CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE
Life Line The Newsletter for the Friends of Canine Partners For Life Issue 18
A DIFFICULT DECISION
A CRITICAL NEED FOR OUR PROGRAM
He’s lying on the bed, one eye open, trying to be nonchalant heartbreak is there for her, and all
while he watches his partner put his harness on another dog, those that love her.
and a yellow dog at that! He sees the yellow dog help his
Nelson, a special find at a shelter has
partner walk and go down the stairs and leave for work.
earned his retirement. Knowing that
Nelson can no longer work comfortably, but he smiles to this time would come, the puppies in
himself when she walks out the door. He can go back to sleep the program for the past year have
and dream of days gone by, trips they have taken, places been looked at with new eyes, as every-
they have been, plane rides to Europe, winery tours, black tie one searched for that new special
dinners and more. He has been by her side, helping her walk, friend. Ripley, a puppy raised in our
giving her a hand and helping her balance, carrying her cell prison program, has the pull in a
phone, and being the kind of friend we need, love and harness that Darlene was looking for.
depend on. The ten year partnership between Darlene This Yellow Labrador is learning the
Sullivan, Founder and Executive Director of CPL and Nelson, ropes at Darlene’s side, with Nelson
has come to an end. These two have shared the past 10 years looking on with approval. They will go
together. They shared the ups and downs of life, fighting to through three weeks of team training
stay healthy, working to keep a young non-profit organization this summer and graduate with the Darlene and Nelson before his retirement.
strong, giving every spare moment and bit of energy back to Summer Class of 2006.
While we place successor dogs with those who have lost
Darlene’s wardrobe will need to be revamped. She’ll need their partners or need to retire their current dog, the waiting
It’s the end of an era. They both realize that his pain was khakis to disguise the yellow dog hair—no more dark list grows longer. It is a heartbreaking dilemma we face, and
holding them back, and now with her new partner, she color pants! the need for more and more dogs to serve those who want to
can become active once again. The time has come to retire live independently, is daunting. Your support is needed now
Successor dogs are becoming a critical need at CPL. Nearly
Nelson. Age has taken a toll on this big black dog, and now more than ever before.
20% of our service dog recipients will need a successor dog
it’s time to relax.
in the next few years. Recipients needing successor dogs are Make a donation in honor of this team, and help support CPL
After 16 years of counseling recipients when the decision placed at the top of the waiting list, hoping a suitable dog in years to come. If you have not yet included CPL in your
needs to be made to retire their service dog, Darlene has to will be found quickly to provide them with the means for will, we can help you with that. Nelson thanks you for your
look inside her heart for strength when it is time to say “all independence they have grown accustomed to. This means support, and sends a tail wag your way. He’d be happy to eat
done” to her savior, her partner, her very best friend. The that we will have fewer dogs available for new recipients. a dog biscuit or two in your honor.
WITH CPL homes for yellow puppies
Needed: Soft spot for a cute little yellow lab puppy in training.
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transferred, it is impossible to identify the donor. If you
they are all adopted!
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P.O. Box 170 Cochranville, PA 19330–0170 / phone (610) 869–4902 / fax (610) 869–9785
email firstname.lastname@example.org / web www.k94life.org
Canine Partners For Life is a 16 year voting member and a newly accredited member of Assistance Dogs International
Full service dogs provide assistance to their partners 24 hours per day in all home and
public environments. Recipients are aged 12 and older. Seizure alert dogs, a sub category
of full service dogs, detect and alert to upcoming seizure activity.
CARLA AND BONZ a sweet and sensitive dog and she quickly won her new KRYSTALEVE AND RIKKI
mom’s heart and respect. By day three Nadine was walking
On the first day of training, Rikki is a successor dog to
again—and she worked hard to increase her endurance
Carla said that Bonz was the Krystaleve’s first dog, Chester.
throughout the training. DeeDee will help Nadine stay at
perfect dog for her because in Chester had a long and
work and will keep this busy woman on track.
her life she had broken or successful working career as a
messed up more bones than BILL AND MONTANA CPL service dog, but as he
she could count! Carla learned began to slow down Krystaleve
We explained to Montana early
to drive the electric wheelchair realized that it was getting hard
on that to be matched with a
during team training—it wasn’t for him to do his job.
marine, who pilots sail planes
always pretty—but she learned!
and bikes in huge marathons As Chester had slowed down so had Krystaleve. She said it
She was a good class cheerleader – always urging her
was going to be a challenge— was exciting to be walking again for long distances and at a
classmates on and cheering when they experienced
he said that he was up to it. We good speed. Once she and Rikki started walking there was
success. She lost her father during the training, but she and
were always under the impres- no stopping them! Krystaleve had a wonderfully positive
Bonz got to visit her dad in the hospital for a final
sion that the folks in the military and focused attitude through the training and worked hard
goodbye—it was nice to know that Bonz was there to help
were trained to follow the rules— to share her experiences with her classmates.
her get through—and we broke the no petting rule so that
but Bill has shown us that this is not always the case. The
dad could have Bonz visit and be a part of his life also . TERRI AND JACKSON
day that we found him perched, resting in his chair against
They’re going to do super!
a wall on which a “no parking” sign was placed, should Terri made a big transition
MIKE AND DANSKO II have been our first hint. They head home to New Jersey within CPL during team
where Montana may be enjoying sail planning —and he’s training. She made the leap
Mike has a lot of grit and
looking forward to the bike marathons because his dad from being a successful puppy
determination! He didn’t miss a
is buying him a special little tented cart so that he can home (she has raised many
day of training and entered
ride behind the bike. puppies for us—the last just
each day looking forward to
entered the kennel) to being a
the challenges that it held. He JOAN AND FAITH
recipient. It wasn’t an easy
had a happy good morning for
Joan has kept us laughing, decision to make but as her
all and was completely
hopping, and on our toes for diabetes progressed, her fatigue levels increased, her
committed to making his
the entire team training difficulty ambulating grew, and her pain got worse, she
partnership with Dansko a
session. Joan informed us that realized she needed assistance. Jackson’s support while she
success. The first few days were rough as learning to walk
we might have to deal with” her walks will help to alleviate the fatigue and pain, his
with a dog always is. By the second week the walking had
arm” which“ sometimes has a retrieval and tugging skills will do the same. In addition he
improved 100% and to our delight—Mike is now walking
mind of its own.” She showed has begun to alert her to her sugar levels—something
almost straight up and down as opposed to bent in half.
us how to restrain her arm and which may take a while to fine tune, but which will prove
We’ve heard that when Mike’s mom watched him walk with
body by holding the arm valuable in her health management. Perhaps Terri’s biggest
Dansko for the first time, there were tears in her eyes!
behind her back and up with the wrist pointed down. We concern entering into this partnership was whether the
CHASE AND SHERMAN all nodded our heads wondering what we were in for. What dog and harness would fit into that snazzy little sports car
we didn’t realize was that when her arm decided to have a that she zips around in—a big sigh was heard the day that
Sherman was a refugee from
say—it would take four women to restrain her for quite Jackson loaded in successfully and settled down for the
the Florida hurricanes of ‘04.
some time before the muscle spasms stopped and we could ride—We think he’s going to love his new sports car! Look
Right away Sherman knew that
let loose. We all had a workout—especially Joan and Faith. for them on the streets of Wilmington, or headed to a
he loved Chase and that his
But…amazingly, Faith began to alert to these “spasms” Phillies game—or even at Disney World—those will be their
favorite place in the world was
letting us know they were coming. When she got the alert favorite haunts.
to be up on his lap. When he
early, Joan could tuck her arm and lean on it herself—
came to meet Sherman for DIANA AND HAMILTON
preventing the spasm from taking control. Joan celebrated
the first time, Chases’s mom
with her whole heart every small measure of progress and In this class, Diana won the
commented that she hadn’t
success she and Faith made. award for traveling the furthest
2 seen him walk so well, or so long—in a very long time. Chase
to get to CPL—coming from
took a while to find that high pitched (what we call a girly) BARBARA AND ERIC
California. She has loved and
voice that will really get Sherman’s tail wagging—but he
This was our quiet team. Eric owned poodles before but she
found it and has really improved in his ability to motivate
began alerting to Barbara’s didn’t realize how big the poodle
Sherman with praise. They head back to MD where Sherman
seizures very early on. His that we were going to give her
will be sporting a bright orange vest as he travels on Chase’s
strategy was simple—refuse to would be—and she spent most
ATV to go hunting, fishing, and hanging out.
let her move! If she’s standing of the first week referring to
NADINE AND DEE DEE or walking – get in her way. If him as a pony instead. “Hammy” as Diana calls him has a
she’s sitting refuse to allow her keen sense of humor which Diana enjoys, yet he focuses
Several months ago, Nadine
to get up. Basically, become on his work in a serious manner. One of Diana’s goals was
lost her first service dog Fife.
difficult and keep her still— to be able to get rid of her crutches (which she did immedi-
Her grief was profound and her
exactly what Barbara needs! His support and guide work ately upon meeting Hammy) and begin walking more
loss of independence was
while walking kept her grounded and safe as they learned successfully using his support. Despite the physical pain
staggering. Quickly, without
to move together. So the lady that “didn’t like big dogs” said and fatigue, Diana didn’t miss a day of training. She heads
Fife’s assistance, Nadine’s
that Eric was a “JOY “and that she still couldn’t believe that home to share the word about how CPL and service dogs
health began to deteriorate at
she would get out of bed that early in the morning to walk can change peoples’ lives. We think she’ll probably end up
an alarming rate. Luckily, Dee
a dog—but that for Eric it was worth it! They head home to being one of our official California PR people because she
Dee was a great match for
MA and a busy life working on a college campus and loves to share her success stories.
