DOYLESTOWN, PA, November 7, 2022—Angel On A Leash received a $1,500.00 donation from Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center. The resort’s dog daycare program held its annual Fall Fest Halloween photo fundraiser to benefit the local therapy dog organization.
Pet parents who made a donation for Angel On A Leash had their dog’s photo taken in a Halloween costume as part of the resort’s Fall Fest event. The Halloween costume options included super heroes, popular movie characters, and favorite foods.
Fall Fest was held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Special activities for the dogs included apple bobbing, a haunted agility tunnel, and a trip to the pumpkin patch to “sniff out” pumpkins decorated by the employees.
The organization and its therapy teams, known as Champion Therapy Dog Teams, are dedicated to providing comfort and companionship by visiting area schools, senior care facilities, hospitals, and fulfilling other community requests for therapy dog visits. Additionally, the organization provides therapy dog training and certification.
“Angel On A Leash is so grateful for the generosity offered by Holiday House and the daycare pet parents. With your help, our therapy dog handler teams will be able to continue to volunteer and visit anyone that would benefit from the human-canine bond in enhancing human health and the quality of life. Thank you,” said Bob Wharton, Director Emeritus of Angel On A Leash.
The original Angel On A Leash organization—which disbanded in 2016–was founded in 2004 by David Frei, a renowned breeder, show-dog handler and judge, former announcer for the Westminster Dog Show and currently an announcer for the NBC National Dog Show.
Bob and Steven Kramer, a friend of David Frei and a Director Emeritus also, reestablished the therapy dog organization in 2019. The organization currently has over 90 therapy dog teams serving throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Lehigh, and Luzerne counties as well as areas in New Jersey.
Bob previously served on the organization’s Board of Directors and was a Champion Therapy Dog Team with his award-winning Golden Retriever Jackson. Bob is a professional dog trainer and an evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Owner) Puppy program, the Canine Good Citizen program, and the AKC Trick Dog program.
“Our clients and staff understand how important donations are to ensure the therapy dog teams can continue visiting with people throughout the community. We are grateful to our generous clients for their ongoing support of this vital organization and the successful outcome of this event,” said Dr. Laura Weis who owns and operates Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care with her husband Dr. Ransome Weis.
ABOUT ANGEL ON A LEASH
Angel on a Leash®, Inc. (AOAL), is a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer therapy dog handler teams (Champions) to visit with anyone that would benefit from the human-canine bond in enhancing human health and quality of life. All handler-dog teams (Champions) are tested, certified, registered by AOAL. Call 215-478-6762 or visit www.facebook.com/skramer.aoal/ for information on how to become an “Angel on a Leash” member or to schedule one of the group’s dog handler teams to visit your school, nursing facility or other site out in the community.
ABOUT HOLIDAY HOUSE PET RESORT & TRAINING CENTER and
DOYLESTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL & HOLISTIC PET CARE
Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats with activity packages, dog daycare, professional training programs, and grooming services. The resort is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, a full-service veterinary hospital located on the same property. For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit https://www.holidayhousepetresort.com or call 215-345-6960.
Check Presentation Photo – L to R: Vanessa Vaihinger, Sean McHale, Bob Wharton (AOAL), MaryEllen Costanza, Robert Burton, and Ro Riley with daycare dog Buckley