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GENERAL MEETING [more]

2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 7:00 pm

Alternate in-person meeting and Con-Call

See GSDWA Facebook page for next meeting details.


Annual Fun Run will not be held this year.

Be sure to keep checking back for details on our Annual Holiday Awards Dinner in Dec. and our Specialty in January of 2017.


RACE PRACTICE [more]

Race Practice is open to all Sighthound breeds and are held on the 4th Sunday of the month, 8:00am to 10:30am! Unless other wise indicated.

(No practices in November or December).

Location

Kearny Mesa Park
3170 Armstrong Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Go to the EVENTS page for details and UPDATED SCHEDULE!


Board Announcements

No Board Announcements this Month


Rescue Report

 

 Our procedure is for the hopeful adoptee or go to our website, www.sandiegowhippets.com, fill out an application and send it to us. If a dog comes into our care, and after it's been evaluated for health and mental stability, we then review the applications on hand and choose the family we feel will best fit that dog's personality. Submitted by Jo Rufing, Rescue Coordinator

 



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Member Announcements

Whippet Whispers Changes!

Hello Everyone!

Look forward to some changes in our club newsletter in the next few months!

I'll be taking over the duties of Whippet Whispers Editor effective immediately, so I invite you to send me your news, brags, photos, whippet-approved recipes, favorite whippet-tested toys and games -- anything and everything of interest to whippets & whippet lovers! I'd really like to update our veterinary section too, so please send me the scoop on any outstanding vets you have used recently, or just update your past submission.

The more everyone contributes, the more interesting and enjoyable our newsletter will be. I'm looking forward to producing our club's newsletter with a new look and feel, and hope to hear from you all soon! The deadline for our July issue will be Wednesday, June 27.

For those of you that don't know me, I've been a club member since getting my first whippet Hamilton twelve years ago and have titled my boys in the breed ring and performance events, including lure coursing, agility, rally and obedience. I've also edited newsletters for several prominent local dog clubs in addition to chairing their Show 'n Go's and fundraising events for many years.

Sincerely,
Christine DeClerk


General Meeting

NEXT GENERAL MEETING

Information

GSDWA Board meetings are generally held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

They Alternate between in-person meetings and Con-Call.

New in-person meeting location is TBD.

See GSDWA Facebook page for next meeting details.


Race Practice

All Sighthounds Welcome!

Information

Time

  • All practices are on the 4th sunday of the month from 8:00am to 10:30am
  • Practice goes for the length of time it takes to give the dogs 3 runs each (our park contract only allows us to stay until 11am)
  • Please be on time or we won't be able to give your dog all its runs!

2017 Practice Dates!

  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 18 (3rd Sunday)
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22

(No practices in November or December).

Cost

  • $5/3 runs per dog for GSDWA members
  • $7/3runs per dog for non-GSDWA members

What to Bring

  • a crate for each dog,
  • snug fitting collar on each dog that they can't back out of,
  • 2 leashes (1 for releasing and 1 for the catcher),
  • water and bowl for dog(s),
  • chair for yourself

Contact

Location

Kearny Mesa Park
3170 Armstrong Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Directions from the North

  • 805 South
  • Exit Balboa Ave
  • East on Balboa Ave
  • Right on Convoy St
  • Convoy St turns into Linda Vista Rd
  • Right on Mesa College Dr
  • Left on Armstrong St
  • Please park in the front parking lot next to the Park & Rec building, which is on the right as you enter the park.
  • Directions from the South

  • 163 North
  • Exit Mesa College Dr
  • West on Mesa College Dr
  • Left on Armstrong St
  • Please park in the front parking lot next to the Park & Rec building, which is on the right as you enter the park.
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    Upcoming Shows & Races

    Greater San Diego Whippet Association Specialty

    January 5, 2018!

    Indio, Ca

    Contact Speciality Chair Pam Magette with any questions.

    Please contact Deana Jaffe with any donations for the Silent Auction.

    Stay tuned for Details


    SIGHTHOUND LURE COURSING TEST & TRIALS

    Goto Socalcoursing.org for upcomming events!


    Couch Tails

    No Couch Tails this Month


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    Links


    Veterinary Recommendations

    • American Dog Rehab
      Danielle Robbins, M.S., P.T.

