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About Us

Tiny PAWS brings small breed dogs together to experience positive and beneficial socialization skills, fun, and exercise.

Small breed dogs must be under 25 pounds to attend the meetings.

  We have a variety of small dog breeds that have such wonderful personalities. We enjoy seeing all of the little ones interact positively with each other and how it brings a smile to their Guardians faces.

  To keep our meetings fun and exciting, we have potlucks and themed events throughout the year, which are held every second week of the month.

  Every Saturday, refreshments are provided for our Guardians. Squeaky doggie toys are provided for our little ones.

Come join the fun, and your little ones will thank you!

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GENERAL MEETUP INFORMATION:

Our Meeting Location:

Meetups are held inside of Roeding Park; at the small dog play area, located near the Olive Ave entrance behind the tennis courts.

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Car Admission: $5 per vehicle daily.  

Annual Parking Pass is $50 from SP Plus Corp  2125 Kern St. #101 Fresno, CA 93721

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Meeting Times:

Spring Hours: (March - May) 12pm - 2pm

Summer Hours: (June - August) 10am - 12pm  (Depending on the summer heat, meeting time is subject to cancel. (SEE Reasons for Canceled Meetings below)

Autumn Hours: (Sept - November) 12pm - 2pm

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Reasons for Canceled Meetings:

Meeting will be canceled if we have extreme weather.

*Spring: Rain or Extreme cold 55 degrees or below.

*Summer: 85 degrees or above at the time of the meeting to prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion in both Fur Parents and Fur Kids. 

*Autumn: Extreme cold 55 degrees or below.

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DOG INFORMATION:

*  Small breed Dogs must be under 25 pounds to join the group. NO LARGE BREED DOGS ALLOWED.

* Dog Vaccinations: For the safely of our dogs, it is required that your dog (puppies included), must be current on ALL of their general series of vaccinations according to your veterinarian recommendations.*Note: Parks are potentially high risk for germ and parasites due to dogs not being vaccinated. This is why it's important to keep them protected and healthy.

* Dog Illnesses: If your dog has cold symptoms, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, or frothing of the mouth, please do not bring your dog to the meeting. Please seek a veterinarian before attending a meeting to assure your dog is in good health. 

* Spay and Neuter: Dogs that are not spayed or neutered have a tendency to be aggressive towards other dogs to show their dominance. This creates serious safety issues. It is highly recommended that dogs be spayed and neutered before joining the group.

* Ticks & Fleas: All dog parks have a chance of having ticks and/or fleas because they live in grassy areas.  To help reduce the spread of Fleas and Ticks to other dogs, It is highly recommended that your dog is given tick and flea control before attending the meeting to prevent the spread of fleas, ticks, and potential Lyme disease brought on from ticks.

* Dog Aggression Severe: Aggressive behavior is not allowed. Dogs that bully, bites, excessive pouncing, or tries to cause harm to other dogs is considered a Severe Aggressive dog. Owners are responsible for controlling and correcting this behavior. If owners do not take corrective actions, Tiny PAWS Organizers will ask the owner to leave the meeting immediately. Tiny Paws is not liable for any accidents or injuries. Dogs with a reoccurring aggressive behavior will be banned from the Tiny Paws play group. We recommend behavioral training to assist your dog to play and adjust positively to other dogs before attending any of our meetings

* Great News!! Central California SPCA offers FREE dogs training classes. Classes are held Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm in the SPCA Training Yard building. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information call 559-233-7722

* Nervous Dog Aggression: Sometimes a new dog will snap at other dogs because they are nervous with fear and establishes boundaries. In most cases, the new dog stops snapping at the other dogs within a few minutes when they feel settled into the new environment with other dogs. If the dog seems to take a little longer to settle in and the snapping continues, soft and gentle Safety muzzles are great to use.

* Tiny Paws supplies Safety muzzles that you may use at the time of the meeting. Safety muzzles are NOT to leave the meeting area. Please ask one of our Organizers to borrow a Safety muzzle.

