​​​Annual Meeting & Election of Officers to be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020

12:00 pm - Postino Annex

 615 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Please RSVP by January 11 to:  Shelley Huston, huston007@aol.com as a headcount is needed for our reservation.


Per RSPWDC By Laws: 
Article IV, Section 4, Nominations

c.  Additional nominations may be made at the January meeting by any member in attendance provided that the person so nominated does not decline when his name is proposed, and provided further that if the proposed candidate is not in attendance at this meeting, his nominator shall present to the Recording Secretary a written statement from the proposed candidate signifying his willingness to serve.  No person may be a candidate for more than one position.
d. Nominations cannot be made at the annual meeting or in any manner other than as provided in this Section.
e. Nominees must be a Regular or Household member in good standing.

2020 Membership Renewals are Due!

     RSPWDC's Sweepstakes and Supported Entry will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at The Heart of The Desert Classic (five days of shows beginning January 30), Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, Arizona.  Ring time TBD.  Entries are now open at Onofrio and close January 15!

     Please join us at our Hospitality Tent (Fairgrounds "backyard", large white tent that backs up

to the rodeo arena) for donuts and coffee in the a.m. and sandwiches, cold drinks, and snacks

for lunch.  We will also hold our Basket Raffle, 50/50 Raffle, and Silent Auction following breed

(approximate time will be posted and announced once we know the judging schedule).

     Baskets for the raffle and items for our auction can be dropped off at our Annual Meeting on

January 18 or brought to the RSPWDC Hospitality Tent beginning Friday, January 31. For more

information, contact Lynn Nelson at dlsnelson819@yahoo.com.
     We hope you'll help support the RSPWDC and sponsor a trophy or two...or three!  Click on the information packet above!

​​​​Our members decided it just wouldn't be a site representative of our club if we didn't have a place to show off our canine family members.

Our newsletter, The Salty Dog,  is available online. Stay in the know with upcoming events and special stories about recent happenings.

The RSPWDC Nominating Committee consisting of committee members Gail Gomez, Amy Jones, and Michele Murphy, nominated the following club members as candidates for the RSPWDC Board of Directors: 

2019 RSPWDC PWDCA Sanctioned Water Trials

The RSPWDC hosted PWDCA water trials on November 2 and 3, 2019 at Canyon Lake Marina Campgrounds. The heavy rain prior to the trial weekend left us with a beach full of debris to clean up. The amazing crew of campers were up for the challenge and with rakes, shovels, hatchet and an axe, and cleaned the trial site all day Friday.

Judge Alan Reisdorf provided excellent judging, with calming words throughout the two days. Thank you, Alan for sharing your time, expertise and kindness.

The water was colder and the wind stronger than most of us were used to or expecting and it most certainly affected the overall pass rate. We commend all of the teams who braved the elements and put on some of the most amazing performances of teamwork that I have ever seen. The constant heavy wind and sudden gusts of even heavier winds were a challenge for everyone, and each performance was special. The crew of stewards- the rowers, throwers, holders, placers, chasers, and retrievers were outstanding- always smiling and stepping in to help whenever needed. We are all so appreciative of our friends who come from near and far to volunteer their skills and time, whether they are entered in the trials or not! You make our trials possible. Thank you.  view the complete article here...

For quick contact information of officers and a list of resources, see our Officers & Resources list.


2020 Sweepstakes and Supported Entry

​​Once upon a time....in the late 1980s there was a small group of Portuguese Water Dog owners (twelve of them to be exact), who would once in awhile get together with their dogs....read more

President - Lauren McDermott                                Vice President - Sherri Horstman
Recording Secretary - Gail                                        Treasurer - Lynn Nelson

Corresponding Secretary - Michele Murphy         Director - Jim Beach

Director - Michael Williams

Member renewals are due by Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.  Please click on the

Membership tab above to download the 2020 Membership Renewal form.  The form and

dues (check made out to RSPWDC), can be mailed to Lynn Nelson, Membership Coordinator,

at 8319 E Carol Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.  If you should have any questions, please do

not hesitate to contact Lynn.