| Have Paws Will
Dog Puppy Raising Club
HAVE PAWS WILL TRAVEL
GUIDE DOG PUPPY CLUB
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO
Carmen Moyer, Leader (303) 798-5934
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Have Paws Will Travel Guide Dog Puppy Raising Club was
founded in 1992.
The first Guide Dog club in Arapahoe County, Have Paws began
two puppies, their raisers, and a leader. By 1997, the
successful club had expanded to 22 pups–we were a happy but
pack of puppies and people whenever we went out together!
was simple–with the support of Guide
the Blind, Have Paw’s leadership, and a core of our
raisers, four new puppy clubs were formed in Arapahoe County
Our membership has stabilized at around a dozen dogs and
families, several of whom are charter members of the club.
the years, over 150 Have Paws members have raised over 250
be trained as Guide Dogs for the blind.
Have Paws’ membership is an unique mix of both 4-H youth and adult puppy raisers. Youth and adults share equally in decision making about club activities and business. All our members honor the 4-H motto “learn by doing” and strive “to make the best better” as we work together for the common goal of raising puppies with the best possible chance of becoming working Guides. We are especially proud that our 4-H youth consistently receive top honors for their Guide Dog projects at the Arapahoe County Fair. Our youth raisers have also been awarded scholarships, internships, and other honors through their involvement with Have Paws Will Travel.
|| Have Paws is blessed
with dedicated and talented leadership.
Our founding leader, Carmen Moyer, is our main contact with
Dogs for the Blind, and handles all matters pertaining to
membership. Carmen has raised over twenty puppies! In her
Carmen participates in the Denver Pet Partner dog therapy
program and has been certified with two of her career
change dogs. Nancy Lukacovic joined HPWT as the mom of a 4-H
Raiser and quickly assumed the role as our older puppy class
Nancy has a flair for interesting meetings and keeping
informed and organized. She has raised over five puppies
with her daughter
Erin. Lizz Landert specializes in puppies under 20 weeks of
makes sure brand new raisers get off to a great start with
project. Lizz has raised over fifteen puppies and is also
Denver Pet Partners with her career change dog. In addition
to our club
our youth members hold offices such as Club Chairperson and
Adult members take responsibility for activities such as
coordinating educational programs and running the club
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|Taking a leadership
in the puppy raising community, Have Paws has been
establishing a Guide Dog puppy visitation program at a local
a dog blood
program at an emergency vet clinic, and participating
literacy program at a local library, as well as organizing
fund-raising activities and parties.
Have Paws Will Travel Puppy Raising Club meets twice a month at the County Extension Building, 5814 S. Datura, Littleton, CO. Once a month social outings are scheduled at various locations throughout the Denver Metro Area. Our meetings are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Guide Dog puppy raising. Please see our schedule page for current meeting times and locations. We rarely have to reschedule times or meeting places, but a quick phone call to Carmen to confirm plans is advisable. When we know you’re coming, we will be sure to give you a warm welcome and perhaps even a puppy to handle during a training class. Meanwhile, please look around on our website, where we're sure most of your questions can be answered. We look forward to meeting you!