What we're about

About Tiny Paws Fresno - Social Canines: We host events to bring small dogs together to experience positive and beneficial socialization skills, fun, and exercise and improve physical Health & Wellness. Tiny Paws Fresno - Social Canines is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization & charity was created to raise awareness and owner support through canine Socialization, Education and Resources. Tax ID: 83-0548618

Small Dog Socials: Belonging to a dog pack is very beneficial to a dog. Positive socialization can develop their confidence to adjust to the world. Learn all there is to know about our indoor and outdoor small dog socials.

Small breed dogs must be under 35 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 Fur Kid Parents faces.

To keep our meetings fun and exciting, every Saturday, the Organizers bring squeaky dog toys for our little ones to play with.

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

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BEFORE YOU ATTEND A MEETING, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BELOW. The information is this document is subject to change without notice. Please check this document periodically for updates.

1. GENERAL MEETUP INFORMATION -

* Kids are Welcome. Children under the age of 18 are welcome to attend, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire event. Children are not to chase or irritate the dogs.

* Our Meeting Location - We meet at different park locations. Park Admission may apply at some locations.

* MEETING TIMES - Spring Hours 12p (March - May), Summer Hours 10a (June), Fall Hours 12p (Sept - Nov).

* Other months: Summer (July & August) and Winter (December - Feb). We bring joy and laughter to the Seniors by hosting several Senior Living Small Dog Socials at various Senior Living Communities. If you are interested in participating at these events, please join the "Senior Living Small Dog Social" group on this meetup website.

2. DOG INFORMATION -

Our goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for small dogs.

* Small breed Dogs must be under 35 pounds to join the group. NO LARGE BREED DOGS ALLOWED.

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

* Dog Aggression Severe: Aggressive behavior is not allowed. Dogs that bully, bites, attacks, 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 immediately. If owners do not take corrective actions, Tiny Paws Fresno Organizers will ask the owner to leave the meeting immediately and will be BANNED from the Tiny Paws Fresno Small Dog Social Park Play group. Tiny Paws Fresno is not liable for any accidents or injuries. We recommend behavioral training to assist your dog to play and adjust positively to other dogs before attending any of our meetings.

* Nervous Dog Aggression: Nervous dog behavior is allowed. Sometimes a new dog will snap at other dogs because they are nervous with fear and are establishing 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 the 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.

* Safety Muzzles: 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 Vaccinations: For the safely of our dogs, it is required that your dog, 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 your dog 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.

* 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 required that your dog is given tick and flea control preventative before attending the meeting to prevent the spread of fleas, ticks, and potential Lyme disease brought on from ticks.

* 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. Please pick up your dog’s poo immediately. We supply Poo Bags that you may use, so please be courteous of others. (No one likes to step in dog poo).

3. OUR EVENTS -

* POTLUCKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - We hold potluck one a month. You are welcome to bring a hot dish, cold dish, side dish or dessert. Refreshments will be available.

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.

* OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - October Tower District Pooch Parade, November Doggie Coat Drive, November Holiday photo with Tiny Paws Fresno Mascot, December Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade. (You are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Christmas Parade! Show off your fur kid.)

4. HELP SUPPORT OUR MEETUP!

DONATIONS -

We accept donations in the form of Cash, Online donation, CRV Recyclables, Potluck items, Dog Coats, and Dog Toys.

Why Donate? Donations help cover the cost of the following:

* Replenish weekly refreshments for our fur parents and tasty dog snacks for our fur kids.

* Replenish potluck supplies such as plates, napkins, utensils, tablecloths, and other equipment.

* Replenish old warn out dog toys, and poo bags.

* Dog Coats and dog clothes will be given out November Dog Coat Drive. This helps Low Income families keep their fur kid warm throughout the winter months.

* Helps us build our other Community Programs.

How Do I Donate?

* Donate Online: Go to https://tinypawsfresno.org/donate

* Bring Donated Items to us at our events: Please bring your canned sodas, plates, napkins, and utensils, dog toys, dog coats, dog clothes, and other items you wish to donate to the Tiny Paws meeting and leave your donations with one of our Organizers at the small dog play group meetings.

* Mail Donations to: Tiny Paws Fresno 373 E. Shaw #124 Fresno, CA 93710

* Donation Drop-Off Location: The Spectrum Center 2817 N. Blackstone Fresno, CA 93703

5. HELP SPREAD AWARENESS!

SPREAD AWARENESS - Like Us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/TinyPawsFresno/ Like Us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/tinypawsfresno2013

6. TINY PAWS FRESNO ONLINE STORE! Dog T-shirts, Infant T-shirts, Youth T-shirts, Adult T-shirts, Mugs, Bags, Jewelry, Cellphone Cases, Hats, the list goes on!! http://www.tinypawsfresno.org/merchandise

7. VOLUNTEERING - We are looking for Event Hosts and Event Volunteers!!

We need all the help we can get! Volunteers are the heart and soul of this community effort to solve the small dog community crises. Tiny Paws Fresno welcomes many types of volunteers.​ If you would like to become a Volunteer, go to :http://www.tinypawsfresno.org/ (http://www.tinypawsfresno.org/be-a-volunteer)

8. Photos/Video Release Agreement:

The Organizer takes photos and videos of the attending dogs and dog owners during the weekly meetings. By attending any of the Tiny Paws Fresno - small dog play group meetings, you (the attendee whether member or non-member), will automatically give your consent/permission to have photos and/or video recordings of you, your children, and your dog/s stipulated in the Photos/Video Release Form.

By attending any of the Tiny Paws Fresno - small dog play group meetings, I hereby grant Tiny Paws Fresno – small dog play group (“Tiny Paws”) the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings of me, my children, and my dog/s on the Tiny Paws Fresno and other websites and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, or for any other similar purpose without compensation to me or anyone associated to me.

I understand and agree that such photographs and/or video recordings of me, my children, and my dog/s may be placed on the Internet. I also understand and agree that I, my children, and my dog/s may be identified by name and/or title in printed, Internet or broadcast information that might accompany the photographs and/or video recordings of me, my children, and my dog/s. I waive the right to approve the final product. I agree that all such portraits, pictures, photographs, video and audio recordings, and any reproductions thereof, and all plates, negatives, recording tape and digital files are and shall remain the property of Tiny Paws Fresno.

I hereby release, acquit and forever discharge the State of California, Tiny Paws Fresno, its current and former trustees, agents, officers and employees of the above-named entities from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and/or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.

I hereby warrant that I am eighteen (18) years old or more and competent to contract in my own name. This release is binding on me and my heirs, assigns and personal representatives.

Thank you for reading!

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

Information updated on 1/31/2020

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Welcome Fur Parents! Our Tiny Paws Fresno's - Who Let the Dogs In?! online Zoom meetings are getting canine wild! The dogs love to give howls at each other. Cats are attending the meetings too! This online meeting gives us a chance to reach out and connect with one another *Each Saturday we'll speak with Cinnamon G. Founder/CEO and Deuna C. CoFounder/CFO of Tiny Paws Fresno 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We will be discussing interesting topics and give you up-to-date information, how we can help individuals during this COVID-19 pandemic, and the resources that our website has to offer. * Open discussion from Members is encouraged. * Fur kids are welcome to join the meeting and is encouraged to bark & howl. You're not going to want to miss it! Join Us!! Who Let the Dog's In?! online event: 12pm - 1pm....(1 hour session may run longer). Download Zoom here if you haven't already: https://zoom.us/download You must RSVP to see the Online Meeting Link. I look forward to seeing you online! Cinnamon - Founder/CEO Photo by: House photo created by Racool_studio - www.freepik.com (https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/house)

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