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Green Acres Raises $6347 for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

By Don Hanson on Jan. 06, 2015, at 8:42 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On November 22nd we launched our sixth annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank with a goal of raising $2500; $1500 from clients and the community and $1000 from Green Acres Kennel Shop. After 22 days we had raised $2,664 from the community, …

Green Acres Increases Goal for fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

By Don Hanson on Dec. 16, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop has increased its goal for its annual Furry Friends Food Bank fundraiser from $2,500 to $4,000. At 22 days into their campaign, they have raised $2,664, surpassing their initial goal. Green Acres originally committed to donating $1000 if the campaign raised $1500 and they are now …

Green Acres Announces Annual Fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

By Don Hanson on Nov. 24, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
[Bangor]- Green Acres Kennel Shop is holding its annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank from Saturday November 22nd through Saturday December 27th. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases. The Furry Friends Food Bank helps low-income seniors and adults with …
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APDT CHair Jill Marie O'Brien Recognizing Don Hanson as APDT 2014 Member of the Year

Green Acres Trainers Attend National Conference—Hanson Recognized As APDT Dr. Ian Dunbar Member of the Year

By Don Hanson on Nov. 10, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
[Bangor]- Kate Dutra, Don Hanson and Lindsay Ware, all dog training instructors at the Green Acres Kennel Shop, recently attended the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) 20th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hartford, CT. During the four day conference they attended lectures and workshops on a wide …
Don Hanson and his dog Muppy

Green Acres’ Hanson Completes Course on Canine Social and Psychological Development with Honors

By Don Hanson on Oct. 07, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
Don Hanson, co-owner and Director of Behavior Counseling and Training at the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has completed a five week course on Canine Social and Psychological Development. Offered by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and taught by Gail Fisher, the course covered the critical periods in …
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Michelle Harmon, Kennel Supervisor Green Acres Kennel Shop

Harmon Promoted to Kennel Supervisor at Green Acres Kennel Shop

By Don Hanson on Sept. 22, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Michelle Harmon has been promoted to the position of Kennel Supervisor. As such, she is responsible for the training, and supervision of all of Pet Care Technicians at Green Acres Kennel Shop. Michele joined the Green Acres team in October of 2013 and has shown us time and …

Dutra and Harmon Attend Seminar on Group Dog Play

By Don Hanson on Sept. 22, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
In July, Green Acres Operations Manager, Kate Dutra and Kennel Supervisor, Michelle Harmon, traveled to Massachusetts for a two day seminar on Dog Group Dynamics with Sue Sternberg. The seminar discussed how dogs interact and what represents a healthy interaction versus aggression. As a shelter manager and professional dog trainer …
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Green Acres Kennel Shop presents $3,187 to BARKK To End The Silence

By Don Hanson on Aug. 21, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop has presented a check for $3,187 to Jenny Dwyer of the Paw It Forward Foundation and BARKK To End The Silence. The check is a result of Green Acres Kennel Shops first Cash For Your Cause fundraising event, which occurred from June 1s through …

Green Acres Voted Regions Best Kennel, Best Pet Store, Best Dog Trainer & Best Pet Groomer

By Don Hanson on Aug. 08, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
Green Acres Kennel Shop has been voted the Bangor Regions Best Kennel for the thirteenth consecutive year in a survey conducted by Market Surveys of America and the GKM Independent Survey Company. Green Acres was also voted the Bangor Regions Best Pet Store for the eighth year in a row, …

Green Acres’ fundraising effort for BARKK To End The Silence

By Don Hanson on June 03, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will hold a fundraiser for the BARKK To End The Silence initiative June 1-July 5. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases and will be able to donate online through: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/cashforyourcause or http://bit.ly/1nmW8Y9. This project is a result of the kennel;s Cash …
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Don Hanson recertified as professional dog trainer

By Don Hanson on Feb. 24, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Don Hanson, co-owner and director of behavior counseling and training at Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has been recertified as a professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, an internationally recognized certification program for professional dog trainers. Certificants must recertify with …

The Woof Meow Show Updates Website

By Don Hanson on Jan. 27, 2014, at 8:09 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Woof Meow Show has updated its website to make it easier for listeners or potential listeners to locate past show by topic (- http://www.greenacreskennel.com/woof-meow-show/past-shows-by-topic.html). The list does not include every show recorded, but instead highlights those shows that Don and Kate feel will be the most …

Green Acres Announces Fundraising Effort for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

By Don Hanson on Nov. 18, 2013, at 12:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will be holding its annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank now through December 21st. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases. New this year is the ability for anyone to donate online through …
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Hanson Completes Professional Animal Training Seminar at Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium

By Don Hanson on Sept. 12, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Don Hanson, co-owner and director of behavior counseling and training at  Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has completed a five-day professional animal training seminar at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Taught by Ken Ramirez, the Shedd’s Executive VP of Animal Care & Animal Training, …
Paula and Don Hanson and Tikken-SEPT11

Green Acres Kennel Shop announces fundraising effort for The Rabies Challenge Fund

By Don Hanson on Sept. 03, 2013, at 7:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will be holding a fundraiser for The Rabies Challenge Fund from September 1st through October 6th. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases and if over $1000 is raised, Green Acres Kennel Shop will match the donations dollar for dollar, …
Green Acres management team with 2013 "Best of" awards - Kate Dutra-Operations Manger, Don and Paula Hanson-co-owners

Green Acres Voted Regions Best Kennel, Best Pet Store, Best Dog Trainer & Best Pet Groomer

By Don Hanson on Aug. 16, 2013, at 4 p.m.
For the twelfth year in a row, Green Acres Kennel Shop has been voted the Bangor Regions Best Kennel in a survey conducted by Market Surveys of America and the GKM Independent Survey Co. Green Acres was also voted the Bangor Regions Best Pet Store for the seventh consecutive year, …
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Dog Body Language and the Dog Park – FREE Seminar on August 3rd

By Don Hanson on July 16, 2013, at 11:53 a.m.
On Saturday, August 3rd, from 10AM until Noon, Green Acres Kennel Shop will be hosting a free seminar entitled Dog Body Language and the Dog Park, taught by one of our Certified Professional Dog Trainers. Kate Dutra. This seminar is targeted for those that live with multiple dogs or that …
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Green Acres Kennel Shop offers free ‘Be a Tree’ program to children

By Don Hanson on April 24, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop has become a member of the non-profit organization Doggone Safe (www.doggonesafe.com) and has staff members licensed to present the group’s innovative “Be A Tree Program.” The “Be a Tree” program is an interactive dog bite prevention education program that teaches primary grade children …
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Gwyn Mattingly earns professional dog trainer certification

By Don Hanson on April 17, 2013, at 9:56 a.m.
For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Contact: Don Hanson Green Acres Kennel Shop 945-6841 BANGOR, Maine –Dog training instructor Gwyn Mattingly of Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor has earned Level I certification (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the internationally recognized certification program for …

Green Acres Kennel Shop brings Doggone Safe’s Be A Tree Dog Bite Prevention Program to Bangor

By Don Hanson on March 27, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.
Doggone Safe member Green Acres Kennel Shop is making the “Be a Tree” educational programs available in the greater Bangor region. The “Be a Tree” program is an innovative and interactive dog bite prevention education program aimed at primary grade children. The Be Doggone Smart at Work™ program is for …