"Share the Love" Photo Contest

Starts Friday, Feb.  8, 2013

Entries accepted from Feb. 8 through Feb. 28, 2013!

We've celebrated February, the month of love, every year. This year, as part of our celebrations, we decided to run another photo contest and we need your photos! The theme is "Share the Love."

What we're looking for in your photo: A photo of your own dog or dogs where they show a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another animal or a human or both.

We want to hear the "AHHHHHHs...." when people see your photo! We want canine photos that touch the heart!



Mail to: Godfrey's, 4267 New Holland Road, Mohnton, PA 19540






Photo entry dates: Photos will be accepted from Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Photos we receive for the contest will be displayed at Godfrey's. Each photo submitted will be assigned a number.

In-store voting dates: Photos can be voted on from Friday, Feb. 8 through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Every time a customer shops and checks out at Godfrey's from Friday, Feb. 8 through Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013, they will receive (1) ballot entry form to to vote for the photo they think should win.

Winning our Contest: The photo with the most number of votes at the end of the month will be the winner!

The winner will receive:  Oh, wow....check this out!!
- A FREE photo shoot session with nationally well known photographer Andrew Orth. Value $60. Andrew's next photo shoot event at Godfrey's is March 16 and March 17, 2013.

- A $25 Gift Certificate to Godfrey's
- Your winning photo and story to be used on one of our future Godfrey's biscuit bags! (as long as we can scan your photo successfully or obtain a good electronic copy of it!)
- Photo posting on our Facebook page

Here are the rules for photo submission:
- Bring in to Godfrey's or mail to us a photo of your dog(s) expressing love with a human-We're celebrating the canine/human bond. Digital photos can not be accepted (No email photos, please.) Mail photo to: Godfrey's, 4267 New Holland Road, Mohnton, PA 19540
- Photo size: 4"x6" (preferred) or 3"x5"
- Back of photo: Write your name, dog(s) name(s), and your contact information, including address and phone.


"Be Mine, Canine" Valentine's Day Celebration     

Sat., Feb. 16, 2013  10am-4pm

Bring out your "Share the Love" Photo!

FREE and OPEN to the Public

10am-4pm: "Whine and Dine Fest for Canines"

Free Samples!
One of your favorite events is back! Barb will be whipping up some recipes using products from the fabulous human-grade whole food nutrition line: The Honest Kitchen. Plus we'll serve up some "Love!" and some other natural treats.

Barb will also make a yummy cake for canines, full or organic human-grade ingredients they will go crazy for!

1pm-2pm: Come out and meet the founders of Wild Meadow Farms

Justin & Luke

Free Samples!

Wild Meadow Farms is a Lancaster, PA-based producer of all-beef and all-chicken dog treats, and soon to be coming duck and bison. Their motto is: “1 Source. 1 Ingredient. 1 Great Dog Treat.” The only other ingredient is USA-sourced potassium sorbate. That's it! When you open a bag of these treats, they smell so-o good! Your nose WILL smell the difference!

They use grass-fed beef and chicken from local suppliers. Their treats are soft so that you can easily tear them into smaller pieces. Older dogs appreciate that! Their smaller, shredded pieces are perfect to use as "high value" treats in training classes. We use them for our own dogs and others working on FitPaws equipment, too. Dogs go nuts for them!

Here's what Justin has said about his company and their beliefs: 

"We want people to know that we are passionate about our treats and we really want to provide the best treat we can for all the dogs out there. We wanted to fill in a hole in market that we discovered. We wanted to make locally sourced, all grass-fed meat dog treats. We also make it a point to not put anything extra into the treats, so they are free of grains, salt, soy, fillers, preservatives, organ meats etc. It is just lean meat cuts. What dog wouldn’t want that? It is important to us that the animal from which we get the meat leads a quality life as well. That is one of the many reasons we choose the meat that we do. The animals spend their lives on open pastures and are free to roam, not being confined in feed lots and cramped quarters."


1pm-4pm: "Bark" Book Signing and Readings by author, John Yamrus

Come out and meet this very talented, published poet!

Excerpt reading is scheduled for 2pm, but may occur at other times throughout the afternoon!

Being a reader, Barb is always on the lookout for books where the central theme is about dogs. She found out about local author, John Yamrus, from one of Godfrey's long-time customers who also happens to be a neighbor of John's. Thank you, Stephanie! It's been a delight in working with John to bring him out to Godfrey's during our Feb. "Month of Love" celebrations.

While he's published over 19 books, his recent book, "Bark," is a collection of his poems about dogs. He's known the joys of living with and loving his own dogs, their antics, their world unto themselves and also the heartache of loss.

