Our Place In The Community
And In The Dog Fancy
Our community involvement includes:
- conducting dog training classes at the Elmira Fire Department
- providing informational show cases at various public functions (e.g., Vacaville Kid Fest, Woofstock, and SCARF)
- providing dog reference books to all Solano County libraries
We have members who are AKC® Canine Ambassadors for AKC's Canine Ambassador™ Program, a program that enables local dog club members, accompanied by their dogs, to share their knowledge regarding dogs and proper care by making presentations, to children -- in classrooms, at libraries, in after-school programs, at Boy/Girl Scout meetings, etc., -- on various topics related to the world of purebred dogs in conjunction with AKC's Best Friends Program™. Best Friends is a children's education program for grades K through 6 that builds on a child's natural love of dogs (and pets in general) and explores the concept of responsibility by discussing the realities involved in owning a dog -- from feeding and grooming to training and veterinary care.
We have members who are AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC™) Program Evaluators for AKC's CGC™ Program, a two part program that is designed to:
- teach responsible dog ownership to owners
- certify dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable, well-behaved members of their families and communities
Please contact us if you would like to have one of our Canine Ambassadors visit your school.
As a club, we are members of:
- The American Pet Association (APA) a non-profit organization working to protect the breeding and exhibiting of dogs as non-commercial ventures, and engage in educational and legislative activities to promote the welfare of dogs
- Take the Lead, a non-profit organization that provides direct services support and care for people in the sport of purebred dogs who suffer the devastation of life-threatening or terminal illness
CSKC Charities & Organizations
Chief Solano Kennel Club is proud to support the following charities and organizations...
Canine Companions for Independence -- www.caninecompanions.org
Vacaville Fire Protection District -- www.vfpd.net
Vacaville Lions Club
U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Program (2)