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

November 16, 2013

For Immediate Release

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Contact:  Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]¾ 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 our website:


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Green Acres Kennel Shop Raises $2,505 for The Rabies Challenge Fund

October 13, 2013

For Immediate Release

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Contact:  Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]- Green Acres Kennel Shop held a fundraiser for The Rabies Challenge Fund from September 1st through October 6th and raised $1225 from fifty two clients, colleagues and friends. Don and Paula Hanson, co-owners for Green Acres Kennel Shop, matched what they raised with an additional $1280. The Hanson’s initiated this fundraiser as both a memorial to their Golden Retriever Tikken


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Hanson Completes Professional Animal Training Seminar at Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium

September 14, 2013

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Contact: Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]¾ Don Hanson, co-owner and Director of Behavior Counseling and Training at the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has completed a 5 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, the course focused on; basic and advanced operant conditioning, animal enrichment


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Green Acres Kennel Shop Announces Fundraising Effort for The Rabies Challenge Fund

September 03, 2013

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 02, 2013

Contact: Don Hanson - Green Acres Kennel Shop - 945-6841

[Bangor]- 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, up to $1500. Additionally, Green Acres will be promoting the fundraiser on their website (


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Do Animals Understand the Concept of Fairness?

August 31, 2013

Do Animals Understand the Concept of Fairness? – I recently attended an animal training seminar at the Shedd Aquarium and one of the topics we discussed was working with more than one animal at a time and the importance of being fair. This led to our instructor, Ken Ramirez showing us this video which was one of many experiments to determine if animals understand the concept of “fairness” in a similar fashion to humans. I think the video makes it pretty clear. So how does this relate to


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Muppy, Paula and Don Start A Basic Manners Class

August 27, 2013

Last night Paula and I attended an orientation session for a Basic Manners class at Green Acres Kennel Shop taught by Green Acres’ Certified Professional Dog Trainer Gwyneth Mattingly to prepare for the next seven weeks of class with our new dog Muppy. Many clients and classmates, and even some of my staff and training colleagues were surprised to learn that I had enrolled Muppy in one of our training classes. Because I have taught this same class countless times over the past seventeen years


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

August 16, 2013

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 16, 2013

Contact:  Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]¾ 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, the Best Dog Trainer for the third consecutive year, and the Best Pet Groomer.

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Staff Champions - June 2013

August 14, 2013

Green-Acres-Announcement--Staff-Champions-JUN13Every month the Green Acres staff chooses two Staff Champions; someone who has done an exceptional job and someone who has publicly recognized another employee for doing an exceptional job. Our winners for June are Brenda and Kaila. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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