* Dog Poo Clean Up: It is required that we keep the dog park grounds clean of dog poo to prevent spreading a parasite called Giardia. Giardia is an intestinal parasite that is found in stool that is highly contagious to dogs and humans. It is important to pick up your dog’s poo immediately.

* Tiny Paws supplies Poo Bags that you may use, so please be courteous of others. (No one likes to step in dog poo).


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POTLUCKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:

Throughout the year, we will be having fun activities such as:

Spring Potlucks:

March "St. Patrick's Day Potluck"

April "Tiny PAWS Annual Celebration & Easter Potluck"

May "Memorial Remembrance Hot Dog BBQ"

Summer Potlucks:

June  "Doggie Pool Party & Burger BBQ"

July "Fruit/Cheese Fiesta & Doggie Play Time"

August "Summertime Fun Potluck"

September "Bring Your Own Flavor Potluck"

Autumn Potlucks:

October "Ticks o Treats & Doggie Costume Fun"

November "Pies for the Pallet Turkey Potluck"

PLEASE RSVP! Due to the rapid growth of the group:

Please RVSP "yes" for the potluck events when you are going to attend so we know how much food and eating utensils to bring.

**Dogs are not allowed on the picnic table during our potluck events.

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Other Upcoming Events:

* October Tower District Pooch Parade: Saturday (date and time to be announced). Please mark your calendars if you would like to walk in the parade. Its $10 Contest Entry Fee goes to the Tower District Marketing Committee. Prizes for Best Dog Costume, Best Dog/Owner Costume Combo, Cutest Dog, and Best Dog Float. Lots of fun!   www.towerdistrict.org

* 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade: Saturday December 2017 (date to be announced). Please inform the Organizers if you would like to walk in the parade with the Tiny PAWS Organizers! It's FREE to Tiny PAWS members! (Meeting location and times please go to http://www.downtownfresno.org/am_event/chri...).

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Donations:

Donations for Tiny PAWS: Membership is FREE, but we accept donations in the form of Cash or CRV Recyclables to help us pay for the cost of replenishing items such as:  refreshments, dog accessories (Poo bags, First Aid Supplies, Toys, etc.) We also accept canned sodas, plates, napkins, and utensils. 

* How to Donate Cash & CRV Recyclables: Please bring your Cash or CRV Recyclables to the Tiny PAWS meeting and leave your donations with one of our Organizers.

* How to Donate Online: Click on the "Chip In" link located on the left side of the Meetup website “Home” page, above the Organizer's photo. Go to www.meetup.com/TinyPaws/

Sponsoring Tiny Paws: We are looking for sponsorship! If you would like to be a Sponsor for the Tiny PAWS small dog play group, please contact one of our Organizers. Your company Ad and logo will be displayed on the Tiny Paws Meetup Home page.

Tiny PAWS Coat Donations: Every year, Tiny PAWS holds a "Doggie Coat Exchange" event in November for our little doggie members. * How the Dog Coat Exchange works: If you have a dog coat that your little one has outgrown or does not fit well, you can donate the coat to Tiny PAWS anytime throughout the year. In November, when the weather starts getting colder, we hold the "Doggie Coat Exchange". Members can pick and choose a coat that is suitable for their little one to keep them warm in the winter. Contact one of our Organizers at the time of the meeting.

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Help Spread Tiny Paws Awareness: If you would like to help spread awareness to the public about the Tiny PAWS small dog play group, please feel free to "Like" and "Share" us on Facebook!! You may also contact one of our Organizers to supply you with business cards.

Tiny Paws unisex T-shirts: Show your support! Available in sizes S, M, LG, XL, XXL $20 each. How to order. Contact one of the Organizers to fill out the order form. T-shirts must be paid in advance.


Photos: The Organizer takes photos of the attending dogs and owners at the weekly meetings. By attending the meetings, you (the attendee whether member or non-member),  will be automatically giving your permission to have you and your dog/s  photo taken.


Thank you for reading!

We hope you and your little one will have a very happy experience at Tiny PAWS small dog play group!  See you there!

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