EVENTS

New York Times bestselling author Maria 

Goodavage is available for fun and fascinating

talks and presentations about working dogs -- 

especially medical detection dogs. Below are

some select Doctor Dogs events open to the public.

January 29, 2021, 3:30 pm PDT

(Jan. 30 , 10:30 am Melbourne, Australia time)

Glen Eira Library system, Australia

A fun virtual two-continent event featuring Maria and fellow NY Times bestselling dog-book author Cat Warren talking about doctor dogs, cadaver dogs, and other amazing canines. 

http://bit.ly/2NAUYfX for more info

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Past

January 14, 2021, 6 pm PDT

Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco

Learn about the exciting, dramatic world of lifesaving doctor dogs. Maria talks about the leading-edge science and training behind these four-legged heroes, and provides the latest on Covid-detection dogs. Free event. Signed books will be available. Click here for more info on the event https://www.bookshopwestportal.com/event/maria-goodavage-virtual-event and click here to register https://www.crowdcast.io/e/maria-goodavage---doctor 

December 10, 2020, 3 pm PDT

Hub City Books, Spartanburg, SC

Pilley Bianchi, co-trainer of Chaser the border bollie, “the smartest dog in the world,” will introduce Maria and fellow NY Times bestselling author Cat Warren for a fun virtual event about the amazing world of medical and other scent-detection dogs. The event is free but please check in here for tickets: https://bit.ly/33nQrTg

Signed books will be available.

December 4, 2020, 6:30 pm PDT

Dog Talk Live, San Francisco Bay Area

Brought to you by the National Institute of Canine Service & Training (NICST) and Dogs4Diabetics (D4D)

Maria and fellow NY Times bestselling dog-book author Cat Warren will discuss the exciting world of dogs who sniff for a living in this free virtual event. Maria will talk about incredible doctor dogs, including the latest on Covid-detection dogs, and Cat will talk about the intrepid dogs who sniff for the missing and the deceased -- and lots more! NICST/D4D founder Mark Ruefenacht and his diabetic-alert dog Hollis will host. More info temporarily available at: www.dogtalklive.org. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82227218792#

December 2, 2020, 4 pm PDT

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, N.C.

A virtual event featuring Maria and fellow

NY Times bestselling dog-book author Cat

Warren in conversation with each other about
sniffer dogs. The price of admission is the

price of one of their SIGNED books, or

just $5 if you want to watch but not buy.

Tickets and more info:

https://bit.ly/3nwTdx2 

August 4, 2020, noon to 1:30 pm

Rotary Club San Francisco

Zoom presentation of heartwarming stories

of doctor dogs and their people, as well as the

intriguing science behind what these dogs dog. 

Maria will also provide an update on what's going

on in the world of training dogs to detect Covid-19.

Sign up as a guest here:

https://sfrotary.com/event/e-meeting---doctor-dogs/ 

April 25, 2020, 3 pm

Book Passage-CANCELLED due to

COVID-19 closures. Will reschedule and 

may have an online event. Will 

update here if so.

Ferry Building, San Francisco, California

Discussion, Q&A, book signing, and

meet an amazing medical detection dog!

Free

November 16, 2019, 4 pm to 6 pm

Brickworks

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington

Discussion, book signing, Parkinson's

detection dog demo

November 9, 2019, 2 pm

San Francisco SPCA

250 Florida Street, San Francisco

Discussion, Q&A, book signing, and

meet an amazing medical detection dog!

Free

November 7, 2019

Marines Memorial Club

San Francisco

Special American Humane event

By invitation

October 25, 2019, 1 pm

Book Passage (cancelled bc of fire safety outages)

Corte Madera, California

Discussion, Q&A, book signing, and

meet an amazing medical detection dog!

Free

October 4-5, 2019

Hero Dog Awards

Judge

Come say hi at the events!

Beverly Hills

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Hollis, the yellow Lab Zoom host for the Dog Talk Live Event, only moonlights as a host. His real job is alerting to his person's diabetic lows. He is absolutely devoted to his job and to his person. 

Photo, courtesy of his person, Mark Ruefenacht

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