Got Tricks? Got Costume?
Gotta go to Godfrey's!
Calling all canines! Where's the best place to go trick-or-treating?
Why at Godfrey's, of course, in our Brecknock neighborhood!
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
“Fall Fest and Howloween Pawty"
Complimentary refreshments, laughter and fun!
Fresh baked pumpkin treats for all canines - YUM!!
This was our staff last year - We were walking billboards for the foods we feed: (Nicole's idea)
Pat in Acana, Gloria with cat food, Nicole in Zignature, Megan in Fromm Gold Large Breed Adult,
and Barb in The Honest Kitchen "Zeal"
Wanna guess what we're going to be this year?
We're all working on our costumes as I write this! Never know what we'll have in store!
Better yet....what are you and your dog gonna be?
Schedule of Fall Fest Events - Sat., Oct. 18
Here's what's happening for you and your dog...
Bring your dog out? All dogs visiting us will receive a Trick or Treat bag of our great goodies, whether they are dressed in costume or not... No "Tricks" required!
Bring your dog out in costume? Yea! We love costumed dogs! AND you'll get 5% off your total purchases (excludes food and the day's visiting vendors).
You and your dog in costume? Yea! We love costumed dogs and people, too! You'll get 10% off your total purchases (excludes food and the day's visiting vendors).
"Crocodile Dundee" "The Gardeners"
Godfrey's Dollars are back! For every $10 you spend in the store, you will receive (1) Godfrey's Dollar to be redeeemed during the month of November! These dollars can be used on anything, including food and treats!
Check times below for various event happenings:
11am-3pm: "Neillustrations" Caricature Artist: First come first serve!
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 six 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. Are you looking for a family portrait? Don’t forget the furriest member of your family!
Can’t sit down with Neil to be drawn or you want to give a caricature as a surprise gift? He can also draw directly from photos and devices on location.
Neil obtained his bachelor’s in illustration from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in 2007. He is also a skilled freelance artist and children’s book illustrator.
Pricing per head drawn:
Black & white heads- $8 each
Color heads- $18
Add a full cartoon body and background for $5
Caricatures are sized 11" x 14" for easy framing.
11am-2pm: "Ask the Trainer" FREE First come first serve!
Certified Dog Trainer, Pat Emmett KPA-CTP, answers your toughest questions! He'll give you training tips and professional advice for raising a well-behaved canine family member. He uses
positive, rewards-based methods. Take home at least 1 new training tip that you can put into practice immediately!
More about Pat: He is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for
Animal Training & Behavior and is a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP). Retired as President of his company after 37+ years in food production and distribution services, Pat began taking a more active role at Godfrey's, working alongside his wife, Barb, the owner of Godfrey's-Welcome to Dogdom. He immediately saw a need to assist families assimilate a new dog as a valuable member of the family unit. His passion and interest in helping them took off.
11am-3pm: "Evermore" Food Representative Free samples for your dog!
Evermore is an independent company founded by two Brooklyn NY ladies, Hanna and Alison, who wanted to provide an alternative food in the marketplace for dogs. Their idea was to create a fresh, healthy, and gently-cooked food. They believe we should feed our dogs the way we feed ourselves. Hanna and Alison ate their fresh dog food every day for 1 month to stand behind their claims of integrity and "human-grade" ingredients. They filmed it each day via "live feed" and this received tons of media attention. The food looks and smells terrific; Lake and Charlie love it!
Serve it as a complete meal or as a healthy topper on dry food. Look for it in our freezer.
They pride themselves on the ingredients: grass-fed, antibiotic-and hormone-free humanely raised beef, antibiotic-free humanely raised chicken, free range eggs and more!
So come out and meet Hanna's Mom, Ruth. She might even eat some herself that day! She said she likes the liver in the foods. Wow!
Meet the Rescues: There are a few great local rescues who are dedicated to responsibly rehoming dogs by accepting them into their program and placing them in foster homes until "forever homes" are found. We think you need to know about these groups, who work tirelessly to keep dogs alive, rather than place them in shelters where their time on this earth is limited. We are glad they are joining us for our Fall Fest:
11am-3pm: "Mostly Mutts" Rescue - Saving Mixed Breed Dogs via Foster Homes
Based in Pottstown, PA
11am-3pm: "Zoe's House" Rescue via Foster Homes-Based in Sinking Spring, PA
Come out and meet rescue volunteers and dogs from these local rescues. Help them keep precious lives alive!
11am-2pm: Meet Linda Althenn, Proprietor of Cold Noses- Fuzzy Faces Farm
She offers a comfortable, safe, kennel-free alternative to boarding!
From Linda: "Cold Noses Cuisine/Fuzzy Faces Farm was born in my country farmhouse in 2003 as a canine wholesale bakery. Shortly thereafter I opened a dog-sitting component, and designed my services to be exclusively for dogs and the people who love them.
