Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Directions to Training Center

If you're like me, you're not a map person. Especially an online map person.

So for those of you who just want good old words, here are

Directions to THSD Training Center:

THSD Training Center

4925 Bell Springs Road

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

1. Take Hwy 290 West out of Austin (near Oak Hill) to Dripping Springs.

2. Once you get to Dripping Springs, you will cross RR 12. Keep going on Hwy 290 West.

3. After you pass the middle school and high school, you will turn right onto Bell Springs Road off of Hwy 290 West. The ACE Hardware is on the corner and there is a traffic light.

4. Go 0.9 miles on Bell Springs and turn right at 4925 Bell Springs Rd.

5. Landmarks

a. On Bell Springs, you will pass a Pink Pig mailbox. We are the next driveway on the right AFTER the pink piggy mailbox (not directly across from it).

b. Look for the stone THSD sign on the right. You will turn right into the driveway and follow it up the hill.

6. Parking:

a. If you need wheelchair access, park in front of the main building with the glass double doors.

b. General Parking: Along the driveway on the right as you are arriving OR across from the garage building to the left of the house and flag pole (as you are arriving).

7. Call the Training Center at 512-858-1495 if you have trouble.

8. The drive takes 25 minutes from the Oak Hill area of Austin.

The terrain is a little rocky and uneven. We are raising funds to smooth this out.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Polo for Puppies - Next Spring

We have cancelled Polo for Puppies on Oct. 14th. We will refund ticket prices to those of you who purchased.

Our webmaster is out of town this week, and the "substitute webmaster" has not returned our calls to update the website with this information.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We do look forward to welcoming you to the upscale version of Polo for Puppies next Spring, complete with catering and live music.

If you have questions, please email Melinda@servicedogs.org

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Cafe Woof goes live!

Well, working in TV certainly gets your blood flowing. Although sometimes it's out your ears!

Last minute changes and technical difficulties aside, Cafe Woof debuted in its new format this morning. Live. It is now a segment on Fox's new "Good Day Austin", a more informal talk show format for the last two hours of Fox's 4 hour morning news program.

This episode, called "Home Alone" discusses how to keep your dog from destroying things in your home while you're gone.

Scooby and Shaggy were there - they are our special guest hosts of Scooby's Haunted Carnival on Oct. 27th. Although I emailed the script repeatedly to my contacts at FOX, the producer this morning told me in my earphone she didn't know anything about it, so we didn't get them on the way I had intended.

Never fear! I am shooting for an in-studio interview closer to the party with Scooby and Shaggy. Never count me out!

Here's the spot: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=4542776&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=5.2.1

More on all things soon,

Your pal,