Welcome to the August 2018 Roxy Reporter Newsletter!
The dog days of summer are fading fast! Hope students are almost finished with their summer reading. Roxy Teams have been busy but are always wagging their tails to go Back To School!
It's Raining (Cats And) Dogs!
The old expression, “it’s raining cats and dogs,” aptly described the conditions endured by visitors, cars, dogs, and volunteers at the Doylestown at Dusk Car Show held on Sunday, July 22. Though the rain fell, it did not dampen the spirits of all of the adults and children who stopped by to visit the Roxy dogs.
Many kids shared their excitement at seeing the dogs and expressed that they looked forward to being in the classroom with a therapy dog this school year. Roxy Therapy teams also fielded questions from guests about how their pups could become trained and certified therapy dogs.
Special thanks to our Roxy teams who greeted the visitors with joyful wags and 'pawtographed' our Be Like Bud books, as well as, to our Roxy volunteers who got a little soggy but still had a good time while setting up for the event and manning the table; Cheryl & Finn, Franca & Charli, Karen & Athena, Janet & Nike, Kerry & Atticus, Cecile, Bob, Linda and Pat.
Roxy Dogs Go To Summer Camp
The Central Bucks Family YMCA once again offered its Reading Camp for children. What a great way to have fun and strengthen reading skills before the new school year begins! Roxy Teams are always happy to visit the kids at camp.
National Dog Day On August 26
National Dog Day encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse-free life. Dogs give us companionship, keep us safe, and aid those in need.
On August 26, take time to honor your favorite dog and the amazing ways dogs add value to our lives.
Visit nationaldogday.com for more information about this special holiday.
A Round Of Applause
As you gear up for Back to School, the students in your household may not be applauding, but we have an opportunity for you to applaud their scholastic efforts and honor the work of their teachers. Boost their confidence as they contemplate new books and backpacks by recognizing them or honoring their new teacher with a donation to Roxy. Applaud your student or honor a teacher today!
Welcome Aboard to Our New Roxy Therapy Dogs Teams
We are so grateful to have new teams who support our mission of bringing comfort to children, enhancing the experience of learning, and enriching the lives of our canine and human volunteers.
Brenda & Wesley Gouldey and Missy, a 3 year old Aussie/Border Collie mix
To learn more, visit Meet Our Dogs.
This month we mourn the loss of our faithful friend Tess who comforted countless children in the Pediatric Unit at Doylestown Hospital. Tess was a sweet, gentle soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
To hear a tribute from her owner, Mary, visit In Memory of Tess.
Upcoming Roxy Events
Bark for Life on September 15 at Neshaminy State Park, Bensalem. Bark for Life is a fun, noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
Bucks County Book Festival on October 14 in Doylestown. Roxy Therapy Dog teams will be celebrating the art of writing and the joy of reading. To learn more, visit Bucksbookfest.org.
Children Depend On Your Donations To Continue Roxy Therapy Dog Visits
Roxy™ Therapy Dogs' programs provide an irreplaceable and dependable support system for children in our community. Make a tax-deductible donation online today!
If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to "Roxy Therapy Dogs" and mail to: P.O. Box 136, Danboro, PA 18916.
Fetch a copy of our favorite canine classic, Be Like Bud!
This precious picture book proves that Bud and his Roxy friends are no ordinary dogs! For children of all ages, Be Like Bud offers inspiring messages of support and comfort. It showcases the Roxy Therapy Dogs' undeniable ability to comfort and connect with children. It also details the dogs' favorite foods, games, and other traits that make the dogs so special! Available online today!
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