I offer tail-wagging experiences, which includes an acre of fenced property, for fun, frolic, exercise, play, and includes a puppy pool for warm summer days. Each canine guest becomes a part of my family, as I allow free roam in my home, cozy dog beds and couches for sleep and rest, catering to their needs and dispensing medication (if needed). When you leave your furry children with me, you can have peace of mind knowing they will receive expert care, in a comfortable environment, fun, love, belly rubs, and hugs. I am continually working to enhance my skills, canine insight, services and quality of care to better serve my furry clients and the people who love them."
Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events
You Won't Want to Miss!
TONIGHT: October "Dog is Family" Show on BCTV (Berks Community Television)
LIVE Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7-7:30pm
We are LIVE again on BCTV and we'll be in their new studio location for the first time!
Great guests and topics: Dr. Christina Vittoria, DVM, will talk about Dog and Cat Allergies and review information you can learn from blood allergy tests; Denise Lacey, Certified Dog Trainer, will share positive rewards-based training tips on what to do when training a dog who isn't motivated by treats, as well as how to encourage rescue dogs to play with toys.
Barb Emmett will share "Hot Topics in Dogdom." We hope you tune in!
Replays Fri., Oct. 10, 5pm; Sat., Oct. 11 at 10am, and Sun., Oct. 12 at 6pm. You can also catch this show and previous ones by going to www.bctv.org and searching "Dog is Family." BCTV programs are available on Comcast Reading Channel 15, Comcast-Southern Berks Channel 965, Service Electric Channel 19, and
The Municipal Access Channel (MAC) is Comcast Reading Channel 99.
NOW through Friday, Oct. 17: Pre-Season Coat Sale!
We're hearing that it's going to be another cold winter here. Not sure who has the magic ball to predict this; we all certainly hope it's not like last winter. In any event, we're ready!
Now through Friday, Oct. 17, take 25% OFF all IN-STOCK canine coats. Get 'em before it gets too cold! Great fitting styles in fleece and water-repellent fabrics. Bring your dog out to ensure a proper fit. If your dog just isn't up for a shopping trip, be sure to take accurate girth, neck and length measurements.
Sun., Oct. 26 (11am-4pm) & Wed. evening, Dec. 3th (4pm-8pm): Holiday Photo Shoots by Pooch Smooch Photography. Call us to book your appointment! 610-777-5755.
Sat., Nov. 22, 10am-4pm: "Thanksgiving Whine and Dine Fest" FREE!
Thanksgiving buffet sampler for all of our beloved canine customers. The buffet table will be filled with all of the yummy, nutritious foods and treats we sell here at Godfrey's.
We give thanks for their presence in our lives-we celebrate the love!
Rolling Enrollment - Start when you are Ready - Work on the Skills Your Dog Needs the Most!
Bring out your dog's "best behavior" for the upcoming holidays!
HOW OUR CLASSES ARE DIFFERENT
We designed our basic obedience classes to meet the needs of today's active family lifestyle. Gone are the days of having a rigid schedule for classes. With our system, you purchases a block of classes, six per block, and you can attend a class when it meets your needs. For the classes to be effective for you and your dog, we ask that you use the classes within 10 weeks. This way, if you cannot make a Monday class, for example, you can come to class on Wednesday night instead as long as you let us know in advance. If you have a vacation scheduled, no problem, just join us when you get back. With this system, you can start and/or end at any time. You can come twice per week if you and your dog are making great progress. No more waiting for classes to start in 5 weeks!
You no longer have to forfeit classes because you could not make it for some reason. The only way to forfeit classes is if you do not finish in the 10 weeks allotted, or you sign up for a class and do not give us a 24 hour notice that you cannot be there.
Classes will have a maximum of 6 dogs, but 4-5 is our preferred size. We will not run a class unless we have a minimum 3 dogs attend.
There will be an introductory Orientation Session that must be attended before you can start Obedience training classes at Godfrey's. This class will be informational explaining clicker training, our process, our curriculum explained, your equipment needed, and the opportunity to enroll. You should not bring your dog to the class, but you may bring any family members that will be training the dog, in fact we recommend the entire family attend!
Note: Orientation is not required to start our Puppy Socialization class.
Visit www.difk9.com to find out for the complete schedule. Not sure what class you want to take? Email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org and talk about it! He offers something for every dog, no matter what level of skills and abilities your dog has. Class sizes are limited at Godfrey's so that everyone
gets the time and attention they need. For dog sports, Dede is ready to get you started in Nose Work and Flyball. Check it out!
Help Us Spread the Word - Let 'Em Know
"Dog is Family"
Have you spotted a "DIF" sticker on the road? Let us know!
Stay tuned to our cable TV Show on BCTV: "Dog is Family" underwritten by Godfrey's. The show broadcast LIVE on the second Thursday evening of every month at 7-7:30pm.
There's a difference in attitude and lifestyle when dog is truly considered family. We don't abandon them in old age...we never abandon them. We want them with us every day and there for all times in our daily lives. We want to do the best we can do for them, each day and in every way.
Let our community around town know how you feel. Spread the word; there's a "DIF"ference when dogs are family. At Godfrey's, we reflect that sentiment and hope you share it with us.
Our stickers sell for $1.99. $1 from each sale is donated to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and neglected animals, where animals can live out their lives in peace and with love.