Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 29, 2012

Los Angeles County CA has changed its policy so that it now permits dogs to accompany their humans in outdoor dining areas of participating restaurants!

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New dog park under construction in Gloucester MA.

Dog park has just been approved for Bangor ME.

Fundraising is now underway for dog parks in Alexandria VA and Clemmons NC.

Dog parks have been proposed for West Palm Beach FL, Schuykill Haven PA, Huntington WV and Chelmsford MA.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 28, 2012)

Israel, home to 7 million people and 400,000 dogs, has dog parks in 64 of its cities.
New dog parks proposed for Lewes DE, Boyertown PA, Dane County WI, Liberty IN and Butler County OH.
Jacksonville FL councilman looking for approval to build $75,000 dog park inside Ed Austin Regional Park.
Chicago IL suburbs of Elk Grove and Des Plaines looking to build dog parks in response to increasing dog populations.
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New Houston TX community development by Greystar will feature cyber lounge, sky lounge and dog park.
New Petaluma CA shopping center will feature boutiques, open space for street fairs and a dog park.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 26, 2012)

New dog beach opens in Brevard County FL and new dog park opens in Washington City UT.

Designs for dog park approved for San Juan Capistrano CA will be considered in March/April.

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New dog parks proposed for Kelowna BC Canada, Coos Bay/North Bend OR, Peterborough ON Canada and Rockdale GA.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 25, 2012)

Two new dog parks break ground: the new Beneful Dream Dog Park in Alabaster AL and the dog park in Paso Robles CA!

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New dog parks proposed for Burke VA, Oak Forest IL, Derby CT, North Liberty IA, Tuscola IL, Puyallup WA and two for Billings MT.

Dedham MA extends their temporary dog park for another six months.

Dog parks have been approved for Clemmons NC, Bullhead City AZ and Cincinnati OH.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 24, 2012)

New dog parks approved for Bangor ME, Cupertino CA, Eagan MN, Airdrie AB Canada, Portland OR, White Rock BC Canada, Burns TN, Klamath Falls OR, Montgomery IL and Independence OR.

Stone Mountain GA's mayor wants council members to come up with lots of ideas during thie weekend's retreat about fixing the dog park controversy.

Dog parks proposed for Richmond CT, East Falls PA, Keene NH, Hays KS, Sunset Hills MO, Oak Park IL and Silverton OR.

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Dog park trial in College Heights PG Canada strangely comes to an end because, according to officials, it was sited too close to roadways raising worries that car crashes might (but had not yet) occur. ??

New dog parks open in Binghamton NY and Statham GA.

Rancho Palos Verdes CA's city coouncil moving towards dog beach pilot program.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 22, 2012)

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New dog parks proposed for Coos Bay OR, Shelter Island NY, Eagan MN, Williams Lake BC Canada, Fredericksburg VA, Fort Worth TX, Cincinnati OH, Hartford CT and Traverse City MI.

Fundraising is complete for the construction of a dog park in Ocean Pines MD.

Improvements coming to oldest dog park in in Portland OR.

New dog parks approved for Lynchburg VA, McCook NE, Mount pleasant PA and Hanford CA. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 21, 2012)

Laguna Beach CA's ban on distribution of single use plastic bags creates stinky problem for dog owners scooping the poop.

Council in Stonnington VIC Australia shocks residents by rejecting dog park despite council's own report that residents overwhelmingly support it.

New dog park under construction in Mobile AL.

Rancho Palos Verdes CA voting today on a possible dog park.

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Dog parks proposed for East Falls (Philly) PA and Oneonta NY.

A former Creole cream cheese factory in New Orleans LA has been converted into a mixed-income apartment complex with dog park.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 20, 2012)

New dog park opens in Beech Mountain NC.

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Construction underway on dog park in Paso Robles CA.

New dog parks proposed for Dallas TX, Lexington VA and Oak Island NC.

