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Thursday, October 26

November 2017

5 (Sunday): Blessing of the Animals from 12:30 to 3:30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church (4th Ave and University). We'll be setting up a table with information about guide dogs and puppy raising. Older puppies, career changes, retired guides, and well-behaved pets are welcome to come and represent Guide Dogs for the Blind. Puppy kindergarten at the church at 2:00.
12 (Sunday): Training and puppy kindergarten at SAAVI, 2:00 pm, all puppies. Attendance is expected for all younger puppies, but all ages are welcome. Bring paw pads and Gentle Leaders.
19 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten at SAAVI, 2:00 pm. Attendance is expected for all younger puppies, but all ages are welcome.
26 (Sunday): No meeting.
30 (Thursday): Older puppies only. The Girl Scouts have invited us to join them for Coco at Harkins Theater (S of Cortaro and W of I-10). The movie starts at 5:30.

Friday, September 22

October 2017

1 (Sunday): Miniature golfing at Golf and Such, 2:00 pm, 6503 E Tanque Verde Rd. The cost to golf is about $8.00. 
7 (Saturday): Delta Gamma fundraiser “petting zoo,” noon – 4 pm, Delta Gamma Sorority House parking lot, 1448 E 1st St.
7-8 (Sat-Sun): Puppy evaluations, location somewhere near U of Arizona (details TBD). Slots are 4 (Sarella), 5 (Dorito), 6 (Reona) on Saturday; 9, 10, 11 on Sunday.
8 (Sunday): Training at SAAVI, 2:00 pm
15 (Sunday): no meeting
21 (Saturday): Puppy truck to Udall and Shumway Law Offices in Mesa (1138 N. Alma School Road; Mesa, AZ 85201). Be there by 4:15 for paperwork. Truck's arrival estimated for 5:00.
22 (Sunday): Training/4H, puppy kindergarten, SAAVI, 2:00 pm. All puppies are welcome to attend and meet our newest canine members. 
29 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten, SAAVI, 2:00 pm, mandatory for new puppies, optional for older puppies.

Saturday, August 26

September 2017

1 (Thursday): Remember your Heartguard!
3 (Sunday): Children's Museum Tucson (200 S 6th Ave), 1- 4 pm. Parking on the street is free on the weekend, and there is plenty such parking nearby. Please wear closed-toe shoes. If you wear shorts, please avoid very short shorts. We'll be explaining to families what service dogs are, including the etiquette for approaching them since many people don't know this. Some children may rush the dogs or be loud, so be prepared for surprises.
10 (Sunday): No meeting.
17 (Sunday): Training and 4H at SAAVI, 2:00 pm.
24  (Sunday): No meeting.

Saturday, July 29

August 2017

6 (Sunday): No meeting.
13 (Sunday): Meet the trainer! 2:00 pm, SAAVI.  (There will also be a short 4H meeting.)
20 (Sunday): No meeting.
27 (Sunday): Ice Cream! Outing to Stray Dogs Grill (78 W. River Road), 2:00 pm.

Upcoming ...
3 Sep (Sunday): Children's Museum Tucson, 1:00-4:00 pm.
7 Oct (Saturday): Delta Gamma festival, noon-4 pm.
5 Nov (Sunday): Blessing of the animals, booth 12:30-4:00pm.

Sunday, June 25

July 2017

2 (Sunday): no meeting
4 (Tuesday): Our puppies cannot be exposed to fireworks. Do not take them to any fireworks displays. If you have fireworks going off in your neighborhood, make sure your puppy is in the house and is secure. Watch out opening doors to prevent them from escaping. If you are not going to be home, please crate them and turn on the TV or a radio to help drown out the noise. 
9 (Sunday): 4H/Training at SAAVI, 2:00 pm, working on dog distraction
16 (Sunday): no meeting
23 (Sunday): We'll meet at 2:00 at Children's Museum Tucson (200 S 6th Ave). Parking on the street is free on the weekend, and there is plenty such parking nearby. Please bring $8/person in case the museum doesn't waive their admission fee. Also, please wear closed-toe shoes. If you wear shorts, please avoid very short shorts. We'll be explaining to families what service dogs are, including the etiquette for approaching them since many people don't know this. Some children may rush the dogs or be loud, so be prepared for surprises.
26 (Wednesday) - 30 (Sunday): Fun Day trip to San Rafael. Departure from Debbie’s house at 6:00 am SHARP on the 26th

Friday, May 26

June 2017

1 (Thursday): FFA convention, Double Tree Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon
3 (Saturday): PGDR luncheon
4 (Sunday): no meeting
11 (Sunday): no meeting
18 (Sunday): outing to University Medical Center, 2:00 pm. Parking is free at the lot located at 1305 N Martin Ave. Meet near that parking lot, in the shaded area next to the buildings. Lindsey will be our guide. It is going to be hot so have your puppy’s booties on. 
25 (Sunday): outing to fire station, 2:00 pm - other details to follow

Thursday, April 27

May 2017

7 (Sunday): Training and 4H at SAAVI, 2:00 pm, all puppies.
14 (Sunday): No meeting. Puppies will be honoring their mothers.
21 (Sunday): Airport outing for all puppies. Meet 5-10 minutes before 2:00 pm at the American Airlines ticketing counter. Bring a roller bag. If you park where the puppy will have to walk over hot pavement, also bring booties. Follow THIS LINK for parking options.
28 (Sunday): No meeting, Memorial Day weekend.