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The 4-H Pet Pals Club in James City County is seeking new youth members. Pet Pals club members and their dogs improve quality of life for people throughout the community by conducting visits to nursing homes, schools, and events. Members of the club and their dogs must have taken and passed the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen training course. 4-H in James City County, in partnership with Petco, will be facilitating two sessions of the 7-week Canine Good Citizen training course on Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting in October. Session 1 will meet every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm, October 5 – November 16; and session 2 will meet every Thursday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm, October 6 – November 17. Both sessions will take place at the Williamsburg Petco store (4600 Casey Boulevard Suite 100, Williamsburg, VA 23188). Each session of the training course is limited to 4 participants, and an $89.00 fee is required for the course. Youth must be 12-18 years old, and all dogs must be at least 6 months old, able to walk on a leash, and have proof of rabies vaccination. To register for a session of the training class, please call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in James City County at 757-564-2170.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Extension office at 757-564-2170/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.
Submitted by Sally Brooks
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