      Certified Canine Rehabilitation Specialist
      10441 Roselle St., Ste. D
      San Diego, CA 92121
      www.AmericanDogRehab.com
      • Danielle is the best! Knowledgeable, caring and great with whippets! I've had some problems keeping Matt sound in higher level agility, she spent an hour and a half going over every inch of Matt to find and treat his problem(s) and gave us several exercises to help with his conditioning. We continue to see her about every two months just to make sure he is at his athletic best. Whenever we visit Danielle, we see many top level agility and obedience friends and competitors who also want to keep their dogs in the best of health.
      • In the same location is Dr. Sosna of Animal Acupunction and Rehab Center. AARC offers acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and hydrotherapy using an underwater treadmill, as well as Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and laboratory testing. Because the AARC is owned and operated by a fully licensed veterinarian, a referral is appreciated, but not required. -- Christine DeClerk
    • Did you know there is a Animal Ambulance in San Diego County!?
      San Diego's companion animals can now get life-saving services usually reserved for people. Animal Ambulance has arrived in San Diego County to help transport pets in need of critical medical support. When a pet needs oxygen, fluids and first aid, Animal Ambulance can be counted on to provide these services, and transport an injured or ill pet to a veterinarian. Animal Ambulance can easily transport pets that are non-ambulatory, severely injured or in respiratory distress directly and safely to the hospital. They also offer home euthanasia services.
      • Pet owners or Vets can call and book appointments, and the Ambulance service is also available for emergencies 24 hours a day! Disabled pet owners, those who own or work with service dogs, military personnel and senior citizens always receive a discount.
      • The North County / San Diego area driver is Damean Mitchell. He brings a knowledgeable, professional and compassionate service to those in need.
        To learn more, log onto www.MyPet2Vet.com or call 760-738-6156.
      • Information provided from San Diego Pets magazine
    • Companion Petcare Professionals
      Dr. Nancy Bushnell

      1466 Encinitas Blvd.
      Encinitas, CA 92024
      760-942-1220
      • For 20+ years Dr. Bushnell has taken care of my dogs and cats, breeding animals as well as pets. She has eyes like a hawk and memory like an elephant and remembers the details of all my animals better than I do. She leaves no stone unturned, and if she is not absolutely sure, she will call all the experts. I always leave her clinic having learned a lot myself and with the best treatment and decisions for the animals. Eva Engvall, Tangens Whippets
    • Country Pet Clinic
      Chamkaur S. Brar, D.V.M.

      2525 Alpine Boulevard
      Alpine, CA 91901
      Phone: (619) 445-9815 On call 24hours
      • Rachel and I have been taking our dogs to Dr. Brar since 1998 when we moved to the Alpine area and have been most satisfied with his care and concern. His home is adjacent to the clinic and he has made himself available day and night. He has a very caring staff that we have grown to consider as friends. He treats a number of whippets in addition to our “posse” plus other sight hounds in the area. We feel that you will receive the type of care that you desire for your animals. -- Henry and Rachel
    • Governor Animal Clinic
      Dr. Kirk Feinberg

      3240 Governor Drive
      San Diego CA 92122
      Phone: (858) 453-6312
      http://www.governoranimalclinic.com/
      • In over 20 years of owning dogs, Dr. Feinberg is by far the best vet we have encountered. A graduate of UC Davis, he uses both western medicine and naturopathic remedies to treat his animal patients. He has spayed both of our girls and is very aware of the special anesthesia requirements for whippets as well as all of the other aspects of the breed. He has been a guest speaker at one of our whippet club meetings on the topic of over vaccination and titer testing and he is always on top of the latest techniques and treatments. In addition, he has the greatest bedside manner. He's gentle and caring with our dogs and we never feel rushed or leave with unanswered questions. Governor Animal Clinic is a full service clinic, the office staff is great, and there's even a painting of whippets on one of the walls when you walk in. There are 3 other vets in the office, but if you want the best care for your whips... ask for Dr. Feinberg. -- Wayne and Debbey Bartos
    • Harmony Animal Hospital
      Dr Candy Lewis

