Hangtown Kennel Club

  of Placerville, California

Hangtown Kennel Club is very active in our local community.  The events on this page are an example of some of our efforts.


Hangtown Kennel Club donated $1200 to support local El Dorado County Sheriff Deputy Evan Vaughn and his dog Apollo.  The money for the donation was raised by HKC's AKC show opportunity drawing and was presented by club President at the time, Dorris Wiglesworth, and Community Action Chair Dennis Collingwood.

Doggie Walk Bags

Hangtown Kennel Club has donated many "Doggie Bag" Dispensers which are installed on local trails, the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and on Main Street, Placerville.  HKC also supplies refill bags for these dispensers at the rate of several thousand annually.  This is one more way that we help to keep our community clean and "dog friendly. Since 1989 we have donated over a half a MILLION bags!

UC Davis Veterinary Scholarships

Hangtown Kennel Club funds two separate Scholarships for students at the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  The "Josephine T. Pope" Memorial scholarship was established in 1992 by Hangtown Kennel Club in memory of Jo Pope, a founder of the club and Springer Spaniel enthusiast.  An additional Hangtown Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999.  They are given to students with an interest in small animal medicine and experience with AKC Club activities.  Preference for the awards is given to past or present residents of El Dorado County. 

Therapy Visits

Hangtown members and their dogs make regular visits to retirement and convalescent communities for Pet Therapy. Our furry friends are always welcome visitors.


Hangtown Kennel Club sponsors weekly "Adopt-A-Pet" ads in the Mountain Democrat newspaper for El Dorado County Animal Services in support of helping animals find their "furever" homes.  Over the years, through this program, numerous pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and many other animals have found loving, forever families.

AKC Community Achievement Award

The American Kennel Club recognized the Hangtown Kennel Club with a Community Achievement Award! The award supports and recognizes outstanding public education and legislation efforts from AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC-recognized federations and their members. The AKC selects award recipients who promote responsible dog ownership within their communities or who have successfully introduced, monitored and responded to legislative issues affecting dog ownership.

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Hangtown Kennel Club is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. PO Box 2176, Placerville, CA 95667

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