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Honor Your Dog or Other Furry Friend

New this year – For the first time, in addition to dogs, the calendar will include cats and other pets.

Two Ways to Support AMDA Foundation

Submit photos of your caring canine or other furry friend in the long term care setting to be considered for inclusion in the 2013 calendar by 6/29/2012.

Make a donation to help fund AMDA Foundation studies and programs that impact long term care. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

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The AMDA Foundation sincerely appreciates your support and could not move forward, fund its studies and programs, or have an impact on long term care practice and research without the help of individuals and organizations that share our vision.

The 2013 Caring Canines Calendar is now accepting photo submissions. The Calendar honors pets that bring joy to patients living in long term care facilities. Many long term care facilities and practitioners have embraced the miraculous role animals play with their residents and others; and, increasingly, pets are part of the long term care family. In some settings, medical directors, other team leaders, or volunteers bring their dogs to work while other dogs live alongside the human residents. Research studies have documented the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy – including that pets help reduce depression, improve mental function, and lower blood pressure and heart rate.

Through the publication of the Caring Canines Calendar, the AMDA Foundation seeks to document inspiring personal stories about animals of all kinds who make a difference in the lives of long term care residents.

>>Take a look at our 2012 caring canines and read their stories

Want to honor your pet?

Anyone can submit photos to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2013 Caring Canines Calendar. Submissions are due June 29, 2012. Requirements are as follows:

  • Physical Requirements: high-resolution prints framed with a width to height ratio that resembles the 11″ wide by 8.5″ landscape page they will be printed on. Our cover and back prints, and those for each month, are cropped to approximately 10″ wide by 7.5″ tall, or about a 1.33 ratio of 3,000 to 2,250 pixels. Generally speaking, this size excludes photos taken by cameras or mobile devices that are less than 6.8 Megapixels.
  • Acceptable File Types: JPG, JPEG, GIF and PNG (JPG is preferred).
  • Minimum Resolution: We recommend 300 DPI, or greater.
  • Minimum Dimensions: Minimum 10″ in width by a minimum of 7.5″ in height.
  • Maximum File Size: The maximum size file you can upload is 20 MB (megabytes).

For submission tips, resources, and more information on requirements, visit:

Submit now and help the AMDA Foundation and the long term care community honor Caring Canines and other furry friends.

Proceeds from the purchase of each Caring Canine Calendar will help to support the AMDA Foundation studies and programs. To get more information on the AMDA Foundation and its programs, visit:


About AMDA Foundation

The AMDA Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission: The AMDA Foundation advances the quality of life for persons in long term care (LTC) through inspiring and educating future and current health care professionals.


The AMDA Foundation is supported by contributions from AMDA members, the general public, the private sector, foundations and the government. The AMDA Foundation is recognized as a public charity, an exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts or contributions to the AMDA Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes to the fullest extent of the law.



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