KPETS - Keynotes Newsletter     
July 2013 (Summer mini version!)
Celebrating 10 Years of 
Touching Lives and Warming Hearts
Upcoming Events
September 1, 2013
7:00  - 10:00 PM
Outdoor World, Circle M Ranch
2111 Millersville Rd
Lancaster,PA 17603 
National Night Out Events 

September 7, 2013
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
2900 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA  
Volunteers Needed
Important Links

 To visit our website


Volunteers' Blogs

Chester Rima






Karen and the kids





Send us your pup's page and we'll add it to our list!

We NEED YOU  to report your Volunteer hours


Did you know that:


* only 37% of volunteers are now logging their hours. Please log your hours at least monthly! 


* 547 hours logged for May


* 3323 hours YTD 


CLICK HERE for a link to a video on how to log your hours!


To get to Tickspot, you can click here or go to the "I'm a Registered Volunteer" section on the KPETS website under the "Volunteer" tab. 


If you have problems, please let us know. We'll do all we can to help you!


KPETS Membership Renewal
Look for Membership Renewal packets to arrive in your mailbox any day now! 
Please complete and return the
  • KPETS Renewal Application Form 
  • Volunteer Agreement Form
  • Other items as instructed
 by September 1 as your insurance expires September 15.

 KPETS largest fundraiser is fun for ALL! Come and play Bingo for some GREAT prizes 

Circle M Campground at Outdoor World
in Millersville, PA 
on Sunday, September 1, 2013 
from 7:00  10:00 PM. 

You can help by pitching in! 

  • Assemble raffle baskets and brown bags - a week or two before
  • Set up the morning of event: Time TBD but usually 10 am - 1 pm
  • Help during the event
 You can help by donating: 
  • Gathering sponsors- Letter and Info
  • Donating gift cards, gift certificates or items that can be placed in a Brown Bag prize or be used as raffle items.
  • Making a cash donation to help offset the costs of the event.


2014 KPETS Kalendars
will soon be available to order and sell!

A big thank you to Beth Cardwell Photography.  Beth volunteered her time to shoot the Kalendar photos in Lancaster County Park on a very hot day and never lost her sense of humor!
We love you, Beth!
Meet our Sponsors for July: 

Phone Sponsor: Open
Rent Sponsor: Open 
Internet Sponsor: Mary Reinhart & Summer
Printer Sponsor:  Nancy Bouder & Buckley


Please consider filling any of the open spots on our Resource Page.  For information click on the link below!  Thank you!

KPETS Volunteers
Touching Lives * Warming Hearts
in our communities 
Thank You to all the teams who volunteered 
Click here for full story!
     "I heard nothing but praise after our dogs visited the McDaniel College reading clinic today. We visited briefly with all 65 children and spent extended time with whatever students were in our groups. The children were so enthusiastic and well prepared for the time we spent with them.  I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had  visiting with the children. All of the teams were very impressed with how well prepared and enthusiastic the children were. Everything was so well organized. I think our visit will be the highlight of our summers. Thank you so much for having us."
From KPETS Volunteer Jan Knight and Blue to 

Debra A. Miller, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Coordinator of Reading Specialist Program

McDaniel College

If only this had been available years ago when I lost my precious Podley. 
This is a beautiful way to hold them FOREVER near and dear to your heart. 

is where you need to check for open visit requests. 
ONLY  174 of our 374+ volunteers are following the 
KPETS Konnections Page.

There are so many open requests and we need our teams to look here and sign up to fill them.  

Here's how...
Look across the top of our webpage
  • Scroll over Konnect w/KPETS
  • Click on the Konnecting Page and 
  • Type in your email address and click "FOLLOW"
  This is our only way to communicate to you the many visit requests and opportunities available!
Do you have...

* a story about a recent or memorable KPETS visit 

* a fabulous treat or toy that your KPETS partner loves 

* a great pet related book you'd like to recommend
* a memorial to a beloved KPETS partner who has recently passed 


If you have something you'd like to share with our Newsletter readers, please send details and any photos to us at
Info for New Volunteers and VIP's (Volunteers in Process)
* Space may be limited. Registration Required / Dates subject to change!
Upcoming Orientations: Click here to register.
* York - Saturday July 20 @ 9 am  (and 11/16/2013)

* Westminster - Monday, August 26 @ 7 pm  

* Lancaster - Saturday, August 10 (2nd Sat of even months) @ 9 am

* Hanover - Wednesday, September 25 @ 7 pm


Workshops: Click here to register.


* Lancaster - 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 pm 

* Lebanon - Monday, August 19 @ 6:30 pm  

* York - 1st Monday @ 6:00 pm 

* Westminster, MD - Monday, September 4 @ 7 pm 

* Hanover, Wednesday, October 2 @ 7 pm


* Therapy Dog Training Classes: York and Lancaster  Click here to register. 
(optional class offered for those who would like additional guidance)  

Thank you all for making KPETS what it is and taking us to where we are today!

Let's continue Touching Lives * Warming Hearts in our local communities! ! !

Karen Gerth
KPETS - Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services