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Pepper the Service Dog

$4,445 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 4 months
Cassidy is ready for her service dog from Brigadoon!  Meet Pepper!  Cassidy and Pepper have been matched and we will be ready to go to training in the fall, so he can come home with us.  Pepper will provide Cassidy much more independence than she has previously seen.  Right now Cassidy must have someone with her to push her wheelchair, open doors for her, pick things up off the floor when they fall, help steady her getting in and out of her car (yes she's ready for driver's ed!), and be overall more independent.  

She did all the work herself, from filling out the application, obtaining the letters needed, and even sending in the check for the deposit.  We need to raise a total of $15,000.  Here is how this will all break down in cost.  Pepper is coming fully trained, his cost is $10,000.  The remainder of the funds will be for the two week stay, plus food in Bellingham that will be required in the fall for both Cassidy and her mom Shannon, a harness (custom) around $500, and initial vet visit with our hometown vet, pet insurance premiums, new dog bed/toys, leash, and food for a month.  

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We have an incredible pet store! Today we raised a little over $1175 in a few hours and that is not the final total! We are so thankful for this amazing group of ladies that will go above and beyond! If you have a chance to shop local please patronize Paws in the Park. They have grooming too! Stay tuned for final totals.
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Thank you to all that have donated so far! We are working hard on making a few different events happen in the next 8 weeks. We want to be ready when that call comes in that Pepper is ready for training with Cassidy. Should be sometime in January - March of next year. Only a few more weeks away! It is vital that we have money in hand the first day of training.


We have a line on a hotel chain now that will give us a deep discount. Thank you Paul and Misty!

Here are the events you can find us at in the next few weeks:
11/17 1-3pm & 6-8pm Federal Way Performing Arts Center lobby for Show Dogs

12/3 Noon - 5pm Paws in the Park Santa Photos

1/12 kiCkassidy! concert at Federal Way Performing Arts Center ......stay tuned for more info on this but we are planning something big!
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We spied some pics of Pepper on the Brigadoon page and thought we should share.
Hanging out next to the water!
Relaxing
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We are so thankful for all the donations we’ve received so far! You might be asking what’s next while we wait for the fall and our team training class. Well we need to have a home visit from Brigadoon. This will happen soon. Some of this is timing on when Denise at Brigadoon can come down to see us. She may or may not bring Pepper to trial at home with us for a week. We would not be able to take him out or have him work but more to see how he does in our environment and with Cassidy.

After the home visit happens, then we wait for team training. This will be a two week class onsite in Bellingham at Brigadoon. We will be leaning all the commands, working with both Cassidy and Pepper to ensure everyone gets it.

In the meantime with some of the donation money we can start looking to purchase things. I started poking around at harnesses and wheelchair pulls. I’m learning so much! A whole new world is opening up for us. And especially for Cassidy.

We are thrilled that you donated and can’t wait to share more photos and videos soon. Thank you so much!

-Shannon (Cassidy’s mom)
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Raised by 43 people in 4 months
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CS
$100
Carol Schluter
23 hours ago
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$875
Paws In The Park
10 days ago (Offline Donation)
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$100
Michael Lowery
11 days ago
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$25
Sherry Edwards
11 days ago
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$25
Terri Tyni
11 days ago
$100
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