Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New puppies arrive in Utah

We had 2 new puppies in training arrive in Utah on December 19th.

This is Nova, she is being raised by Mike and Nancy in Layton.....

This is Senga, she is being raised by Dan and Connie in Layton.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oct, Nov and Dec activities

     This is going to be a "dynamic duo" evening as we will be having our annual "Howl-a-ween Party" combined with Wallis' and Basha's "Bon Voyage Party". Wall-E and Basha are turning in next week to enter their Advanced Training at the Southwest Campus in Oceanside, CA. Please come and wish them well. We'll also be having our annual costume party and pot luck supper to celebrate my favorite holiday - "Howl-a-ween". Puppies are encouraged to dress up (I've heard Nuke's costume is going to be the bomb!) and their raisers can, too (if they wish). Dona will supply the meat trays and everyone else is encouraged to bring a "side" dish - salads, desserts, chips, etc. It's going to be "spook-tacular"! We'll start promptly at 5:00pm and we'll have to be done by 6:00pm, so that Dona's next class can get started. Hope you can come!! If you have any questions, you can e-mail me or give me a call (801-544-0330).
NO CLASS ON 11/5......NO CLASS ON 11/5.....NO CLASS ON 11/5.....
There will be NO Puppy Class on November 5th as many of us will be enroute to California to attend the turn-in ceremony of Wallis and Basha and also to celebrate the graduation of the Heim family and their new Skilled Companion dog. So remember......NO PUPPY CLASS ON NOVEMBER 5TH. We will all meet up on Wednesday, November 12th at the kennel. See you then.
 We'll be doing our annual Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap Fundraiser/Outreach event at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Layton (1780 North 1000 West). Here are the dates and times:
Friday (that's Black Friday), November 28th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, November 30th
11:00am - 7:00pm
(we'll break this up into two shifts - 11:00am - 3:00pm and 3:00pm - 7:00pm)
Friday, December 12th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, December 19th
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday, December 21st (the LAST Sunday before Christmas)
11:00am - 7:00pm
(This day is usually "extended hours" and may be as long as 9:00am - 7:30pm - just sayin' - we'll definitely break this up into shifts)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heim's Congratulations Party

The Heim's are going to Team Training to receive their Skilled Companion Dog from Canine Companions for Independence.  Here are some pictures from the Congratulation's party.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 4th in Plain City

We had a great time at our booth at Plain City's 4th of July Celebration! Thanks to Marilyn and Brady for their help. Misty and Thea loved all the attention they got as usual.

July and August Activities

     LINC Center visit in Brigham City (862 South Main Street - behind Taco Time)
     TIME: 10:30AM - 11:30AM
     The LINC Center is a care facility for adults with disabilities. It's a great socialization for both Puppy Raisers and dogs. We often go to lunch afterwards which is another good socialization for the puppies in training. If you've never's worth the drive! Hope you can make it on the 29th!
Circle the dates.....Circle the dates.....Circle the dates.....Circle the dates.....
When: Saturday, August 23rd
Where: Rich & Lori Homer's House (address forthcoming)
LINC Visit
When: Tuesday, August 26th
Where: The LINC Center - 862 South Main Street - Brigham City (Behind Taco Time)
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Mark your calendar.....Mark your calendar.....Mark your calendar.....Mark your calendar
Autusim Speaks Walk/Resource Fair
Where: Southtowne Exhibition Center (Approximately 9500 South State Street - Sandy) 
More information is on the way!
Barnes & Noble Gift Wrap Fundraiser
Where: Barnes & Noble Book Store
1780 North Woodland Park Drive
Layton, Utah
Friday, November 28th (Black Friday)
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, November 30th
11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday, December 12th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, December 19th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, December 21st
9:00am - 7:30pm
As the dates for Oureach Opportunities, parties, and outings become available, I will pass them along. In the meantime, "circle the dates" and "mark your calendars" as members of the Wastach Champions are going to be BUSY! BUSY! BUSY!

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Meet Gamer........He is being raised by Glen and Lily Jones.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Activites

Tuesday June 24th:  LINC Center visit - 862 South Main Street, Brigham City (behind Taco Time) 10:30am - For about an hour we visit with the clients and usually have lunch at Taco Time afterwards.

Thursday June 26th: Spring Provider Conference - Alta View High School (11055 South Hawk Highway (1000 East), Sandy, Utah) - 9:00am-5:00pm.  This is a BIG Resource Fair for Providers, Support Coordinators and Division of Services for People with Disabilities staff.

Saturday June 28th: Puppy Workshop at Alan Lang & Charlene Palmer residence (4529 South Gilead Way, Salt Lake City) Stu Wahrenbrock, Puppy Program Manager and Becca Gordon from Canine Companions for Independence will be on hand to answer questions and give valuable information to those that attend.  Check in is from 9:30am-10:00am with the Workshop beginning promptly at 10:00am.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided and afterwards, if you would like to stay, Alan will be cooking brats and burgers.

Directions can be found on GOOGLE or MAP QUEST. For folks coming from the NORTH, feel free to meet at the Kaysville Park ‘n Ride (turn right at the end of the Kaysville Exit - #328) by 8:30am and we can carpool and caravan from there. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend – Graduates, Puppy Raisers, Puppy Sitters, Applicants and those wanting to find out more about Canine Companions are welcome. It is definitely worth the time. See you there!

Friday July 4th: FRIDAY, JULY 4th – Chapter President, Glenna Foremaster has made arrangements for the Wasatch Champions to have a booth at the Plain City Fourth of July Celebration. If you would like to help man the booth, please let Glenna know. More information will follow.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


 Meet our newest puppy in training, Pilot.  He is being raised by Lisa Clark in Brigham City.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Welcome our newest puppy to's Ladina!  First-time puppy raisers Jake and Liz just picked her up from the airport on Friday afternoon.  Oh boy, puppy breath!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Mid-May -- Information on the way! 

     If ANY of our chapter members do an "Outreach" (Cub Scout Pack Meeting, a school presentation or "show and tell" opportunity, speaking to a civic organization or business, etc.), PLEASE let me know. I report to Beck Hein at Canine Companions each month (mostly) and she documents the information and sends it to the National Headquarters, so that they can see what the state of Utah is up to (in a good way). So if you're out there "spreading the word" and showing off your pup, let me know so that your efforts can be counted.