Monday, September 12, 2011

The Dog Park News (September 12, 2011)

Fairbanks celebrates Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Eric Engman/News-Miner Lucy, a 5-month old Siberian husky owned by Michelle Noyd, enjoys the activities during Responsible Dog Ownership Day at the Fairbanks Dog Park Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2011. Eric Engman/News-Miner Trucker, left, ...
New dog park opens in De Pere
New dog park opens in De Pere.
After city match, total tops $55000 for dog park
Destin Log
With a unanimous vote during Tuesday night's city council meeting, Destin brass agreed to match up to $38927.85, minus about $16000 that was previously donated, for construction of the city's first dog park, which would be located at the intersection ...
Puppy plunge in Cromwell raises funds for dog park (videos)
Middletown Press
Saturday, supporters of a proposed dog park in town went that one better and added the growling and barking of equally happy dogs. On a day blessed with ideal weather, the Cromwell Dog Park Committee held an event that enabled dogs and their owners to ...
Dog park opens in De Pere
A leash cutting ceremony was held this morning at the new dog park, located on the east side of Highway 41. Man's best friend could be seen running around on the opening day. A balloon release was also featured at today's grand opening event. ...

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Sound For Hounds at Brookdale Park
By Tara Chowaniec The Brookdale Dog Park provided the ideal location Saturday for Sound for the Hounds, a concert that was, quite literally, for the dogs. The event was sponsored by United Against Puppy Mills, a non-profit organization devoted to ...
Pooches take the plunge
Iowa City Press Citizen
A fundraiser for the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee, the dog paddle has become an end-of-summer tradition. Kim Kirchner, a JCDogPac board member and the event's coordinator, said the dog paddle is the committee's primary fundraiser for the ...
Empire editorial: Dog park a good idea
Juneau Empire
All of this makes us pleased to see the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee raised the prospect of creating an enclosed dog park in Juneau. It's surprising that a town as pup-friendly as Juneau doesn't already have one, and we think the time for ...
A Day of Service: Dozens Plant Trees In Honor of Lives Lost
His memory will live on at Siouxland Freedom Park's dog park. "We'll always remember him, when it comes to Christmas, when it comes to Halloween, when it comes to those holidays, we'll remember him. And with the Dog Park, the dogs were so much a part ...
South Sioux City Park honors fallen sailor
Just a day before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, volunteers planted trees on the future site of a dog park at the Siouxland Freedom Park. On hand the family of John Douangdara the South Sioux City sailor who was killed in action last month in ...
Director hired for Myriad Gardens Foundation
Improvements included a replacement of the glass exterior at the Crystal Bridge and Tropical Conservatory and improvements inside, the addition of a children's park, dog park, ice skating rink, restaurant, waterfalls, an amphitheater and a renovated ...
Tennis In The Park
CBS New York
“I have a kid and a dog and there's a dog park, a playground, and Shake Shack,” Hayley, a 35-year old mother who lives near Madison Square Park, said. “Watching the US Open here is a good excuse and extra incentive to get the baby and the dog outside ...
RH Line calls printed Sept. 11
"We are new to the area and looking for a dog park. I'm just curious as to why Loveland has one dog park and all of the surrounding communities have quite a few. . . . Loveland, don't you care about your dogs?"
Dogs take to the chilly water during the second annual Dog Swim in Waynesboro
The Herald-Mail
The $5 admission fee for the swim will benefit the newly developed Northside Dog Park. Right now, there is no water source for the half-acre dog park off North Potomac Street Extended. Driscoll said he is hoping to raise enough money to add a water ...

Editorial: A place for the pooch
News & Observer
Clayton longtimers may bemoan the fact that town leaders feel the need to have a dog park. They likely remember a time when there was enough open space dogs and cats could run freely and roam where they darn well pleased. But that's not the world we ...
Fido Gets One Last Summer Swim
Eastern Iowa Life
Saturday's fun is benefiting fun for the future. ”It looks like, as you can see, a big success and this is our main money making that we have and put back into the dog park,” said Iowa City Dog Park Board Member Diane Dowing.
Neb. residents gather on 10th anniversary of 9/11
Houston Chronicle
About 40 residents planted 50 trees at the site of a dog park in the works for the city. Douangdara's sister Chan Follen called it a fitting tribute to her brother. "The dogs were so much a part of his life ... we will bring our dogs out here and we'll ...
Dog-A-Pool-Ooza raises money for area organizations
Idaho State Journal
“I think dogs do very well off-leash because they can get away if they feel threatened,” Homstad said. “It kind of has that dog park feel to it, open, off-leash.” Due to health regulations, humans were not allowed in the pool with the dogs. ...
All hounds on deck
Pueblo Chieftain
Next door to the pool at the park's community dog park, crowds of people and dogs visited vendors, pet care givers and a shot clinic. In its fourth year, the event has clearly grown in numbers and fun, contests such as the DooDoo Drop, Hot Dog Contest ...
Runners inaugurate BozeMonster 5K obstacle race
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
About $6500 was raised for future plans, such as a skate park, dog park, BMX pump track and micro-fields, she said. The race started off with the longest obstacle-free stretch, heading down a trail to a short stretch on West Oak Street before ...