Community Events



Doga Class

We are thrilled to offer the very first Doga classes in Ulster County!





















Our 4th annual pet food drive is officially kicked off. When you stop by Paws of Distinction, New Paltz Agway, Ireland Corners Natural Pet Center, Sue's Zoo or Bark Place to get your pet supplies, please consider dropping an extra bag or some cans of pet food into the red bucket. 100% of it will be placed on local pantry shelves.( Family of New Paltz & St. Josephs) so that our less fortunate neighbors can continue to feed their pets during the holiday season and NOT place them into the shelter.





2011 Bark-toberfest & Howl-O -Ween fund raiser event

Saturday, October 29, 2011. 3-6pm

Dog costume contest and Tricks for Treats contest!

Show off your cute, funny, talented, well trained dog.

Win great prizes and help out your neighbors!

Location: Epworth Center. 8 Epworth Lane, High Falls, NY

Admission is $5.00 or 5lbs of food ( pet food or human non perishables)

*More than 5 gladly accepted!

100% of all the donations go to Family of New Paltz and Family of Woodstock food pantries.




2011 Pet Palooza


We had a Fantastic time playing games at the 3rd Annual Pet palooza in Rhinebeck,NY

Games included musical sit, a canine egg race and tricks for every dog. This event raised funds to support 3 local rescue organizations and I was proud to be a part of it!







2010 Center for Heeling Pet Food Drive

WE DID IT! the 2010 food drive collected and distributed 3000lbs of food! Special thanks to all that participated.


Agway, Rte 32, New Paltz,NY 12561
Bark Place  Rte 299, Highland
Paws of Distinction, Water St. Market, New Paltz
Sue's Zoo, Stop N Shop Plaza,New Paltz
Accord-feeds-needs Rte 209 Accord
Emmanuels_Pet_Agree Emmanuels Plaza,Stone Ridge
Marbletown Animal Hospital, Rte 213, Stone Ridge

Receiving Pantries were
Family of New paltz
St Josephs ,New Paltz
Rochester Food Pantry, Accord
St. Josephs,Hurley
Highland Community Action, Highland




2010 1st Annual Woof & Wine at Benmarl Winery



The cause for these dogs in need was amazing in itself-the people that do the rescue work-even more amazing!

 People that think a pitbull is just a feroucious beast haven't had the opportunity to meet the great and loving animals that they can be. I recommend visiting Smiling Pit or any other rescue society to really get to know the breed before you judge them. Pits can make amazing family pets!








2010 Ulster homeshow @ Mac Fitness

Why have a dog trainer at a homeshow?

Because..... If you have a dog in your home, it needs training!







2009 Center for Heeling Pet Food Drive

This year was our first pet food drive. We collected and donated over 1200 pounds of food to three local food pantries, helping to keep pets at home and out of the shelters. Thanks to all who contributed and collected.

Special thanks to:

Bodymind Massage, Water St Market, New Paltz
Marbletown Animal Hospital, Rte 213, Stone Ridge
Bark Place, Rte 299, Highland
Paws of Distinction, Water St Market, New Paltz

We look forward to making this event bigger and better next year!

2009 Free Training

This past summer, Susan had the pleasure of offering a one day free training seminar to campers at the Rondout Valley Campground, helping the campers' dogs learn proper greeting techniques and summer safety precautions.