      3994 Park Blvd (SW corner of Park & Lincoln)
      San Diego, CA 92103
      (619) 293-7600
      • Just want to add my 2¢ about Dr. Lewis & Harmony Animal Hosp.  Dazzle gashed open her wrist at Fiesta Island.  Our regular vet, Dr. Feinberg was not in so we took Brooke's recommendation and tried Harmony Animal Hosp.   What a pleasant surprise.  There was a greyhound in the waiting room which made Dazzle feel right at home.  Dr. Lewis knew what she was doing and treated Dazzle so sweetly.  They had to put her to sleep in order to clean the wound and close it, but thankfully no bones were broken, just a real deep tear down to the joint capsule.  I really liked Dr. Lewis, she's very down to earth and to the point and definitely knows sighthounds.   The cost didn't kill us either like it would have at the ER.  It was a good experience and I'm glad to have a wonderful back-up now. -- Debbey Bartos
      • Dr Lewis has been fantastic through Cat's recovery. She's also the vet for the Greyhound rescue of SD so is very familiar with treating sight hounds. -- Brooke Carlson
    • Oceanside Veterinary Hospital
      2960 San Luis Rey Road
      Oceanside, Ca. 92054
      Phone: (760) 757-1571
      • "I searched long and hard for our Vet, and for basic vet care he is fabulous. One of our Whippets, Tigre, has Hemangiosarcoma, and whenever growths re-occurr he performs the surgeries. He does a great job and he is reasonably priced." -- Pascale Jones
    • Sunset Cliff Animal Hospital
      4741 Point Loma Ave
      San Diego, CA 92107
      Phone: (619) 224-0773
      http://www.sunsetcliffsanimalhospital.com/
      • "Our vet we had used for years sold his business and we wanted someone close to our house. I had heard lots of good things about them and scheduled appointments with a few vets and we were happy with them right off the bat. They are a husband wife team, Dr. Christy Berg who grew up in Bonita and her husband Dr. Edwardo Acosta, who grew up in Puerto Rico. They are a very special team that knows sighthounds and make you feel like you have the BEST dogs in the world. They are also sensitive to the rips and tears we get from running our many dogs at Fiesta Island and always manage to fit them in spur of the moment. Did it help that we told them we would make their house payment for them when we first met them? Who knows, at any rate, they take very good care of our dogs. When we had our last litter (C-section I might add), Dr. Berg was wonderful about coming to our house to check on them and give them their shots. They are also very in tune with behavioral issues, which we do have as a pack. We are very comfortable recommending them to any other whippet owners." -- Sonny and Barbara Wakefield; Sonara Whippets

    Have you had a good experience with your vet, surgeon, or clinic? We would like to start compiling a list of member-recommended resources for our dogs to include in the Helpful Links section of the newsletter. Please email the following to cdstablesinc@aol.com if you have information you'd like to share.

    • Name
    • City, State
    • Phone Number
    • Web Site Address
    • Email Address

    Thanks, Christine DeClerk


    Board Member Contact Info

    GSDWA Board of Directors

    Position

    Member

    Phone

    Email

    President Rich Bergman (619) 443-2711

    fotok9s@yahoo.com

    Vice President Jo Rufing (619) 755-7330 jorufing@yahoo.com
    Treasurer Norm Rufing (619) 742-5263 normandjo@cox.net
    Secretary

    Sherie O'Neill

    (858) 344-3284 seoneill5@gmail.com
    Program Chair Debbey Bartos (858) 569-5261 programs@sandiegowhippets.com
    Rescue/ Breeder Referral Jo Rufing (619) 755-7330 jorufing@yahoo.com
    Newsletter Editor Christine DeClerk (760) 815-1150

    CDStablesinc@aol.com

    Member-at-Large Henry Heil (619) 445-1777

    Henry@Maverickranch.net

    Member-at-Large Debbey Bartos (858) 569-5261 debbey@mac.com
    Member-at-Large Leslie Smih (619) 994-7574 lessmith@cox.net
    Member-at-Large Deana Jaffe Deana@sandiegocomputer.com
    Member-at-Large Hunter Smith (619) 204-3434 Hunterdsmithsd@gmail.com
    Board Member Emeritus

    Betty Wolkonsky

    (619) 443-1655  
    Race Practice Coordinators

    Jo & Norm Rufing

    (619)755-7330 jorufing@yahoo.com

     


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