It is that time of the year again...time to mark your calendars for the Annual Tacky Ball to benefit Support Dogs, Inc. This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 18, at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. The theme for the event is Dogs at Work - Building A Future and all plans indicate another fun and great event. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10. The event includes admission, dinner, open bar, musical entertainment, silent and live auctions, and all the fun a project of this size holds. Printed invitations will be available in early March, but it is never too early to stake your spot at the event. Support Dogs would like to thank Presenting Sponsor, Nestle Purina Petcare, and our Dinner Sponsors, Ameren, Moneta, and St. Louis Children's Hospital, for helping to make this event possible. To make a reservation, receive an invitation, or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call (314) 997-2325. All proceeds raised help to continue our mission of providing our programming at no cost to our clients.
Site work has begun on the new Support Dogs' facility. The new 21,000 square foot facility will contain space to run all of our programs simultaneously, as well as provide the capability of expanding our services as we continue to see waiting lists for our programs continue to grow. We will have dedicated training areas for the assistance dog program, TOUCH, Paws For Reading, and obedience classes. Dedicated space for events and fundraising functions, as well as administration will also be present. The kennel area will be state of the art, giving Support Dogs the ability to significantly increase the number of dogs housed on site over time. The high point of the new facility will be PLENTY of green space for the advanced training dogs.
Would you like to have a dog in your life, but not on a permanent basis? Then think about becoming one of our Volunteer Puppy Raisers. By making a minimum commitment of six months to raising one of our assistance puppies in training, you will be providing the base skills and socialization needed for a well-trained assistance dog. Support Dogs is experiencing a dramatic increase in requests for assistance dogs and we need help from our community and people like you. Our staff will train you on how to train a dog effectively using positive reinforcement. And more importantly, you will be preparing a Labrador or Golden retiever puppy to grow and change someone's life forever. If you would like more information on becoming a Volunteer Puppy Raiser, contact our office at (314) 997-2325 or click here to send a quick inquiry. The more help we get from people like you, the more we can help those who need the assistance from a service, hearing, or psychiatric service dog.
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