society relationship, Seneca and our Pet Partners got FREE eye exams at the Lloyd Veterinarian Medical Center on the campus of Iowa State University. Seneca (Service Dog), Roggen, Cadence, and Butley (Pet Partners) all got a joy ride to the University where they hob-knobbed with the best-of-best vet students in the country. We will let you know what we find out after we get the results.