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Puppy Romps!


Socialization is one of the most crucial components to raising a puppy. Along with learning the appropriate way to play with other dogs, exposing your puppy to new dogs when he is young can help prevent behavioral problems as he matures. During our Puppy Romps you can introduce your puppy to other healthy puppies and allow them to run, play and socialize!


Our trainers will be on hand to answer your questions about raising a puppy, potty-training, play-biting and more.


Are you interested in puppy training classes? Check out our Puppy Manners program!



Choose Your Play Group


Our Puppy Romps are divided into two groups: Soft & Sweet and Rough & Tumble. Please help your puppy by choosing the one you think they will feel the most comfortable in. If it’s your first time at a Puppy Romp, consider starting with the Soft & Sweet group.


Soft & Sweet - Join this group if:

  • You have a very young puppy who has not met many dogs

  • You have a small dog

  • Your puppy seems shy or disinterested in interacting with other puppies


Rough & Tumble - Join this group if:

  • Your puppy likes to play rough!

  • Your puppy is on the older or larger side

  • Your puppy has played with a lot of other puppies


If you have any questions on which group your puppy would do best in, or your puppy has shown signs of fear or aggression towards other puppies, please contact us prior to attending.



When & Where


Saturday, December 20, 2014

  • Soft & Sweet - 4:30 – 5:15 pm
  • Rough & Tumble - 5:15 - 6 pm


Friday, January 9, 2015

  • Soft & Sweet - 4:30 – 5:15 pm
  • Rough & Tumble - 5:15 - 6 pm



Manners Hall

Oregon Humane Society
Animal Medical and Learning Center


Please bring a completed Puppy Romp Agreement (PDF) with you to your first Puppy Romp. If you'd rather sign the form in person, we recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to review the agreement. Thanks!





Jenna Kirby, CPDT-KA





Your puppy must be:

  1. Up-to-date on vaccinations for puppies: 2 rounds of DHLPP or da2pp vaccinations required, bordatella recommended.
  2. Age: 5 months of age and younger.
  3. Free of any symptoms of illness: no coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. 


Rabies vaccination and our spay/neuter requirement are not required as dogs are under 6 months of age.



To Register


  1. Please ensure your puppy meets the requirements listed above for your puppy's safety as well as the safety of others' puppies.

  2. No need to pre-register, but Puppy Romp is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event too many puppies come, some folks may not be able to attend.

  3. Please bring a donation that you can afford so we can continue offering training and behavior resources to our community. Suggested donation $5.





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