Philly Unleashed Gives Back!
We pride ourselves on using training to improve the lives of people and pets. We love what we do, but in true Philly Unleashed fashion, we’re itching for a new challenge! So we’re em”bark”ing on a new adventure – raising and training a service dog, who we will eventually give to a local resident in need.
Our little bundle of joy – a Labrador Retriever bred from a long line of service dogs – is due in May, and will come to live with us full-time in early August. From the very beginning, he or she will train with our team of certified dog trainers to become the very best helper and companion for their eventual owner.
So how can you help? Raising a puppy takes a village, and we’d love for you to be part of ours! Our research has shown that a fully trained service dog can cost up to $30,000, from purchase to training to placement. We are prepared to take on the bulk of that investment, but we would love your assistance in providing the very best for this little one.
Your donations will go directly toward the puppy’s food, veterinary care and help us pay the trainers who will be giving their blood, sweat and time into training this dog. Any funds we raise over what we use will be paid forward to the recipient of the dog in order to start them on the right path towards a harmonious new life together!
Bookmark this page for regular pupdates, and please think about contributing what you can!
Philly Unleashed is Philadelphia's premier dog training organization, specializing in group classes, private lessons, and puppy socialization in the Philadelphia metro area. Learn more about us at PhillyUnleashed.com.
Thanks for hanging in there with us, and for all of your support!
Also, our fundraiser on February 17 went really well. We had a fabulous turn out, Buddha gave away SO many kisses (and tired himself out!), and we raised almost $1,500!
We are looking at ways to keep this going--we see the need, and we want to continue to help. More to come soon!
https://mailchi.mp/phillyunleashed.com/baby-buddha4-679157. Just another couple of words from the pup and some cute pictures!
We're no longer accepting applications, and we've started to interview prospects for Buddha's forever home. We're completing the first round of interviews, talking with three people who seem like a really great fit for this puppy.
Everything is moving along nicely, and we can't wait to announce who his permanent partner will be. In the meantime, come give him kisses at the Yappy Hour Meet and Greet on February 17! It's free! If you're 21 and over, bring your friendly pup and come hang with us.
Link to the newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/phillyunleashed.com/baby-buddha4.
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Skeets or Rocco - haha, get it?!
Endal, a renowned yellow Lab from Britain, who worked as a service dog for ex-Royal Chief Petty Officer Allen Parton. He started his work as a service dog in the 90’s after Parton was seriously injured in the Gulf War.