Sunday, October 24, 2010


Last week, Dempsey went out to a club. Not just any club, but the biggest, most popular club downtown. Downtown St Louis Park, that is: The Sam’s Club.

For disability awareness day, the good folks at Sam’s Club invited Helping Paws to come speak about service dogs. Dempsey met with the staff of the Sam’s Club to demonstrate his skills and explain everything he’ll do one day to help someone with a physical disability be more independent.

We really appreciate the opportunity to talk about service dogs and people with disabilities. Having worked in the retail industry, I know how difficult it can be to keep the entire staff informed and well-trained, so I really appreciate the efforts of the people at Sam’s Club to ensure that everybody, regardless of physical ability, feels welcome. I think their invitation to Helping Paws shows a genuine commitment to diversity. Thank you very much!

Dempsey would also like to thank the Sam’s Club staff for all the pets and belly rubs he got after the presentation, the generous gift card, and -- most of all -- the very large, club-sized bag of doggie treats they gave him! Dempsey says you’re now his favoritest people!

At least, of course, until he brings me his food bowl for dinner.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! Sounds like Dempsey is a shining star!