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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Howloween Pawty for Canines at Godfrey's!

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10am-4pm

Our Scooby Doo staff last year!

Calling all dogs and their people to come out for some old-fashioned fun!

ALL DAY: Pumpkin Spice Lattes for Dogs! Coffee and Cookies for People!

ALL DAY: Come to our "BONES GONE WILD" Table and topper a homemade bone treat for your dog, spreading on his/her favorite toppings...will it be slimy peanut butter, coconut brains, bone crumbles, meaty morsels, or spongy brain mini-marshmallows, capillary carrots,eye of newt blueberries, or perhaps creamy cheesy oozy gunk?  Maybe all of them???

Ha! We're crazy, right?

ALL DAY: SHOP AND EARN "Godfrey's Dollars" for November Savings!

ALL DAY:  Your dog in costume? See a staff member to be entered into our Costume Contest!

Winners will be notified on Tuesday, Oct. 31st! 

Winners will receive a gift basket along with a $10 Gift Certificate to Godfrey's!

Photos will be posted on Facebook and/or the web site!

 

Costume Categories: Scariest - Cutest - Funniest - Best Human/Canine(s) Ensemble

    

Last year's "Ensemble Winner"- The Chef and the Lobster  and the "Scariest Winner"- Hanah, the Witch!

And.....Guess who'll be riding in on his broomstick for our event?

This character!

            

Annual "Whine and Dine Thanksgiving Fest for Canines"

Saturday, Nov. 18, 10am-4pm

      

  Dogs love to try new, tasty foods! Specials for Thanksgiving Fest items!

Here's a pic from a few years ago...

 

                                                         

 

  Please join us for a day to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with our customers.  

  We and our own dogs know how fortunate we are to have our dogs in their forever homes. 

  This event is our way of giving thanks andy to help those who are still looking for their forever homes! 

  

 Our event is FREE and open to the public. Please consider bringing a donation for our local  

 Animal Rescue League of Berks County; they are always in need of clean blankets, towels, gently used collars and leashes, etc. Check out their Wish List!

  

 ALL DAY: Come in with your dog and receive a free sampler of healthy Thanksgiving dinner options for your dog! Your dog can't come? No problem! we'll make up a platter for you to take home!

And on this day, have a caricature done to lighten up the holidays!

 

Annual "Neillustrations" Caricature Artist

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11am-3pm

 Sign up for a time slot! Call us at 610-777-5755.

 

 (1) Caricature per appointment booked. To give everyone an opportunity to have a caricature done, we are asking you to limit yourself to a maximum of two appointments.

 

  

 Starting Friday, Oct. 27: Enter our in-store Drawing to win a free color "Neillustration!" 

 Winner will be picked end of day Friday, Nov.17, 2017!

   

 Great for Holiday Gift Giving! Have one done as a very special Holiday gift for the dog lover on your list!

  

 Neil McMillin is a professional caricature artist with over nine years of experience drawing original and charming cartoon portraits of people and pets. Drawing dogs is his specialty! From small shelter events to big name shows, Neil is one of the only animal caricaturists in Pennsylvania.

  

 Want to give a caricature as a surprise gift? He can also draw directly from photos and cell phone or other photo devices on location.

  

 Neil is a native of Central Pennsylvania, obtained his Bachelor’s in Communication Arts: Illustration from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in 2007. He’s been running his own business since and each year is more successful than the last! 

  

 Neil’s abilities include cartooning, digital painting, watercolors, graphic design, live caricatures, and even mascot design. In 2009 Neil began working with Keystone Mascots. He now assists with design and production of original mascot and characters suits for schools and corporations. He also works inside the suits! His roles include Isaac’s restaurant’s Filbert and Cylo of Lancaster’s home base ball team, The Barnstormers.His interests are described as “geeky” and “nerdy”.

 

 Pricing per head drawn: 

 

 Payment is made to Neil that day.

 

 $15 per black and white head

 

 $20 per color head.

 

 $5 more to add a full body.

 

 Caricatures are sized 11" x 14" for easy framing.

 

 

 

                 

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, Octyober 27,2017 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 dogisfamily@godfreysdogdom.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.

See more.

                

Professional Pet Photography Sessions

Here at Godfrey's in 2017

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 2017!

Sun., Oct. 29        1st  Holiday            11am-4pm   Order your Holiday cards!

Wed., Nov. 29        2nd Holiday              4pm-8pm

Get these dates on your calendar in 2018!

Valentine's Day 2018: Fri., Feb. 2,          4pm-8pm

 

               

 

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

Attend 2 Sessions and Find Out!

Next KPETS Orientation:  Nov. 11, 2017

 (2nd Saturday of odd numbered months in 2017)

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 the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Please see their web site for items they are currently in need of. 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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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.