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Misty Pines Gazette

December 2012
Volume VIII: Issue 12

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Upcoming Events for:

December

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25

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Stay

Nuisance Behaviors

Cafe Down Stay

Agility

CGC / TDI / Service Dog / Public Access Prep

Santa at Misty Pines

Agility

Christmas Eve

Christmas

Holiday Kids Class

New Years Eve

...more

2012 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Holiday Season is upon us and due to Christmas and New Year's Misty Pines will have modified hours on certain days.

Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24th | 8a - 12p

Christmas
Tuesday, December 25th | Closed

New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31st | 8a - 12p

New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1st | Closed

NEWEST GRADUATES

Congratulations to our recent graduates! We'll see you all in the next level of classes.

Starter:
Rob Herman with Bear (grt)
Jim Kushner with Kirby (grt)
Christy Cale with Charley (doodle)
Lisa Nilsson with Vali (newf)
Lisa Nilsson with Oden (newf)
Daily Holt with Rebel (ylab)

Puppy:
Lisa Mingrino with Ozzy (rott)
Ruth Willman with Vito (spin)
Carolyn Penn with Sophie (labx)
Elise Green with Lulu (lab)
Sally Fitzgerald with Buzz (ddb)

CLASSES & EVENTS

Stay

December 3rd @ 8a

Cafe Down Stay

December 8th @ 12p

Nuisance Behaviors

December 8th @ 8a

Agility

December 8th @ 2:30p

CGC/TDI/Service Dog/Public Access Prep

December 15th @ 8a

Santa Visits Misty Pines

December 15th @ 10a-2p

Holiday Kids Class

December 26th

LOOKING AHEAD

Agility

January 12th @ 8a

Small Breed Conformation

Sundays beginning January 13th @ 1p

Large Breed Conformation

Sundays beginning January 13th @ 2:15p

CGC/TDI/Service Dog/Public Access Prep

January 19th @ 8a

Online and Retail Sales!

Adams 10% Sale K9 Advantix II 10% Sale Tropiclean Pad and Spray 10% Sale Master Grooming Tools 20% Sale

More to come...

There are miscellaneous toys and other items on sale and clearance in our retail store. Stop in to stock up!

A Present from Misty Pines

While the holiday season is a happy and joyous time for humans, it can present some very real dangers for our animals. While everyone is having a good time with friends and family, let's not forget to take care around our pets to keep them away from dangers that may arise - poisonous plants, table scraps, wrapping paper, ribbon, etc. Below, we have posted links to all of this year's gazettes, with the training and health articles you may find helpful during the celebratory season:

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

It is especially important to work on your "leave it" command during this season. Take time to practice with your pet before the hustle and bustle sets in. If you need training help, be sure to call our office to schedule a private training lesson with Brett to work on "leave it" with your dog.


Therapy Dog Visits

Once your dog has passed their Therapy Dog International certification, it's time for the fun to begin. These places are always looking for registered therapy dogs to brighten the day of the patients and residents:

Family Hospice Palliative Care
www.familyhospice.com/
Contact: Pam Tomczak 412-572-8803

Western Pa. Humane Society coordinates visits to multiple locations in the community with volunteers who have Certified Therapy Dogs.

Contact: Joy Kealey
joy.kealey@wpahumane.org.

Odyssey Health Care
Cliff Mine Rd., Pittsburgh
Contact: Barbara Coulter 1-800-861-8584

Condordia of Franklin Park
Contact: Carol Kosela 724-935-1075 ext. 103

VA Hospitals in Pittsburgh
Activities Director: 412-688-6000 ext. 3682

Country Meadows (South Hills)
Activities Director: 412-257-4566

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Volunteer Coordinator: 412-690-6508

Animal Friends also coordinates a Pet Assisted Therapy program that visits multiple locations. To join their therapy group contact:

Ann Cadman: (412) 847-7031
pettherapy@animal-friends.org

Allegheny General Hospital
Jennifer Kopar: 412-359-3067
jkopar@wpahs.org

Tail Waggin Tutors at Baden Library
Sarah Goodman: 724-869-3960

Heartland Hospice
Barb Kralik, Volunteer Coordinator: 412-919-5617
heartlandvcs@gmail.com

Caring Hospice Services
Brittany Bailey, Volunteer Coordinator: 412-563-3300
bbailey@caringhospice.com

Concordia of Wexford
Michelle Moon: 724-935-1266

"The golden gift is this: Intimately connected with his own emotions, the dog cannot lie. What he feels, he expresses. What he shows in his body posture is true, without guile, completely and utterly honest. Distanced from our own feelings, bound by our fears, we treasure and are amazed by this quality of complete truth in our dogs."

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