Sunday, October 5th — Canine Partners for Life Birthday Party

On Sunday, October 5 from noon to 3 p.m., Canine Partners for Life is hosting our Open House and 25th Birthday Party at our campus located at 334 Faggs Manor Road, Cochranville, PA. This will by an educational day with FREE fun for the whole family!

CPL was one of the first service dog organizations in the world to be accredited by Assistance Dogs International, and consistently earns the highest ratings for leadership and governance. Since 1989, CPL has placed over 600 service and home companion, residential companion, and courthouse companion dogs. Currently, CPL has working dogs in 43 states.

“The Open House has to be my favorite CPL event!  Even after 25 years, I love to share Canine Partners with our community and the Open House is the very best way to do it,” said Darlene Sullivan, CPL Executive Director and Founder.

“When I look around that day and see past graduates sharing with potential applicants, long-time volunteers sharing with newbies to CPL (who will hopefully become volunteers), staff members sharing the mission and the details behind how we make independence possible – it warms my heart and gives me a sense of fulfillment that really just can’t be described.  It’s just a fun day, filled with community and family and mission – all wrapped up in a great barbeque and wonderful activities.”

Our birthday party celebrates 25 years of training and placing service dogs. Visitors can learn all about our mission and our valuable work assisting individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Tour our kennel, watch service dog demos, meet and chat with our recipients.  Our Open House also includes a puppy kissing booth, birthday party games, face painting, live music, and of shopping opportunities from our lineup of one-of-a-kind craft and food vendors! Admission is free and includes a free southern-style, home-cooked barbecue lunch.

Our ever-popular Cow Bingo will take place at 2 p.m. It is a game of chance that pits guests’ luck against the cow “doo”ing her thing.  If the cow heeds the call of nature on a guests’ square, they are the lucky winner of $5,000!  Tickets are $10 each and squares are randomly assigned.  Only 2,500 squares are available and tickets can be purchased online or by calling 610-869-4902 ext. 225.  Winner need not be present to win.

This event is rain or shine. Personal pets, retired service dogs, or home companion dogs are not allowed on the property. To learn more about Open House, visitors can go to CPL’s website or by calling 610-869-4902.