Fearrington Dog Club

Fearrington Dog Club

Eloise (club member Ginny Rogers)

The goal of the Fearrington Dog Club is to learn about dogs and the pleasures of sharing our lives with them. Our meetings feature presentations on a range of topics from training and health to enrichment activities and dog culture. It is also our objective to foster social connections among fellow canine enthusiasts. We meet at The Gathering Place most months.

We’re glad you found us.


September 2023 Meeting

We launch our 2023-2024 club year on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 1 p.m. with a slideshow presentation about canine enrichment activities we are calling, “Go Ahead . . . Make My Day.” Club member Ann Melchior will explain the history of the enrichment movement and offer several ways you can add play and learning activities to your own dog’s day. To view the September flyer, click here.


general meeting information

  • We have reserved The Gathering Place for the 3rd Thursday of most months, September – May. We meet 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.
  • People only: Our meetings are for canine enthusiasts, so leave your dog at home (with a nicely stuffed Kong perhaps?). In keeping with the ADA and NC law, only service animals are permitted in The Gathering Place.

Club Membership

Any Fearrington or Galloway Ridge resident with an interest in learning more about dogs is welcome. Feel free to sample one of our meetings. Thereafter, we ask that you join and become a club member. Our annual dues are $20 a person, or $30 for a two-person household. Member dues are used for room rental and to present a thank-you gift to guest speakers. Click here for our membership application.

  • Members have the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in canine training, behavior and health/medicine.
  • Members receive nametags to wear at meetings, which will encourage friendships to form.
  • You will be invited to submit photos of your dog(s) to be included in slideshows we play before and after our monthly meetings.
  • You will have the satisfaction of knowing you helped defray our club’s cost for room rental, guest speaker gifts and other club costs.

Our club's history

Early 2021 a few of us, recognizing that many Village residents shared their homes with dogs, decided to form a club. Our goals: To improve the lives of our dogs by increasing our knowledge of canine behavior. And, at the same time, make new friends. After delays brought on by Covid, we launched in September 2022. We were pleased at the turnout we got at our first year’s meetings and hope to build on that enthusiasm our second year. 


Contact Ann Melchior at AMelchior@verizon.net
Katie Baer at KBBaerno1@gmail.com