General Volunteer Orientation:

  • August 17, 2019- PJF Training Academy @ 9:00 AM
  • October 19, 2019- PJF Training Academy @ 9:00 AM
  • November 16, 2019- PJF Training Academy @ 9:00 AM
  • December 21, 2019- PJF Training Academy @ 9:00 AM

Foster/Sitter/Fill-in Handler Orientation & Training (please make sure you have already submitted the online application).

This session will last approximately 4 hours:

  • July 13, 2019- PJF Training Academy @ 10:00 AM- If you have attended the Volunteer Orientation with Maggie, you may arrive at 10:30 AM.

Please note that Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy is located at 3101 NW 104th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322.

**Dates/locations are subject to change**

KING/LOVE Litter (TTA- Module 6) - Mondays, 6:00 PM

  • May 6, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- IN-CLASS SWAP
  • May 13, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • May 20, 2019- Walker Johnston Park (meet near skate park)
  • May 27, 2019- NO CLASS (Holiday)
  • June 3, 2019- Enabling Garden Park - 800 1st Ave S, Altoona (park on the east side of the Hy-Vee, small parking lot near 1st Ave S. & 10th St. SE)
  • June 10, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 17, 2019- Des Moines Dog Park (Riverwalk)- 1111 Illinois St. (park/meet on side by the river)- IN-CLASS SWAP
  • June 24, 2019- Pappajohn Sculpture Park- 1330 Grand Ave. (Western Gateway Parking info)
  • July 1, 2019-  Merle Hay Mall, meet near entrance between Panda Express and Lens Crafters
  • July 8, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- 2 WEEK SWAP
  • July 15, 2019- Ewing Park- 1895 E McKinley Ave. (park near the blue playground equipment off of Harry Piper Pkwy.)
  • July 22, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 5, 2019- Hawkeye Park/Miracle Park- 400 NW Lakeshore Dr., Ankeny (meet near Lakeshore Center building) - IN-CLASS SWAP
  • August 12, 2019- Iowa State Fair- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)
  • August 19, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy (Evaluation Week 1)
  • August 26, 2019- Valley West Mall (Evaluation Week 2)- meet near information booth

MIKE Litter (Des Moines-TTF- Module 5)- Mondays, 7:30 PM

  • May 6, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- IN-CLASS SWAP
  • May 13, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • May 20, 2019- Walker Johnston Park (meet near skate park)
  • May 27, 2019- NO CLASS (Holiday)
  • June 3, 2019- Enabling Garden Park - 800 1st Ave S, Altoona (park on the east side of the Hy-Vee, small parking lot near 1st Ave S. & 10th St. SE)CANCELLED
  • June 10, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 17, 2019- Des Moines Dog Park (Riverwalk)- 1111 Illinois St. (park/meet on side by the river)- IN-CLASS SWAP
  • June 24, 2019- Pappajohn Sculpture Park- 1330 Grand Ave. (Western Gateway Parking info)
  • July 1, 2019-  Merle Hay Mall, meet near entrance between Panda Express and Lens Crafters
  • July 8, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • July 15, 2019- Ewing Park- 1895 E McKinley Ave. (park near the blue playground equipment off of Harry Piper Pkwy.)
  • July 22, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- 2 WEEK SWAP (7/26-8/9)
  • August 5, 2019- Hawkeye Park/Miracle Park- 400 NW Lakeshore Dr., Ankeny (meet near Lakeshore Center building)MOVED TO 6:00
  • August 12, 2019- Iowa State Fair- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)
  • August 19, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy (Evaluation Week 1)
  • August 26, 2019- Valley West Mall (Evaluation Week 2)- meet near information booth

MIKE Litter (Cedar Rapids- TTF- Module 5)- Thursdays, 7:00 PM

  • May 9, 2019- Tails A Wagg'n Pet Resort
  • May 16, 2019- NO CLASS
  • May 23, 2019- K9 Acres Dog Park- 5200 Golf Course Rd, Marion, IA 52302- IN-CLASS SWAP
  • May 30, 2019- Lowe's- 5300 Blairs Forest Blvd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • June 6, 2019- Lake Iowa (meet at the Nature Center parking lot)- 2550 G Ave., Ladora, IA 52251
  • June 13, 2019- Tails A Wagg'n Pet Resort
  • June 20, 2019- Salute to Veterans Concert- McGrath Amphitheater; 475 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids

  • June 27, 2019- NO CLASS
  • July 4, 2019-  NO CLASS (Holiday)
  • July 11, 2019- Tails A Wagg'n Pet Resort
  • July 18, 2019- Tails A Wagg'n Pet Resort
  • July 25, 2019- NO CLASS2 WEEK SWAP (7/26-8/9)
  • August 1, 2019- Noelridge Park- 4900 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • August 12, 2019- Iowa State Fair-JOIN DM CLASS AT 7:30- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)
  • August 29, 2019- Tails A Wagg'n Pet Resort (Evaluation Week 1)
  • August 30, 2019- Coral Ridge Mall (Evaluation Week 2)- meet near theatre entrance

