2019 Scheduled Events
Monthly Membership Meetings
If you are interested in joining WAGS, attending a membership meeting and orientation is your first step! Please see the schedule listed below. Guests* are always welcome. Upon your arrival, stop by the guest table where WAGS members will be waiting to greet you.
*Please leave your pets at home until you have completed orientation and are an official WAGS member.
WAGS Orientation for new members
Held at 11:00 am immediately following each membership meeting. Attending orientation after a membership meeting is the first step towards joining WAGS and providing pet therapy to those in need. There is no sign-up required. We look forward to meeting you!
Only WAGS Members are allowed to bring their healthy, human and animal-friendly pets to meetings wearing WAGS-approved equipment. If your animal is showing any signs of illness, please leave them at home for the health and safety of all of our members.
Monthly Meetings are held at (see map here)
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
330 N. Hubbards Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
9:30 - 10:00 am is meet and greet time with our other members, so we encourage you to arrive early! Our meetings begin promptly at 10:00 am.
Monthly meeting are as follows:
Saturday, January 12 at 9:30 am Cancelled due to weather
Saturday, February 9 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Dental Care
Saturday, March 9 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Scenario of Animal therapy for the disabled.
Saturday, April 13 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Learning your Account Information
Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed 3 Game Stations, skills first half of Evaluation
Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Animal Poisons
Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Networking with Members
Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Dancing, Games, skills second half Evaluation
Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed What would WAGS Do? Visiting Scenarios
Saturday, October 12 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Horse Rescue
Saturday, November 9 at 9:30 am Continuing Ed Your Pet & Holiday Safety Tips
Saturday, December 14 Holiday Party
There is no monthly meeting in December. The Holiday Party is usually the second Saturday of the Month.
Upcoming WAGS 101 Classes
101 classes have limited space and require registration. You must complete new member orientation before contacting your 101 scheduler to secure a spot. Please do not bring your pet to your 101 class; this class will last three hours.
You are required to read the "Working with WAGS Manual" and pass an online test that will be emailed to you before you can attend the 101 class. The test must be completed no later than the day before the scheduled class.
Saturday afternoon 101 classes
Saturday classes are held at 12:15 pm to allow for lunch break. This class will last three hours.
Evening 101 classes
Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Upcoming Ambassador Team Evaluations
Evaluations are for WAGS members only and require advanced registration. Visit our Become a WAGS Ambassador Team page to learn more about how you can take our therapy team evaluation with your pet.
Evaluations will follow the monthly membership meetings.
January 12 - Evaluation packets must be received between December 13 and January 1
April 13 - Evaluation packets must be received between March 14 and April 2
July 13 - Evaluation packets must be received between June 14 and July 2
October 12 - Evaluation packets much be received between September 13 and October 1
Thursday, March 21 - Evaluation packets must be received between February 22 and March 10
Thursday, September 26 - Evaluation packets must be received between August 20 and September 15