Greetings. I am very pleased to announce that we are having our 2nd annual fundraiser at Bills Pizza and Pub in Mundelein, IL on Monday August 4th.  We are calling this Pizza for Puppies as 10% of sales will go to Canine Companions for Independence.  This marvelous non-profit organization breeds, trains and provides highly skilled assistance dogs at NO CHARGE for people with disabilities.  This is only possible with community involvement.  Please join us for pizza (or anything on the menu that appeals to you), and help raise money for Canine Companions for Independence.


Bill’s Pizza & Pub                  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
624 S. Lake Street
Mundelein, IL

breeder_smallIt all starts with the puppies, hence the clever name Pizza for Puppies.  Canine Companions for Independence puppies are born with a destiny to become a service dog.  The program breeds not for appearance but for the best overall traits necessary for a service dog.  Of course, the dogs are beautiful…perhaps their inner beauty creates their outward beauty.  The dogs have the right temperament, willingness to work, health, intelligence and size to become a successful service dog.

Bill’s Pizza and Pub has an outdoor patio where all well behaved dogs are welcome. I will be there from 2-9 pm with my puppy in training, 4 month old Noyo Boyo.  My dog West who many of you know will also be on the patio with us.  West was in the program to become a service dog but was released due to mild hip dysplasia.  Don’t worry, he is not in any pain.  The rigors of being a service dog would have been too much for him and he would have had only a brief career.  Canine Companions for Independence only places dogs in excellent health who will have many years of service with their partner (recipient).  During his training West was quite the ambassador for Canine Companions.  Together we did numerous demonstrations and we were out in public sharing the message with thousands.  His extensive training prepared him well to become a therapy dog.  We will begin visits to hospitals and nursing homes in the next few months when his paperwork is completed.

I am very excited about this event.  I had a lot of fun doing this last year and know we will enjoy the day again.

Dine in or carry out counts towards this fundraiser.  If your business is nearby, why not order Bill’s Pizza for lunch.  Or think about bringing home a pizza.

Please help spread the word and invite others to attend this fundraiser.

For more information about the organization, visit:

All the Best,

Valerie Caputa
Dog Sitter for Snagglefoot Round Lake
Volunteer Puppy Raiser for Canine Companions for Independence
Therapy Dog Handler
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