Dog park's commission and reviews are complete and plans forwarded to engineers and architects in San Juan Capistrano CA.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 19, 2012)

Plans for new Gloucester MA dog park includes lots of dog-themed artistic elements, like murals on the ceiling of the pagoda, sculptures, folksy benches with dogs at each end, and granite agility equipment.

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New dog parks proposed for Westfield MA, Stillwater MN, Fenton MO, Santee CA, Toronto ON Canada;s 11th Ward and Danvers MA.

The dog park in Crescenta Valley CA is now under construction.

Knoxville TN is holding the Mardi Growl parade on March 3rd.

Farmington Hills MI may build its new dog park on the site of the demolished William Grace Elementary School.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 18, 2012)

Dog park in West Olympia WA now in jeopardy because it was sited by city planners much too close to residences -- noise complaints abound.

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Dog park approved for Carol Stream IL.

Dog poisoning reports near Leslieville dog park in Toronto ON Canada; three dogs have died after seizures between February 11 - 14.

New dog parks proposed for New Richmond WI, Los Altos CA, Edgewater NJ, Cody WY, Oak Cliff TX, Elsemere DE.

Fundraising underway for improvements to dog park in Dennis MA.

Oro Valley AZ's $27,660 Heritage Fund grant to build a dog park is cancelled.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 17, 2012)

Fundraiser for construction of new Logan Square Dog Park in Chicago IL involves selling a custom-labeled line of wine!

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Spotsylvania VA's dog park, opposed by the county planning commission, is still approved to be built in 2016-17 in capital plan.

Dog parks proposed for Northbrook IL, Enterprise AL, Dublin CA, Salen OR, Cedar City UT, Auburn NY, Jeffersonville IN, Newark CA and Nashua NH.

New dog park has been approved for Hectorville SA Australia at Denis Morrissey Park for $66,500.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 16, 2012)

Pooches protest NYU's seizure of The Village dog park to make way for construction of a high rise.

New dog parks proposed for River Edge NJ, Farmington Hills MI, Innisfil ON Canada, Port Angeles WA, Gig Harbor WA, Brecksville OH, Calverton NY and Meaford ON Canada.

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Bids for construction of fencing and a water line okayed for dog park in Jamestown ND.

Construction to begin on Paso Robles CA's first ever dog park.

Improvements proposed to amenities of dog park in Cedarvale ON Canada.

Dog parks have been approved in Jeffersonville IN, Agawam MA and Bangor ME.

Palm Desert CA experiments with dirt turf, somehow hoping that grass will grow without seeding it; residents think it is doggone stupid.

$200K dog park recommended to Spotsylvania VA county planning commission.

Nutro pays for naming rights to Brentwood TN's only dog park -- $5K/year for 5 years. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 14, 2012)

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Stone Mountain GA officials try to move their current dog park into Stone mountain Park's "natural district" but were turned down because it would require cutting 1-2 acres of trees.

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Diamond Bar CA's new dog park starts construction in May on 1.35 acre site. It will include small and large dog areas, an ADA-accessible pathway and dog water fountains.

Dog parks have been proposed for Wausau WI, East Windsor CT and White Rock City BC Canada.

New dog park planned for Corpus Christi TX will cost around $25K -- city has donated the land and $2600 has been raised so far.

Austin MN's SPARK dog park group has secured the dog park site and is raising $15K to fence it in.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 13, 2012)

Dog parks have been approved for Diamond Bar CA, Binghamton NY and Corpus Christi TX.

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Toowoomba QL Australia has 28 off-leash dog parks but not a one is fenced in. Petitions are now circulating by residents to get at least one fenced.

Dog parks have been proposed for Farmington Hills MI and Eldersburg MD.

Muskogee AZ's mayor is requesting a $35K grant to establish a dog park.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 12, 2012)

Dog park in Traverse City MI is well under construction.

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Dog parks have been proposed for Spotsylvania County VA, St George UT, Harris and College Townships PA, and Edgewater FL.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 11, 2012)

New dog beach opens in Indian Harbour FL and new dog park opens in Fogelsville PA.