NAN Litter (SMA- Module 4)- Thursdays, 6:00PM

  • May 9, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- IN-CLASS SWAP
  • May 16, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • May 23, 2019- Valley Junction Farmers Market (meet at Railroad Ave & 5th St.- Map)
  • May 30, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 6, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 13, 2019- Des Moines Dog Park (Riverwalk)- 1111 Illinois St. (park/meet on side by the river)
  • June 20, 2019- Pappajohn Sculpture Park- 1330 Grand Ave. (Western Gateway Parking info)IN-CLASS SWAP- MOVED TO 6:00 PM
  • June 27, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • July 4, 2019- NO CLASS (Holiday)
  • July 11, 2019- Lowe's- 1700 50th St., WDM- 2 WEEK SWAP
  • July 18, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- MOVED TO 6:00 PM
  • July 25, 2019- Ewing Park- 1895 E McKinley Ave. (park near the blue playground equipment off of Harry Piper Pkwy.)
  • August 1, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 8, 2019- Iowa State Fair- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)IN-CLASS SWAP
  • August 15, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy (Evaluation Week 1)
  • August 22, 2019- Merle Hay Mall, meet near entrance between Panda Express and Lens Crafters (Evaluation Week 2)

OBOE Litter (BNOC- Module 3)- Thursdays, 6:00 PM

  • May 9, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy - CANCELLED
  • May 16, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy - CANCELLED
  • May 23, 2019- Valley Junction Farmers Market- 137 5th St. WDM (meet at Railroad Park Salon near 5th & Railroad)
  • May 30, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 6, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 13, 2019- Des Moines Dog Park (Riverwalk)- 1111 Illinois St. (park/meet on side by the river)
  • June 20, 2019- Pappajohn Sculpture Park- 1330 Grand Ave. (Western Gateway Parking info)CANCELLED
  • June 27, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • July 4, 2019- NO CLASS (Holiday)
  • July 11, 2019- Lowe's- 1700 50th St., WDM
  • July 18, 2019- NO CLASS
  • July 25, 2019- Ewing Park- 1895 E McKinley Ave. (park near the blue playground equipment off of Harry Piper Pkwy.)2 WEEK SWAP (7/26-8/9)
  • August 1, 2015- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 8, 2019- Iowa State Fair- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)
  • August 15, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy (Evaluation Week 1)
  • August 22, 2019- Merle Hay Mall, meet near entrance between Panda Express and Lens Crafters (Evaluation Week 2)

PETER Litter (BT/WLC- Module 1/2)- Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

  • May 7, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • May 14, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy- MOVED TO 6:00
  • May 21, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy - Travel Trip Preparation!
  • May 28, 2019- Valley West Mall, meet near the infomation desk
  • June 4, 2019- Pappajohn Sculpture Park- 1330 Grand Ave.- Meet at the corner of 15th & Grand- (Western Gateway Parking info)
  • June 11, 2019- Homemakers
  • June 18, 2019- Enabling Garden Park - 800 1st Ave S, Altoona (park on the east side of the Hy-Vee, small parking lot near 1st Ave S. & 10th St. SE) - IN-CLASS SWAP
  • June 25, 2019- Valley West Mall, meet near the infomation desk
  • July 2, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • July 9, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy - IN-CLASS SWAP
  • July 16, 2019- Home Depot- 3700 University Ave, WDM
  • July 23, 2019- Walker Johnston Park (meet near skate park)
  • July 30, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 6, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy - IN-CLASS SWAP
  • August 13, 2019- Iowa State Fair- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)
  • August 20, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy (Evaluation Week 1)
  • August 27, 2019- Scheel's @ Jordan Creek Mall- meet at the bottom of escalators (Evaluation Week 2)

QUEEN Litter (PBT/BT- Module 0/1)- Tuesdays, 6:00 PM

  • May 28, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 4, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 11, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • June 18, 2019- Enabling Garden Park - 800 1st Ave S, Altoona (park on the east side of the Hy-Vee, small parking lot near 1st Ave S. & 10th St. SE)
  • June 25, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • July 2, 2019- Des Moines Dog Park (Riverwalk)- 1111 Illinois St. (park/meet on side by the river)
  • July 9, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • July 16, 2019- Home Depot- 3700 University Ave, WDM
  • July 23, 2019- Walker Johnston Park (meet near skate park)
  • July 30, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 6, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 13, 2019- Iowa State Fair- meet at Gate 10 (Fairgrounds Map)
  • August 20, 2019- Puppy Jake Foundation Training Academy
  • August 27, 2019- Scheel's @ Jordan Creek Mall- meet at the bottom of escalators