What we're about

We're similar to Boy and Girl Scouts except we earn our scout badges with our dogs. Dog Scouts of America is all about dogs learning good manners and good behaviors. We have social play get-togethers, dog walks and hikes. We encourage people to help their dogs be all they can be, and in the process we all have a lot of fun. http://dogscouts.org/base/about-us/what-we-...

Dog Scouts of America Mission: To improve the lives of dogs, their owners, and society through humane education, positive training, and community involvement.

We have four San Francisco Bay Area troop locations:
SF Peninsula Troop (Burlingame) dogscouts@outlook.com
SF Bay Area Troop #198 (Milpitas)
Morgan Hill Troop #233 (Morgan Hill)
SF East Bay Troops #237 (East Bay) Metro Dog/Richmond & Contra Costa County Animal Shelter/Martinez
Sacramento Troop (Roseville/Sacramento) New Troop!

Also in Northern CA
Dogaholics Anonymutts DSA Troop #229 https://www.facebook.com/DSATroop229/
(Trinity, Shasta & Tehama Counties)

California Future Troops List
Auburn
Marin
Napa
Santa Cruz
San Diego
(If you are interested in one of the future troop areas join this Meet-up page, e-mail us, and we'll connect you to others that want to start up a new DSA troop in your area.)

Upcoming events (5+)

Dog, Cat, Rabbit - Pet Assisted Therapy - Information Meeting

LOVE ON A LEASH SILICON VALLEY THERAPY PETS – pet assisted therapy Do you have a calm & friendly cat, dog, or rabbit that enjoys new people & places? Would you like to bring your pet to visit people--in their homes, hospitals, hospice care, libraries, schools, the airport, retirement & children’s centers--to brighten their day with a furry visitor? LOVE ON A LEASH has been training pets and their owners to visit individuals and facilities since 1984. Our goal is to generate smiles and provide comfort to those in need through pet-assisted therapy. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with chapters around the US. Our local chapter is LOVE ON A LEASH SILICON VALLEY THERAPY PETS. For more information about LOVE ON A LEASH visit the website http://www.loveonaleash.org/ To review the requirements to pass the control evaluation for dogs click on this link http://www.loveonaleash.org/Documents/Application-Packet-for-Dog.pdf Interested in Pet Therapy and this informational meeting! PLEASE RSVP to Elaine Yastishock, [masked] or[masked]. Pet Assisted Therapy Info Meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM Gathering 7:30 - 8:45 PM Meeting The Neptune Society 798 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Ph:[masked]. They have a small parking lot and there is another lot across the street if you do not see street parking. There is a patch of ground near the parking lot and they have an inner courtyard which can also be used for pet relief. Visit loveonaleash.org to read more about LOAL.And contact Elaine if you have any questions. We hope to see you! This is not a DSA sponsored event. DSA members participating in this group would count towards your Community service badge and towards your Therapy Dog Badge.

Is your membership paid up?

Needs a location

Is your membership to Dog Scouts of America paid up? Have you been just kind of hanging around the meetup page but not attending any events or meetings? Now is the time! Membership is just $25 for the entire year! Please don't be a lurker, be a joiner! Membership info is quick and easy at dogscouts.org

2019 Wag n' Walk for Monterey SPCA

Custom House Plaza

This is not a Dog Scout Sponsored Event but something we thought our members might find of interest. Register Now for Wag n' Walk Saturday, May 4, 2019. Returning for it's 24th year, you're invited to register for Wag n' Walk — a people and pet walkathon held at Custom House Plaza - Monterey Historic Park in downtown Monterey. This 2.4 mile walk features beautiful views of the Monterey Bay coastline, downtown Monterey, vendor and exhibitor booths, music, contests, food and more. Register as an individual walker or create a team. Walk the beautiful Monterey coastline with your four-legged best friend, or walk in memory or honor of a beloved companion. Earn fabulous prizes for helping the animals! Did you know you can earn fabulous prizes for helping the animals? So invite your friends, family, and everyone you know to support you and fight to end pet homelessness! Learn More and Register Now https://secure2.convio.net/spcam/site/TR/Walk-a-thon/TeamRaiser/14197565?pg=team&fr_id=1170&team_id=6450

El Cerrito Hillside Festival – DSA Community Service

Madera Elementary School

Come for an hour between 11-3 on 5/4 and help us spread the word about Dog Scouts. Bring your dog and meet new people who might want to join us in our canine adventures. We’ll have a booth set up and a simple activity (nose work) for the visiting doggies. This is the 6th year of the Festival and the third year Troop 237 will have participated. BONUS: there is one hike in the general location of our booth from 10-11am. AND, two more hikes in different locations right after the DSA event. Dogs on leashes are welcome at all hikes. Details here: https://www.el-cerrito.org/DocumentCenter/View/11402/Hillside-Festival-2019-brochure_FINAL Please let us know if you can help and what your time slot will be. THANKS.

Past events (506)

SF Bay Area Troop #198 - 4th Tuesday of the month

Sports Basement Campbell

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