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State of Ohio is currently the only with state with statewide breed-specific legislation (BSL). The General Assembly has just repealed it, but supporters still anxiously wait for the governor to sign the bill.

Dog park under construction in Montgomery AL.

Source of overblown rumor at Merritt BC Canada dog park that a dog was killed by rat poison there finally was determined to have started with someone overhearing an innocent conversation and embellishing it -- over and over again. Let's end the rumor now -- no dog was killed or poisoned at the dog park in Merritt.

Dog parks proposed for Bayport MN, Boyertown PA, New Franklin OH, Barnstable MA, Southaven MS, Farmington Hills MI and Keiser WV.

Tulsa OK claims to their commissioners that their dog park, Biscuit Acres, has been "ranked among the best in the country" -- unknown by whom.

New dog parks have been approved for Diamond Bar CA, Maricopa CA, Austin MN and Livermore CA.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 10, 2012)

  • Dog park in Renton WA gets approved to stay open for 3 more years.
  • Dog park now open in Manassas Park VA.
  • New affordable, multi-family housing in Victoria TX will have a dog park.
  • Dog parks approved for Hectorville SA Australia and Clermont FL.
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  • Dog parks now under construction in Niagara Falls ON Canada, Valley Stream NY and Wichita KS.
  • Largest synthetic grass dog park in the USA is now open in Fremont CA containing 40,000 square feet of clean, mud-free K9Grass.
  • New dog parks proposed for West Palm Beach FL, Millbare CA, Boyertown PA, Greenwood NS Canada, Mount Kisco NY, Westfield MA, Napa CA, Evergreen Park IL, and Maricopa CA.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 09, 2012)

Pet wolf welcomed by dogs but met with mixed reactions when brought to dog park in Saskatoon SK Canada.

The AKC is opposed to Rhode Island Senate Bill 2193, which seeks to virtually eliminate debarking from being performed in RI. According to the AKC, debarking is a viable veterinary procedure that may allow a dog owner to keep a dog that barks excessively in its loving home rather than being forced to surrender it to a shelter.

Stone Mountain GA tensions running high over dog owners' pleas to re-open Red Dog Park.

Dog parks proposed for Chisago County MN, Westfield MA, Austin MN, Ridgefield WA, Worcester MA, Los Gatos CA, Boyertown PA and Nashua NH.

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Dog park under construction in North Wichita KS.

A new public toilet with a drinking fountain for people and dogs will be installed at Swarbrick's Landing in Hamilton New Zealand.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 08, 2012)

New dog parks open in Clovis NJ, Bartlesville OK and San Francisco CA.

Moose Jaw SK Canada is proposing $72K to construct either one 8-acre or two 4-acre off-leash dog parks.

Dog parks proposed for Hectorville SA Australia, Binghamton NY, Leesburg VA, Wilkes-Barre PA and Cortlandt NY.

New dog parks approved for Somers NY, Manningham VIC Australia and Lawrenceville PA.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 07, 2012)

Hawaii introduces state bill that outlaws selling or giving away unsterilized dogs, excluding humane societies and shelters. Opposition to it raised by breeders because HI severely restricts animal imports, limiting current dogs' bloodlines and gene pools.

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New dog parks open(ing) in Fort Stewart GA and Bachelor OR.

Dog parks proposed for Maricopa CA, Rye City and Ryetown NY, Merrimack NH, Eldersburg MD and Lewiston NY.

New dog parks approved for West Monroe LA, Lexington SC, Mundy Pond NL Canada and Oak Cliff TX.

Woman walking unleashed dogs in leash-required park in Pasadena CA uses car to run over park employee after receiving third warning to leash dogs.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 06, 2012)

Charlotte NC dog park plans squashed by the FBI and NC Crime Commission so that a telecommunication tower slated to be moved off the site stays put.

Dog parks proposed for West Monroe LA and Bartlesville OK.

