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Community Service

The Tullahoma Kennel Club participates in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen certification test, the Vest-A-Dog Program providing bullet- and stab-proof vests to canine units of local police departments, the Pet Show at the Coffee County Fair, Therapy Dog visits to local nursing homes, and public education presentations to local schools, churches, and other civic organizations.

Therapy Dog Program

The Tullahoma Kennel Club began its Therapy Dog Program in 2001.  Club members and their dogs, most with Canine Good Citizen certification, make monthly visits to local nursing homes.  The dogs provide nursing home patients with the opportunity to pet friendly well-mannered dogs and reminisce about their own pets.

Some residents are affected in ways they have not felt for quite some time. Some who had been non-communicative for a long time were moved to the point of talking and laughing during a recent visit. The club members benefit as much as the residents do from the visits. The dogs like it too.

Public Education

Tullahoma Kennel Club members give seminars and demonstrations on the subject of dog care and safety to area schools, churches, and other civic organizations.

To request a seminar or demonstration at your organization, please contact the Tullahoma Kennel Club.

Pet Photos with Santa

Each November the Tullahoma Kennel Club presents Pet Photos with Santa, where pet owners can have their pets' pictures taken with Santa.

All proceeds go towards the Vest-A-Dog Program, providing bullet-proof and stab-proof vests for our local police dogs, or to another designated community service project.

 Pictured above are Santa with Max (German Shepherd Dog on left), Heidi (German Shepherd Dog on right), and Rusty (mixed breed in Santa's arms). Picture taken 2002.

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