Cumberland County 4-H Puppy Raisers

Puppy Raiser:
Puppy Breed:
Puppy's Name:
Joan (Club Leader) & Blake
Female Yellow Lab
"Quella" (21st puppy)
Female Yellow Lab
"Archie" (5th puppy)
Waiting for 2nd puppy
(1 puppy raised)
Presently without a puppy
(4 puppies raised in family)
Presently without a puppy
(10 puppies raised)
Verna & Ralph
Presently without a puppy
(8 puppies raised)
Male Black Lab
"Atlas" (19th puppy)
Golden Retriever
"Issac" (19th puppy)
Pat & Bill
Female Black Lab
"Quartz" (7th puppy)
Male Black Lab
"Jules" (3rd puppy raised)
Waiting for 1st puppy

December 14. 2021 Christmas Party

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, our club missed many normal activities and meetings in the past two years. The number of puppies was down to just two, so we were happy to have a Christmas Party again, even with masks and without refreshments.

Four new pups joined us for this event, two black Labs and two yellow Labs! Merry Christmas!

Atlas                                                                            Quelle

Archie                                                                      Quartz

Two legitimate methods of foot control!

It's time for the Puppy Polyanna. All picked a number and Quartz goes first!

I think I prefer that one over there.

Archie decides to keep looking and sniffing.

Jules knows from experience that big is not always best.

It doesn't taste like a donut!

Atlas decides for red.

Issac is last

Puppy Raisers also got gifts!

The pups make "paw print" cards for their handlers.

Jules shows off his Santa hat

Now it's time for the traditional "Musical Squares" game.

Every year, puppy raisers collect donations for Cohanzick Zoo.

We all had a good time, but we are tired.

October 12, 2021, Puppy Raiser Meeting

Rehearsing Commands

Down to Business


September 14, 2021, First Puppy Raiser Meeting in 18 Months!

We are down but not out! We will come back stronger than ever!

4-H Awards Night, November 23, 2020

Two members of our club were presented with special honors:

Noah Grunder received the "Outstanding 4-H Member" Trophy

Ryan Quinn received the 4-H Patriotic Award

July 2020 Meet

June 2020 Club Meet; First since March due to COVID-19

March 2020 Club Meeting

We welcomed the newest member of our club, Pete

Pete was the center of attention!

Autumn is becoming an attractive young lady

       Archer, don't stick out your tongue for the camera!                       There, that is much better!

If you don't have a pup of your own, borrow one!

Since January of this year, The Seeing Eye Dog is the official State Dog of NJ!

February 2020 Club Meeting

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November 2019 Club Meeting

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Puppy raisers from our club made a clever pumpkin display showing a growing puppy
through graduation as a guide dog for the 4H Pumpkin & Scarecrow Contest

October 2019 Club Meeting

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Noah with newest puppy, Dexter

September 2019 Club Meeting

Archer is not interested in cell phones

April 2019 Club Meeting

Only three dogs this month!

The dogs practiced averting distractions such as paper or bread on the floor

March 2019 Club Meeting

February 2019 Club Meeting

January 2019 Club Meeting

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November 2018 Club Meeting

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Click here to see why we got this trophy

October 2018 Club Meeting

September 2018 Club Meeting

Freddie and Flash are our newest pups!

Pauline completed her "Town Walk" (finished training) September 13th.

August 2018 Club Meeting combined with Gloucester County

March 2018 Club Meeting

Our newest addition: a yellow Lab named Easton

The black Lab, Foggy, was visiting from the Ocean County Puppy Raiser Club

In China this is the "Year of the Dog" but we say it's every year!

Our new club display got first prize at the mall

February 2018 Club Meeting

We had two new puppies this month, both German Shepherds.

Here is Coleen with Wyatt

Hannah with Trigg

Beginning of a great Ifriendship!

Area Coordinator Christine Higham brought a unique doggie game!

The muffin trays were filled with tennisballs, and small treats were hidden under some balls.

Even the little pups got in on the fun.

Wyatt's first outing at a church youth meeting (he looks great in that scarf!)

January 2018 Club Meeting

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November 2017 Club Meeting

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October 2017 Club Meeting

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June 2017 Club Meeting

January 2017 Club Meeting

Club Leader, Joan Maloney is holding a $250 Mini Grant from the 4-H Advisory Committee

Ryan holds the newest puppy, Kyra

December 2016 Club Meeting - See: Christmas party
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November 2016 Club Meeting
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We presently have two pairs of sibling pups in our club. Here are Hannah and Huck

And here are Augusta and Archie with their handlers

Ironically, we also have two Hannahs in our club, but only one is a puppy!

October 2016 Club Meeting
We had only three dogs at the meeting

June 2016 Club Meeting

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We had three new pups, all German Shepherds! Hannah and Ashley have sibling pups, "Archie" and "Augusta"

The star of the evening was "Inky", an all-black German Shepherd. His raiser, Ross, is our newest club member. What is more significant, is the fact that "Inky" is the 100th puppy in the club since Joan Maloney became our leader in 2002!


"Inky" appeared to be very tired by the end of our meeting!

Our Club Leader, Joan Maloney with "Bea"

All the Shepherds together

January 2016 Club Meeting

A delegation from the Cumberland 4H Advisory Committee was present in our January meeting to present our group with the annual "Mini-Grant" Award. Below is a club photo followed by a second which includes three members of the Advisory Committee .

The committee members tried their skills at training guide dogs