Join Support Dogs for its annual gala, Tacky Ball 2014 - Space, The Final Frontier - on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event, which runs from 6-11pm, will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (at the Arch) and promises to be an "out of this world" great time. Reservations are $150 per person or $1500 for a reserved table of 10. Reservations include complimentary valet parking, dinner and open bar, musical entertainment by Lenny Klinger's Galaxy Band, and a photo booth to capture your "heavenly" evening. There will also be a silent auction, raffle, and a live auction, one item of which the highest bidder will be able to name a future litter of assistance dog puppies! Gather your friends and make your reservation by calling (314) 997-2325. Call by March 31, 2014, to ensure your seat at the best event in the galaxy.
In an effort to meet the increased demands for services, Support Dogs launched the "Building Opportunities" Capital Campaign in April 2012 to construct a 21,500 square foot facility to better meet the needs of the community. The goal of the Campaign is $3.5 million, which will allow funds to purchase land and construct a new facility. To date, the Campaign has raised $3.3 million (click here to see a list of major contributors). In December of 2012, Support Dogs purchased a 3.87 acre parcel of land on the SE corner of Page and Lindbergh (10955 Linpage Place). Support Dogs held its groundbreaking ceremony on August 22 and a "virtual open house" for the community on August 24. The project is scheduled to be completed in the Winter of 2014.
Would you like to have a dog in your life, but not on a permanent basis? Then think about becoming one of our Volunteer Puppy Raisers. By making a minimum commitment of six months to raising one of our assistance puppies in training, you will be providing the base skills and socialization needed for a well-trained assistance dog. Support Dogs is experiencing a dramatic increase in requests for assistance dogs and we need help from our community and people like you. Our staff will train you on how to train a dog effectively using positive reinforcement. And more importantly, you will be preparing a Labrador or Golden retiever puppy to grow and change someone's life forever. If you would like more information on becoming a Volunteer Puppy Raiser, contact our office at (314) 997-2325 or click here to send a quick inquiry. The more help we get from people like you, the more we can help those who need the assistance from a service, hearing, or psychiatric service dog.
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