All events are subject to date and/or time change or cancelation. Event changes or cancelations will be announced via email 48 hours in advance if possible. Questions about the calendar should be sent to our secretary, Paiton Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about attendance should be directed to our Director of Communications, Abby Brenner at email@example.com.
April 2018 Monthly Calendar
Monthly Meetings and Policy Classes are typically held on Wednesday nights in Whitehall Classroom building beginning promptly at 7:15PM. All members of the public are welcome to attend monthly meetings!
We would like to welcome our four newest trainers Gianna Alesia, Caitlin Hudson, Sarah McGowan, and Elizabeth Crews! Gianna is a freshman Medical Laboratory Sciences major, Caitlin is a sophomore Anthropology major, Sarah is a freshman Integrated Strategic Communications major and Elizabeth is a sophomore Biology and Psychology double major. They have just been selected as trainers for the upcoming year. Stay tuned to see when they will receive their puppies! Interested in sponsoring a puppy? Click here for more information!
We would like to welcome our newest puppy, Nick to WSD! He's a 10 week-old Black Labrador Retriever and will be working with his trainer, Emma Rhodes, until his graduation in the Winter! Good luck, and we're so excited to see all of the great things that you guys will accomplish!
Email our President, Emma Rhodes, at
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Be sure to join us for our orientation meeting at the beginning of each semester!
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"Being a trainer will change your life. You learn patience, problem-solving and persistence.There are no words to describe how much someone grows through a partnership with a service dog in training."
-Hannah White, Training Supervisor (2013).
"WSD is an amazing organization. As an active member for four years, I learned that helping others not only gives back to society as a whole, but it also brings someone personal and lifelong joy."
-Jennifer Lyons, Puppy Raiser (2013) & Training Supervisor (2014).
"Getting to grow close to each dog through sitting has been life changing. These dogs truly leave paw prints on your heart and I feel so blessed to watch them grow."
-Brianna Vollman, WSD Sitter (2017).
"The puppies I raised will have a place in my heart forever, but most of all, I am so grateful to have been given the chance to help them grow into dogs who can make someone's life better in a way that I can never fully understand. It was such an incredible experience to be able to give something so special to someone else."
-Molly Mathistad, Puppy Raiser (2017), Training Supervisor (2017), & President (2018).
"Having a little puppy taught a big responsibility of time management and just being responsible in general. I'm so thankful he was brought into my life and still changes lives today."
-Haley Barter, Puppy Raiser & Secretary (2016).
"I get so excited for every dog in the program because every dog has so much potential and I love seeing them fulfill that purpose. I will forever be grateful to this program for showing me and letting me fulfill a passion for helping dogs, help people!"
-Caitlin Hudson, WSD Sitter & Photography Chair (2017).