Overview
2017 Award
2016 Award
Guidelines

Overview

This award is open to ANY COLLIE who works as a Service Dog, Therapy Dog, Education/Library Assistance Dog or has done any good deed(s) for his family or the community. The owner does not need to be a CCA member, nor does the dog need to be bred by a CCA member. There are many dogs who would qualify for these broad criteria and we would love to hear their stories.

Application for the award is simple. Send the dog's story to us with a photo via e-mail to either debgates@earthlink.net or encorecollies@msn.com.

> Guidelines and information for applicants (PDF)

Overview

This award is open to ANY COLLIE who works as a Service Dog, Therapy Dog, Education/Library Assistance Dog or has done any good deed(s) for his family or the community. The owner does not need to be a CCA member, nor does the dog need to be bred by a CCA member. There are many dogs who would qualify for these broad criteria and we would love to hear their stories.

Application for the award is simple. Send the dog's story to us with a photo via e-mail to either debgates@earthlink.net or encorecollies@msn.com.

> Guidelines and information for applicants (PDF)

Kane and Ace Mask

2017 CCA Shining Star Ambassador Team

Ace Mask and "Kane"

With over six years of volunteerism, Kane well represents the characteristics of the noble Collie breed, and as a certified therapy dog has touched many lives. Kane has provided comfort and calm to children who suffer from brain injury, hospitalized children in the ICU and those receiving cancer treatment, those who have been victims of abuse, young students preparing for stressful academic tests, and young library readers. Kane has spent an equal amount of time with seniors in assisted care facilities (including Alzheimer’s patients) and has been called upon by families to be present during the final stages of an elderly loved one’s life.

For over five years, as canine ambassador for the Orange County Animal Care, Kane has worked extensively with volunteers in a program designed to teach responsible pet ownership to preschoolers through 6th grade throughout Orange County. Kane provides “hands on” experience to children, who learn about all aspects of caring for a pet. He has received commendations for this work from various county representatives, including the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Both Ace Mask and Kane look forward to representing the goals of the CCA Shining Star program for years to come.

Respectfully Submitted,
Corinne Boon and Deborah Gates,
Co-Chairs, Shining Star Committee
Committee Members:
Ann Boles, Susie DeLorenzo, Celia Van Voorhis

> Read the full report

2017 CCA Shining Star Ambassador Team

Ace Mask and "Kane"

With over six years of volunteerism, Kane well represents the characteristics of the noble Collie breed, and as a certified therapy dog has touched many lives. Kane has provided comfort and calm to children who suffer from brain injury, hospitalized children in the ICU and those receiving cancer treatment, those who have been victims of abuse, young students preparing for stressful academic tests, and young library readers. Kane has spent an equal amount of time with seniors in assisted care facilities (including Alzheimer’s patients) and has been called upon by families to be present during the final stages of an elderly loved one’s life.

For over five years, as canine ambassador for the Orange County Animal Care, Kane has worked extensively with volunteers in a program designed to teach responsible pet ownership to preschoolers through 6th grade throughout Orange County. Kane provides “hands on” experience to children, who learn about all aspects of caring for a pet. He has received commendations for this work from various county representatives, including the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Both Ace Mask and Kane look forward to representing the goals of the CCA Shining Star program for years to come.

Respectfully Submitted,
Corinne Boon and Deborah Gates,
Co-Chairs, Shining Star Committee
Committee Members:
Ann Boles, Susie DeLorenzo, Celia Van Voorhis

> Read the full report

2016 CCA Shining Star Ambassador Team

Corinne Boon and "Forte"

Born 10-10-10, "Forte"'" was selected to be the first dog for a young family. One of the boys was diagnosed with Leukemia (now a 7-year Survivor). During this time I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I started training him and hoped that he would eventually go to his family but it became clear he would become my service dog. I use him for mobility support. He helps me walk on uneven ground and steadies me when I get up. He helps me take the stairs up or down, we have no boundaries. Together we have traveled to Westminster dog show, planes, trains, monorails, buses, taxis, ferries, and even subways are no obstacle. This was a dream come true. Forte's titles include GCH, RN, CGC, BN, PT. He enjoys pulling his cart and loves showing off his many tricks. At dog shows you can usually find him sitting in his chair studying the lovely collie girls in the ring. We were very honored to be selected the Collie Club of America Shining Star Ambassador Team for 2016. Promoting our beautiful breed, the versatility, loving nature and giving heart of the Collie.

Corinne and Forte

Past Awards

> 2015 Shining Star Winners

> 2014 Shining Star Winner

> 2013 Shining Star Annual Report

> 2012 Shining Star Annual Report

> 2011 Shining Star Annual Report

> 2010 Shining Star Annual Report

2016 CCA Shining Star Ambassador Team

Corinne Boon and "Forte"

Born 10-10-10, "Forte"'" was selected to be the first dog for a young family. One of the boys was diagnosed with Leukemia (now a 7-year Survivor). During this time I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I started training him and hoped that he would eventually go to his family but it became clear he would become my service dog. I use him for mobility support. He helps me walk on uneven ground and steadies me when I get up. He helps me take the stairs up or down, we have no boundaries. Together we have traveled to Westminster dog show, planes, trains, monorails, buses, taxis, ferries, and even subways are no obstacle. This was a dream come true. Forte's titles include GCH, RN, CGC, BN, PT. He enjoys pulling his cart and loves showing off his many tricks. At dog shows you can usually find him sitting in his chair studying the lovely collie girls in the ring. We were very honored to be selected the Collie Club of America Shining Star Ambassador Team for 2016. Promoting our beautiful breed, the versatility, loving nature and giving heart of the Collie.

Past Awards

> 2015 Shining Star Winners

> 2014 Shining Star Winner

> 2013 Shining Star Annual Report

> 2012 Shining Star Annual Report

> 2011 Shining Star Annual Report

> 2010 Shining Star Annual Report

Please send all questions to ccasec@tctelco.net
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