Nadine. The first week of training was tough—Nadine’s
negotiating public transportation.
health was poor, her grief was still raw, and it was hard
not to compare this sweet newcomer to her wonderful
predecessor. But Dee Dee was patient and kind—she is
For those individuals needing less assistance than a full-service dog, CPL provides home companion
dogs. They are well trained companions in the home environment and are suitable for all ages. Home
companion dogs do not provide physical assistance, so any form of disability will be considered.
BRIAN AND MYERS TALEA AND TERP
After Myelitis left Brian Talea and her parents were HOME COMPANION
needing to use a wheelchair, he looking for a dog that could
applied for a home companion help Talea get up when she fell, MOMS SAY THANKS
dog. Before Brian’s illness, he pick up items she dropped and We wanted to share the joy that Becky has brought
was a very active 14 year old just be her friend. Talea is a to our family. Becky is a companion dog for our
who enjoyed playing sports very active little girl and we youngest child Danny who just turned nine. Danny
and riding his bike. Brian knew that her dog would need has a rare genetic disorder called Hunter Syndrome,
thought a home companion dog to enjoy a busy life and playing which will cause his health to deteriorate as he gets
would brighten his spirits and outside. Terp had all of these older. At nine, he is a very active, high energy boy
boost his confidence so he could move on in life and have a qualities. He could assist her as she got up from the floor, who cannot talk. He communicates with gestures
constant companion. Myers was matched with Brian. To he loved to to play outdoors, he could retrieve dropped and his face. When we brought Becky home, she
know Myers is to love Myers. For more than a year he had items and would enjoy being Talea’s constant companion. was immediately drawn to Danny and communicates
served as the unofficial ambassador for CPL, traveling These two are learning to work together and Talea is differently with him than the rest of the family. When
everywhere with his puppy home. Thousands of people met increasing her independence around the home. he watches TV, she climbs into his lap and kisses him;
Myers during that time and he charmed them all–just as he it is almost like she knows he can not call to her, so
KYLE AND LANDER
charms Brian every day. she goes to him. Danny has had two incidents where
Kyle was searching for a dog that
ISAAC AND COOPER he needed to have stitches, and each time Becky was
would be his very best friend and
right by his side and laid at his feet until we could
Isaac and his family wanted a companion. Kyle enjoys playing
calm him down enough to take him to the hospital.
dog that would alert to Isaac’s outside and especially playing
Becky enjoys swimming and lounging on a raft with
low blood sugar drops. Cooper ball. He loves to have stories
Danny and playing with him on the sliding board. We
is a dog who bonds strongly read to him, and asked that we
could not have wished for a better dog, thank you for
with the person that is caring find a dog that would also enjoy
making our family whole!
for him. A true “velcro” dog, he having stories read to him. When
just wants to be with his Lander became available, it was
person. Knowing that Cooper obvious that the match with Kyle would be perfect. Rumor has “it is almost like she knows
had the ability to bond so it that Lander loves listening to those stories, and playing ball. he can not call to her,
strongly, he was placed with Kyle has his own very best friend! so she goes to him.”
Isaac in the hopes that this intense affection would take
VINCENT AND RUDOLF
place with Isaac. The bonding between Issac and Cooper
Vincent came to his interview
has resulted in Cooper’s ability to detect changes in Isaac’s
blood sugar levels. The process, which can be a gradual one,
with a big smile on his face,
hoping that CPL could find a
Dogs in Coach Class!
continues. What a cute pair! CPL dogs get around!
dog who liked to be outside
SHAWN AND CHRISTY One puppy actually
and play as much as he did. The
met her pilot and co-
Shawn wanted a dog to be his dog needed to enjoy going for
pilot after a recent
buddy. Shawn’s dog of 16 years car rides, and must love to be
flight to California.
had passed away and he missed petted. Rudolf was chosen to
Service dogs ride in
the companionship and be Vincent’s companion. Rudolf
the plane with their
unconditional love which a dog enjoys playing outside, and being loved with plenty of
recipients, so when
provides. Shawn told us he petting. He just loves hanging out or going for car rides.
the opportunity came up for a puppy in training to travel by
loved his job, country music,
ACACIA AND STAR plane, we were thrilled. The dogs must fold themselves
watching sports on TV, going
Acacia and her mom were under the seat in front of their person, but it is an easy task
places and being outside. We
looking for a seizure alert dog. for our dogs. Shiloh only wished that she could ride in First
knew that the right dog would have to enjoy all of these
Having a dog that would warn Class…maybe next time!
things. Christy was a perfect match. She thrives when she is
active and really wanted to have her own person to love
Acacia of an impending seizure,
would allow Acacia time to get
and take care of. Shawn and Christy are now inseparable.
to a safe place before it hap- We mourn the loss of
WARREN & SARAH AND pened. Star seemed like a good
MERLOT these team members
match. Much to our surprise,
Warren and Sarah’s parents Acacia has not had a single ACORN
were looking for a dog that seizure. Since the placement, we still don’t now if Star will
Service dog to Gloria Myers
would add love and companion- alert or not, but she has certainly done something special
ship to their childrens’ lives. It for Acacia. BRICE
had been observed by Warren’s Service dog to Patricia Morgan
CODY AND LACEY
therapist that Warren absorbs
and assimilates much more When Cody and his family came BOB
material after having contact for the interview, Cody was very Service dog to Melissa Wheeler
with an animal. This was such a positive accomplishment interested in all of the dogs that
he met at CPL. Cody’s parents RESCUE
that his parents wanted to build on it by adding a dog to
thought that a dog would give Service dog to Marge Booth
the family. Merlot is a very loving dog who offers all the
attributes that we felt important in placing a dog with him the companionship he
Warren and Sarah. Mom reports that the children are now needed. They also hoped that
Home companion dog to Daniel Stolte
sleeping through the night—because “Merlot was there to the dog’s unconditional love
take care of them.” What a wonderful family Merlot is would help motivate Cody to
helping! talk. Cody enjoys playing outside, throwing a ball, going for
Home companion dog to Jeanne Clemmer
walks and cuddling. Lacey was chosen to be Cody’s dog be-
cause she and Cody enjoy the same activities. What a nice team!
T hanks to the generosity of our puppy sponsor veterinarians, we are able to save money on veterinary visits, procedures,
and medications that we would otherwise have to raise through donations. Many of our veterinarians provide all necessary
routine visits, vaccinations, heartworm pills, and flea control at no charge to our puppy homes. A heartfelt thank you to all
the doctors and staff at these offices:
Animal Care Hospital Crest View Animal Clinic Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital
Animal Hospital of Waterford French Creek Veterinary Hospital Sanatoga Animal
Albion Animal Center Greener Pastures Veterinary Services, Inc. Schwenksville Veterinary Medical Arts, Inc.
Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park Graysland Clinic Society Hill Veterinary Hospital
Applebrook Veterinary Hospital Highgrove Veterinary Hospital Spring Mill Veterinary Hospital
Atglen Veterinary Hospital Hockessin Animal Hospital The Animal Clinic
Blackwood Animal Hospital Kennett Square Veterinary Hospital Twinbrooks Animal Hospital
Centreville Veterinary Hospital Dr. Jane Latta Union City Pet Hospital
Chadds Ford Animal Hospital Limerick Veterinary Hospital Walnut Hill Veterinary Clinic
Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Surgery Longwood Veterinary Hospital West Chester Veterinary Medical Clinic
Churchville Veterinary Hospital Loyalsock Animal Hospital, Inc. Windcrest Animal Hospital
Cochranton Veterinarian Hospital Nonantum Veterinary Clinic Wintergreen Animal Hospital
Colebrook Manor Animal Hospital North Laurel Animal Hospital Woodcock Dam Animal Clinic
Concord Pike Veterinary Hospital Penn Animal Hospital
Conneaut Lake Veterinary Hospital Quakertown Veterinary Clinic
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear Friends, On a personal note, many of you, nine years ago, read my
letter in the Life Line explaining my struggle with Chronic
I hope that the Spring of 2006 finds you healthy and
Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, and my decision
healthy. Hopefully you have a canine friend to share the
to be partnered with a CPL service dog. Nelson, quickly
joys of the outdoors with you. We made it through winter
became the primary CPL canine ambassador. No one saw
once again with the incredible assistance of Mr. Jim Ferver
me without Nelson and the two of us educated the public
(Mr. Mulch) who donated his company’s snow plowing
about the work of CPL, and educated our students as they
services, and John Pulinka who was able to get a snowblower
learned to work with their new service dogs. Nelson made
donated! With the paved drive and sidewalks, and all of
it possible for me to continue working and to avoid going
that help, we didn’t have to cancel any of our services or
on SSI disability. His antics brought laughs and smiles to so Darlene and Nelson – a partnership of a lifetime
classes due to winter weather.
many people. He wasn’t the “perfect” service dog – but he
And the journey continues. So if you see me in public—but
We were able to send three staff members and one Board was the best service dog for me. Recently Nelson’s arthritis,
you’re not really sure it’s me because that handsome black
member to the Assistance Dogs International conference after nine working years, has slowed him down. And so he
lab isn’t next to me—you know why. Nelson, who now
in San Diego in January. We enjoyed some wonderful and I made the difficult decision together, for him to retire.
doesn’t wear the harness welcomes visits, belly rubs, and
workshops and participated in committee work which will While he was physically ready for this change, mentally he
4 focus on the restructuring of ADI. The most exciting aspect hasn’t been so sure. He will continue to live with me and
much spoiling from anyone who is so inclined—and yes,
he does taunt Ripley with the fact that he is now “pettable”.
of the conference however, was when all of us were called be my “house buddy”. He sometimes comes to CPL in a
to the stage to accept our plaque honoring our recent nonworking capacity, many days he goes to my parents’ Spring is exciting! I hope that you will join us for our
accreditation! What a proud moment for everyone at CPL! home where they happily dog sit their grand-dog. fundraisers and new volunteer opportunities. We continue
to greatly need your financial support and hope that you
Years ago, winter was a “less hectic” time at Canine Partners This leads me to another exciting transition in my life.
can help, however feels most comfortable to you.
For Life. Now, it is as busy as the rest of the year. With Ripley, a beautiful female Yellow Labrador has been chosen
ambitious fundraising goals, a large summer graduating class to be my partner. As I will actually be finishing her second Thank you for your support and belief in the work that we
approaching, a new prison puppy raising program starting at year of training myself, she and I are already learning and do. CPL changes and touches so many lives every day—
SCI Albion, the breeding program flourishing, and plans for working together. True, I will now have to sell all of my thanks to you!
future development, we were all kept on our toes! black pants and invest in khaki colored clothing due to the
change in dog hair color, the match is a good one. Nelson
We mourned the loss of our patron Mr. Bill Schutt who
and Ripley get along well. She is willing to allow him
passed away in December. Having just been featured in our
certain privileges which retirement has earned him (like
fall newsletter for the tremendous contributions he made Darlene Sullivan
more bed time, being allowed to load in the car first, etc)
to the organization, our grief was immense. He will forever Executive Director/Founder
and he tolerates her youthful goofiness. Sometimes, when
be remembered within the organization as the generous,
she doesn’t do a task as quickly or as well as she should
funny, giving, puppy-loving soul whose visits brought many
(she’s still learning) Nelson will jump in, and you can hear
a smile and whose support was so greatly appreciated! CPL
him thinking “good grief, here’s how you do it”.
simply will not be the same without him.
We always say our dogs are worth at least $20,000 and 9. A bond with its partner that can never be broken. Your
A MESSAGE FROM THE
people wonder how a dog could possibly be worth so friend to the end. Francine Darragh joined CPL’s Board of Trustees in
much. One of our recipients listed a dozen reasons why the Fall of 2005. Francine has been a relationship
10. A Spirit that won’t give up on you, even if you give up on
these dogs are so valuable to our recipients. We think he manager for American Express Corporate Services
yourself, no matter how many attempts, or how long it
puts it succinctly: for the past seven years—responsible for managing
takes to get it done.
a portfolio of 25 corporate clients. During 2003 she
1. A nose that can detect the undetectable disabilities, that 11. Silent vigilance while you sleep and a confident presence was awarded a sabbatical to work for the global non
make life difficult. while you are awake. profit organization, the World Monuments Fund.
2. Eyes that can look into your soul and touch your heart. 12. Sixth sense intervention, anticipation and dedication, During her tenure with WMF, she was responsible
3. A back that is unbreakable and a stance that never wavers. coupled with the ability and training, to sacrifice and for creating a Corporate Giving Program Strategic
4. Ears that leave nothing to imagination and listen to every deliver on demand, whatever is required, with a single Plan for the organization. She is also a strong donor
word that is spoken. command. to CPL. We look forward to utilizing Francine’s expertise
Now you know! So recipients, the next time you harness in the development of our corporate giving program.
5. So Smart, that understanding is never misunderstood.
your service dog, take a moment to let them know how Her quiet manner and thoughtful comments are
6. Loyalty unparalleled by any other animal on earth. already working their magic!
much you appreciate them. Don’t do it because they are so
7. Four paws that take on any journey , no matter what the intelligent, or that they have incredible ability. Don’t do it
In August CPL successfully completed the process
circumstances are, or where the path leads, securing its because they remain at your side ready to respond. Do it
of accreditation with Assistance Dogs International,
partner’s independence without ever turning back. because they are the warriors of our new independence,
the national organization for the service dog industry.
8. Unconditional love. that we take for granted every day.
ADI accreditation was a key part of the Long Range
Plan approved by the board in the Summer of 2005.
The ADI accreditation process was a major under-
taking involving countless hours of staff preparation.
In Kind Donations Long T
The successful outcome of this endeavor is a tribute
Sponso e to all of the staff and volunteers who make CPL
Ken-Care/Brampton Company PLANCO r!
possible. Kudos to EVERYONE who played a role in
Sentinel/Novartis Animal Health Pfizer
this intensive process!!!
Little Utopia, Inc. Mr. Mulch
Gargoyle Designs Shore Consultants Tory Diffenderffer, Secretary of the Board of Trustees,
Breaking Space McGovern, Inc. attended the Assistance Dogs International Conference
GTC Graphics United Spinal Association/
Ultra Premium Dog Food in January with Darlene Sullivan and several members
Premier Pet Products of the CPL staff. Tory’s experience was deeply moving,
“Official dog food sponsor of CPL”
Whiskazz & Pawzz inspiring her to write, “the whole conference was
extremely fascinating, really an ‘eye-opener’ to see
so many people with such a range of disabilities—
and over sixty assistance dogs ranging in size from
Why can’t I pet a service dog? a HUGE Great Dane to a Yorkie, carried in a
Everyone knows that you can’t pet a guide dog, so why PUPPIES IN TRAINING
do people think they can pet a service dog? We always As spring begins, the Board is exploring the possibility
If you feel that you must pet that beautiful puppy at the end
encourage people to “ignore the dog, talk to the person of a capital campaign for a new training center. More
of the leash, ask first. Don’t feel offended if the handler says
WITH the dog.” Remember, service dogs and dogs in training on this important step for the future of CPL as our
no. The pup might be having a bad training day and needs
are not pets. These dogs are trained or are in training for plans and timelines progress. Until then, may all your
to stay focused, or maybe the person is in a hurry. Some-
very important work. days be ‘good’ dog days!
