P.O. Box 22, Tyrone, PA 16686


Contact: kimgeiger@happypawshappyhomes.org
               814-360-7383

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Our 7th annual Pit Bull Awareness Day event
will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 11-4 in State College, PA.
Stay tuned for details!

 
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Celebrate our 6th annual event with us! Pit Bull Awareness Day 2013 is a family-friendly, free event which will take place Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12-4 at the gazebo across from State College PETCO (Collonade Way off of North Atherton Street). Leashed, fixed dogs that get along with other dogs and kids are welcome at the event. The event happens rain or shine.The purpose of the event is to give the public an opportunity to meet pit bulls, help dispel the myths associated with pit bulls, and show the true nature of these loveable, comical dogs. You can check out photos from our past Pit Bull Awareness Day events on our Facebook page.
 
Our sponsors for 2013's PBAD are: Hickes Associates of Alexandria, Dragonfly Therapeutic Massage and Day Spa of State College,  Touch and Go Canine/Equine Massage of State College, PETCO of State College, Petco of Altoona, Blair Canine Coaching, AIrwin Photo, Weis Market of State College, Spoiled Rott'n Pets of Huntingdon, Big City Ink Tattoo of Altoona, Delgrosso's Amusement Park of Tipton
 
 
 
Activities for the day include:
Meet pit bull ambassadors and local adoptable pit bulls
Kissing booth (Get kissed by a pit bull!)
Great giveaway items
Doggie and human massage *provided by Dragonfly Massage & Touch and Go Massage
Lots of free information about pit bulls
Information about our Fix-A-Bull Program ($25 spay/neuter for pitbulls)
Dog-related items available for donation
Educational video
Find the Pit Bull game
Human/Doggie snack and bake sale
Kids' activities
Silent Auction
Premier Jewelry sale
 
Help spread the word about the event by telling a friend or posting a sharing our posts on your Facebook page.
 
PBAD is a National Initiative begun by Bless the Bullys of Nashville,Tennessee. Please visit their website for a comprehensive list of events happening all over the country to help restore the reputation of the pit bull breeds.
 

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2014  Events:

  • Saturday, March 15Booth at Tyrone Irish Fest, downtown Tyrone, 10-4
  • Saturday, March 29: Wild About Animals Event, PSU Ag Arena, State College, 10-3
  • Saturday, April 5: Altoona Curve game, 4:30-?- help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
  • Saturday, May 3: Doggone Fun Days at Curwensville Lake, 10-2
  • Saturday, May 3: Coalport Flea Market, Coalport, 8-2
  • Thursday, May 8: Spay/Neuter Day (by reservation only)
  • Sunday, May 18: Altoona Curve game, 4:30-?- help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
  • Wednesday, May 21: Altoona Curve game, 9am-?-help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
  • Thursday, May 22: Spay/Neuter Day (by reservation only)
  • Saturday, June 7: Coalport Flea Market, Coalport, 8-2
  • Tuesday, June 10: Altoona Curve game, 5:30-? -help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
  • Wednesday, June 11: Altoona Curve game, 5:30-? -help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
  • Thursday, June 12: Spay/Neuter Day (by reservation only)
  • Thursday, June 26: Spay/Neuter Day (by reservation only)
  • Saturday, June 28: Mt. Nittany Dog Training Club K-9 Karneval, PSU Ag Progress Days site, 11-4
  • Friday, July 4: Altoona Curve game, 6:00-? -help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand
  • Sunday, July 6: Altoona Curve game, 5:00-? -help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand
  • Thursday, July 17: Altoona Curve game, 6:00-? -help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
    Altoona Curve game, 5:30-? -help support our mission by purchasing your snacks from our concession stand(s)!
  • Thursday, July 17: Spay/Neuter Day (by reservation only)
  • Thursday, July 24: Spay/Neuter Day (by reservation only)

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Only 20% of American pets were adopted from shelters.
Consider adopting your next pet from one of these local shelters:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Huntingdon County Humane Society

Centre Hall SPCA

Central PA Humane Society

Clearfield County SPCA

 
 
Rescue groups foster or board pets for as much time as is needed
until the pet finds a forever home. Rescue groups often pull animals
from shelters when there is no more space at shelters. Rescues are
another wonderful place to adopt your new best friend.
Check out these rescue groups in PA:

Furry Friends Network

Animal House & Company

Pawprints Dog Sanctuary

Rescue our Furry Friends

Brookline Lab Rescue

Canine Rescue of Central PA

Measle's Animal Haven

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Meet Belle, our first investment in time and energy as an organization. Belle, a sweet and gentle dog, spent several weeks of her life in an animal shelter. She had been returned once and no new adoption prospects were on the horizon. Then a rescue group offered to take Belle in, and thanks to your support, we were able to transport her to a foster family. The family was so taken by Belle, that they immediately adopted her. Belle lived a good life with her family, complete with rhinestone-studded collars, a fenced-in yard, and children to cuddle with every night. She recently passed away unexpectedly due to cancer. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but we are grateful that she was able to spend the last few months of her life in a place that she was comfortable and well cared-for.

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Who's that busy little bee? It's Carmel, and she's all dressed up in time for her first Halloween! Carmel was adopted after several months of shelter life. Now she's enjoying her daily neighborhood walks, squeaky toys and general pampering from mom and dad. Way to go, Carmel!

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We've been busy visiting elementary schools to present animal welfare topics to school children in our area. Recently, we spoke to a group of students about how to safely approach an animal and myths/opinions about animals.


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They've done it! Our favorite beagles, Redds and Hammer, have found a home....TOGETHER! They have come a long way from the hot July day when they were brought to the shelter in the bed of a truck, sitting tightly in makeshift chicken-wire crates in the scorching heat. Redds and Hammer have never known what it's like to live in a house, since their former "family" kept them outside. Now, this father and son canine duo are learning to live INSIDE, where they can be part of their new family. Oh, and did we mention that have a fenced in yard to romp and play together in?

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In September we had a booth at Woofstock in Harrisburg, an all-day, dog-centered event. We brought shelter dogs (from left-right) Sydney, Rusty, and Maisy along for the day. They enjoyed attention from visitors to our booth and met lots of other dog friends. We wish Sydney, Rusty, and Maisy the best of luck in their new homes....they are all very special dogs!