August 28, 2009

California Fun Days ’09

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind tagged , , , , , at 9:42 pm by smilinshell11

It was my first time down at the California Campus and I’ve decided I’m moving down there. šŸ™‚ Okay, not really but I loved it down there. I was able to meet Taelor and Pilaf and Elizabeth and Peyton! It’s always wonderful to meet the people (and the dogs) that you have read so much about. I also picked up a tee-shirt from Cabana’s club. I was amazed at how many people were there and how many more puppies were passed out than at the Oregon Fun Days. Here are a bunch of pictures I took. Let’s start at the entrance:


Looking to your left once entering.


Vender Booths which were actually in the back right hand corner of the campus.


Time to enter the place where all the fun happens!


First stop is the newly rennovated kennels.



Their outside playground.


This dog LOVED having his picture taken.


Then we move on to grooming and food prep.



Next up we have the Vet’s Office. They have nice reception area and a couple of exam rooms though the most interesting part is where they do the operations.


At the back is where the whelping kennel is at. We weren’t allowed to go in there, but they did have a live feed of some LITTLE puppies. They are kind of hard to see because they are yellow, but so small and cute.


Next up, we have some 8 week old puppies out playing and hanging out in their kennels.




At this point I almost took a puppy home šŸ™‚

Once outside, we talked to one of the head trainers where we saw the back of one of the training vans they would take down town. It’s fully equipped with air conditioning so while the dogs are waiting for their turn, they don’t get hot.


Finally wasĀ the littermateĀ meetings!Ā  I was able to meet ALL of Topekas’ siblings. Too bad Topeka wasn’t there or it would have been a total sibling reunion. I have no idea what order they are in but we have Tallulah, Tara, Toledo, Trevor, Trishna, Tropic, and Tulsa.


I found it kind of interesting that almost all her siblings were in haltis. Also, a little hint for next year and littermate pictures.Ā  Try and line them up fron left to right by name order. That way when going back through pictures, you know who is who!

Next up we have a couple of more Donatas’ siblings. There is Dexter in Blue (M), Dot in Yellow (F), and Dubai in Pink (F).


I also got to meet Donata’s mom, Petal. She’s a beautiful Golden.


As you can see, we had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go next year! šŸ™‚


  1. Awesome! Those are a lot of “T” puppies. I can’t wait for next year!!

  2. Great pictures! Again, it was a joy to meet you, and it sounds like you had an amazing time, on both your vcations. =D

  3. Puppy Raiser said,

    Thanks for buying a shirt at our booth! Sorry I wasn’t there to meet you. Maybe next year!

  4. Puppy Raiser said,

    FYI, Tara is the black pup with the man in the “born to lead” shirt. Tara is part of our puppy group.

  5. I’m sorry I missed this year’s Fun Day. I am going to try to plan for it next year. Pilot would have loved to have met Pilaf and Persia, he has already met Polo.

    I loved your pictures of the campus – who would ever think that was for “dogs”. It is absolutely the most well cared for place to live and work! No wonder the dogs don’t mind it.

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