times a puppy handler might ask you to pet their dog; using
SERVICE DOGS the experience as a training tool. If the handler answers Margaretta Frederick, President
your request to pet the puppy, please refrain
Our dogs are trained to work through distractions, but it is
from rough housing with the dog, or getting the puppy too
really hard for them to work while being distracted. People
excited. Our puppies need to sit before they are allowed to
often see a working dog that is lying next to their person and
be approached by the public, and they must remain calm
assume that the dog is “not working”. The dog is lying down,
but is actually waiting for the next command or the movement
during these social visits. This is a part of their training. If W H AT D O E S
of the wheelchair to get back to work. If you were to watch
the handler says the pup has had enough, please respect
that request. The puppies have a lot to learn in their first
Accredited by ADI
these dogs at “rest” very carefully you would see that their
ears are listening for the next command, and their eyes may
year, and they will learn better when they can remain calm MEAN? 5
and focused on their handler.
be watching their person for the slightest movement. It means that CPL is at the top
of our industry. We have met
Even though these dogs are not “pets”, they are loved by
or exceeded all professional
their recipients, and they have a more enjoyable life than
standards and requirements
any pet. They get to be with their person 24/7! These dogs
necessary to achieve full accred-
may be in better shape than the family dog because they are
itation from Assistance Dog International.
working, and many receive better care than the family pet
This represents a significant achievement by CPL and
because the recipients can’t afford for their partners to be
is indicative of our strong commitment to upholding
sick! These working dogs get plenty of playtime when they
the highest professional standards of excellence
are at home with their person, so don’t think that because
within the service dog industry. CPL is one of only
they are working dogs they never have fun. The partnerships
15 organizations nationwide and one of only 23
would not be successful if the dogs were unhappy.
organizations in the entire world to become accred-
Dogs like to work; in fact the breeds we use are the working ited. Congratulations to everyone who works to
breeds, so work is what really makes them happy. Never call, make CPL an organization of excellence.
talk to, whistle to, and attempt to pet or otherwise distract a
working service dog. Our recipients will thank you! One Hmmm—I wonder when this will fit
second of distraction could be enough
for their person to fall or trip, and be injured.
READ ALL-A BOW-WOW-IT!
Events and Happenings at CPL
The 8th Annual Wine Auction
Nick in the Neighborhood! and Benefit a Big Success!
Satellite TV comes to CPL! Everyone who attended this year’s Une Célébration du Vin
Live, from Cochranville, Pennsylvania, it’s CPL! It started at 5:30am and ended wine auction had an opportunity to play the name game.
around 9:00am but boy was it fun! It looked like something out of a science The first two lots in the live auction were very “alive”—two
fiction movie—a 20 ton truck parked on our lawn with huge antennas reach- black lab puppies. By the end of the bidding, Churchill and
ing up into the sky, (scared the neighbors) but it was worth it! Nick in the Velvet had names and a lap to sit on for the evening.
Neighborhood came to CPL and filmed three live segments on our kennel, our
The event was successful once again thanks to our
puppy classes and our training practices. Puppy homes, volunteers and staff
sponsors: Event Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. C. Rich
were all here on campus before dawn to make this media event a success!
Diffenderffer, Gold Sponsor: an anonymous friend of CPL,
Nick Smith from Fox Channel 29 could not have been nicer or more energetic
Bronze Sponsors: Ms. Mary Alice Malone, Mellon Financial,
and made everyone feel comfortable. Nick has volunteered to be one of our
and Wolf-Block Philadelphia, Patron Sponsors: ING
co-chairmen of the 9th Annual Wine Auction—we can hardly wait to see the
DIRECT, Mr. Jeff Dillman, and an anonymous friend of CPL.
gusto he brings to our event!
Thank you to all who donated goods, trips and wine to make this our most memorable and
financially successful event. Over $79,000 was raised for our program thanks to the generosity of
our bidders, donors and sponsors.
While tasting the many fine wines provided by Moore Brothers, Greenville Wine & Spirits,
Paradocx Vineyards and Hockessin Wine & Spirits, everyone got an eyeful of the heavily laden
silent auction tables. They also had many a mouthful of tasty tidbits presented by Hadfields
Seafood, The Melting Pot and Creative Catering by Tammy.
Dinner and the live auction began and ended with California wines. Buchli Station Chardonnay
got it started followed by an Italian Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay and a French Fleurie Burgundy.
Barefoot Bubbly champagne was an excellent finish with dessert.
The lots in the live auction were also broad and inviting. From excellent wines to fantastic
vacation spots, attendees were able to find a definite “had to have.”
Thank you to all who attended this wonderful event. We hope you had an opportunity to meet
CPL staff, volunteers and puppies are TV stars for the day!
some of our recipients whose tables were sponsored by Mrs. Christopher L. Moseley and Ms.
Martha Meile. In addition, thanks to our magnificent auctioneer, who donated his time, Mr.
David Yearsley—what an entertainer! Our annual dinner and wine auction will continue to be
PAWSAmerica is Coming an entertaining way to spend an evening, come join the fun. You will be able to see puppies
to Your Hometown begin their journey as well as our graduated teams.
Please mark your calendars for our 2006 Wine Auction on November 18, 2006.
for the 16th year!
9th Annual Une Célébration du Vin
Bring the kids, bring the dog, bring your D O U B L E T R E E H OT E L , W I L M I N GTO N, D E L AWA R E
friends to the nearest PAWSAmerica and
have a fun time helping CPL! PAWSAmerica
is a pledge-sponsored walk on a short NAME
course that is designed with our recipients
6 in mind. The CPL local event is scheduled for May 6th at the Upland Country Day
School in Kennett Square, PA. Other scheduled sites are: May 20th at Roche Park in CITY STATE ZIP
Meadville, PA, and September 23rd at the Cedar Lake Campground in York, PA. PAWS HOME PHONE WORK PHONE
has already been successful in New Waverly, Texas and other sites.
If you want a walk scheduled in your town, at your school, local park or church, call
$125 PER PERSON $250 PER COUPLE
us and we will help you with the plans.
I WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH THE FOLLOWING GUESTS
CPL Welcomes the Class of 2008
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Marlee, our newest
mom has given us ten CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD FOR $
Labradors to begin
puppy training. We are
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hoping for great size and
temperament from all EXPIRATION DATE
eight boys and two girls.
NAME ON CARD
Watch for them in the
classes of 2008!
Please make checks payable to Canine Partners For Life and send to:
Canine Partners For Life • P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330 – 0170
Annual Open House
TURNING SIX and Cow Bingo Event
but Acting Like an Adult SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, RAIN OR SHINE!
When Abby was AT THE CPL FACILITY
planning for her sixth 334 FAGGS MANOR ROAD, COCHRANVILLE, PA
birthday, she wanted
Mark your calendars and practice your “mooves”— this is one day when you can party till
to do something special
the cows come home and that is no bull! Cow Bingo returns to CPL—you gotta pay to play!
and decided that CPL
Each ticket is $10.00 for your chance to go home with $5,000. The more tickets you buy, the
puppies needed toys
better your chances! While we are waiting for the cow to doo her thing, enjoy
more than she did. Abby
the puppy kissing booth, service dog demonstrations, tours, hay rides, BBQ lunch and more!
had the idea to have a
Come out and enjoy this steaming combination: Cow Bingo and a great fun-filled day!
party and hayride with
her friends and their Fill out the order form below and mail it to us for a chance to be the Grand Poop Bah of the day.
families and have all
the guests bring toys for
dogs in the CPL kennel.
They invited a CPL puppy in training to join the party and be the honorary guest. A great TICKET ORDER FORM
time was had by all and CPL gained many new supporters. Thank you Abby!
Service Kitties at Work CITY STATE ZIP
DON’T LET THEM DISTRACT YOU! HOME PHONE
After the loss of our wonderful kennel cat Gus, the CPL staff was devastated. When the opp-
ortunity to adopt two orphaned 4-week old kitties arose, we jumped at the chance. These little EMAIL
guys were bottle fed faithfully by our Kennel Manager, Cindy and her staff. What began as two PLEASE SEND ME TICKETS @ $10 EACH
little balls of fur have developed into two rather naughty kitties! Lana and Louie spend their
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days in the kennel with the dogs, attempting to distract, intimidate, harass or in other words
“bug” the dogs as much as possible. The trainers work with the dogs around the company of CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD FOR $
the two cats who bat at the dogs’ tails and lay in wait for an opportune moment to leap into CARD NUMBER
the air or zoom by to see if they can get the dogs in trouble. Both of them love the water and
CREDIT CARD TYPE (CIRCLE ONE) VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER DINERS CLUB
have taken a liking to any opportunity to play with water. One of our board members pur-
chased a kitty condo, which is larger than most foreign cars, for the kitties to play on. Come EXPIRATION DATE
by and meet Lana and Louie, they love the company! NAME ON CARD
Canine Partners For Life
P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330 – 0170
WIN LOTS OF MOO-LA!!!
