Canine Club (2/15/2019)

Canine Club
  • Randi Hulce

Would Your Dog Like A Job?

Did our last guest speaker start you thinking about how your friendly, polite dog could make an amazing contribution to our local community and spend more quality time with you at the same time! Paws for Healing is a non-profit, canine-assisted, therapy organization and they are looking for some special people to visit hospitals, schools, and other local facilities. Training and mentoring are provided. Their motto is “Mending Hearts with Gentle Paws and Guiding Hands” and they certainly do make a lot of people smile! Would your dog love having something special to do? Your friendly canine could visit Spring Lake Village, Friends House, Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Hospital, and more. The next training will be on three consecutive Saturday mornings: April 27, May 4, and May 11. Location probably right here in Oakmont! 

They really need you and your dog as current requests for visits exceeds availability. For further info, please call: Donna Forst at (707) 978-2511

Mark Your Calendar

Be sure and save the date for our next club meeting, March 22nd at 4pm in the West Rec. Details about our next program will be coming soon. Meanwhile, need to contact us? Contact info for all Canine Club Board Members is always available on our website

Update On The Dog Park

A few rain delays in January and the committee has been busy. What’s happened so far?

  • Staked an outline of the dog park area
  • Surveyor selected, OVA signed contract, Initial field work completed and documents are being prepared
  • Landscape Architect selected, Contract being prepared. Work to start after contract signed and documents are completed by surveyor.
  • Identified potential contractor to grade (lightly) surface.
  • Discussions have started with deck contractors

We will keep you informed as things proceed.

Important Notice To All Dog Owners

Per recent notification from the polo field owners, Vic and Karen Trione, it’s the time of year Canadian geese and other waterfowl nest on the property and use the polo field to rest and feed. It is important they not be disturbed by our furry friends. In light of this, the polo field is now CLOSED to all visitors and no longer open in the early AM hours. A reminder sign is posted indicating the field is closed. It is expected to remain closed indefinitely. Please respect their wishes with cooperation and understanding. We do thank the Triones for their continued support of the new Oakmont dog park and for their generous donation.

You Can Join The Canine Club Anytime – But Best Value Is Early In The Year.

Membership forms are always available in the Canine Club folder at the OVA office or download from our website Membership for 2019 is still $12 for individual or $20 for a household. You may leave your check, or new member application, in the Canine Club folder in the OVA office. WOOF!


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On Tuesday, May 31, COVID-19 test kits will be distributed at the Berger Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please register at the following

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