Dog lovers and their dogs love getting together with other dog lovers, don't we?

 

 

 

That's why we here at Godfrey's enjoy planning fun events for you and your dog.

We love the positive energy flow, the stories, the lessons learned, laughs, the puppy kisses, hugs, and the antics of our four-legged customers.

 

 

We have a real commitment to the ultimate health and wellness of dogs, so you'll see events focused on learning more about just that. And dogs, please remember to keep your humans on a leash when visiting us. We want everyone to be safe here at Godfrey's!

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Book Signing and Pawtigraphs:

"Jingle All the Way Home: Rescued by Love"

by Anne Tenaglia

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, 2pm-4pm

Join us at Godfrey's Dogdom to meet Jingle and get a pawtographed book!

Meet book author, Anne Tenaglia and her husband Vic, along with their pittie rescue named Jingle.

   

Jingle, All the Way Home: Rescued By Love tells the uplifting story of how Jingle went from dog fighter togentle family member. Available on Amazon, books will also be for sale at a discounted price at Godfrey's, $20 for hardback and $10 for paperback.

10% of book sales profits donated to Brandywine Valley SPCA.

 

Animal Communication Sessions with Cindy Crass-Harner

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 10am-3pm

 

 

 

 

Meet with local Animal Communicator, Cindy Crass-Harner, owner of Heavenly Talks with Cynthia.

Animal communicators are trained to connect energetically with animals, enabling them to "hear" their thoughts and concerns. In turn, they are able to convey, in words, these thoughts back to the humans who love them. 

Bring your dog (or cat) in for the session or a picture of the animal you want Cindy to communicate with. 

This event will be held downstairs in the retail building. 

10AM-12noon: 15 Minute Appointments being scheduled @ $25
1PM-3PM: 1/2Hour Appointments being scheduled @ $50

All payments to be made directly to Cindy that day. Cash or check only accepted.

Call us at Godfrey's at 610-777-5755 to make your appointment today. We expect to fill all available appointments quickly!

 

 

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.

Producer and Host: Barb Emmett, Proprietor of Godfrey's-Welcome to Dogdom

This program is on the third Friday of every month at 12noon-1pm.

Go to bctv.org and search 'dog is family' for prior shows or watch it LIVE there!

The next show will be on Friday, Sept.28, 2018 at 12noon

Barb Emmett, proprietor of Godfrey's, produces and hosts the 1 hour program.

Have a topic you want us to talk about?

Want to be a guest on our show?

Email us at dogisfamily@godfreysdogdom.com

   

See previous "Dog is Family" shows by visiting the YouTube page!

You'll see Dr. Jemnifer Burroughs, DVM, Dr. Linda Stern, DVM, Kohl Harrington creator of the "Pet Fooled" Documentary, learn about the only Animal Blood Bank and it's close to us.....and many, many more current topics and interesting people in Dogdom!

              

 

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.

See more.

                

Professional Pet Photography Sessions

2018 Dates

Sunday, Sept. 30-"Fall" Theme 11am-4pm

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 $15. 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.

Holiday Dates:

1st Holiday shoot:   Sun. Oct. 28th 11-4pm  - Do this early! Order your Holiday cards!

2nd Holiday shoot:   Wed. Nov. 28th 4-8pm

  

               

 

Think Your Dog has the Right Stuff to Become a Therapy Dog?

Attend 2 Sessions and Find Out!

Next KPETS Orientation:  Saturday, Nov. 10, 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 info@kpets.org or call 888-68-KPETS (888-685-7387) or

start the enrollment process here!

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 training@difk9.com.

Their volunteer opportunities for you and your dog include:

Visiting Opportunities
Long term care facilities
Reading to Dogs Programs
Rehab – with physical, occupational, speech, cognitive therapies, etc.
Special needs children
At-risk teens
Fun doggie parties and presentations
Community outreach booths to promote animal assisted therapy
Canine Disaster Relief connections / assistance

Have questions or want to sign up? Email KPETS at info@kpets.org or call 888-68-KPETS (888-685-7387) or

start the enrollment process here!

 

                

"Therapy Dog" Assessment Prep/Training Class

 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 training@difk9.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 info@godfreydogdom.com and we'll post here. We also post photos much more frequently on our Face Book page: Godfreys Dogdom.

    "Howloween Trick or Treat Day" Oct. 2009

    "My Funny Valentine" Celebration Day Feb. 2009

    Note: We had tons of great events in 2008, too! We just didn't get them posted here.

    Howl-o-ween Pawrade and Pawty 2007

    Niki and Hughie's Canine Wedding - June 2007

    2nd Annual Easter Egg and Bone Hunt 2007 

     "Perfect Pair" Photo Contest Winner - February 2007   

    Howl-o-ween Pawrade and Pawty 2006

    "Blessing of the Animals" Celebration Oct. 2006

    "Everybody's Birthday Pawty Aug. 2006"

    "Dog Moms are Mothers, Too" Day 2006

    1st Annual Easter Egg and Bone Hunt 2006

    John Grogan, Author: Book Signing Event - "Marley & Me", Dec. 2005

    Howl-o-ween Pawrade and Pawty 2005

    Jackson Godfrey's "Birthday Pawty" 2005

    Godfrey's 1st Year Anniversary Celebration 2005

    "Dog Dads are Fathers, Too" Day 2005

    "Bark for Art" Fundraiser 2005

    "Spring Bling" Day 2005

    Mardi Gras Pooch Pawty 2005

    Howl-o-ween Pawrade 2004

   

   

   

   

 

 


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Godfrey's
Phone: 610.777.5755
Toll Free Phone: 877-436-4366 (877-4-DOGDOM)
Fax: 610.777.5525
Email: info@godfreysdogdom.com
Address: 4267 New Holland Road, Mohnton PA 19540
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-6 Sat. 10-4 Sun. 11-4 Closed Mon.