Who let the
Lana (left) and Louie (right).
The 2nd Annual Canine Carnival was held on April 8th at the Unionville High School in
Kennett Square, PA. Over 250 dogs and several hundred of their partners joined in this
Yappy Hour~What a “Paw”ty! festive event. It was an educational and entertaining time for the entire family. Highlights of
the day included interactive games, such as Musical “Mats”,Toss-a-Treat, and Wheel of
“Fur”tune. There were contests for best costume, tail waggin’, and doggy trick, but perhaps
Three exciting Yappy hours are
the most fun was our wet t-shirt contest, in which wet shirts were put on the dogs by their
coming up this summer at the ING
masters. What a howler!! The audience enjoyed the demonstrations of service dogs working
DIRECT Spaarpot Café in Wilmington,
with their partners to show off their skills.
DE to benefit CPL. June 22, July 27 and
August 24th. Come out and join us for Educational seminars included Clicker Basics for Obedience, Train-a-Trick, and Basic Grooming
an evening of funny drinks with a & Health Care. A particularly popular part of the event was the testing for certification of
dog names like a Cosmo”paw”litan therapy dogs (TDI and CGC). An array of nearly two dozen vendors, numerous prizes, and
and yummy yapetizers by local face-painting for the kids rounded out the atmosphere and fun. We’re already looking
restaurateurs. Join us and “Paw”ty forward to next year’s Canine Carnival! Stay tuned for more information!
from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Info at
MEMORIAL AND HONORARIUM DONATIONS
TO CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE Gifts selected with date range from August 31, 2005 through March 17, 2006.
Thank you to the donors who have supported us in the last year.
Your donations will be listed in our annual report published in December.
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MR. AND MRS. DENNIS BRENNAN GIFTS IN HONOR OF JOAN PATTERSON, CONTINUED GIFTS IN HONOR OF SCOTT RHINESMITH AND
Ms. Joan Schick Mr. and Mrs. John A. Good, Jr. TANYA MACKEAND
Mr. and Mrs. W. Edward Goodhart Mr. Gary B. Rhinesmith
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MARY CAHILL AND RICHARD BEEMAN
Mr. Joshua Beeman Ms. Patricia A. Gordon GIFTS IN HONOR OF MR. AND MRS. ROY W. THIERWECHTER
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Griest Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Stark
GIFTS IN HONOR OF WILL CARTER
Ms. Laura J. Allred Ms. Alta Grosh GIFTS IN HONOR OF LISA TODD AND ROMAN KYSHAKEVYCH
Mr. and Mrs. Lester C. Gruber, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David G. French
GIFTS IN HONOR OF EILEEN, BOB AND JD CHALLENGER
Ms. Sharon A. Boland Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hawthorne GIFTS IN HONOR OF ROBIN TRUITT
Mr. and Mrs. L. Edwin Hixon Anonymous
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MARIE CONTI
Mrs. Helene J. Villanueva Mr. and Mrs. John A. Horst Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Birmingham, III
Ms. Shonna A. Ilgenfritz and Ms. Susan R. Newcomer Mr. Scott J. Meikle and Ms. Patricia A. Carpino
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MICHAEL CRABBS
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Bowman Dr. Bruce D. Klaskin Mr. Roger A. Roth and Ms. Darlene Friedman
Mr. Darwin L. Mowery Mr. and Mrs. Brad M. Kopcha Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Smith
Wakefield Lions Club Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Lamb Ms. Peggy J. Truitt
GIFTS IN HONOR OF EDWARD CRANE AND “CHARITY” Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Liskey GIFTS IN HONOR OF DONNA TURCHI
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Markus Ms. Lois E. Marshall Ms. Donna Filanda
Mrs. Lois G. Martin Mr. and Mrs. David G. Knox
GIFTS IN HONOR OF BETTY CROWELL
Dr. and Mrs. James Bercaw Mr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas C. Misenti
GIFTS IN HONOR OF CHASE CULLEN Mr. and Mrs. James A. Mitchell GIFTS IN HONOR OF WENDY TWING
American Legion Post 16 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Mohr Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Krancer
Crisfield Lioness Lions Club Mount Calvary Church of Elizabethtown GIFTS IN HONOR OF DIANA WARD
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laird Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Nuzzo Mr. John P. Costere
Stanley Cochrane Post 16, Sons of American Legion Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Parsons GIFTS IN HONOR OF DIANA WARD AND “HAMILTON”
VFW Post 8274 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ressler Mr. and Mrs. James D. Arner
GIFTS IN HONOR OF RACHEL DIETER AND PETER REINHART Salem Lutheran Church, Helping Hand Fund GIFTS IN HONOR OF KYLE AND “LANDER”
Ms. Katherine Kerkman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Schaub Mrs. Ethel Wohlhagen
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JESSICA AND GIFFORD ELDREDGE Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Shearer GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “ALL MY DOGS”
AND “MOCCA” Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Shive Ms. Sue Stronk
Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Fichandler Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Shue GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ROBERT BOYNTON
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JAMES GIER Mr. and Mrs. I. James Slothower Ms. Laura Langbein
Ms. Bettemae Weiss Mr. and Mrs. John C. Smith, III Mr. and Mrs. William Gasperow
GIFTS IN HONOR OF LAUREN M. GILES Ms. Vicki L. Stein Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barnes
Publix Super Markets Mr. and Mrs. David S. Sweigart, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Vincent
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MICHAEL GRIM Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Thompson GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ALLISON BOYNTON AND “MOLLIE”
Ms. Shirley Batdorf Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Tyson Mrs. Dolores Boynton
Bayada Nurses Ms. Karen L. Wagman GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “BRICE”
GIFTS IN HONOR OF LAUREN E. HENDEL Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Weir Mr. Harold Morgan, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs Mark A. Kachmar Mr. Leroy Wentz GIFTS IN MEMORY OF INKY BRIGHTWELL
GIFTS IN HONOR OF CRAIG HILLBERRY Mr. H. L. Winters, Jr. Ms. Jennifer Kriesel
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Hillberry GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “BRUNO”
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JOAN PATTERSON AND “FAITH”
GIFTS IN HONOR OF ROSANN HINDMAN GFWC The New Century Club Shore Consultants
Ms. Janet Begnoche GIFTS IN MEMORY OF LESLIE C. DELLAQUILLA
GIFTS IN HONOR OF LEE PEETOOM
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MATTHEW HOLLIN Fancy Friends 4H Dog Club Ms. Ita Cosgrove
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Marion GIFTS IN MEMORY OF FRANK ELLERS
GIFTS IN HONOR OF THE POSH PET
GIFTS IN HONOR OF OLIVER C. HUTAFF, JR. Mrs. Jeanne Koehler and Kyle Mr. and Mrs. David Sterling
Ms. Margaret Hutaff GIFTS IN MEMORY OF VIRGINIA FORKER
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JESSIE REIFSNYDER AND “ALGEBRA”
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JILL LINGARD AND SCOTT JANTZ Ms. Mildred A. Johnson and Ms. Nancy L. Durham Ms. Harriett S. Fitts and Ms. Carolyn F. Bowman
Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Spain Mr. and Mrs. Philip Forker
GIFTS IN HONOR OF KRYSTALEVE SNOW AND “RIKKI”
GIFTS IN HONOR OF CINDY MARX AND “MONTY” Mr. and Mrs. Jay A. Miller GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ETHEL GREGG
Ms. Sarah J. Marx Ms. Phyllis Kryven Mrs. Marie C. Gregg
GIFTS IN HONOR OF ANDREA LEVINE GIFTS IN HONOR OF TERRI SNYDERMAN GIFTS IN MEMORY OF LEONA HARDMAN
Ms. Harriott K. Silliman Attorneys Title Services Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Losowski
GIFTS IN HONOR OF NADINE LOANE AND “DEEDEE” John W. Dettwyler, Ph.D. GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HART
Commonwealth of PA Labor, Educ. & Comm. Svcs. Pathmark Stores, Inc. Campbell Soup Co. Credit Department
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Stubbs Ms. Virginia F. Linder
GIFTS IN HONOR OF CHUCK AND TERRI SNYDERMAN
GIFTS IN HONOR OF MICHAEL MARTIN AND Ms. Sandra P. Lubaroff Ms. Lori A. Steigerwald
MARGARETTA FREDERICK Mr. and Mrs. John J. Turner
Ms. Rebecca Frederick and Ms. Trina Tjersland GIFTS IN HONOR OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN SPAIN
Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Wong
8 Mr. Andrew A. Peters and Ms. Heather A. Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. E. Elliott Kaebnick
Mr. and Mrs. William J. D'Amato
GIFTS IN HONOR OF DAMIEN MARTA Mr. and Mrs. H. James Kelleher, Jr.