From John's web site: " The work of John Yamrus is widely published in magazines around the world. His poems have been taught at both the high school and the college level and selections of his work have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Swedish, Italian, French, Japanese and Romanian. His work has been described by the great Milner Place as “...a blade made from smooth honest steel, with the sharpest of edges.”

Copies of his book will be for sale for $10. Godfrey's will donate $1 from each book sold to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Buy extra copies and give them to your dog lov'n friends and you know you'll be helping rescues!

                                                                                                                                 John and his dog, Abby

The following are two of John's works:



is a poem

for my dog

who is 3 years

and 4 days old and

she has more spirit and

intelligence and glee in her

than anyone i will ever know.



(copyright 2013, John Yamrus)


in dog obedience class…


for once,

my little Abby

did everything right.


for once,

she didn’t

bite, jump or pull.


this time

she paid attention

and sat and stayed

and came

and listened…


just like all the other dogs.


i can’t tell you how much

i hated


 (copyright 2013, John Yamrus)                                                                                                                           


Training at Godfrey's
Next Sessions Start Week of March 11, 2013!

Classes are now being scheduled starting the week of March 11, 2013.

Classes offered this time around are:

Puppy Kindergarten; CC1: 'At Home;" CC2: "Down the Street;" CC3: "Around Town;" CGC and Therapy Dog Prep Class; Flyball; and Specialty class: "Confidence Builders."

See www.compk9.com for the class schedule at Godfrey's and how to register for classes.


Wellness and Conditioning Classes

Start March 2013, too!

Puppy Pilates Social - (4) week sessions start the first Tues. and Sat. in the month
Tuesdays: 11-12noon

Saturdays: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month: 10-11am

For puppies 8 weeks to 4 months old

Perfect program when you've just gotten your puppy and want to start learning, bonding, and building confidence before obedience training classes start.
Give puppies something to do, right away! Canine boredom is a pet parent's worst enemy. Engaging our puppies in new, fun, and challenging activities while building our bond with them and building their confidence is a goal every pet parent has. We also learn quickly that a tired puppy is a happy puppy! Our Puppy Pilates class will help you accomplish all of this, while also having other important physical benefits for your dog.

What's this class all about? Pilates for Puppies will teach your dog to move from its core while actively stretching and strengthening its muscles by using various balance training tools including balls and balance discs. As part of the program, your puppy will enjoy playing off-leash 15minutes for fun and socialization!

Staying Strong: Introduction to Pilates
Saturdays: 1st and 3rd Saturdays in the month: 3pm-4pm

For canines 5 months to 5 years

Help your dog stay "forever" young by starting a conditioning program.

Can't go to the park with your dog becasue of bad weather? Laid up yourself recovering from surgery and your dog needs exercise? Have a breed susceptible to joint injuries? This may be the class just right for you!




Staying Strong: Senior FitPaws Wellness Class

Saturdays: 1st and 3rd Saturdays in the month: 2pm-3pm
Keep your senior dog in tip top shape by consistent workouts on the low-impact FitPAWS equipment. Canine treadmill time may also be appropriate and used in this class.

We've all seen them, senior dogs who appear to be losing muscle mass in their hind end. It happens for various reasons, but the bottom line is that you can affect their quality of life by helping them actually build muscle mass and live a longer, happier life with you! We're all only as young as we feel, and that goes for our dogs, too.

Treadmill for Canines: Intro Level 1 Fitness Sessions
Note: Use of the treadmill is appropriate for dogs 6 months and older. "Pups" between the ages of 6-8 months old will be restricted to walking, not running, on the treadmill.

Bring your dog out for our low stress introduction to the canine treadmill. This is perfect for that pooch with excess energy to burn or to address weight issues.

Also, many pet parents find themselves at a loss for a way to provide adequate exercise for their dogs should they themselves need to recuperate from an illness or surgery. What better way to do this than to come out to our Center and have your dog take part in our indoor treadmill work out!


Staff at Godfrey's will assist your dog in becoming comfortable with the treadmill and will monitor the workout. Prices dependent on minutes walked.

Helping Others in Need-Godfrey's is a Drop-Off Location

Godfrey's is a collection site for two animal rescue organizations in Berks County: The Animal Rescue League and the Humane Society. We all know that owning and caring for a pet is a commitment of time and money and there are folks who want to do the best they can for their pets but are financially strapped. If your dog has outgrown a collar, harness or leash or you just want to switch up to another set, consider donating the items you no longer want or need to one of these organizations. Unopened treats and food are always appreciated, as are clean blankets and towels and new or gently used, clean toys. Also, check each organization's "Wish List" on their web sites for items they need and see what you can do to help out.



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.

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