About

Summary

The RAD Team works to ensure that there are plenty of agility trials for all dogs in the Olympic Peninsula. We exist to make agility trials available within driving distance for Olympic Peninsula members, and to make local agility a reality for all dogs, not just for those in limited breed registries. We host (and promote) only those trials and organizations that allow mixed-breed as well as purebred dogs to compete. We encourage and support responsible dog ownership.

What Are We?

We are a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized under the Washington Nonprofit law for public purposes. The RAD Team goals are to promote the sport of dog agility and to provide agility trials for all purebred and mixed-breed dogs. We are the only dog agility club in the greater Olympic Peninsula that sponsors agility trials for all dogs. We serve as a local resource for spreading the word about the wonderful sport of agility.

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Our goal is to ensure ongoing public benefit from the sport of dog agility in a spirit of good sportsmanship through programs and activities.

Who Are We?

Our present membership comes from all over Washington as well as from other states and Canada. Our dogs are beginners and winners of national tournaments, purebreds and All-Americans, family pets and show dogs, rescues and dogs purchased from carefully selected breeders. Our humans range from teenagers to grandparents, students to trainers, occasional participants to full-time enthusiasts. Our common passion is enjoying spending time with our four-legged partners.

The RAD Team Board of Directors manages the direction of the club and fees and expenses related to our ongoing activities. Trial Committees vary by event; they each start as much as a year in advance to plan and execute our many annual events.

 
Why We Exist

The RAD Team works to ensure that there are plenty of agility trials for all dogs in the greater Olympic Peninsula. We exist to make agility trials available within driving distance for members, and to make local agility a reality for all dogs, not just for those in limited breed registries. We host trials only for organizations that allow mixed-breed as well as purebred dogs to compete.

Our RAD Team bylaws state that our goal is to ensure ongoing public benefit from the sport of dog agility in a spirit of good sportsmanship through programs and activities.

In addition to our dog-agility competitions:

  • To promote good public relations through sports participation and recreation by conducting licensed agility matches and sanctioned agility trials and tests open to all dogs, whether purebred or not.

  • To promote responsible dog ownership by providing training and competitions open to the general public, and by conducting agility demonstrations for the public, humane societies, and similar organizations.

  • To encourage and promote superior canine and human athleticism and teamwork at all levels of performance.

  • We occasionally provide demos for other charitable organizations' fundraisers.

  • We occasionally donate to worthwhile dog-related charitable causes, such as the Katrina emergency rescue effort, local rescue groups, or disease research.

Become a member today!

Located in beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, Rainshadow Agility Dogs (RAD) is a dog agility club that hosts UKI and AKC agility trials and seminars and provides information on dog agility in the Olympic Peninsula.

Email: email@rainshadowagilitydogs.org

2019 Club Officers

President/Secretary - Susan Paulsen

Vice President - Dixie Ray Sick

Secretary - Lynette Hosteler

Treasurer - Kraig Paulsen

Membership - Karen Parker

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