Building Rental


The Merrimac Dog Training Club, Inc.

building is located at 15 Newsome Place

Hampton, Virginia 23661-1117


Merrimac is housed in a 15,000 square foot climate-controlled facility. It is available for rent by other clubs for dog-related events at a reasonable rate. Obedience, agility, conformation, barn hunt, special events, club meetings, seminars and workshops are easily accommodated in this building. (Note: Weight pulling events are excluded.)



Our Training Area



The training area in building 15 has wall-to-wall shock-absorbent flooring. Added features are an exhibitor crating space, two dog exercise areas, two rest rooms, a kitchenette, a large foyer, office table space, and ample parking around the entire building. Motels accepting dogs are within ten minutes driving time. Fast food and shopping are also nearby.

The attached building 17 currently accomodates two barn hunt training rings and one 814 square foot gated and matted training ring. There is also an office, one rest room, another room, and a room with a laundry sink.

In general, rental periods are limited to weekends to avoid conflicts with MDTC training classes. The facility becomes available at 4:00 p.m. the evening before the first day of the rental period and ending by 6:00 p.m. of the last day of the rental period.

To get started, check out Merrimac's Events page to see the dates that are already taken either by the club or other renters. Then choose your date.

When you find a date that is not already taken, contact Lynda Fairchild,, the MDTC Building Rental Coordinator, to answer any rental questions and to request a Rental Agreement Form.

You may also request a Rental Agreement Form by writing to our Post Office Box at the following address: Merrimac Dog Training Club, Attn: MDTC Building Rental Coordinator, P. O. Box 9187, Hampton, VA 23670.

Or call our club phone: (757) 723-8141 to leave a message. Your call will be returned shortly.