Helping special needs children have a better quality of life!                                                                      Fall/Winter 2014


David and Arminda Bannon
Lilian Buckley
Linda S. Cook
Eva Coutu
Paula Jo Chidichimo
Lois Carlson
Warren & Sonya Dunning
T.J. Dermot Dunphy
Chris Geiger & Madeleine Dunphy
James R. Flach
Reeta Gheewala
Thomasina Gould
Tracy Harcourt
Judy Heber
Shirley L. Hosfeldt
Ruth Emerson Keyes
Judy Leavitt
Steven & Sandy Lieberman
Dale & Amy Lindgren
Jim & Judi Lomas
Virginia Lynch
Doug & Kimberly Olbrich
Barb Schwab
Linda Whisler
Honors and Memorials

Ann Jackson and Friends
in memory of
Lynn Oliver

Sheila Kolby
Karen Kristovich
in memory of

Cathy and Joey Davalos
in memory of
Hickory and Mocha

Do you use Amazon for online shopping? If so, you can easily help Canine Angels at the same time! You can link your current Amazon account, or open a new one, and 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase will be donated to CAST. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. All you have to do is visit this link and enter "Canine Angels Service Teams" in the search box:
Kennel Wish List

Canine Angels has a new food sponsor. Our deepest gratitude to Avoderm for supplying our dogs in Advanced Training with Revolving Menu Food, a high-quality, grain-free formula. Our dogs are loving it. You can learn more about Avoderm at

Order bricks on-line at
or contact Kelly for order forms at

Help Canine Angels with a recurring monthly donation:

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) - Are you a federal employee or member of the military? Do you know someone who is? If so, you can help Canine Angels! We are a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) program, an annual fundraising drive in which donations are made through payroll deductions of employees who designate CAST as their charity of choice. Our CFC number is 43661.

Please help our new students settle in by donating to CAST.
Any donation, large or small, helps with turn-in expenses such as vet bills, transportation and medical tests.  Sturdy dog toys, dog treats, shampoo, and flea control products are always needed as well.
Thank you!

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Fido Fun Fest

In October, CAST held its 7th Annual Fido Fun Fest in Southern California. Presented by AvoDerm and sponsored by Pacific Photography, Pet Nutrition Center of Carlsbad, Jiffy Pop and Treats for Charity, the event was again a very successful fundraiser.  Participants were able to trick-or-treat around the lake to fill their goody bags with treats for themselves and their pets, decorate dog cookies, visit many vendor booths, and eat a delicious meal from the food trucks. Other event highlights were the entertaining costume, tricks and musical commands contests and the high energy canine lure racing demo, hosted by Crazy K9's Dog Sports. 


Thank you to our many sponsors and donors who helped make this event possible. It was a fantastic day for all who attended. We hope to see you all again next year!

The Canine Angels Team

You can enjoy more photos of the event, taken by Pacific Photography, at

CAST Calendars Are Here!
Advanced Training Update


The Canine Crew at the CAST advanced training kennel keeps busy most days. Having passed their preliminary evaluations, health exams and early phases of training these fine pups are on their way to changing a child's life.  Their days consist of several training sessions, treadmill time, grooming and free-time to frolic with their canine friends. A nap in the sun, gazing at the horses and wildlife in pastures nearby or hanging out with our family is all in a day's work for these hard working dogs. Their rooms may not come equipped with a queen size bed or indoor pool, but they do have the most amazing view, good room service and excellent staff to wait on their every need. It's an exciting time for all of us as we continue with their training in hopes that each one of these incredible dogs will become a Canine Angel for a special child this summer.

Blue Bio

  Hi Everyone, I'm Blue. I was donated by Barb Schwab of Bear River Doodles in honor of Cassandra "Cassi" Weaver. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Cassi, I've been told that she was a spunky 16 year old with a wicked sense of humor. She had severe cerebral palsy that caused her to be non-verbal and essentially trapped within her body. That must have been really frustrating. Though non-verbal, I'm told that Cassi was able to communicate in her own way. She loved her family, friends and always had a special place in her heart for the furry, four legged dog she grew up with...Blue, of Blue's Clues. That's where my name comes from.

Although Barb had already donated several puppies to Canine Angels, when she heard about Cassi's passing unexpectedly last June, she wanted to do something special to honor Cassi. Since Barb is friends with Cassi's folks, she asked if it would be meaningful for me to be donated to Canine Angels in honor of Cassi. Well, I'm here and my name is Blue, so I guess you know her answer.

I'm 15 weeks old and I'm an adorable (if I don't say so myself) F1b Goldendoodle. I'm being puppy raised by Barb herself. I love living with her because I have lots of playmates at her house and because she takes me to puppy classes and gives me lots of attention since I'm so special. I'm already proving that I'm smart as a whip. When Barb holds out a treat, all I have to do is sit down and she gives it to me. The other pups at my house haven't got a clue. They just jump all over Barb. Oh well, I guess not everyone can be as highly intelligent as me.

It's gonna take me a couple of years, but I'm determined to grow up to be a super service dog for a kid like Cassi. Thanks to all of you who donate your time, talent and finances to make it possible for a pup like me to have such an exceptional life!