Clovis NM holding grand opening of its new dog park on February 6th.

Continental AZ might close dog park after construction to install security fencing to protect school from illegal immigrants is completed.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

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The Dog Park News (February 05, 2012)

Malicious rumor of a poisoned dog at Merritt BC Canada dog park has caused damage to its reputation.
Dog park planned for Cheri Lindsey Park in Binghampton NY.

New dog park proposed for Cumberland ON Canada, Mansfield MA, Oak Park IL.

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Dog park sites proposed for Maricopa CA at Seven Ranches, HOA-owned greenbelt, and Estrella Gin.

Ruffwear is sponsoring a dog park in Mount Bachelor OR Ski Resort.

New dog park approved for Florham Park NJ, Shawano WI, Chatham NJ, Manchester CT.

Fort Lee NJ demanding property taken through eminent domain by the Port Authority for recreational use, including a dog park.

Memphis TN's Overton Park Conservancy plans include a new dog park.

New Franklin OH Boy Scout earns Eagle Scout by building a dock dog dock in the Portage Lakes State Park dog park.

San Juan Capistrano CA's Northwest Open Space now includes facilities for dogs and horses.

Manchester CT's town attorney finds the law protects the municipality in dog bite cases.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 03, 2012)

Shires Park proposed as dog park site
Shore News Today: EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Dog park organizer Donna Burns is a determined woman. She and her committee have worked for four years drumming up support and identifying locations for a place to take their dogs for additional exercise and socialization with ...

Hernando activist pulling at the leash for dog park
Memphis Commercial Appeal: By Henry Bailey On a stroll with his yorkie poos Okie (left) and Josie (also known as Dokie), dog-park advocate David Rucker notes that Lee's Summit Park in east Hernando also could contain a canine-friendly enclosure for his Yorkshire terrier-poodle ...
PAWS Park making strides
Santa Ynez Valley Journal: By Jeremy Foster, Staff Writer Things are looking up for the stewards of PAWS Park, the Santa Ynez Valley's only off-leash dog park, who say that saving the nearly 3-acre park has been an uphill struggle. The non-profit park in Buellton opened in fall ...
Curridabat Will Have The First Dog Park In Costa Rica
Inside Costa Rica: Curridabat will be for dogs, literally, as the municipality on the east side of San José will have the first park in the country exclusively for dogs and their owners. The objective of the park is to allow residents to promote the health of their dogs ...
City says no sign of dog poison found
Merritt News: A radio report earlier this week warned locals that rat poison had been left at the City's dog park and rat poison had killed a dog. However, Merritt RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore says no one has contacted the police about a dead or sick dog.
Register Pets, Check Kids' Health on Thursday
Patch: By Jason Koestenblatt A group of dogs at the Long Valley Dog Park greet a new visitor to the park. If we don't get an answer about how long winter will last today, it's probably because Punxsutawney Phil is out enjoying the nice weather, ...
Brooklyn Animal Shelter closing; pit bulls not 'vicious'; Medina Township man ...
Plain Dealer: Donations of pet food and gift cards from pet-supplies stores are being collected from 10 am to 1:30 pm Sunday at the Lakewood Dog Park, 1699 Valley Parkway, for My Best Friend's Bowl, which gives pet food to low-income families in Lakewood, ...

Indian River Community Calendar: Updated Feb. 3
TCPalm: Off-Leash Dog Park, 1230 16th Ave., Vero Beach, 9 am. $75. . Saturday Breakfast: Vero Beach Masonic Lodge, 1959 14th Ave., 7-10 am, $5. Family Karaoke Party: Singing, dancing. Swingsation's 14th Ave.
How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby
All Pet News: Take the dog to the dog park or other places where he can interact with other people (and other dogs). Another way to prepare your dog for things to come is to start using things like baby lotion and shampoo so he starts to learn what those smells are.

