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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.

Saturday, March 25

April 2017

2 (Sunday) - no meeting
9 (Sunday) - puppy kindergarten/training for all puppies and 4H meeting at 2:00 pm, SAAVI. Please bring head collars, paw pads, and go-to-bed mats.
16 (Sunday) - no meeting
21 (Friday) - evals with Rick, older puppies only, time and place TBD
23 (Sunday) - County Fair, 1:00 pm
30 (Sunday) - First outing with younger puppies is to Miller Golf Links Library (9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730). This library is between Harrison and Houghton. We'll meet at the front of the library in the shade at 2 pm. Puppies should be in their head collars and vests. Older puppies should stay home and read their training manuals.

Sunday, February 26

March 2017

5 (Sunday): Newer puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. Raisers in this group should look at the agenda Debbie sent earlier and bring their paw pads to the meeting. Older puppies will hike at Catalina State Park (11570 N. Oracle Road), 2:00 pm. Entrance is $7.00 per car for up to four people/car. Raisers in this group should wear shoes and clothing for a wet hike, and expect your puppy to get wet and sandy.  A towel to wipe the sand off and maybe a covering for your car seat would be useful. Debbie also suggests that you use something other than your leather leash. If you have a long line, bring it too.
8 (Wednesday): Visit UA dorm Arbol de la Vida (515 N Tyndall Ave, Tucson, AZ) at 5:00 pm.
12 (Sunday): All puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 4H Training, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. New puppies should have nail clippers, paw pads, and head collars.
19 (Sunday): Newer puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. We'll work on collar cues, hand placed down, and loose leash walking. Older puppies will have a SunTran outing. Meet at the Tohono Transit Center at 2:00 for preboarding activities. The Route 19 Southbound bus 🚌 departs at 2:17. Each human passenger will need to bring $1.75 in exact change to purchase a one way ticket. The bus will take us to the Ronstadt Transit Center, where we'll board a Northbound bus and purchase another one way ticket for $1.75 in exact change. Plan to arrive back at the Tohono Transit Center around 3:05.
26 (Sunday): New puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. Puppies are asked to bring their paw pads and their go-to-bed towels or pads. This meeting is optional for older puppies.

Saturday, January 28

February 2017

5 (Sunday): Outing to Reid Park - All puppies, career changes, and retired guides are welcome.
12 (Sunday): No meeting.
13 (Monday): Braille Challenge at ASDB, 12:30 – 2:15.
19 (Sunday): 4H and training at SAAVI, 2:00.
25 (Saturday): Puppy arrival in Yuma.
26 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten at SAAVI, 2:00.