Cow Bingo: a good bet for dogs and people

Learn how service dogs change lives at the Canine Partners for Life open house and Cow Bingo. The annual party is CPL's longest running event. Join the fun for our annual Open House and Cow Bingo on Saturday, September 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. Gather the entire family for an afternoon of free fun to learn how service and companion dogs are trained, and hear firsthand how they impact the lives of individuals with disabilities.

“I look forward to the Open House every year because it gives us the opportunity to share the important work we do with our community and friends,” said Darlene Sullivan, CPL Founder and Executive Director. “It is such a fun and exciting way for new people to learn about CPL’s mission, and, for those already familiar with CPL, to speak with new volunteers and graduates and get to know us better.”

Upon arrival, guests will receive a passport, taking them on a journey to learn about CPL’s mission to raise and train service dogs for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Visitors can watch service dogs demonstrate a variety of skills including tugging jackets off, retrieving dropped objects, and paying a cashier. CPL staff and volunteers will be giving tours of our state-of-the-art kennel where our dogs are housed for their second year of training.

Lori and Echo both enjoy the puppy kissing booth

Lori and Echo both enjoy the puppy kissing booth

The most popular stop on the passport is the “Puppy Kissing Booth” where guests can learn about our volunteer puppy raising program, meet our service dogs in training, and steal a few puppy kisses! There are also opportunities to shop from local vendors, listen to live music from Ol’ 422, enjoy a BBQ lunch, play kids’ games, and watch the ever-popular Cow Bingo! Cow Bingo is a game of chance that pits players’ luck against the cow “doo”ing her thing. If the cow heeds the call of nature on one lucky person’s square, they are the winner of $5,000! Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased here. Squares are randomly assigned. Winner does not need to be present to win.

CPL is located at 334 Faggs Manor Road, Cochranville, PA 19330. This event is rain or shine. Personal pets are not allowed at the event. To learn more, visit CPL’s website or Facebook page. All event proceeds benefit CPL’s mission.

Canine Partners for Life is a recognized and highly respected leader in the assistance dog industry. It was one of the first service dog organizations in the world to be accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI).  Since 1989, Canine Partners for Life has placed more than 650 service and companion dogs in 45 states. CPL dogs provide assistance for a wide variety of disabilities including muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ALS, spinal cord injuries, stroke, cardiac conditions, arthritis, spina bifida, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

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