The Vanguard Group Foundation
GIFTS IN HONOR OF WALLY AND CAROLYN MARTIN
Ms. Jennifer Kriesel
GIFTS IN HONOR OF “BUTLER” MCCLINTOCK
Mr. and Mrs. John Childress
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lipper
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle J. McQuade
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JAMES MOORE AND KEITH BLISS
Ms. Joan Schick
GIFTS IN HONOR OF “MYERS”
Ms. Janice L. Clarke
GIFTS IN HONOR OF NORM AND PHYLLIS NADEAU
Mr. Jason Nadeau
GIFTS IN HONOR OF BARBARA NAGLE
Ms. Catherine Nagle
GIFTS IN HONOR OF JOAN PATTERSON
Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Bennage
Ms. Margaret E. Cousler
Ms. Cathy J. Dettinger
Mr. and Mrs. Jay K. Eshleman
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ROBIN HAY GIFTS IN MEMORY OF IVAN ROBERT SCHAFER, CONTINUED
Mr. Francis A. Linsalata
Mrs. Clara B. Mackie NEW WAYS TO GIVE
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Heliker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James E. Meneses
Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Isham Ms. Dorothy K. Miller Do you shop Online?
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Joyce Ms. Helen Miller
Ms. Sylvia Maki Mrs. Sarah J. Mohr If you do, you could have up to 26% of the value of
Mrs. Diane K. Marose Mr. and Mrs. John J. Morrison your purchase sent to CPL.It’s easy and free! Just sign
Mr. Steven W. Messervey Mr. and Mrs. Leslie N. Moxon up with the online community called iGive.com. It
Ms. Bonnie J. Richards Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Orner, Jr.
doesn’t cost the shopper anything and once you
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Warsop Dr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Orr
become a member, every time you shop through
Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. York Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Pelosi, Jr.
PEO Sisterhood Chapter AR iGive.com a percentage comes to CPL. There are over
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF HARVEY E. (DUTCH) JOHNSON, JR.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Pitts Ms. Kathryn W. Ramsey 500 familiar online merchants that participate like
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF MARGARET KILMER Mr. and Mrs. William E. Reeves Barnes and Noble, Lands’ End, Eddie Bauer and
Mrs. Marie Gregg Ms. Diana M. Richmond PETsMART. Join www.iGive.com, choose CPL as your
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF DAVID KLOCK AND “CANDY” Mr. and Mrs. Jay Seeley
favorite charity, and start shopping!
Mr. William McMahon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Sims
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF BARBARA KOTLOFF GIFTS IN MEMORY OF HAROLD S. SCHUTT, JR.
Ms. Helen Miller Mrs. Betty Jean Battan Buy the stuff you really need
Mr. James Battan
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF DOUGLAS L. MARPLE
Mr. and Mrs. T. Clinton Marple Mrs. Georgina M. Bissell
and help CPL!
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “MAX” SIMPSON ALLAN AND Brandywine Foot Care P.A.
Genuardi’s, Safeway, and other stores make it easy
“MURPHY” COUTURE Dr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Bussard
Ms. Pam Harley for you to give to CPL when you shop. All you need
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. M. Carpenter, III
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF JAMES G. MCCLOSKEY Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clark to do is sign up with e-Scrip, select CPL as your charity,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth T. Singleton Dr. and Mrs. Don W. Coats insert the CPL number and shop! The money will
Mr. Justin Ettore Ms. Nancy E. Corroon come to us automatically. Many other stores are in
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “MERLIN” Ms. Elizabeth T. Dean the e-Scrip family. Go to our website and click on
Wendy Lee Forman Mrs. Tory Diffenderffer
e-Scrip to sign up, or go directly to e-Scrip at
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF HAROLD MORGAN, Mrs. Charles F. duPont
PATRICIA MORGAN AND “BRICE” www.escrip.com. The CPL number is 148948356.
Ms. Marilyn Flaherty
Mrs. Margaret K. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Millard G. Gamble, III
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “NICHOLAS”
Mr. George S. Harrington
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crossfield
Mrs. Sarah S. Harrison
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF JOHN L. NEEDHAM
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Hawkinson, Jr.
Chatham Community Club, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kirk
Mrs. Patricia F. Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hessler
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Hoopes
ODE TO BUTLER
Ms. Susan Knoll Horty We are gathered here to celebrate Butler’s departure
Mr. Buford D. Wilcox
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Husbands
Skrogg/Wilcox Reunion Golf Tournament As he begins his next new great adventure
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ivy, Jr.
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF MARTA PADILLA Lynn’s life has been blessed from the beginning to the end
James Rice Jr. Construction Co., Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Conlon
Mrs. Greta B. Layton By her hairy, black, devoted canine friend
Covance Laboratories Inc.
Dr. Midge L. Leitch You will be missed by all that you sniffed
Mr. Michael Hopmeier
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Long None more than your master, her spirits you could lift
Ms. Kelli B. Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. Mand
Mrs. Barbara G. Kafin A trusted friend in good times and bad
Mr. Edward B. Maxwell, II
Mr. Jason W. Levin A sidekick with a personality, who could be sad?
Ms. Lea Purcell
Ms. Amy Sue Plotnick
Mr. and Mrs. C. Porter Schutt, Jr. Your partnership is a sight to behold
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF LUCILLE PIERCE-GROVES
Mr. Harlan Scott In her mind you’ll never grow old
Mrs. Marie Gregg
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Simon
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF JOHN PORTER From law school and a clerkship
Mr. and Mrs. James O. Simon
Mrs. Marie Gregg You worked tirelessly for that endless trip
Mr. and Mrs. Bayard J. Snyder
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF KAREN PORTER MANFREDI To Trenton, the State House and OLS
Sydney C. Spruance
Mrs. Marie Gregg
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Sudell, Jr. You gave your all and never any less
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “PUMPKIN”
Mrs. Stephen A. Trentman You’ve made friends wherever you went
Mr. Stewart M. Krug
Mrs. George T. Weymouth
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “SUNSHINE” (SUNNY)
Mrs. Dolores Pancoast
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Wiley
Especially in the department of Environment
With you her life has been interesting and above all fun
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winslow
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Prest, Jr.
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF JOHN THOURON You are the best friend under the sun
GIFTS IN MEMORY OF IVAN ROBERT SCHAFER
Mrs. Marie C. Gregg So on this first day of December 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ames
Dr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Artz GIFTS IN MEMORY OF NORM VOGEL We hope that Lynn can survive
Mr. and Ms.David Kriesel
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Benedict Without her trusted “B” by her side
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Bennett GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “LION LEE” WAITZMAN
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Waitzman Thank you Butler it’s been a great ride
Ms. Marilyn W. Best
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Waitzman We salute you and your service to Lynn
Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Borig
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Franklin Butler the “Wonder Dog” let your retirement begin!!!
Dr. and Mrs. Vincent W. Ciacci
Mr. and Mrs. Ian H. Crabb GIFTS IN MEMORY OF FRANCES K. WHYTE
Ms. Drinda Edge
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Custer
Mr. George W. Dawson GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “WINSTON”
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Boston
Dr. and Mrs. John M. Dolphin
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fledderjohn GIFTS IN MEMORY OF “YODA” SHULMAN-FOLEY
Mr. Dennis Foley
Ms. Elizabeth H. Gillespie
Ms. Betty A. Grubb
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Haack
Ms. Margaret A. Hamil
Ms. Ruth B. Hower
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic J. Hunt
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Huttinger
Mr. Jack and Tony Kasznel Spending money is hard work!
Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. King
on a Paws-a-tive note
PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT CYBERONICS
lends a helpful hand and a dog named CYBER
CPL places seizure alert dogs in every graduating class. These special dogs have an even
I’ll never forget the rewarding experience I had with the full service teams of the summer
greater significance to the 30,000 people worldwide who use a novel treatment, vagus
class of 2005. As part of my fieldwork training in occupational therapy, I was very fortunate
nerve stimulation therapy (VNS Therapy), to control their epilepsy. A vagus nerve stimulator
to have been given the opportunity to attend the three week training program and have
is a small device implanted in the chest that sends mild electrical pulses to the brain via a
been introduced to such a wonderful and inspirational group. As I watched the whole
nerve in the neck. These pulses are often able to reduce/control seizures. Patients using VNS
process unfold from each recipient’s initial acquaintance with their service dog until the
Therapy also have a special magnet that can activate the device when they are alerted to an
final joyful and tearful day at graduation, I quickly realized that I could not have spent my
impeding seizure. Having a service dog that can sense an oncoming seizure allows patients
summer days any better.
to be alerted to use their magnet, and possibly stop the seizure before it even starts!
