Helping special needs children have a better quality of life!                                                   July 2011

Calendar of Events


Saturday, August 6th

Daily Courier

Fantastic Flea Market  

Grants Pass, OR


Thursday, August 11th

Demo/Presentation at 

Grants Pass Surgery Center

Open House

Open to the Public 


Saturday, August 13th
Canine Angels Dog Walk
and Family Fun Day
Huntington Beach

September 17th, 10am-3pm
Rogue Valley Kennel Club
Responsible Dog
Ownership Day
Riverside Park
We will have a booth and
be doing presentations.

November 4-6
Mobilities Expo
Anaheim Convention Center

November 18-20
Abilities Expo
San Jose McEnery
Convention Center
Dog Update

The dogs that represent the potential Class of 2012 quickly move into the kennels as soon as the previous class has moved out. The following dogs were turned in recently:

Star, Tycho, Comet and Orion (from the Space litter)
Vida and Violet

Board Member Gary Taylor
and son Cameron with
Nikko at turn-in time.

Nikko, Rollins, Qismat

Tycho, Star and Sunshine
We also welcomed Kelton and Pickles, two new dogs that were donated to the program. They are with families right now and are scheduled to turn in in September.

Kelton is a Labradoodle currently with Cindy Colman
in Grants Pass.

Pickles is from Labradoodledoo in Hillsboro, OR, and is currently with the Novotny family in Southern California.

Dance Litter Photos

These pictures were taken about a week apart during the first few weeks after the Dance litter was born. Click on each picture to see the rest of the litter at each stage.

4 Days Old

2 Weeks Old

3 Weeks Old

4 Weeks Old

Bella with Puppies

Daddy Camden

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Hello Canine Angels Fans,
We hope you're having a spectacular summer. We have several fun projects in the works, and I'd like to introduce one of them to you.

Our advanced training site expanded with a new kennel building last fall, and now there's a way you can help ensure it's accessibility, contribute to its beauty, and leave a lasting mark of your support for CAST.
Canine Angels is selling engraved bricks that will be incorporated into the walkways surrounding the advanced training facility. This is a wonderful way to celebrate a graduate team, honor a puppy you've raised or been touched by, remember a beloved pet, or advertise your business and its support of CAST, all while helping raise funds to continue our mission. Bricks come in two sizes (4" x 8" and 8" x 8") and our online ordering system is very easy and fast. We can also e-mail order forms for anyone preferring to pay by check.
Thank you so very much for your continued support,

Kelly Stack
Executive Director
Order bricks on-line at or contact Kelly for order forms at


Congratulations To Our New Teams!
Sierra and Assisted Social Dog Joe Cool.

Sierra is from Southern California. Joe Cool is a Goldendoodle from the Peanuts litter, raised by Dale Balme.

This placement was sponsored by the John Gogian Family Foundation.

Rosana and Successor Service Dog Domino.

Rosana is from Southern California. Domino is a Labrador Retriever from the Games litter. He was raised by April Smith.


James and Pal Dog Gin Rummy.

James is from Southern Oregon. Gin Rummy is a Labrador Retriever from the Games litter. He was raised by Hilary Swanson.

Crystal and Successor Service Dog Twister.

Crystal is from Oregon. Twister is a Labrador Retriever from the Games litter, raised by Sheila Kolby.

Chris Gates and Ambassador Dog Snoopy.

Snoopy is a Goldendoodle from the Peanuts litter, raised by Sandy Mays. You can read more about Snoopy in our past newsletter at

Sophia and Assisted Social Dog Sally.

Sophia is from Northern California. Sally is a Goldendoodle from the Peanuts litter. She was raised by Candace and Brian Collins. You can read more about Sophia and Sally at

Diane and Successor Service Dog Peppermint Patty.

Diane is from Central California. Pepper is a Goldendoodle from the Peanuts litter. She was raised by Debbie Perry.

Alex and Assisted Social Dog Jenga.

Jenga is a Labrador Retriever from the Games litter, and she was raised by Toni Killpatrick.

On May 20th, 2011, Alex passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. A beautiful tribute written by his mother is posted online at Four members of the CAST family, with four Canine Angels dogs, attended Alex's memorial service. Our graduation ceremony was dedicated to the memory of Alex. We didn't know him long, but he touched us all.
Special Team Training Story

While preparing to write this issue of the newsletter, I heard the same special story from at least 3 different people. There was one little boy at Team Training who impressed everyone. One of our staff members said that it was the highlight of her week watching Jacob become more independent and find his confidence. And he wasn't even one of our new graduates.


Jacob had attended Team Training and been placed with a dog in 2009. He had a choice of where he wanted to go for vacation this summer and he chose to return to Team Training for more training and practice.

A board member who observed Team Training wrote, "There were lots of moments that amazed me but the one I will always remember is when I saw Sandy help Jacob work through his frustration and guide his dog through an obstacle course with his little voice getting stronger by the minute as he made progress and then his tears turning into a smile with such a sense of accomplishment when he was successful."

His mother sent us the following note: "Thank you for making my little man sooo incredibly happy! He has been on the phone for 40 minutes telling his brothers all about the fun he is having!"



Jacob with our ambassador dog Snoopy,

one of the dogs he practiced with. 

The Dance Litter

June was a very busy month at Canine Angels. In addition to Team Training and Graduation, we welcomed a new litter of puppies! Our Golden Retriever breeder Bella whelped 6 girls and 4 boys on June 9th. A big handsome CCI yellow Lab named Camden is the proud papa.  


Check back next month when we hope to introduce each puppy by name and announce their puppy raisers. Until then, enjoy the photos in the left column and in Bella's Blog at