Community Involvement

Outreach Program at Packerland Kennel Club

The Packerland Kennel Club outreach program was developed in 2005 to connect the kennel club with the greater Green Bay community through interactive, upbeat, and informative programs and demonstrations. This group of member volunteers and their dogs can often be found in the community educating youth, bringing stress relief to college students, participating in plays and musical programs and bringing smiles to the elderly.

Packerland Kennel Club Outreach offers free educational, interesting and fun programs on many canine topics such as health, general dog responsibility/ownership, breed development and use, careers in dogs, dog safety, and training.

If you are interested in scheduling a program for your group or event, please contact the kennel club by phone or e-mail.

The Outreach dogs have been found at the following community events:

* Sweet Street
* Ashwaubomay Doggie Dip
* Pet Expo
* Kress Family/Weyers Hillard Libraries
* Bay Area Humane Society “Critter Camp”
* UW-Green Bay “Camp Lloyd”
* Visits to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities
* CP Center
* Visits to St. Norbert College, UW-Green Bay and NWTC for stress relief.
School Visits
* “Dog Safety” at Danz, Chappel, and King Elementary Schools; Franklin Middle School
* “Going To The Dogs” Exploratory program at Aldo-Leopold
* “Dog Days of Summer” summer programs at Abrams, Baird and Pulaski Elementary Schools

What makes a good outreach dog?

A good outreach dog enjoys being with people and being touched.
A good outreach dog is not fearful of crowds or children.
A good outreach dog does not need to have a CGC or know obedience/rally/or agility exercises, but it must be well behaved in public and have good manners.
A good outreach dog has an owner that is a PKC member and enjoys talking with the public.
A good outreach dog is clean, groomed and current on vaccinations.
A good outreach dog tolerates crutches, wheelchairs and odd movements and loud sounds.

If you are a PKC member and are interested in joining us on our “excursions”, please contact Ronda Bermke or the kennel club phone or e-mail.