Puppy class changes dates

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s free puppy class for shelter-adopted young dogs has changed its weekly drop-in day.

The free STAR classes, which are open to adopters of puppies ages 8 weeks to 5 months, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. Puppies must have had at least two of their regular vaccinations before attending classes.

The classes are open to the general public, but classes are $15 for those attending with puppies not adopted from the shelter. Those individuals must also contact the class leader, Emily Burlingame, before attending at 983-4309 ext. 251 or email eburlingame@sfhumanesociety.org.

This is a drop-in class and adopters do not need to sign up ahead of time; adopters may register at the time of class. Vaccination records are required for those puppies not adopted from the shelter.

Attendees should bring: a 4 to 6-foot leash, a collar, dog treats and their puppy.

The puppy class is six week longs and the curriculum meets the standards for the AKC STAR Puppy Program.