As an occupational therapy
Cyberonics, the Houston-based manufacturer of VNS Therapy, which is currently approved
student at Philadelphia
to treat pharmacoresistant epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression, believes so
University, I am aware of the
strongly in CPL’s mission that the company has made a charitable donation to CPL and
difficulties faced by a person
had a dog named after the company. “CYBER.” goes to work at the Paoli Hospital every day
with a disability, as well the
with his puppy home volunteer, who works in the CT scan area and he is loved by all.
significance of gaining and
maintaining the ability to The company hopes that more people who live with epilepsy will benefit from seizure
independently perform alert dogs. With almost two dozen VNS Therapy patients who also rely on seizure alert
meaningful occupations on a dogs from CPL, chances are high that this wish will come true.
The training program at CPL
BAR MITZVA BRINGS CPL “JOY”
provided each recipient with Matthew has just turned 13, and he is now
an opportunity to engage in a man in more ways than one. Matthew, a
tasks that they were not able home companion partner to Ribar, just
to perform prior to receiving You too can help us!
celebrated his Bar Mitzva. Matthew’s
their service dog. Although family made a large donation in order to
the first few days of dressing, grooming, and obedience training were a bit rough, I name a puppy coming into our program,
remember the fun times as we walked through Longwood Gardens, The Philadelphia Zoo, just for this special occasion. All guests
and Center City in Philadelphia. All the knowledge that was learned was applied in various were asked to submit a name, and
environments. I observed the recipients and their dogs opening and closing doors, paying Matthew selected the name “Joy.” Joy is a
cashiers, pushing elevator buttons, picking up dropped items from the ground, and several pup out of our latest litter and we have big plans for this little black lab to spread some
other amazing feats. “mitzva” for CPL. Mitzva is a way to give back, and we know all the CPL dogs do that!
The tasks and activities I observed were unbelievable, and even more amazing were the
interactions between the recipients and their service dogs. The staff at CPL seems to Dog rescued by CPL
somehow match the perfect dog with the perfect recipient every time.
Throughout the entire process I saw each individual come to life as they participated in, and
makes good in Oregon
gained independence in, various meaningful activities. The best part was that no one went Sometimes a shelter visit looking for dogs for our
through it alone, and at one point or another we could all relate to each other. program does not help CPL directly, but on a visit
this past year we found something else! “Philly” was
Of course, none of this would be possible without the staff and volunteers at CPL. They were
rescued by Darlene and was donated to Dogs for the
amazingly encouraging and compassionate to the recipients throughout the entire program
Deaf. He is currently in training as a hearing dog and
and it was very obvious that they really do love what they do. Again, I thank all the staff
members for the memories and a great learning experience.
Occupational Therapy Student, Philadelphia University
RECIPIENTS SHARE WARM AND FUZZIES
10 You can Make a Difference
long after you are gone When Nemo is out of his harness, he will lay on his bed and watch Animal Planet with
me. The other day, CPL was on Animal Planet while we were watching the TV. When he
Ways to remember Canine Partners For Life in your estate plans heard the familiar voices, he started wiggling from head to toe, and walked over to the
TV and licked the screen. It was like he was telling me “hey mom, I know those guys.”
One advantage to giving through your Will is A RESIDUAL BEQUEST
the flexibility it offers. Three of the most “All the residue of my estate, including real
Dhuey loves to chase tennis balls, and it seemed like we were always losing the balls.
popular forms bequests can take are: and personal property, I give and bequeath
I would get a new supply, and they too would disappear. I couldn’t figure it out until one
to Canine Partners For Life (a nonprofit
A PERCENTAGE OF THE ESTATE day when he was chasing after a ball. I turned my back for one minute, and when I turned
organization Federal Tax Identification
“I give and bequeath to Canine Partners For around, there was Dhuey depositing the ball into my friends trash can! I realized that if I
#23-2580658) P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA
Life, (a nonprofit organization Federal Tax did not pay attention when he was returning with the ball, he would deposit it
Identification #23-2580658) P.O. Box 170, somewhere, whether it was in the trash, his water bowl or even the toilet. Sometimes he
Cochranville, PA 19330 ____ % of my estate” Please, always consult an estate planning will put it on a shelf in the house and when I ask where it is, he will point to it.
attorney when preparing legal documents.
A FIXED AMOUNT OF MONEY OR A
DESIGNATED PIECE For more information on planned gifts After I graduated with Fennec, I returned for a visit. His trainer saw that he was lifting his
OF PERSONAL PROPERTY please contact Jennifer Kriesel, Director leg, and thought he must be showing off, because he always used to squat to relieve
“I give and bequeath to Canine Partners For of Development (610) 869–4902 x 16 or himself. Well, today on our lunch hour, we went out looking for a perfect spot or blade of
Life (a nonprofit organization Federal Tax email@example.com. grass. He decided that a telephone pole looked good, but when I looked closer, I saw that
his leg was really high on the pole and that it was propped up against the pole. He was
P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330 $ ____
actually holding himself up while he was doing his business. Only wish I had a camera!
(or describe the real or personal property,
including exact location)”
MAKING A Canine Partners For Life needs help in many ways. If a monetary
donation simply isn’t possible, consider volunteering to provide
a home for one our puppies. The folks mentioned below are doing
just that! Our current puppy homes range from private residences,
DIFFERENCE to veterinarians, to those living in correctional facilities. It’s fun and it
makes a difference! Below are dogs in the program as of February 16, 2006.
DOGS IN KENNEL PUPPIES IN PUPPY HOMES
DOG DONOR NAMER PUPPY HOME DOG DONOR NAMER PUPPY HOME
Adele CPL Breeding Mr. and Mrs. Warren SCI - Cambridge Springs Amélie S. Kauffman/K. Pauli Ms. Alyssa Krill Barbara Robinson
Annabelle Dr. Bruce Fellows Mr. and Mrs. Charles The Moore Family
April CPL Breeding Blaine and Janet Parks MCIW Humphreys
Ben Mr. Harold Schutt Ms. Carlee Zaroff Angela Jervis/ Beellee Gilbert McBride Mrs. Harold Schutt Roberta Knauf
Boola Sister Pauline Quinn Ms. Samantha Lorey SCI–Albion
Bohemia CPL Breeding Mr. Dick Bruno SCI–Cambridge Springs
Bridger CPL Breeding Ms. Patricia Johnson Deborah Danig
Buckley Mr. Harold Schutt Mr. /Mrs. Gerret Midge Leitch
Caesar Mary Ann Di Rocco Mrs. Gloria Paul The Guy Family
van S. Copeland
Calvin Kathleen Whelan Lower Brandywine Jospeh and Mary Ellen
Colby Kimberton Lions Club PLANCO SCI–Muncy
Presbyterian Church Wewer
Checkers CPL Breeding Downingtown The Fertigs
Charlie CPL Breeding Mrs. Cindy Engle SCI–Cambridge Springs
Churchill Mr. Harold Schutt Mr. Michael Martin SCI–Graterford
Decker Mr. Harold Schutt CPL Staff William Bowers
Clancy Sister Pauline Quinn The Olsen Family SCI–Albion
Elsie Leslie McDonough Ms. Robin Dillon SCI–Graterford
Cyber Jessica & Robert Coombes Cyberonics Bernadette Oliver
Finou Melinda Bohn Mr. & Mrs. C. Minor The Combs Family
Barringer Doxie Mr. Harold Schutt Ms. Nancy Hall SCI–Graterford
Gibson Mr. Harold Schutt Avon Grove Lions SCI–Muncy Dutchess The Vogel Family Mrs. David Craven Janie Cramer
Governor John and Mary Schreck Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Margaret White Emily CPL Breeding Judy Wicks/ SCI–Muncy
Lickle White Dog Café
Grizzly Mr. Harold Schutt Mrs. Jane Frank Denise Hulse Freedom MLF Office Service Happy Harry's The Fertig Family
Hoagie CPL Breeding Mrs. Tory Diffenderffer SCI–Graterford Grace Mr. Harold Schutt Dr. & Mrs. Jack Maxwell SCI–Albion
Midg CPL Breeding The Family of Margaret MCIW Honeybun Mr. Harold Schutt Mrs. Harriet Findlay The Ortega Family
Jenna CPL Breeding Ms. Susan Habib SCI–Cambridge Springs
Poohdini Karen Jenkins Mrs. & Mrs. Frank Mark and Iulia Gamba
Mercurio Kimber Julie Tune Kimberton Lions Club Anita and Robert
Raider Mr. Harold Schutt CPL Staff Cindy Silver
Lolly Melanie and Dale Young Ms. Lolly Clarke Cynthia and Kyle Smith
Ripley Kimberton Lions Club Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd SCI–Muncy
Reynolds Livy Julie Tune Mr. and Mrs. Alan Peters MCIW
Smokey CPL Breeding Mrs. Elizabeth Moran The Moore Family Luna CPL Breeding Mr. & Mrs. Todd Burkhart SCI–Muncy
Snickers Mr. Harold Schutt Ms. Alyce Duffy Crystal Fertig/ Maska CPL Breeding Ms. Diana Maxmin SCI–Muncy
Craig Bennett Oscar CPL Breeding Ms. Nancy Hall Margaret White/
Tasha CPL Breeding Mr. & Mrs. Phillip SCI–Graterford SCI–Graterford
Weymoth, Jr. Percy Stacy & Dale Killian Mr. William Wright SCI–Albion
Theo The Albano Family The Kefin Fertig Family SCI–Muncy Piper The Curtis Jordan Family Mrs. Joan Cobb Jessica LaGrand/William
Tinker CPL Breeding Kennett New John Atkeison/ and Andrea Bowers
Century Club Erin Winner Pogo Mr. Harold Schutt The Fleming Deborah Alle/
Tiva Mr. Harold Schutt Mr. and Mrs. Patrick The Snyderman Family Foundation Trust Richard Donham
Darragh Princess CPL Breeding Taylor Oil Company SCI–Cambridge Springs
Tunka CPL Breeding The Claniel Foundation MCIW Ruby CPL Breeding Mr. and Mrs. SCI–Cambridge Springs
Zeus Karen Jenkins Ms. Susan Fontaine SCI–Graterford J. S. Dean, Jr.
