Helping special needs children have a better quality of life!                                                  September/October 2013

Calendar of Events



October 13

Fido Fun Fest

Irvine, CA

Click here for flyer


October 19

YMCA Sensory Gym

Booth 10-12

Grants Pass, OR


November 22-24

Abilities Expo 


Convention Center

San Jose, CA

It's Dog Walk time again! This Sunday our 6th annual fundraiser, entitled Fido Fun Fest, will take place at Mason Regional Park in Irvine, CA. Attendees will enjoy food trucks, entertainment including a 30-minute disc dog show, a free pet first aid/CPR class, a dog costume contest and a raffle with TONS of amazing prizes. This year the Trick-or-Treat Dog Walk will be open for 3 hours so visitors can choose when they'd like to walk around the lake and fill their bags with lot of goodies for their dogs and themselves.


If you can't attend but would like to support our event, you can still register online and we'll mail you your event shirt and treats (while supplies last)! Registration can be found here...
Dancing With The Stars Special Auction

Are you a fan of Dancing with the Stars? Have you ever wanted to see a live television taping? Do you love to support an extremely worthy cause while having an awesome experience? Now is your chance! Canine Angels is auctioning 2 VIP tickets for a taping of this season's Dancing with the Stars and a book autographed by show host Tom Bergeron. The auction ends this Sunday. Follow this link to learn more and to place your bid!


A Very Special 
Thank You
Canine Angels would like to send a very special thank you to Teri Gibson, DVM at American Animal Eye Care Center in La Habra, CA


Dr. Gibson is a wonderful supporter of CAST who recently treated one of our graduate dogs and helps out with annual eye exams.

Honors and Memorials

In Memory of Roy Kellogg
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Bailey
The Miyakawa Family
 Michael Sutton
 Bob & Pam Kean
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Higley
 Patricia Higley
Betty Higley
 Dorothy Orr
 Don & Sandra Shupe

In Memory of Lynn Oliver
Michael & Kimberly Poole
Laurel Carlisle
 Eunice Norton
 Lyle & Frances Sprain
 Francis & Barbara Hess
In Memory of Luke
Claire Twist
In Memory of Joy
Carlene Farmer
In Honor of Travis
Linda S. Cook
Jean Turri
In Honor of Griffin
Mary Delaney
In Honor of Freedom and 
In Memory of Brittany
Linda Wilkinson
In Honor of Twister
Jerry Wiebe
Kennel Wish List

Please help our new students settle in by donating to CAST
Any donation, large or small, helps with turn-in expenses such as vet bills, transportation and medical tests.  Sturdy dog toys, dog treats, shampoo, and flea control products are always needed as well.
Thank you!

Dog food is always needed...
currently we're feeding 
 California Natural Foods 
click here for information on their products:


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

Help Canine Angels with a recurring monthly donation:

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) - Are you a federal employee or member of the military? Do you know someone who is? If so, you can help Canine Angels! We are a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) program, an annual fundraising drive in which donations are made through payroll deductions of employees who designate CAST as their charity of choice. Our CFC number is 43661.   

Quick Links...

13475 N. Applegate Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
(888) K9-ANGLS
(541) 846-6400
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We hope you've had a happy summer! Canine Angels enjoyed an exciting season of events and celebrations. A healthy litter of puppies joined our family in May. Welcome to The Dessert Litter, and congratulations to new breeder mom Sunshine!

June brought us Team Training and Graduation in Grants Pass. Our team of staff, board and many, many volunteers came together for another very successful two weeks of lessons, practice and outings. Thank you to all who gave the gifts of time, money, meals, guest rooms, transportation and support to this year's class. Canine Angels is a wonderful organization because of YOU! We are overjoyed for our Class of 2013 graduate teams and wish them a future full of happy, healthy, new adventures.

We'd also like to welcome our new group of dogs who have started "college". The potential class of 2014 has moved on into their dorm rooms at our Advanced Training facility in Grants Pass. They'll be working hard from now until next June with daily lessons, lots of outings, evaluations, and some very well deserved play time with their siblings and buddies. Thank you to the puppy raiser families of these amazing pups. Your dedication, love and hard work have given your pups a successful start and we are honored to help them continue along their paths to finding their perfect placements.


The Canine Angels team looks forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events!


Take good care,



Kelly Stack
Executive Director

Meet the Graduates

CAST Graduation was held June 29, 2013 at the Schmidt Family Vineyard in Grants Pass, Oregon.  After two weeks of school, our pups and their new partners were ready to venture out into the world as new teams.


Here are CAST's 2013 Graduates:


  Assisted Service Teams  


Alec with Jazz, CA

Raised by Brad Coyne 

Bred by Canine Angels

Sponsored by the Disneyland Resort











Cortney with Samba, ID

Raised by April Smith & Family

Bred by Canine Angels











Lizzie with Bolero, CA

Raised by Emily Booth

Bred by Canine Angels










Lucas with Zumba, CA

Raised by The Adrian Family

Bred by Canine Angels

Sponsored by the John Gogian Family Foundation







 Ambassador Teams


Kerri Van Pelt with Bella

Lakewood, CA

Raised by Kerri & Henry Van Pelt








Kelly Stack with Calypso

Diamond Bar, CA

Raised by Tom & Jennifer Killinger

Sponsored by the John Gogian Family Foundation





Pal Teams


Grace with Yogi, CA

Raised by Hannah Parpart

Donated by Rav-On Golden Retrievers, Idaho














Aaron with Lindy Hop, CA

Raised by Bill & Hilary Parry

Bred by Canine Angels




Puppies and Dessert - What's Not to Love?

As you may know, CAST gives each new litter of puppies a theme name.  Past groups have included the Dance, Country, and Space Litters.  On April 16th, Sunshine, our beautiful Black Lab mom, gave birth to 10 puppies.  The Litter theme?  Everybody's favorite part of any meal-dessert!  

The pups were placed in June with their new (and repeat) puppy raisers. Dad was beautiful Golden Retreiver Zorba from CCI.  

Meet the Dessert litter - they're sweet enough to eat!



Mousse -

April Smith in  


Foster City, CA

Co-raisers- Dick and Nira Wong







Eclair -Peggy Spencer

in Rollins, MT





Cookie - Jennifer Killinger in  

 Van Nuys, CA
Co-raiser - Debbie Turner










Biscotti - Cary Saunders in

Kalispell, MT





Pizookie - Ginger Adrian & Family in Colfax, CA



Dulce - Kris Brewer in Helena, MT






 Truffle - Pam McDevitt in  

Half Moon Bay, CA








Churro - Laurel Guerra in  

Rohnert Park, CA




Cannoli - Cathy Davalos in

Fremont, CA

         Co-raiser - Mary Delany in Belmont, CA