Helping special needs children have a better quality of life!                                                                       Summer 2014

Calendar of Events



Puppy  Classes
Sept. 10-Oct. 15
Canine Club - Grants Pass, Or.
6-7 pm
Intermediate Dog Classes
Sept. 10-Oct. 15
Canine Club - Grants Pass, Or.
7:30-8:30 pm

Sept. 17-19
ADI Conference
Denver, CO

Sept. 27  Dog Responsibility Day
Josephine County Fairgrounds
10-3   (Cast Booth)

Sept. 27-28
Advanced Training Dogs Turn In
Grants Pass, Oregon

Oct. 3
Board Meeting 

Oct. 18
Sensory Gym
Grants Pass YMCA
10-12   (Cast Booth and Dog Interaction)

October 19
1-5 pm

7th Annual Fido Fun Fest

A Day for Dogs and their People

 Irvine, CA


Honors and Memorials

Mark and Sondra Aguirre In Honor of Ron and Jonatha Semoni

Lori Lappe in honor of Laurie Lane's 70th birthday

Laura & Zoe Otis in memory of Richard Regosin

thank you for your support!

Jerome & Wendy Wald

Geraldine Gonsalves

Donna Moore

Michelle Whitehead

Linda S. Cook

Richard & Shirley Weinberg

Kent Rassmussen & Sharon Illions

Ronald & Jonatha Semoni

Ronald & Kaye Marchal

Gary & Jo-Ann Cutshall

Lois Gates

Lillian Buckley

Dale & Bonnie Bubak

Joe & Janielle Mitchell

Frank & Janice Thornquest

Premier Automotive Imports

Lynne Evans

Los angeles Equestrian Center

Lou Pitts

David & Sarah Cook

Milt & Kathleen Taylor

James & Sharon Olson

Brett & Nora Degner

Steve & Bev Battis

Anne Papineau

Judy Heber

Mark Zehrung

Dennis Banish

Wendy Legackis

Elizabeth Schrock

Lora Knopf

Rick Sakamoto

Margaret Bourguet

Lena Andaya

Richard & Shirley Weinberg

Rose M. Finney

Judy Leavitt

Doug & Tina Mayoras

Wes & Paula Holt

Joey & Cathy Davalos

Lynne Evans

David & Sarah Cook

James & Barbara McKown

Depra Sarmento

Jeff & Wendy Sigel

Robert & Sandy Cook

Barb Schwab

Laurie Lane

Joan Yonkman

Paula Jo Chidichimo

Victor Selvey

Nancy Kuwabara




Do you use Amazon for online shopping? If so, you can easily help Canine Angels at the same time! You can link your current Amazon account, or open a new one, and 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase will be donated to CAST. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. All you have to do is visit this link and enter "Canine Angels Service Teams" in the search box:
Kennel Wish List

Canine Angels has a new food sponsor. Our deepest gratitude to Avoderm for supplying our dogs in Advanced Training with Revolving Menu Food, a high-quality, grain-free formula. Our dogs are loving it. You can learn more about Avoderm at

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.

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!

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Grants Pass, OR 97527
(888) K9-ANGLS
(541) 846-6400
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 Canine Angels held our main annual Team Training class and Graduation in June and created six new teams,joining the three teams matched since last year's Graduation. We are so very proud of our 9 teams of the Class of 2014 and we look forward to many years of supporting them and hearing of their successes. Thank you to our volunteer puppy raiser families who have provided such an amazing life-changing gift to our graduates and their families, to Parkway Christian Church for the use of your gymnasium for Team Training class, and to Schmidt Family Vineyard for hosting our Graduation ceremony.


Alexander with Service Dog
Raised by Victor & Laurel Guerra



Mason with Assisted Service Dog Pickles
Donated by Michelle & Linda Magginetti
Sponsored by the John Gogian Family Foundation

Keren with Assisted Service Dog Eli
Raised by Giff & Chris Gates 





Jose with Assisted Service Dog Cash
Raised by Mark & Pam Sulger

Mikayla with Pal Dog Travis

Raised by Cathy & Joey Davalos

James Schussler with Facility Dog Dash

Raised by Dale Balme & Family

James & Lisa Marie with Facility Dog Dolly
Raised by Kent Rasmussen & Sharon Illions

James Bell with Facilty Dog Eddie
Raised by Brad Coyne

Danielle with Service Dog Chesney

Raised by Tom & Jennifer Killinger
Sponsored by Disneyland 
Resort Cast Community Fund


Thank you for your support,

The Canine Angels Team

All photos from 2014 TT/Graduation can be seen and downloaded full resolution courtesy of Ginger Adrian at S.P.O.R.T.S. Photography.
Fido Fun Fest

Canine Angels' 7th Annual Fido Fun Fest is coming soon! Join us at Mason Regional Park on Sunday, October 19th for a fun-filled day of entertainment, food trucks, raffle prizes, demonstrations, booths, and a fun walk around the lake to trick-or-treat to collect goodies for you and your pets. You can get more information here: or by emailing



The Car Litter Update
Our "Car" litter pups,  Labrador/Golden Retriever crosses, have moved in with their volunteer raiser families and are growing so fast. Thank you to Cathy & Joey Davalos and Mary Delaney for the wonderful care you've given to these puppies and their Momma Sunshine, and to Mr. Philip Leone and Premier Nissan of San Jose for sponsoring this litter! 

Canine Angels' raisers are able to choose the names of their puppies and these 3 1/2-month-olds have some great ones!


Bentley is living with Kerry Miller & Family in Campbell, CA.
Beamer will be raised by Roxanne Baudry in Whittier, CA.
Chevy will grow up in Grants Pass,
 OR with Dale Balme & Family.
Taxi is living in Van Nuys, CA with Tom & Jennifer Killinger. Thank you to actress Julie Hagerty for sponsoring Taxi and choosing his name!
Shelby is spending the next year in Neward, MD with her raiser Evelyn Paz.

Jetta will get to experience Northern California living between Sue Miller, Sheila Kolby and The Wiebe Family's homes.
Diesel will be raised by Kris Brewer in Helena, MT.
One pup is being raised by Canine Companions for Independence, owner of this litter's father.


If you'd like to follow the journeys of or donate in honor of specific puppies, you can find the links on this page of our website to their Facebook fan pages and crowdrise fundraisers.
ADI Conference

 Two Canine Angels staff members, one graduate and one Board member are very excited to be heading to Denver, Colorado September 17-19 for the annual Assistance Dogs International (ADI) conference. ADI is a coalition of not for profit assistance dog organizations. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs, staff and volunteer education, as well as educating the public about assistance dogs, and advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs.


Our team will benefit from sessions that include topics such as grantwriting, marketing, breeding, and healthcare, and will be able to network with 300 representatives of other assistance dog programs. They are also very excited to hear from guest speaker Temple Grandin.


We wish Kelly, Kerri, Hope and Ginger safe travels and a wonderful learning experience. A very special thank you to 12-year-olds Racquelle Vellandi and Hannah Cole of Treats for Charity for their sponsorship of Kelly and Kerri's participation in the conference. These girls bake and sell dog treats to raise funds to support CAST. You can learn more about Treats for Charity here: at


Kernels of Kindness

Jolly Time Popcorn recently held a contest to honor those who bring joy, happiness and kindness to their communities. There were 6,620 nominations submitted and judges selected 100 winners based on their unique and significant contributions. Kelly Stack was chosen as one of the winners and she's been awarded $1,000 to continue the great work that Canine Angels does. Thank you to puppy raiser Kris Brewer for your nomination!