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Upcoming W.A.G.S. Events
2016 Membership Meeting Dates:

   St Matthews
   Episcopal Church
   330 North Hubbards Lane
   Louisville, KY 40207
   (502) 895-3485

   - Jan 9
   - Feb 13
   - Mar 12
   - Apr 2
   - May 14
   - June 11
   - July 9
   - Aug 13
   - Sept 10
   - Oct 8
   - Nov 12

2016 Continuing Education Schedule

2016 Evaluation Dates & WAGS 101 Class Info Click Here

Volunteers Needed

Almost all facilities on the WAGS visitation schedule need visiting Ambassador teams and/or subs. Please contact Tammy Harrod, Facilities Chairperson, at tammylharrod@gmail.com  for the complete schedule and volunteers needed.
Click Here For More Opportunities

Track your Volunteer Hours using the WAGS Volunteer Hours Sheet. All Volunteer Hours are due to be turned into Kate Graeter by February 14th IMPORTANT: Time attending Membership Meetings ARE credit hours. (Ignore the form that states otherwise) WAGS by laws require members to document volunteer hours. Tracking of our volunteer hours is critical in maintaining our 501(c) (3) Non-profit status and obtaining grants

Please reach out to Kate Graeter with questions. jeffyduke@aol.com 

WAGS needs your help! Please consider donating your used Delta Training manual for use by new Ambassador teams in training for WAGS 101. WAGS will provide you with a chaitable donation voucher for your taxes for $25 for each donation. Bring your used Delta Training manual to future membership meetings for drop off.

There are numerous upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
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Welcome To W.A.G.S. - Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc.
WAGS (Wonderful Animals Giving Support) Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Louisville since 1999. WAGS members believe in the special – often healing – bond between people and animals. The mission of WAGS is to bring people and pets together for companionship and therapy.

To accomplish this goal, WAGS Ambassador teams have volunteered thousands of hours in over 110 facilities in the Kentuckiana area providing animal-assisted activities and
animal-assisted therapy. Participation in visitation presents 300 WAGS members with a unique opportunity to give back to the community and share their wonderful, loving pets with those in need.

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KROGER – Community Rewards Program

You Must Register Your “Kroger Plus” Card Number

(Shelby County and Southern Indiana are included!)

Here’s what you do . . . . . . .

Create an account at www.kroger.com/community rewards

-          click on “sign-in”  (add your username and password)

-          click on “enroll now”

-          choose your “preferred store” (you can still shop at any Kroger store)

-          click on “search” - find WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. as your organization                (our community rewards number is:   71438)

-          click on “enroll”

You must swipe your registered “Kroger Plus Card” or use the phone number that is related to your “Plus Card” when shopping for each purchase to count.  On the bottom of your Kroger receipt your Community Rewards will show that they are donating to WAGS.



AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WAGS every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to WAGS.

Visit www.smile.amazon.com to sign up!

-          Choose WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. as your charity

-          IMPORTANT!!  Always go to
www. amazonsmile.com to purchase from Amazon.com


Natural Balance

-          Bring “proof of Purchase” cut from package (dog or cat food) to WAGS meetings

-          Bring original receipt for Natural Balance purchase, copy of receipt or duplicate receipt

If not attending meeting – mail “proof of purchase” and “receipt” to:                                  Janet Dieruf   2605 Evergreen Wynde    Louisville 40223


Ambassador Team News
Thank you to WAGS Ambassador Team, Audra Schlegel and Moose

A letter from a family member Good morning, Ms. Graeter: My name is Kim Kremer Elliott, and I had the pleasure of meeting one of the WAGS therapy dogs yesterday. Moose and his person Audra Herwald Schlegel came to to visit my father yesterday at Norton Browsboro; in fact, they made a special trip in to see him after being contacted by the floor nurses. Moose was gentle and kind, and Audra was excellent at communicating with my father, even though he couldn't talk. During the visit, my father calmed down and perked up. He's always been a lover of large dogs, and Moose fit that bill! He was able to pet Moose and even get nose-to-nose with him for some puppy love. My father's breathing evened out and he appeared to be less stressed during this visit, which I know was because of Moose! My father passed away this morning, and I truly believe that Moose's visit allowed him the peace and love of an animal to be calm and move on. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate Audra and Moose, and the service you provide to the community. WAGS certainly made a wonderful, positive difference for my father's last hours. Thank you for all the excellent work you and the WAGS team do.

My warmest thanks,