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Longmeadow PD's K-9 Ruben on the job!


LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – K-9 Reuben of the Longmeadow Police Department helped to locate a suspect who ran from a motor vehicle accident recently. 

According to the Longmeadow Police Department, officers witnessed a vehicle driving fast on Longmeadow Street around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. The driver hit another vehicle, lost control, and ran from the accident on foot. 

K-9 Reuben was requested and tracked through the woods and found the suspect’s shoes in a stream. K-9 Reuben followed the track into the woods into a residential neighborhood where he found the suspect lying in a bush. 

The suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant and was charged with several motor vehicle offenses.

FYI: Holyoke Kennel Club was instrumental in getting Ruben to the Longmeadow PD. 

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Welcome to the

Holyoke Kennel Club, Inc.

The Holyoke Kennel Club is an all-breed dog club in western Hampden County, Massachusetts. We are a member club of the American Kennel Club.  We are one of the oldest kennel clubs in Massachusetts.


Holyoke Kennel Club, Inc., is involved in two clusters of AKC dog shows held at the Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA -- the Yankee Classic Cluster held in July and the Thanksgiving Classic Cluster held in November.  Along with our all- breed shows, we hold obedience and rally trials.


Membership is open to all persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the club. While membership is unrestricted as to residence, the club’s primary purpose is to be representative of the breeders and exhibitors in Western Hampden County, MA.


Annual dues are $15.00 per member and MUST accompany the application. Each applicant for membership must be introduced to the General Membership of the Club at a regularly scheduled meeting and is mandatory at a Club meeting prior to that applicant being voted on for membership. Click PDF below for Club Application.


For more information, please contact Jane Wilkinson, Club Secretary at: or

413) 733-8452

Jane Wilkinson

15 Victoria Street

Springfield, MA 01104





Thank you all for making our July Yankee Classic Cluster Shows a success!!!
Holyoke Kennel Club put on our Conformation show;
 five Obedience and five Rally trials; AKC Temperament Tests; CGC Testing and an AKC Junior Showcase Rally Trial... which was a huge undertaking for our small club!!

Thank You!

This November our event will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2024 – the week before Thanksgiving. We will be holding our conformation show and two Rally trials on Thursday, November 21, 2024. We will also be holding a Junior Showcase Rally Trial for exhibitors from 9 to 17 years of age on Saturday, November 23, 2024.


Kevyn Thomas
Our wonderful club member, Kevyn Thomas, has resigned as Chairman of Holyoke Kennel Club’s numerous obedience and rally trials held throughout the year. Year-
after-year, Kevyn has been involved in putting on Holyoke Kennel Club’s obedience and rally trials, in addition he has been Show Chairman of many of our conformation shows.  Thank you, Kevyn!

We would like to thank him for all he has done for our Club and wish him
the very best in his new endeavors.

We hope you continue to support our club.

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