We attended the Christmas Cupboard Bazaar at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Many of our puppy raisers, trainers and volunteers provided homemade doggie treats and other crafts for us to sell. Several of our dogs (both in training and graduate) where there to greet people and show how well behaved service dogs are.
For Halloween, Paw Pals had a bunch of puppies dress up in costumes and went to visit the pediatric area in Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs. Some puppies weren’t too happy about wearing a costume. A couple of puppies kept having costume malfunctions. Unlike classes, this time it was all about the puppies! The puppies greeted everyone we saw and our moms and dads went looking for people for the puppies to greet.
For several of the puppies it was a long day. It started off going for a bath. Since we were going to the pediatric unit, the puppies had to be really clean. We don’t want to take something in and make one of the nice children any sicker. It was worth it. All the children loved the puppies.
For our September 15th class we went to Rampart Range High School to attend the Volunteer Day Fair the school was having.
We set a table with information about Paw Pals and our need of volunteer puppy sitters. We kept a couple of puppies by the information table, while the rest of the puppies were in the space behind the table having class. We rotated the puppies between class and the table. All the puppies did very well in a high distraction environment.
Pooches in Pink is an event and doggie walk held at Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs to support Komen Race for the Cure.
Paw Pals shared a booth with Doggi Pawz. Susi, Chelsea, and Rachel, of Doggi Pawz, brought their puppies Einstein, Haley and Daisy, respectively. Joetta brought Mac Duff, and Karen and Jeff brought Kodi. We had a very full (and fun) booth.
The puppies greeted lots of new puppies and people. The booth next to us had a bunch of exotic animals. Mac Duff and Kodi got to check out a turtle and a really big lizard. Kodi wasn’t too sure about the huge snake they had. The snake wa a Boa and it weighed 30 pounds. That’s a big snake.
The event held a doggie walk and a costume competition. Some people put a lot of effort into the costumes for their dogs. A couple of people even dyed their poor puppy pink. Hopefully, it was the washout kind of dye.
On June 29, TheARC invite Paw Pals to attend their Meet the Service Dogs event at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, CO.
We had Sandy, Joetta with MacDuff and Jeff with Kodi at the event. There were a couple of other service dog organizations there as well. The person at the table next to us had a riding stable where people could ride horses for therapy. Mac Duff and Kodi greeted a lot of people and a few other dogs as well.