“Where you can have more fun with your Sheltie”

The Central Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Association was formed March 15, 1989 with five individuals.  There was concern felt by these five when they became aware of the disbanding of the original Sheltie breed club. (Scioto SSC).  They strongly felt that there was a definite need for a Sheltie club in the local area to promote the breed plus be an educational and social outlet for all types of members, from long established breeders/exhibitors to owners who are getting their first dog.

Our Constitution and By Laws were drawn up following the guidelines suggested by the American Kennel Club.  Since the first public meeting in 1989, we have continuously held monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (barring Holidays).  The usual time for meetings is 7:30pm.  

Current meeting site is Dog’s Day Out located at 7177 Northgate Way near Maxtown/Polaris Roads and Westerville Road/3C Highway in Westerville, Ohio. Northgate Way is an access road connecting Westerville Road and Maxtown Road that runs behind the Kroger Store. Our neighbors are Buckeye Gymnastics and Columbus State Community College North.

For more detailed driving directions go to Map Quest and type in from your address to our address:

7177 Northgate Way
Westerville, Ohio 43082

Please always check before with the Club Secretary as the actual location, date and time.  (Times and places may change due to a special event.)  Guests and dogs are always welcome at as long as dogs are current on their vaccinations and are on a leash.  We encourage our members to bring their dogs to socialize and greet the public (they have as much fun as us.)

Since inception, the Club has strives to have educational programs and fun events along with our business meetings.  Past programs have included:

· Canine Nutrition · Conformation & the AKC Shetland Sheepdog Standard · Obedience demonstrations
· Canine Good Citizen Demonstrations · Grooming – Pet & Show · Video Tapes from the Club Library
· Color Breeding Genetics · Agility Training · Selecting & evaluating puppies
· Breed Related Diseases · Herding Instinct Testing · Annual Canine Health Fair

Club Officers...

President: Sherri Harler ( )
Vice President: Deb Edwards ( )
Treasurer: Beth Ann Davis ( )
Secretary: Lisa Harler ( )
Newsletter Editor:  The Harlers ( )
Directors: Cyndee Wolfe ( )

If you would like more information about COSSA, or to receive our Newsletter please send an E-Mail to:  Lisa Harler, Editor

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