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 two San Francisco Bay Area troop locations:

SF Bay Area Troop #198 (South Bay)

SF East Bay Troops #237 (East Bay) Metro Dog/Richmond

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+)

Vasona Vibration Concert - Andre Thierry - Zydeco

Vasona Lake County Park

This is not a Dog Scout Sponsored event, but put on by Santa Clara County Parks posted as follows: For the seventeenth consecutive year, Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks team up to bring you free, family-friendly concerts in support of Second Harvest Food Bank each Saturday from June 1st thru August 3rd, Located in a pleasant outdoor setting overlooking Vasona Lake and Los Gatos Creek, the Vasona Vibrations Concert Series features local artists performing a wide variety of acoustic genres from Americana to zydeco. Join us in the park this summer for Vasona Vibrations 2019. The Vasona Vibrations Concert series is always free. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted at each concert. All performances held from 5pm-7pm on the lawn just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane. Lawn seating only; bring a blanket or portable chair. Food vendor onsite. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted at each concert. Returning this year: Enjoy the a cappella harmonies of quartets from the Bay Area Showcase Chorus between sets. There is a $6.00 park entry fee. This is a dog friendly event and in addition to the concert, Vasona Park offers beautiful trails through out the park and around the lake for you and your dog to enjoy, (on leash of course), a carousel and playground for the kids and miniature train rides on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, (last ride at 4 PM). After you have enjoyed walking around the park, grab some dinner and spread out your blanket in front of the stage and enjoy the concert with your furry family members. Details for the performance are as follows: Andre Thierry Grammy-nominated accordion soul, Americana blues, zydeco Grammy-nominated Andre Thierry was born and raised in Northern California, but his French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana. He grew up with the French Creole ("la-la") dances that his grandparents held at their church parish, St. Mark's Catholic Church. The best zydeco musicians Louisiana had to offer would travel to California to play at these dances. It was that exposure which led to his love for traditional French Creole music. By age twelve, Andre had formed his own band, "Zydeco Magic". Self-taught, Andre's repertoire grew by leaps and bounds as he was regularly invited to play with visiting bands, such as the late John Delafose and many local Zydeco and Cajun bands. Today, playing with a force few can match, the award-winning musician and his band effortlessly deliver energetic performances with electrifying sounds, fun dance breaks, and accordion soul that have captured the attention of music lovers all over the world. The Washington Post called Andre: "A master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. A versatile student of the music, Thierry can't be lumped into Zydeco's old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap-inspired one: He and his band, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic grooves." Questions? (408)[masked] For more concert details, click on the link below: http://vasonavibrations.org/

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

Armadillo Willies

Meeting topics to be added soon! List of coming activities on the calendar too!

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.

Vasona Vibration Concert - Windy Hill

Vasona Lake County Park

This is not a Dog Scout Sponsored event, but put on by Santa Clara County Parks posted as follows: For the seventeenth consecutive year, Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks team up to bring you free, family-friendly concerts in support of Second Harvest Food Bank each Saturday from June 1st thru August 3rd, Located in a pleasant outdoor setting overlooking Vasona Lake and Los Gatos Creek, the Vasona Vibrations Concert Series features local artists performing a wide variety of acoustic genres from Americana to zydeco. Join us in the park this summer for Vasona Vibrations 2019. The Vasona Vibrations Concert series is always free. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted at each concert. All performances held from 5pm-7pm on the lawn just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane. Lawn seating only; bring a blanket or portable chair. Food vendor onsite. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted at each concert. Returning this year: Enjoy the a cappella harmonies of quartets from the Bay Area Showcase Chorus between sets. There is a $6.00 park entry fee. This is a dog friendly event and in addition to the concert, Vasona Park offers beautiful trails through out the park and around the lake for you and your dog to enjoy, (on leash of course), a carousel and playground for the kids and miniature train rides on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, (last ride at 4 PM). After you have enjoyed walking around the park, grab some dinner and spread out your blanket in front of the stage and enjoy the concert with your furry family members. Details for the performance are as follows: Windy Hill Top-notch California bluegrass Windy Hill is keeper of the bluegrass flame on the West Coast. Formed over ten years ago by Portola Valley's own banjo man, Ryan Breen, Windy Hill has covered a lot of ground in the last decade, performing "Live from the Ratz Nest," released in June 2018. While the band is steeped in the traditional style, they've cultivated their own distinct bluegrass sound. The balance between their love for classic bluegrass and keenness for exploring fresh musical ideas defines their style and approach, and makes them a fan-favorite for music lovers of all types. Three-part harmony, lonesome duets, banjo breakdowns, honky-tonk sorrow, blues mandolin, and original material all combine to create their vision for bluegrass music and its future. They've won numerous awards, performed at festivals, venues, and bars across the west coast, and released four albums: "Live from The Ratz Nest" (2018), "Bluegrass Sounds from California" (2017), "The Lonesome Garbage Man" (2013), and "Let's Go To The Fair" (2011). Questions? (408)[masked] For more concert details, click on the link below: http://vasonavibrations.org/

Past events (528)

The Bear Necessities Dog Walk

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

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