American Kennel Club (AKC): www.akc.org
Dog sports and events: https://www.akc.org/sports/
This brief quiz may help you narrow down the many dog sport events to those that best fit your dog and lifestyle: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/which-sport-should-you-do-with-your-dog/
Performance Dog Sports: https://www.akc.org/sports/beginners-guide-performance-sports/
Canine Good Citizen Title and Testing (CGC): https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/
Therapy Dog Title and Training: https://www.akc.org/sports/title-recognition-program/therapy-dog-program/what-is-a-therapy-dog/
AKC Fit Dog Titles, Clubs and Events: https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-family-dog-program/akc-fit-dog/
Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA): www.stca.biz
STCA Scottish Terrier Health Trust Fund. https://stca.biz/about-the-breed/health/health-trust-fund
STCA DNA Bank project: https://stca.biz/about-the-breed/health/the-stca-htf-dna-bank/
Scottish Terrier Health Registries- such as the CA (Cerebellar Abiotrophy) Registry, CHIC Registry (Canine Health Information center) and Longevity Registry. See: https://stca.biz/about-the-breed/health/health-registries/
STCA Pedigree Database: https://stca.biz/about-the-breed/pedigree-database/pedigree-change-form/
Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay (STCTB) website: www.stctb.biz
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida (STROF): https://scottierescueflorida.org/
One of the best resources of all is your fellow STCTB members who have experience and expertise in your areas of interest. Contact the Service Committee Chairperson for names and contact information:
"Community service is work done by a person or group of people that benefits others. It is often done near the area where you live, so your own community reaps the benefits of your work. You do not get paid to perform community service, but volunteer your time.
Community service can help many different groups of people: children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, even animals and the environment. Community service is often organized through a local group, such as a place of worship, school, or non-profit organization, but you can also start your own community service projects. Many people participate in community service because they enjoy helping others and improving their community."
STCTB Supports a Broad View of "Service"
Focused on Three Categories
Service to Your Local Community: This category of activities provides benefit to the community in which you live, primarily focused on helping dogs. Activities of general service to the community carried out by groups of Scottie owners working together would also be included. Some examples are: volunteering at a shelter or rescue, helping with a pet adoption day, assisting a dog club or 4H, organizing a pet food and supply drive, participating in a dog walk to support a cause of your interest, fostering or adopting a shelter or rescue dog, certifying your Scottie as a therapy dog and visiting schools and/or health care facilities, engaging with other dog owners in projects of general benefit to the community (Great American Clean Up, Earth Day, and so on).
Service to the Scottie Community: Participation in Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay (STCTB), Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA), Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida (STROF) and/or American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, or in programs or research designed to help preserve and maintain the health of Scottish Terriers are included in this category. Some examples are: volunteering with a Scottie group, taking training classes with your Scottie earning a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title, attending educational workshops on dog health or training, participating in the AKC Fit Dog Program, enrolling your Scottie in the STCA DNA bank, CHIC registry and/or Pedigree Database, participating in letter-writing campaigns in response to dog-specific legislation, and increasing the public awareness of Scotties by involving them in a Scottish parade, festival or other pet-focused events.
Service to our Members (Each Other): Broadly sharing information with other STCTB members, and participating in events with other Scottie owners in your geographic area is included. Some examples are: organizing a local Fit Dog Club and Fit Dog walks, developing a list of resources, teaching workshops on pet care, sharing information about new advances in dog health and wellness, mentoring other members on a broad range of Scottie-related topics, reaching out in friendship to members experiencing life challenges, and sharing "success stories" about your involvement in service projects.
We encourage all our members to get involved!
Contact Service Committee Chairperson Colleen Rafatti for ideas and information:
Email to email@example.com
Member participation in service projects and "star performers" in accruing service hours, will be recognized each year at the STCTB Annual Meeting!
To submit your service hours (and photos) complete and submit the brief form at the bottom of this page.
Purpose: To encourage community service as a means of providing additional opportunities for our members to engage with their dogs, each other, and their communities as well as showcase the Scottish Terriers' ability to bring joy in yet another meaningful way.
Do You Want to Get Involved?
Here are Some Links to Helpful Resources
Submit this short online form to let us know about your service activities,
to share your service stories and to receive club service credit!
We can't wait to hear about it!
At STCTB Service Counts!
Engage club members in service-related volunteer activities in their own local communities, with or without their Scotties, in a way that requires little travel or expense.
Connect with STCTB members and Scottie owners in their own geographic area.
Increase STCTB member awareness of dog-centered activities and sports, and about health and education programs and services available to Scottish Terrier owners.
Support efforts to help ensure the longevity and health of the Scottish Terrier breed.
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