Events Our Yearly Reunion

So far we have had a reunion every last Saturday in September. This of course is when the patriots do not play. It is a lot of fun for all. Dogs are off leash if they are well behaved. There is a pond for swimming and if you want to bring lunch and make a day of it even better. We have a raffle with donations going to a cause we all agree upon. It is a chance to give back when we have so much to be thankful for. Sea-Jay photography was there last year for pictures and I hope again this year. We hope you can all make it for our 2016 Reunion!

Bower Springs

Our reunions have taken place yearly at Bower springs This years reunion will be the same day, last Saturday of September. September 29,2018 and we hope to have it at Hopkinton State Park. More info will follow

Our reunion September 28,2014 2p-5p

Be sure to put 23 Flanagan Rd, Bolton, Ma. On your Calendars and into your GPS.

The parking lot is across the street from this address.                                                            bower springs

Bowers Spring Conservation Area in Bolton is a favorite spot for dogs who want to run and swim. Wooded trails, open fields and a large pond are highlights. On a nice day, many dogs come here to play! Exit 27 off of 495; about 20 mins from downtown Northborough.

1)  Right off 495 ramp towards Bolton

2)  Right at intersection with Sugar Rd (right after passing under highway)

3)  Continue to fork, bear left onto Golden Run Rd (narrow road, stay far right) and follow to end

4)  Right onto Harvard Rd for about ¼ mile Flanagan Road on left leads to Bowers Spring parking lot.

5) The time will be 2p-5p Anyone wanting to go earlier (1pm) we are bringing our picnic basket and I will bring water for everyone. We will also have one of Jims hand made bins to raffle and donations will go towards a charity of our choice

6) We are all responsible for picking up after our dogs, any dog that will not come back to their owner should not be off leash. If you plan to let your dog swim have a towel so he/she will not shake on others. There will also be a hat contest so please bring your dogs favorite hat

This FB page has some beautiful pix of this area https://www.facebook.com/BowerSprings  Bower Springs

NEADS, provides service dogs I have had many people call to ask if I would have a pup they could train to be a service dog. My heart aches when I receive these calls. A father asking for a pup to be trained for diabetic issues. A mom wanting a pup for an autistic child. I listen to their stories and then spend time explaining why no one can predict which dog will be suitable for service work. As they hang up I wonder if I reached through to them or if they will just try another breeder that will sell to them and not explain that a service dog is born not made. This is not a special breed but a special dog that was born with intuition a sixth sense so to say. I have of course seen these pups and have had pups that I knew would be great for this type of work. The problem is there is no magic wand telling us when this pup will appear. I hope with this article to reach out to the people whose insurance doesn’t cover a service dog because. I am truly sorry that this is so. Try to get insurances to pay for this, write to congress, Call Neads and ask about special programs. Put it out on Facebook for donations, just don’t throw your money away trying to make a wonderful pet pup into something he just wasn’t born with. This too worries me because then what happens to the pup when it doesn’t make the grade. Is the breeder asked to take back and rehome a pup that has done nothing but love their family. Please call Neads, in Princeton,MA., they are one of the largest assistance dog providers in the US and the professionals, not the breeder and not the trainer. Thank You , My humble regards for all those looking for such an animal. RM

“A breeder who has no interest in rescue of what he has produced is of no value to anyone, and of even less value to his breed.” — Dr. Malcolm Willis

 

Puppy Photo-shoot fundraiser raised $130 for NEADS today! We have passed our goal of $500 and raised a total of $750 for NEADS, a nonprofit that provides service dogs for deaf and disabled Americans! Huge thanks to everyone who donated and helped out — with Kirsten Noonan and Michaela Colarossi. — with Abby Jacaruso.

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2nd place at the DECA state conference for our OUR FUTURE BUSINESS WOMEN YEAH!!! GO GIRLS NEADS Community Service Project! Nationals here we come  #AtlantaBound
 OUR FUTURE BUSINESS WOMEN YEAH!!! GO GIRLS

2nd place at the DECA state conference for our NEADS Community Service Project! Nationals here we come #AtlantaBound NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, http://www.neads.org/about-us