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Mt. Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club
Community
Tail Waggers Mount Pleasant Mi kennel club
Begun in 2002, our committee works to improve literacy by letting children read to dogs in a quiet setting. The first such program in Mid-Michigan, sessions are in schools, libraries, and by invitation. Look for a Tale-Waggers™ session at the Mt. Pleasant Veterans Memorial Library and Alma Public Library several times a year.

Formed by MPMKC in 2002, we officially changed the name of this committee in 2005.  Each child registered in the Tale-Waggers™ program receives a free book at the end of a 4-week  session. More than $1200 worth of books have been given to community children since 2002, through this committee. For background information on Tale-Waggers™ click here, or Contact Chairperson: Alice Jenicke.
Tale-Waggers
Mortar Board donates Books to
Tale-Waggers

Tale-Waggers receives book donations from semi-annual book drives by the CMU Mortar Board.  CMU's Mortar Board is a chapter of the national honor society and literacy programs are one of their annual events.  MPMKC is delighted to have this support from CMU.
Want to know more about Tale-Waggers or get your dog involved?  Click here for more information!
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HATS Fundraiser/Walk

In October 2005 our members braved the cold, rainy day to help raise money for HATS programs. We have continued to participate in this activity each year since then.
Parades

Kennel club members like to participate in parades in Mount Pleasant and other local communities.  Some of the dogs even pull their own parade floats!  Shown below are carting dogs Cruise and Ruby and Zulu and Cruise carting in local parades.
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Grandparents U

Since 2008, Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club members have participated in Grandparents U at Central Michigan University.  This exciting summer camp brings grandparents and their grandkids
together for three days of fun on the campus of CMU.

The MPMKC class is "Paws in Action" and MPMKC members demonstrated many canine sports as well as other ways that dogs enrich our lives.

Click on the links to read more about Grandparents U:
Grandparents U 2009
Grandparents U 2008
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Out and About in the Community

Kennel club dogs do a wide variety of other activities in Mount Pleasant and surrounding communities.  For example, Charlie was the star of the show in the 2007 production "Of Mice and Men."

Our dogs are participants in many other events and are also frequent visitors to local hospitals and nursing homes for therapy work.
Zulu and Cruise carting in Clare, Mount Pleasant Mi kennel club
Cruise and Ruby carting at Christmas Mount Pleasant Mi kennel club
Mt. Pleasant MI Kennel Club meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

No meetings in July, August or December.
CMU Homecoming Parade

MPMKC members and their dogs on the Mt. Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club float for Central Michigan University's Homecoming.  MPMKC has participated for several years for this fun parade. 
About the Mount Pleasant Kennel Club   Event Calendar   Community Involvement   Dog Training Classes   AKC Dog Show   Membership   Memorials   Frequently Asked Questions   Agility   Animal Assistance / Therapy Dogs   Breeding and Animal Rescue   Canine Good Citizen   Carting / Drafting   Conformation (showing dogs) and Junior Showmanship   Freestyle – Dancing with Dogs   Dog Obedience   Puppy training and socialization   Rally   Tale-Waggers™   Tracking and field trials
Click here to see Tale-Waggers in action - "Painting with Puppies" at the library
The Kennel Club Dogs were a big hit at the
2010 Mt. Pleasant Dickens Parade.  Read the Morning Sun news story by Clicking Here.
Below:  Pictures from Grandparents U 2011
Click here to see reading to Tale-Waggers at Veterans Memorial Library
Grandparents U 2013
2013 Midland Pet Expo

Several MPMKC members took part in the 2013 Pet Expo at the Midland County Fairgrounds in June.

Click on each picture to see a larger view.