October 2015 

    In This Issue:

    Howl-O-Ween Pawty and Open House

    Upcoming Events You Don't Want to Miss!

    Latest Training Info Buzz-Now offering "Therapy Dog Prep" classes!

    BCTV Show "Dog is Family"-Be a Part of it All!

Got Mask?     

Got Tricks?  Got Costume?

Gotta go to Godfrey's!


Sat., Oct. 31, 2015

“Annual Howl-o-Ween Pawty and Open House"

Complimentary refreshments, laughter and fun!

This was our staff last year (missing Pat and Gloria!) - We were Godfrey's "Power Rangers!"

Hum...what might we be THIS year???

Better yet, what might your dog be?


Schedule of Events

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!

Complimentary Refreshments!

Godfrey's Dollars are back! For every $10 you spend in the store, you will receive (1) Godfrey's Dollar to be redeemed during the first few weeks in November! These dollars can be used on anything, including food and treats!

11-3pm: Meet the volunteers from Leo's Helping Paws!

Help us help a local group! In lieu of admission for the Costume Parade at 2pm, we will be taking a $5 donation for Leo's Helping Paws, a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare group based out of Lancaster, PA. These folks are doing great work in helping local rescue groups provide for the dogs they take in and rehabilitate. Please get to know them! Visit their web site to see all the dogs they have been able to help.  


This is the Mission Statement from their web site: 

"To provide financial assistance to dog rescue groups in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, for veterinary care, with a primary focus on puppy mill dogs, in addition to abused and neglected dogs, and to educate the community about puppy mills. To aid in the Mission, the Corporation may make grants from time to time to other non-profit organizations. We are an all-volunteer organization."

2:00PM   Costume Parade!

$5 Donation to Participate - Donation to Leo's Helping Paws

Outdoors-Weather Permitting

(In case of inclement weather, we'll run it in the Canine Learning Center)

Five Prize Categories: Scariest–Cutest–Funniest–Most Original-Best Human/Canine(s) Ensemble


               Here are some scary, cute, and human/canine pairings from the past!



12:30-1:30: "Tricks for Treats" Training and "Show Your Talent" Session   FREE

A fun and informal hour for you and your dog-You might win a prize!

Location: Canine Learning Center

Certified Dog Trainer, Pat Emmett KPA-CTP, is running a fun, interactive session where you'll learn how tricks are taught using positive reinforcement! This is also a chance for you and your dog to shine-demonstrate your special trick and you might win the "Tricks for Treats" prize!

"Like" his "Dog is Family K9 Training" page on Face Book. You'll see fun photos, class information, terrific training tips and informative articles!


Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events

You Won't Want to Miss!

NOW through Friday, Oct. 30: Pre-Season Coat & Sweater Sale!

Once again, we're hearing that it's going to be another cold winter here. That's at least what the Farmer's Almanac is reporting. Now through Friday, Oct. 30, take 15% OFF all IN-STOCK canine coats and sweaters. Get 'em before it gets too cold! Coats in 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. 25 (11am-4pm) & Wed. evening, Dec. 2th (4pm-8pm): Holiday Photo Shoots by Pooch Smooch Photography. Call us to book your appointment! 610-777-5755.










Sat., Nov. 21, 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! GREAT SAVINGS ON ALL ITEMS WE SERVE IN THE SAMPLER!   Think turkey, pumpkin and more!

"Meet the Artist" - Michael Wanner: Get a jump start on holiday gift-giving! Michael will be working in the shop, completing your piece! Bring your dog or bring a photo if you can't bring your dog.


Michael will be working in detailed graphite, with a touch of color. Cost is $50 for a completed 8"x10" (purchase a frame for an additional $10) and $30 for a 5"x7" portrait (frame $5).

We are booking appointments in 1/2 hour increments from 11am-3pm. Sign up now by calling now to reserve your spot 610-777-5755! Read more about Michael and his art.


       Training Classes

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!




We designed our "Puppy Start Right" classes, "Obedience" classes and "Therapy Dog Prep" 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, 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 we 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!


"Puppy Start Right" Program: For puppies from 7 weeks - 12 weeks old. (4 class program)

"Obedience" Class: For all dogs 13 weeks and older  (6 class program)

"Therapy Dog Prep" Class: For dogs over 1 year old, and in their home for 6 months or more. (4 class program)

Dog Sports Classes: Details vary. Contact us for more info.


Orientation Sessions are scheduled every Saturday from 11am-12noon and are required before starting "Obedience" classes here. The session is free of charge and must be attended before you are ready to 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!

Want to attend classes here? Simply send an email to Pat at training@difk9.com.  For Orientation session scheduling, simply let him know the Saturday date you want to attend!

Note: Orientation is not required to start our "Puppy Start Right" classes.

Want private classes here or in your home? Pat offers that as well! Send him an email at training@difk9.com and let him know what you're looking for?

Visit www.difk9.com to find out for the complete schedule and to learn more about our innovative "Puppy Start Right" program. 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!

Dede told us that she's looking for 1 more participant for Flyball, then that class will be started

up again!



               Winston - Puppy Start Right Graduate                                            Rooney - Puppy Start Right Graduate



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.

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.


    Have a topic you'd like us to cover on the show?

   Have a compelling story to share about your life with your dog(s)?

   Know of a great guest?  

   Email us at dogisfamily@godfreysdogdom.com



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.


Phone: 610.777.5755
Toll Free Phone: 877-436-4366 (877-4-DOGDOM)
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Address: 4267 New Holland Road, Mohnton PA 19540
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