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Carolina Canines Capers Volunteer News September 2009

Volume 5, Number 9

In This Issue Power of 10 Update Mark Your Calendars Happy Birthday Upcoming Events Foster Puppy Parents Carolina Canines for Therapy


Fundraising Join Carolina Canines and the Manager and Staff of Carrabba’s Italian Grill on October 2, 2009 for a Fall Italian Feast to benefit Carolina Canines. The menu will prove to satisfy anyone’s desire for great Italian cuisine with Bread & Herb Mix, Chicken Bryan, Penne Pomodoro, Tiramisu and nonalcoholic beverage. Tickets are available for either take-out at 11:00a.m., or sittings at 11:30a.m. or 12:30p.m. We hope to see you there. Tickets limited, get yours today! A Job for Arabella- Books available for volunteers at $5.00 per book plus sales tax. Car Ribbon Magnets $5.00 each / Mugs $5.00 each

On August 1st, 2009, Carolina Canines launched a new initiative to improve the lives of people with disabilities. With 31 days down and 69 to go we are on a steady path. So far the Power of 10 has brought in just over $3,700! Our goal is to raise $60,000 in 100 days. Achieving this goal will allow us to send three eager dogs, Zebulon, Issachar and Judah through advanced training and partner them with a person with a disability. How does the Power of 10 work? 10 supporters make a donation of $10 each, then as 10 of their friends to do the same! They, in turn, ask their friends to join the cause creating a powerful wave of support. Join the Power of 10 by contacting Amie Granbois @ for more information.

Mark Your Calendars! Carolina Canines for Service has set the date! CCFS will be holding its annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, September 19th, 2009. The picnic will be held at the Castle Hayne Park Shelter #2 from 1pm-4pm. Join CCFS and our Board of Directors in celebrating our wonderful volunteers and all that they do. Our volunteers are the backbone of Carolina Canines for Service and we hope that you can join us! Please RSVP by September 10th, 2009 to or call 910-362-8181. The Shallotte Rotary Club is sponsoring the Coastal Hounds Walk The Town fundraiser for Carolina Canines on Saturday October 10th, 2009. Coastal Hounds Walk the Town will be held at the Shallotte Middle School and will begin at 9a.m. The event will consist of two walks, raffle prizes, games and contests! Four legged friends are welcome and proceeds benefit CCFS. Please visit for more information.

Happy Birthday! Abigail Lanier Kristen Thorne Martha Everette Martha Rachel Roger Hazelwood Liz Freeman Christopher Morrison Melissa Thomas

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Mug/Ribbon Combo $8.00 2 Car Ribbon Magnets $8.00 2 Mugs $8.00

Upcoming Events

T Shirts– M-XL, $10.00 each Carolina Canines logo on front, “Dog’s are Miracles with Paws” on the back.

Board of Directors, President, Staff, Clients & Service Dogs, Foster Puppy Parents & Service Dogs In-Training, Animal Assisted Therapy Teams, Trainers and Office Volunteers for a fun-filled afternoon of food and prizes!!!!

State Employee Combined Campaign # 3602

When: Saturday, September 19th, 1-4 pm Where: Castle Hayne Park, Shelter #2, Castle Hayne Rd. Castle Hayne, NC

Combined Federal Campaign Number 16373

Other Information Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm unless presentations, classes or meetings alter these. Please call ahead to ensure someone is here. Presentations – Carolina Canines is happy to provide a service dog presentation to organizations, groups and schools. We ask that the presentations be schedule through the office and please allow some advance notice as the calendar does fill up. Media Requests – All media requests should be directed to the office and will be handled through our corporate sponsor.

Contact Us 910-362-8181

11th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic - Join the

IMPORTANT - PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 10th, 2009 to 910-3628181 or email so we know how much food to plan for! Friday Oct 2nd – Carrabba’s Fall Italian Feast Fundraiser. Tickets are available for either take-out at 11:00a.m., or sittings at 11:30a.m. or 12:30p.m. We hope to see you there. Tickets limited, get yours today! Saturday Oct 10th – Shallotte Rotary Club’s Coastal Hounds Walk The Town Fundraiser. Shallotte Middle School beginning at 9am. Visit for more information. Saturday Oct 24th – Carolina Canines VolleyPaws Tournament Fundraiser. More information to follow.

Foster Puppy Parents: Important Reminder: Class will be cancelled for Monday September 7th, 2009 for Labor Day. Classes will resume on Monday September 14th, 2009. PLEASE NOTE: MONTHLY REPORTS FOR AUGUST ARE DUE IN THE OFFICE ON SEPT 7th. These reports are important for the Trainers to follow the progress of training and for you to help identify any issues you may be experiencing. Your cooperation in completing the report is appreciated! REMINDER: Make sure to give your service dog in training its monthly heartworm and flea preventative at the beginning of every month! Foster Puppy Program in Wilmington, NC classes on Monday evenings; puppies at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Older Puppies at 6:00 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month. Tweeners meet at 7:30 pm the first and third Monday of the month. The fifth Monday of a month all meet. Foster Puppy Program in Myrtle Beach, SC classes is every Tuesday from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Grand Strand Senior Center. Weight Circle Program: Also keep up the great work of clipping and collecting those weight circles off of your Purina dog food bags! This is just one more way to help out!

Carolina Canines for Therapy Upcoming CCT Course - Carolina Canines for Service will begin its next Carolina Canines for Therapy class on October 27th, 2009. The class will run every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm for 6 weeks. Please contact Amie at for more information. Silver Stream - Silver Stream Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to begin a therapeutic aspect of animal assisted therapy into their rehabilitation programs. This facility is a short to mid-term rehabilitation facility that feels their patients would greatly benefit from the inclusion of dogs in the rehabilitative therapy goals. Their goal is rehab to home for the patient. Silver Stream is located off 17th St. near the hospital. You and your canine partner would be working with Occupational and Physical Therapists in the facility with targeted patients to motivate the patient to achieve their rehabilitative goals. You must be available week days during normal business hours. If you are interested, please contact Amie at R.E.A.D. Workshop - Carolina Canines for Service will be holding a R.E.A.D. workshop on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 from 6-9pm. Any active therapy team wish to participate in Paws for Reading program or a reading program is requested to attend if you have not done so already. Contact Amie at for cost and information. Carolina Canines for Therapy Team Volunteer Hours: Are you and your pet touching the lives of people in our community? Do we know where you are visiting? As a volunteer, even though you are not paid, there is a worth to your time. Your time and dedication adds value to our organization and so we need to know the facilities you visit, how many times a month and the total volunteer hours. So, how can you help? Each month, in response to the volunteer newsletter, please let us know the following: Facility Name, number of visits per month and total hours including travel time. Thanks for your help!

Please respond to this email to provide your volunteer hours to the office! This is very important to track hours! To volunteer or for more information please contact

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September 2009 Volunteer Newsletter