*** Godfrey's will be CLOSING EARLY today, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 due to inclement weather ***
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There's something good happening in the neighborhood every week!
Check out TV show "Dog is Family" on
local cable channel BCTV-Comcast Channel 15.
This program is on the third Friday of every month at 12noon-12:30pm.
Go to bctv.org and search 'dog is family' for prior shows or watch it LIVE there!
The next show will be on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 12noon
Barb Emmett, proprietor of Godfrey's, produces and hosts the program.
Have a topic you want us to talk about?
Want to be a guest on our show?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canine Fitness and Core Conditioning in our Canine Gym:
Classes and private one-on-one sessions are scheduled throughout the year in our
Canine Wellness and Conditioning Center.
One Date Now Announced for 2018!
Don't miss this opportunity to capture your adorable canine(s) in a professional photograph!
Angela Stehl of Pooch Smooch Photography will be here and she'll have the staging set up and props for each of the themes listed below throughout the year. Feel free to bring along your own items if there are some special ones you'd like to use in the photo.
Her sitting fee is $14. You'll review all photos she takes that day and select just what's right for you!
Payment is required the day of the photo shoot. Cash, check, and credit card accepted. You will be called when the photos are ready for your pick up at Godfrey's and they will be back to us within 3 weeks.
Photography events are held in the Godfrey’s retail building, downstairs.
Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes. Include family members, too! To book an appointment, call us at 610-777-5755.
Get these dates on your calendar in 2018!
Valentine's Day 2018: Fri., Feb. 2, 4pm-8pm
Attend 2 Sessions and Find Out!
Next KPETS Orientation: Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
(2nd Saturday of odd numbered months in 2018)
TIME: 1pm – 3:30 pm.
Downstairs in Godfrey's Retail Builidng. Park in first lot.
Next Group Evaluation (Pre-Assessment): To Be Announced
(Must have attended a KPETS Orientation Session within the last 6 months)
Have questions or want to sign up?
Email KPETS at email@example.com or call 888-68-KPETS (888-685-7387) or
Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS), a 501C-3 organization originating in Lancaster, PA, is
expanding their volunteer canine therapy services program by bringing it to Berks County and Godfrey's is hosting them! This is a statement that defines their mission: "Promoting the Healing and Rehabilitation Benefits of the Animal/Human Bond." Sounds pretty powerful to me!
We held the first KPETS classes for Berks County here in April and May 2012. Charlie and Lake, Barb Emmett's two golden retrievers, have gone through the KPETS program and are now certified KPETS therapy dogs, so ask her about the program if you are interested.
Charlie and Lake, ready for a KPETS visit!
First Step: Attend KPETS ORIENTATION session This is a "People Only" session (no dogs).
An application fee of $35 per handler is charged to cover administrative costs, including handouts and other expenses. However, after completing the registration process, this fee is applied to the current year’s dues.
The orientation session is approximately three hours long and provides information about KPETS’ mission, services, what the expectations are for the pet and handlers, and what to expect when you go on visits. Also provided is information about the many opportunities available and how you and your dog can get involved.
Second Step: Attend KPETS Group Evaluation session This session is to assess your dog for future therapy visits. Basic obedience is needed. Socialization, response to loud noises, interaction with strangers, rough petting, reactions to other dogs, etc. will all be assessed. Prerequisite: attendance at a KETS Orientation session. The Group Evaluation is held in our Canine Learning Center, the separate building on the left, when going up to the shop entrance.
Third Step: Two separate on-site evaluations
On-site evaluations are scheduled directly with each evaluator for convenience.
This will give you some “on-the-job” training as well as allow the KPETS evaluator see how your dog handles actual real life situations. Pat Emmett, Training Manager and Certified Dog Trainer at Godfrey's, is a KPETS on-site evaluator. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Their volunteer opportunities for you and your dog include:
Have questions or want to sign up? Email KPETS at email@example.com or call 888-68-KPETS (888-685-7387) or
Think your dog might have the right stuff to be a therapy dog but need to work on a few things first?
Attend this class at Godfrey's!
Start Date: Classes are running throughout the year on a regular basis. Contact Pat Emmett at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this class.
Time: Saturdays from 1:45pm-2:45pm in Godfrey's Learning Center
Instructor: Pat Emmett, KPA Certified Instructor, KPETS Group Evaluation Leader and KPETS On-Site Evaluator
Class Description: In this class, we will work on the behaviors needed to successfully complete the KPETS assessment for dog and handler. Your dog should have received some basic manners and behaviors in order to take the class. Those would include: sit, down, stay, leave it, and wait for 30 seconds at the end of the leash. Also, good walking skills by handler and dog are imperative in order to succeed.
Cost: $100 $10 is donated to KPETS.
Please note: Completion of this class does not guarantee that you and your dog will pass the evaluation. In addition, Pat will not be able to evaluate your dog in the "Group Evaluation" step towards KPETS certification since he will be involved in your dog's training via this class.
HELP LOCAL PETS IN NEED
Godfrey's is a collection point for gently used, unused, no longer needed canine items. We also donate out of code foods and treats. We peridocally send these items to local rescues that are grateful for the items;organizations include Leo's Helping Paws, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Hillside SPCA, and more. We have a wooden box on our porch for your items. Let's fill it up!
Review Past Events at Godfreys:
We apologize for not posting more of our current events here. We are typically so busy having so much fun at our events that we forget to take photos! These links will simply give you an idea of the fun we all have had in the past.
If you attend our events and take photos, please email them to us at email@example.com and we'll post here. We also post photos much more frequently on our Face Book page: Godfreys Dogdom.
Note: We had tons of great events in 2008, too! We just didn't get them posted here.
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