Shiloh Mr. Harold Schutt Pocopson Elementary David and Jennifer
DOGS IN BREEDER HOMES
DOG DONOR NAMER BREEDER HOME
Talley Mr. Harold Schutt Dr. & Mrs. Grafton Leslie and Harry Fisher
Beck CPL Breeding Independence The Combs Family Reeves
Trixie CPL Breeding Philadelphia University Denise Hulse
Cindi The Fertig Family The Fertig Family The Fertig Family
Velvet Mr. Harold Schutt Ms. Susan Fontaine The Combs Family
Marlee CPL Breeding Lebanon Kennel Club The Fertig Family
Vinny Sister Pauline Quinn Sister Pauline Quinn MCIW
Tara The Fertig Family Ms. Edith Edson Roberta Knauf
Wynne CPL Breeding Sylvia and Todd SCI–Muncy
Reghan Jane Mr. Harold Schutt Mr. & Mrs. George The Fertig Family Bachman
Yungee CPL Breeding Dr. Charles Sung SCI–Cambridge Springs
Interested in a little DOG DONOR
DOGS IN HOME COMPANION HOMES
NAMER PUPPY HOME HOME COMPANION HOME
CUDDLE TIME? Contessa Mr. Harold Schutt Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Tony and Yukiko Savini 11
Medical studies have shown that interaction with dogs Daisy CPL Breeding Mr. and Mrs. Robert SCI–Cambridge Springs
relives stress and helps boost your immune system. Now
Fuzzy Delaware SPCA Mrs. Darlene Sullivan MCIW
that we have your attention, how would you like to spend
Kismet Leslie Hunt/ Leslie Hunt/ Roberta Knauf Anthony and Sharon Faby
some time cuddling with our dogs in training? We have Companion Animal Companion Animal
decided to implement a “cuddle room” in the kennel to Wilbur Katherine Montaigne The Goldblatt Family David and Deborah Parker
help the dogs feel more at home. You can come in the DOGS IN DEMONSTRATION TRAINING
morning, get a free cup of coffee, read the paper or a
DOG DONOR NAMER PUPPY HOME DEMO HOME
magazine or catch up on the news. Come during the day
Alex Joan Fyk Unknown The Osborne Family The Guy Family
and watch the soaps or a video, and cuddle with a dog at
Sage CPL Breeding Wendy Twing MCIW The Sullivan Family
the same time! Watch your favorite show in the evening,
have some popcorn, and pet and massage a dog while you
relax. Hurry, contact Mary, our volunteer coordinator at
(610) 869–4902 x 12 or e-mail her if you are interested at
What We’re Wishing For…
Being a non-profit often means going without a lot of items or making
do with little things in order to keep the program going. You can help
by contributing to our wish list! Please contact Jennifer at CPL with
CPL Events at a Glance
questions or donations at (610) 869–4902 x 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for these great events! More information is on our website at
Thank you in advance!
www.k94life.org/events.htm or call us at (610) 869–4902 x 25
Color copy machine
• Color laser printers
• Regular laser printers PAWSAMERICA KENNETT SQUARE, PA
• Any sized Vari-Kennels May 6, 2006 • Upland Country Day School
• Postage stamps
• 4 x 6 and 8 x 10 glossy photo paper packs Other PAWS sites are scheduled, check out our website!
• Durable toys for dogs in the kennel
• Clipper blades for kennel
CPL BENEFIT NIGHT AT JOES, THE UNCHAIN RESTAURANT
X-ray machine for Kennel Vet Room
• Speakers with jack-inputs May 18, 2006 • Wilmington, Delaware (Thursday night)
• Black Kongs
• Vacation donations for our Wine Auction
July 2, 2006 • Wilmington, Delaware (Sunday night)
• “Galileo” Doggie Bones
• Volunteers for our Wine Auction Committee YAPPY HOURS – COME “PAW”TY WITH US!
• Programmable Electronic Speaking Device
• Whelping box and special paper June 22, July 27th, and August 24th • ING DIRECT’s Spaarpot Café Wilmington
• Esbilac powdered milk replacer for puppies
• Gift certificates to Pet-Edge or other doggie supply catalogs SUMMER GRADUATION
• Adobe Photoshop software
• Treadmill with wide ramp July 9, 2006 • CPL Facility
• Videos and DVDs for the doggie cuddle room
• Seamstress to help make dog capes and beds
• Large plastic storage boxes
OPEN HOUSE AND COW BINGO
• Portable PA System for special events September 9, 2006 • CPL Facility
Designate CPL as Your October 22, 2006 • CPL Facility
Charity of Choice HOWL-O-WEEN AT WHISKAZZ AND PAWZZ
You can help CPL by designating us as your “charity October 29, 2006 • Hockessin Corner Shops
of choice” on the United Way, Combined Federal in Hockessin, Delaware
Campaign, or America’s Charities pledge forms. It’s
an easy way to become part of the CPL family of 9TH ANNUAL UNE CELEBRATION DU VIN
donors. Just indicate #0418 on Combined Federal November 18, 2006 • Wine Auction and Gala,
Campaign or American Charities pledge forms. Doubletree Hotel, Wilmington, Delaware
Thank you to everyone that donated this way in
past years; your support goes a long way!
removed from our mailing list, please call (610) 869–4902, x 10.
If you are receiving duplicate copies or if you would like to be
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Cathy Dever Hatch
T O P I
(302 ) 791–9491
Little Utopia, Inc.
Alyssa Krill/ IT TL Cindy Brownback
Design KENNEL MANAGER
Being so cute really tires you out! William Wright, Esq. TRAINER
Nikki Deptula Mary Fertig
Francine Darragh COORDINATOR
Rick Beeman, PhD
Deborah Allen, PhD Susann Guy
BOARD MEMBERS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Tory Diffenderffer Fran Baldwin
SECRETARY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Richard Swift Jennifer Kriesel
TREASURER DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Lynn McClintock, Esq. Carol Stark
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT
Margaretta S. Frederick, PhD Darlene Sullivan
PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Staff Current Board of Directors
CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE
email email@example.com / web www.k94life.org
phone (610) 869–4902 / fax (610) 869–9785
P.O. Box 170 Cochranville, PA 19330–0170
PERMIT NO. 674
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