2014 has been a year of great experiences, joy and growth for Training With Grace. We said goodbye to the very reason that I started this business.
My sweet Gracie.
I was put on this planet to help dogs and their people.
I’ve been thinking about this helping thing quite a bit lately. Training With Grace has consistently been giving free and low cost training to those in need. For the past 6 years we have shared over $40k per year in the form of training classes, private training, free seminars, and free workshops. A few years ago we started the GraceFund to help us to help others. We started receiving contributions from friends and clients. Last year we received just over $11,000 in contributions to help families whose dogs would otherwise be surrendered to a shelter or rescue or worse, all due to behavior problems. With your help, we were able to help these families keep their dogs in their homes.
Thank you to all who contributed. Really. Thank you.
For 2015, my goal for the GraceFund is to substantially increase the help we give to dogs in need. I am asking for your help.
I heard of something called “Suspended Coffee”. This is a thing at coffee shops where you can pay for an extra cup of coffee or more and then, someone in need can come in and request a suspended coffee. They receive a warm drink at no cost to them.
I am asking that for the month of January, National Train Your Dog Month, we all contribute what we can. I have added my own little twist. Training with Grace will match your contribution 200%. This means that if you make a contribution of $150 for a Family Dog 1 class, Training With Grace will contribute $300 for two Family Dog 1 classes.
If you would like to contribute to help others, any amount will do. Some people have contributed $5 and others have contributed $5000. Every contributions helps us to help others.
To start helping today, please call the training center at 303-238-DOGS(3647) and tell us that you would like to contribute to the GraceFund for a “suspended training” for the amount of your choosing.
You are also welcome to email us at Info@TrainingWithGrace.com and do the same.
This Training With Grace, GraceFund contributing to others event will go on indefinitely. Training With Grace will match your contribution at 200% for the month of January, National Train Your Dog Month only.
I am crazy grateful to have so much support for the animals in our lives. Thank you for allowing me and helping me to help and serve others in such an impactful way.
With deep gratitude,
This is Training With Grace’s favorite harness:
Agility Run-Throughs – This and Every Wednesday at Training With Grace
12pm to 2pm
The cost is $15 for 2 runs. Please no females in season, no aggressive dogs, no rough methods of training. Please bring your happy dogs and a great attitude and lots of yummy cookies and toys. Crating welcomed and encouraged.