New Year's resolutions for you and your pet My second New Years resolution for 2012 is to visit a dog park in my area. I've wanted to take my dogs to Pierson Bark Park, located at 11787 East 131st in Fishers, IN 46038. The bark park's phone number is (317) 577-BARK. This dog park offers a brick ...
News Briefs
Oak Park Leaves: ... the Park District has collected public input through community meetings and surveys to help shape the future of Ridgeland Common which currently features an outdoor pool, indoor ice arena, meeting room, sports fields, sled hill and dog park.
Buellton keeping its 20-year-old promises
Santa Ynez Valley News: The city has two wonderful parks, Oak Valley Park and River View Park, as well as PAWS Park, an off-leash dog park at La Pita Place and Dawn Drive that is maintained by volunteers. In addition, it bought the former Zaca Creek Golf Course last year.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 02, 2012)

Bare Cove Park Is Not A Dog Park
Patch: Bare Cove Park is not a dog park,” Coyle said. “We can't have broken bones, we can't. We have to toughen the rules a little bit.” Coyle said in the last few years, the number of dogs per person has become an issue at the park and owners have not been ...
New PoCo dog park site not good for neighbours
Coquitlam Now: When PoCo decided to create another offleash dog park in the downtown, they built it directly behind where I have lived for the past 18 years. What was once a quiet little green belt is now an area full of yappy and barking dogs.
Denison Young Professionals plan for Denison dog park
SW Iowa News: As a community outreach project the Denison Young Professionals (DYP) are seeking to plan, raise funds for, and construct a dog park in Denison. A likely location for the park, according to DYP member Brad Bonner, is the south side of Union Park ...
Ranger uses electric shock on man walking dogs off leash
Cal Coast News: [SFChronicle] Gary Hesterberg was walking his dogs off leash on Sunday at Rancho Corral de Tierra, an area that had long been an off leash dog park. In December, the park was incorporated into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which requires ...

Public Comment Being Taken on Dog Friendly Parks for Laramie
KOWB: With the exception of the dog park at Optimist Park, Zook says the dog friendly areas won't differ much from other areas within the parks. All will be patrolled by Animal Control to ensure compliance by dog owners. Phase 1 of the redevelopment of ...
Lot May Be Used for Sports
The Missourian: Another idea is a portion of the green space be fenced off for a dog park, Arand said. Then, Arand explained that there is more to a dog park than a fenced-in area for pets, but small structures can be placed inside the park.
Hickory Ridge wants gathering place in village center
Baltimore Sun: Others imagine a dog park adjacent to the shopping center, or perhaps a playground. The Hickory Ridge Community Association, meanwhile, has its own preferences, starting with a Columbia Association presence in the village center, and something that...

DiMattina Playground Money Going To The Dogs—In A Good Way
Patch: “The neighborhood is really lacking a good dog park. So after the renovations I will definitely bring them back.” The cost of the project, which is still pending approval by Community Board 6, will be split down the middle between the offices of ...
Furry friends and prix fixe food
Providence Eyewitness News: If you're looking for a great outdoor activity with your pup, why not try one of the many dog parks like the one at Hanes Park in Barrington. Dogs will love spending time sniffing, playing, and running with others. Dozens of pet lovers come every day.
Editorial: 'Thumbs' for January
Pomerado Newspaper Group: While doing this beautification, maybe new directional signage to the dog park and sports fields could be added too. THUMBS UP to the Rancho Bernardo and Poway chapters of Soroptimist International for sponsoring a free showing of the 33-minute ...
From crazy weather, to crazy about the weather
Chicago Sun-Times: “This morning we woke up and decided to go to the dog park.” Reeves and Edgar Lemos of Aurora spent Tuesday afternoon with their pet Wrigley at the Lincoln Park dog park. “The weather is really weird, but I like it,” Lemos said.
Perkasie Treat Corner offers peanut-free summer snacking
Montgomery Newspapers: Perkasie Treat Corner will also still host all the fundraisers it did previously, with the eighth annual Dog Days of Summer fundraiser for Perkasie Dog Park scheduled for the first Sunday in August. The Feldmans' store has been one of the top 100 ...

