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!
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Every 2nd Saturday in 2021
9am-3pm (4 appointments offered)
NOTE about the schedule below:
The July date has been changed from July 10 to July 17, 2021.
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 fourth Friday of every month at 12noon-1pm.
Visit "Dog is Family TV" to view all past shows.
You'll hear more about Cushings disease from a veterinarian, learn about the mobile blood bank for dogs, what you can learn about your dog from fur analysi,s and so much more!
The next show will be on Friday, Apri 23, Feb. 26, 2021 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 email@example.com
You'll see Dr. Jamie Moran, DVM, Pilots N' Paws, Kohl Harrington creator of the "Pet Fooled" Documentary, learn about the only Animal Blood Bank and it's close to us, End of Life services in your home.....and many, many more current topics and interesting people in Dogdom!
Attend an Orientation Session and Find Out!
Next KPETS Orientation: To Be Announced
Because of COVID-19 on 2020, these sessions are on hold at Godfrey's.
There are some being scheduled in Lancaster County.
Please call the KPETS office at 888-685-7387 to learn more about current sessions.
(2nd Saturday of odd numbered months in 2020)
TIME: 1pm – 3:30 pm.
Downstairs in Godfrey's Retail Building. 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 registered 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
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.
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: As needed.
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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uestions, bring your dog...take home free saples!