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Let's Have Some Sunday Pooch Play!
EVERY DECEMBER WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE BRING A ROLL OF GOOD ABSORBING PAPER TOWELS FOR THE MEETUP FOR USE FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! (PUT A ROLL IN YOUR CAR TODAY SO YOU DON'T FORGET!) Come and have some real fun pooch play inside this great big beautiful space! There is also an outdoor space! We meet EVERY 4th Friday and usually every FIRST Sunday! Your dog can run around and play with others, off leash, in a safe environment. We do not have to limit the number that can attend. WE HAVE USE OF A HUGE INDOOR AND A HUGE OUTDOOR SPACE WHERE OUR PUPS CAN BE OFF-LEASH. Bring a chair if you want as we do have to share the chairs that are there. Every Sunday Meetup we will sing to the birthday pups that month and post their photo because they are special! It's FREE, thanks to the generosity of one of our sponsors, Michelle Welch's Turn Around Training. See Turn Around Training is located in the Norwood Commerce Center: 61 Endicott St rear of building 46 Norwood Ma 02062 Take the information below with you because it can be a little tricky to get to the first time you go. Please allow a little extra time to follow signs. Call[masked] if you have any trouble finding us. Once you are on Endicott St, go to the very end and turn left. The Antique shops will be on your right and the pond will be on your left. Take a right after the antique shops and follow the signs directing you to Turn Around Training. Follow the road in the parking lot to the end. They are located in the very back of all the buildings in the rear of building. You will see a sign on a gate saying Turn Around Training. The door is just to the right of that. Walk right in! Will give you my cell phone number in case of any problems. You will see (and hear) a yard of big dogs; that is not where we are. Park right after that and go in the door on the right that is Turn Around Training. Please update your RSVP if your plans change (we wait for you and then lock the front door), but we hope to see everyone there! We are so lucky to get this space as it is a very, very large room. So bring all your friends who have small dogs! It would be much appreciated if you clicked "Chip In" to help pay (anything would help) for the cost of Meetup which is $90 every six months for us. If you prefer, there will be a Donation Basket at each meeting and even a couple of dollars each time would really help. Isn't it worth a couple of dollars for your fur babies entertainment and learning experience for an hour and a half? Many groups have yearly dues or even a $10 charge each time you attend. We thank you in advance!

Turn Around Training

61 Endicott Street · Norwood, MA

What we're about

Calling all extra small dogs and friends (15 pounds and under) and their owners! We'd love for our Giggles and Chipper to meet other very small dogs! They are fully grown at 4 and a half pounds and 6 and a half pounds.

Check out our photos from past Meetups. All small dogs that have good doggy manners and are polite with other dogs of any breed or mix are invited. Please be sure your dog(s) are healthy and up-to-date with shots, heart worm and flea & tick medication. Pups should be spayed or fixed.

Come join our fun and friendly group! No treats during the Meetup as it is not fair to the other dogs. We do have certain special occasions where we do have goodies.

Anyone you bring that is bringing a dog MUST sign up and have a Profile as we have to know what dogs are going to be there for safety reasons. This is a rule that must be followed if we are going to maintain this Meetup.

You cannot bring more than one or two family members or friends who do not have a dog as we just do not have the room for the extra people who just want to look at dogs. Message us if you need to make a one-time exception because of out-of-town visitors.

Providing your dog with a consistent routine of ongoing socialization is a key to maintaining their well-being and to preventing many behavior issues, specifically those due to boredom, lack of confidence, and stress. Learning good social skills leads to a healthy and happy dog!

So we'll meet every first Sunday and every fourth Friday of each month and maybe also for a walk in Bird Park or more off-leash social time (we have FREE use of a huge indoor space in Norwood, MA). We'll see what other pooch play events we can also schedule. Feel free to email me with any of your own ideas! We can also meet sometimes at Panera Bread (they allow dogs on their patio!) for some food and drink afterward. We might even do some pup sitting for each other and a sharing of ideas!

Because of allergies that some dogs have, no food or treats are allowed during the time we meet indoors.

Attend any of our fun Meetups and your dog will thank you with wags of gratitude! Following all of these Guidelines have allowed us to continue successfully since August of 2015!

PLEASE only join if you are serious about attending our group and PLEASE change your RSVP if your plans do change. We do take this Meetup seriously and we do keep track of no-shows. All you have to do is change your RSVP or email us that you just could not make it. We wait for you and lock the door afterwards.

Feel free to click the GREEN "Chip In" Button on the left side of the page to help pay for my costs of the Meetup each year. Did you realize that I pay $90 every six months? Plus we put a lot of time into keeping it updated and planning events. Thank you in advance for "Chipping In"!

Please see my other fun Meet-up, Let's Laugh Today based on Laughter Yoga. These Meetups are a fun time for any age and any level of physical ability and some are also free: or

Please feel free to contact either Bill or me with any questions or concerns about either of these Meetups. Hope to meet you soon!

Woof, Woof,

Linda and Bill Hamaker

Giggles and Chipper

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