One-Year Anniversary of Historic Blizzard
Patch: Runners hit area trails Tuesday taking advantage of temperatures that reached into the 50s, while the Lake in the Hills Bark Park Dog Park had a fair number of visitors stop by to let their dogs out for a muddy romp. The warm weather has been an ...
Those were the days
Eagle Valley Enterprise: A herd of approximately 400 elk had congregated in the lower Brush Creek Valley, most notably at the Eagle Ranch Dog Park location. Craig Wescoatt, of what was then the Colorado Division of Wildlife, warned residents that wildlife and dogs don't mix ...
Town plans to progress in belt-tightening times
Hi-Desert Star: Officials plan for that progress to continue on projects such as a funding plan for infrastructure maintenance, a replacement animal shelter, a new youth sports park, a dog park and the General Plan update. The town has managed to keep reserves strong, ...
Friends of the four-legged world
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers: The newest facility is the totally donated Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Center which opened in 2010 with a public dog park & equine rescue. 2010 also saw the addition of the Vetmobile: a low-cost veterinary mobile services for residents that may have trouble ...
Williams Lays Out Plan for Mayor with Hand on City's Pulse; City Manager ...
HNN Citing the victory in the Dog Park contest, as an example of community achievement competing with cities across the country, Williams shook his head and said, “too many times [economic problems at] city hall has gotten in the way of progress.

Strategic plan receives input from public
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News: The ideas varied from specific, like a desire to see the construction of a dog park to general, like securing local industry such as a nursing home community. The public input will be added to the 2012 plan and continually tweaked by the Governmental ...
Suite Deal For Your Four-Legged Friends
Patch: It's like a big dog park out there for them," she said. "A lot of other places just have a small cement area or none at all." Inside, there's room for as many as 105 dogs. Preppy Pet Suites offers unlimited overnight boarding for dogs, cats, ...
No evidence of Merritt dogs being targeted by rat poison
CFJC TV Kamloops: Reports that a dog died after being poisoned at a Merritt dog park has local officials scratching their heads. The rumour hit Merritt media this morning, but so far there is no proof that any dog was killed as a result of being poisoned.
New tax bite steams our first caller
Port Huron Times Herald: We have property to use without needing more of our park for a dog park." » Robert from Port Huron: "To Bob Foster from Fort Gratiot: You say the rich create jobs? Well that's funny. If the rich create jobs why am I still unemployed?
Madeira Beach manager plans fast action
Tampa Bay Newspapers: The proposed dog park off of the Causeway Boulevard Bridge passed another key step in the approval process, Mayor Travis Palladeno said. The county real estate board gave an OK to the park plans, he said. The county approval had been critical, ...

An Austin state of mind: Say yes
Savannah Morning News: Dog park? YES! Mobile food units? YES! Will 2012 be the year of YES! in Savannah? I've already said YES! What about you? Jake Hodesh is executive director of The Creative Coast, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the creative and ...
Satisfaction runs rampant in Sun City
Bluffton Today: The Dog Park and Pickleball courts were rated at 4.1. The facilities here are also nurturing residents' creative side. The Woodworkers Shop was ranked almost a 4.8. The art studios, billiards and sewing room scored a 4.4. The Photography Studio and ...

Doggy dream a reality in North Adelaide
Standard Messenger: PROUD: Erin O'Brien takes CJ to try out the new dog park in North Adelaide. ERIN O'Brien was just 12 years old when she started a petition for a dog park in North Adelaide. Two years on, the North Adelaide teenager has seen her dream come true with the ...

City manager: Improvements program should lead to more planning
Southeast Missourian: ... council members allocated $400000 to bolster city reserves and for seven other projects, including a community garden, parking renovation at the River Heritage Museum, recreational trail lighting, sidewalks for Kingsway Drive and a dog park.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Dog Park News (February 01, 2012)

Canine nirvana: A walk around the Oak Bluffs dog park
Martha's Vineyard Times: By Gwyn McAllister On any given day, between 8 and 9 in the morning and again just before dark, you'll find dozens of dogs and their owners at the Tradewinds Fields Preserve, familiarly known as the dog park in Oak Bluffs. The 71.8 acre property, ...

