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Winter Camps!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Winter Camps!

It’s holiday season at Sonoma Humane Society & Forget Me Not Farm! Winter is one of our favorite times of the year and our animals look forward to having you spend the season with them! The animals look forward to your cuddles, laughs, kindness and care, to brighten their day. Raymond, our steer, with his soulful eyes, Reno, our beautiful painted horse, Ronnie and Maverick our young playful goats and many more of the animals at the farm will warm your heart on crisp winter days. Meet dogs, bunnies, cats and guinea pigs. Join us during your winter break caring for and learning about the field of animal welfare. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CAMPS! TO INQUIRE ABOUT CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS please email Beth Karzes, Humane Education Coordinator, at bkarzes@sonomahumane.org or call her at 707-577-1902. Space is limited and scholarships are on a “first come first served” basis. Session 1 December 27, 28, 29 9am-3pm 4th-6th graders Register Now! Session 2 January 3, 4, 5 9am-3pm 2nd-4th graders Register...

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Fire Updates

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Fire Updates

Current information is now available HERE. Thank...

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Karen Schwartz, Trainer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Karen grew up in New Jersey spending all her free time around a horse barn with horses, many dogs, and cats. She began training and competing with horses in high school. Karen got the dog training bug when she adopted her dog Darwin, who was described as “having enough energy to light up a town!” Dog training classes got them on their way and she became a dog training instructor combining her love of the outdoors, and working with animals and their humans. Karen is a graduate of the Marin Humane Society’s Canine Behavior Academy I and II. She is passionate about helping people find their “dog zen” with fun activities, teaching Companion Dog, Agility, Tricks, and private training. Karen currently trains and competes in nosework with Darwin, and in masters agility with her young dog,...

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Ali Vorhies, Trainer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 | 0 comments

15 years ago, Ali Vorhies, a lifelong dog and cat owner, began training her own Portuguese Water Dog in agility, rally obedience, and water work, a specialty of the PWDs. She and her dog titled in all of these performance sports. In 2012, she completed the Marin Humane Society’s Canine Behavior Academy and became inspired to learn more about dog behavior and training. She began volunteering as an assistant in the Behavior & Training and Dog Evaluation departments. Ali now has been a dog training instructor or assistant for more than 4 years at a dog training facility in Petaluma and for the Marin Humane Society and Sonoma Humane Society. She continually reads about dog behavior and training, and attends workshops and seminars whenever possible to expand her knowledge and understanding of the human-canine...

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Karen Gulmon, Trainer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Karen was born with the “I love animals” gene. Her interest in animal behavior, especially dogs and horses, led her to study and work with knowledgeable trainers. She is a graduate of the MHS Canine Behavior Academy I and II and continues to increase her knowledge of animal behavior and training by attending seminars, workshops, and classes. She has trained and shown Ibizan Hounds and Arabian horses for many years. Karen currently teaches a variety of classes, including Companion Dog 1 and 2. She also teaches classes for puppies, small dogs, and scenting classes for the new sport of Nosework. She is dedicated to creating harmony and communication between humans and their animal companions. She is pictured with Horton, her current Ibizan...

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