To become a member of Take The Lead, make your selection from the menu below and click the Join button.  New members will receive a membership pin from Take The Lead. If you would rather join Take The Lead off-line through regular mail, please click here to download our membership form in Adobe PDF format which you can print, fill out and mail to our office at PO Box 6353, Watertown, NY  13601. (Note that once you download the form, you can fill it out on your screen, print and then sign the form for mailing). You can also FAX your completed membership form to Take The Lead at 315-786-1874

Please note that you will have the option to make your membership contribution in the memory or honor of someone or something special. Simply enter this information on the second check out page.

Membership Options

Family $50
Individual $30
Lifetime $750
Silver $1000
Gold $2500
Diamond $5000
Platinum $7,500

Junior (free)

An open letter from the chairman of Take The Lead, Pam Beale

Take The Lead was established in 1993 to provide direct services, support and care for those in the purebred dog community who were facing the devastating challenges of life-threatening or terminal illness.

As of 2015, Take The Lead surpassed the $4 million mark in distributions to cover expenses for those in our community whose resources did not match the challenges they face.

Are you a member?  Won’t you please help?

Take The Lead has a monumental task and responsibility to provide unique and critical services to the community of purebred dogs.

By becoming a member of Take The Lead or renewing your past membership, you ensure that we can continue to provide this essential support to our most vulnerable friends. By becoming a member, you give back to the sport what is very likely merely a fraction of the support and pleasure it has given you over the years.

Membership support is so important because it truly strengthens and sustains Take The Lead and thus allows us to better serve our community, especially in these difficult financial times.

Please demonstrate your commitment by becoming a 2016 member!!

I do hope that I can count on you as a partner in strengthening our wonderful community.



Pamela G. Beale, Chairman