Thursday, December 2, 2010

How Your Year-End Gift Changes Lives

In 2009, Amy Hoh received the best present of her life - independence. For Amy, Service Dog Cortez has granted her the gift of independence, mobility, and unconditional love through his training at Circle Tail. Cortez may retrieve an object that is out of reach, open a door, or provide a nudge to Amy's leg so she will check on her diabetes.
For Cortez, Amy is able to give him a long-lasting partnership full of adventure, work, and most importantly - love.

In 2008, Gainer entered into Abigail's life. Trained to retrieve items and alert others when Abigail has a medical emergency, Gainer has an ability to detect issues that arise with Abigail's pacemaker. "It brings me to tears to know how grateful I am to have him in my life; he has changed it drastically" - Abigail


Roger Dees was partnered with his in-home assistance dog Esa in the summer of 2010. This life-long relationship has given both Roger and Esa a sense of independence and purpose. In-home assistance dogs are trained to assist people with disabilities within their homes. These dogs may retrieve objects, open and close doors, or tun light switches off and on. Roger and Esa are equal partners in their journey toward independence and unconditional love.
The Inmate/Canine Educational Training Program began in September 1998 to help provide trained dogs for adoption and assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities. Under regular instruction by Circle Tail, inmates care for and train the dogs and puppies that are in the program. "My best memory was when Circle Tail brought me a pregnant dog named Lena that I agreed to take and care for. Lena had 12 pups in my cell. It was the first time pups were born in that prison! It was a hot summer in the cell and I missed chow a lot, but I wouldn't change the experience for anything!" - Victor E. Addis, Jr.
That summer, Circle Tail saved more than just the lives of Lena and her puppies.

Read Victor's & other inmate handlers' stories here.

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Read more stories about the Circle Tail dogs and the people whose lives they change at 

A positive response to this appeal will help Circle Tail continue to do what

Please consider supporting Circle Tail, Inc. and people like Amy, Roger, Vincent and Abigail through a tax-deductible, charitable gift.

Please make checks payable to Circle Tail, Inc.
To donate online, visit and click the “Donate Now” button. We and the Circle Tail dogs truly appreciate it.
we do best – provide service and hearing dogs to people with disabilities
and provide trained dogs for adoption.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Bazaar - Sunday, December 5

We hope you and your dog(s) can join us Sunday, December 5 between 12 - 4 p.m. for our Holiday Bazaar and Adoption Reunion/ Open House.

Major raffle of a Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs FAUX fur coat, professional pet portraits, dog caricatures, and many vendors for all your holiday shopping!

Email [email protected] with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Circle Tail's 2010 Annual Golf Benefit

Congrats to the winners of
Circle Tail's 3rd Annual Golf Classic!

Interim HealthCare Cincinnati Team Members
Cheryl Hastings, Tim Hastings, Marc Lappin, & Brian Loebrich 

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And a huge thank you to our sponsors, donors, golfers & volunteers!

Golf Participants

Jim Wehner                                               Rich Dansereau
Jared Pachta                                             Mark Stella
Tom Warburg                                            Tom Cambron
Thomas P. Warburg                                   Joe Granello
Ed Scaggs                                                 John Donovan
Ken Gincley                                               Josh Owsley
Mike Calvani                                              Dave Kessner
Ron Weitzenkorn                                        Dave Schuller
Jay Fischbein                                             Patti Prince
Bill Fischbein                                              Duke Nguyen
John Fiddler                                               Carol Neckel
Alan Greenwell                                           Mark Phillips
Michelle Tolin                                              Cheryl Hastings
Jay Younghans                                           Tim Hastings
Jason Winterbottom                                     Marc Lappin
Jim Younghans                                            Brian Loebrich
Elaine Kerly                                                Jeff Wilson

Circle Tail Golf Volunteers

Sheila Chapman                                          Jen Kiblinger
Beth Johannigman                                       Amy Hoh
Stephanie Greco                                         Candy Kuhlback                                  
Jay Fishbein                                                Cathy Snider
Marlys Staley                                              Ann & John Schmidt - Photography                
Special Thanks to our Circle Tail

Luncheon Sponsor:
Interim HealthCare of Cincinnati, Cheryl Hastings

Platinum Sponsor:
DiaPharma Group, Inc.

Beverage Cart Sponsor:
Jen Kiblinger
In Celebration of all of the animals who have touched our lives.

Tee & Green Sponsors:
Ernst & Young, LLP & The Greenwell Family
Jeff Wilson, Tecumseh Buildings

Tee Sponsors:
Marlys Staley –  Celebrating 13 years of helping dogs help people!
Derek G Hassenpflug, CFP®, ChFC®, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Green Sponsors:
Ann & John Schmidt – Thank you Circle Tail for Giving us Charlie
Zoomtax, LLC - Peter Goedde
Elaine Dickhoner
Ronald J. McHenry, Attorney at Law – Lyons, McHenry & Dunlap

Sponsor Signs Donated by:
Mike Essig, Speedpro Imaging

3rd Annual Putts for Paws Golf Classic Chairpersons:
Sheila Chapman
Beth Johannigman
Stephanie Greco-Joo

Circle Tail Extends a Big “Woof” to

Walden Ponds Golf Club

for their generous support of Circle Tail!

See the event photos on our page on Facebook!