Maggie the Sheepdog, with owner Jennifer McBride in tow, leading the Pup Parade at Switchyard Brewing Company on Sunday, Oct. 12 in honor of CASA dog Jordy. Photos by Nicole McPheeters



Jordy the CASA dog is accustomed to the daily grind. He knows 37 commands, adheres to a strict diet, and spends much of his days inside the Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) office, located at 401 N. Morton St. As an ambassador of Monroe County CASA, the Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN)-certified pooch plays an important role in comforting children throughout the stress of legal proceedings.       

On October 13, though, right in time for his fifth birthday, Jordy got the chance to kick his paws up and let loose at a birthday celebration held just for him at Switchyard Brewing Company. Complete with friends canine and human alike, snacks, and a pup parade, the party honored a dog who’s worthy of many, many tummy rubs and treats. 

The birthday dog, a Golden Retriever named Jordy, who helps children in Monroe County’s CASA program.
Siberian Husky puppy Malakai.
Jordy, the happy birthday dog.
Harry and his human Jim Kelly, befriend Shetland Sheepdog mix Coco.
Tiny Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Moose, was a hit at CASA’s birthday party for their dog Jordy.
Bartow the Boxer, and her owner Debby Jager at Switchyard Brewing Company.
Bartow the Boxer.
Siberian Husky puppy Malakai attended the birthday party with guardian Kim Crawford.
Sheepdog Maggie and her owner Jennifer McBride.
Nala, a golden retriever and german shepard mix, with her human Anne Veldman.
Shepard, a merle Shetland Sheepdog, arrived with his “godparents.”
Pit Bull puppy, Zaddie, with her owner Melissa Shelton. Zaddie was recently adopted, along with her friend Zoey, with whom she had bonded.
Great Dane mix, Zoey, and her human Jim Shelton. Zoey was recently adopted, along with her friend Zaddie, with whom she had bonded.
Jordy’s birthday party boasted treats for both dogs and humans alike.
No party is complete without birthday cards and snacks.
Tables were decorated with pictures of Jordy in his puppy years and with friends.