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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Mark your calendar for our very popular Easter egg and bone hunt!
We knew our own dogs would love an event like this and when we tried it in 12 years ago, they proved us right. We all have so much fun with this one and we hope you do, too!
We’re having an indoor event and an outdoor event (weather-permitting) this year. This way, we stop worrying about the weather and no matter what your Saturday schedule, you can join us!
"WHAT'S HAPPENING INDOORS?"
ALL DAY: Come shopping to hunt for hidden eggs throughout the shop containing prizes and coupons for terrific in-store discounts up to 40% off! Yummy biscuits will also be hidden.
Yes, our outdoor egg and biscuit hunt will start promptly at 2pm
Our Easter Puppy Bunny starts the Hunt at 2pm.
From 1:45-3pm he is available for “photo ops!”
In case of inclement weather, the hunt will continue as is stated in “What’s Happening Indoors” (above).
Feel free to bring along your own Easter basket. We’ll give out bags to those who don’t have a basket.
Our dog park will be filled with plastic colored eggs and biscuits, healthy ones, of course!
With your dog on a leash, you’ll help your dog select biscuits and eggs. And of course, some of the eggs will contain prizes and coupons for terrific in-store discounts up to 40% off!
To participate in the outdoor hunt, your dog must be: Dog-friendly and people-friendly.
PLUS, WE’LL ALSO HAVE MANY SALE ITEMS INSIDE THE SHOP AND FREE REFRESHMENTS!
Advice from previous ‘egg and bone hunters: Be patient with your dog....they’ll get the hang of it, especially when the eggs have yummy biscuits hidden inside!
Here was the gang from last year, waiting to get this egg hunt started. Yes, it was windy and fairly warm!
Tuesday, April 3, 5pm-7pm
Saturday, April 7, 1pm-3pm
Free Framing Opportunity if you order!
Saturday, April 21, 1pm-4pm
Pop-Up Boutique: 2pm-4pm
Need Dog Training? See DIFK9 Training for our Training programs.
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, April 27, 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 email@example.com
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.
2018 Dates to Be Announced-Stay tuned!
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.
Attend 2 Sessions and Find Out!
Next KPETS Orientation: Saturday, May 12, 2018
(2nd Saturday of odd numbered months in 2018)
March 2018 session was cancelled
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Their volunteer opportunities for you and your dog include:
Have questions or want to sign up? Email KPETS at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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