Why we Support PAWS’ Great Chef Dinner

This is the second year that we are sponsoring the Chef Dinner for PAWS, with proceeds going to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

PAWS is a great organization. It is the city’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter. Not only does it do amazing things to support our cat and dog friends, it also promotes a positive message for the community.

Last year PAWS raised more than $200,000 at the dinner.

Here’s a video with some of the highlights. There’s a quick shot of Danny around three minutes in.

Community Days at the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County

The staff at the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County pride themselves on the special bond they have with the community. They volunteer aggressively and work hard to support local groups that share our goals. One thing that makes it easier is a special benefit that gives every member of the staff one extra paid day off each year to volunteer for a charity of his or her choosing. Continue reading…

Dr. Bob’s New Patient

Our team at the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County has fans of the Hersey Bears for years. Several members of the staff are team junkies and have season tickets. Some  players bring their pets to us for care. Continue reading…

Karissa’s Sustainable Wildlife Habitat

My neighbor has big ambitions. Ivy league college. Successful business career. Designing and building a National Wildlife Habitat. And she is only 15. Karissa Wenk is a Baldwin High School student and one of Izzy’s (my four-year old Portuguese Water Dog) favorite people. Well, the truth is that Karissa’s Golden Retriever, Holly, is Izzy’s closest friend. Continue reading…

Dr. Sarsfield’s Alzheimer’s Disease Benefit

Community is part of our name and part of our DNA. We’ve talked about this part of who we are in previous posts. It’s great to see the same dedication in our partners. Recently Dr. Bob Sarsfield, our business partner and the chief medical officer at the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County, held his annual benefit for Alzheimer’s Disease . More than 120 people participated, and more than $35,000 was raised. This is the 14th year that Dr. Sarsfield has held the golf tournament, which has now raised $335,000 to support Alzheimer’s caregivers and their families.

Dr. Sarsfield started the event after the death of his father Robert Sarsfield, Sr. His entire family takes part in the planning and the (busy) day of activities.

Dr. Sarsfield is a very low handicap. Danny, Marc and I didn’t do nearly as well (although Marc chipped in for birdie on the 15th), but we had a great time playing Hershey Links.



Sally Joins the Family

It’s been more than a decade since I have had a dog in the house.  In that time, my wife and I got married and had two great girls (age 7 and 2), and though we have talked about getting a dog, my wife, who grew up with a cat, was hesitant.  To make matters more challenging, my seven year old, Elena, began to exhibit some nervousness around larger dogs when she was four years old (so much for my desire for a Great Dane).  Luckily, from the moment my two year old could walk she exhibited absolute love and fearlessness around all dogs.  Continue reading…