Dog Park Planning Underway (With Poll)
Patch: Linda La Bella Paré, a Madison Patch reader, said on Facebook that her family frequented a dog park in Middlefield last summer. "It is really nice because they have two separate areas, one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs.
Come and join the Spotsy dog-park team Since dancing across the front page of the newspaper in September, progress has been made on the Spotsylvania dog park ["Spotsylvania couple starts dog-park effort," Sept. 29]. The Spotsylvania Dog Park Committee has been formed.

Hundred-foot mural in dog park
The Bee: Fido's Indoor Dog Park, just south of Holgate at 4949 SE 25th Avenue, recently installed a new 100-foot-long mural in their doggy play area. Owner Josephine Cetta (shown here, with pooch “Luna”, beside a section of the mural) explains, “The wall was ...

Weather officials say warmer weather to continue this week
Today's News-Herald: By JAYNE HANSON Dozens of canines chased, sniffed, and frolicked in unofficial 70-something temperatures Monday at Lions Dog Park at London Bridge Beach Park. Lake Havasu City resident Crystal Trautman plays ball with 2-year-old Champ, ...
City parks and recreation: Twin Lakes condition, dog park, B-Line Trail
The Herald-Times: Considering Bloomington's extensive park network, why is it so difficult for Bloomington Parks to to take the lead and establish an in town dog park? Karst is outside of town. Griffy is outside of town. DAVE WILLIAMS: We've spent a considerable amount ...

Anthem Pets, Saving Lives
In & Out of Anthem: But many don't know Anthem Pets emerged seven years ago when it lobbied hard for a piece of Anthem land to build a dog park. The Anthem Community Council sent the group packing, so it created its award-winning, eco-friendly dog park at Jackass Acres on ...

Agawam canine calendar boasts the prettiest pooches in the city Club members hope to raise the $50000 needed to create a one-acre, public dog park adjacent to Shea Field off Maynard Street. Club president Scott F. Milliken said group members want to create a dog park strictly with private funds on a wooded stretch ...

New Dakota County park will be Whitetail Woods, expected to open in 2012
Pioneer Press: The park's recommended master plan calls for a visitor center, trails, picnic and event areas, camping cabins, an off-leash dog park and a disc-golf course. The $5.2 million first phase of the project will include a gravel road, paved parking, ...
Even dogs have their day with the flu
Lexington Herald Leader: To that end, owners with unvaccinated dogs may want to avoid places like pet stores, the dog park and dog competitions. The American Kennel Club suggests owners who get a vaccine for kennel cough may want to consider a flu vaccine for their pet.

Unseasonably warm
Beatrice Daily Sun: Francis Johnson and Marty Seymour brought five dogs to the dog park Monday afternoon. Seymour said even when it's cold outside, they try to get their bigger dogs to the dog park every day, but on Monday, even the little ones got to come.
2012 Super Bowl commercials: Which Doritos spot could win the $1 million prize? The second new Doritos commercial is called “Dog Park.” The comical spot features competitive dogs that need inspiration to run through an obstacle course. When one owner says, “I hope you brought the dog treats,” the second replies, “I brought the ...

Events at Broward Animal Care
Local 10: January and February are busy with plenty of events that will highlight our adoptable pets and the great programs and services we provide: Saturday, January 28:Doggie-Palooza from 10 am to 3 pm at Happy Tails Dog Park in Seminole Park, 6600 SW 16 St., ...
Canine owners call
Hume Star: The John Ilhan Memorial Reserve in Westmeadows has also been recommended for a dog park in the future. Residents can provide feedback on the plan, which includes dog park provision guidelines, before 29 February this year.
Edmond Police Warn Residents Of Recent Car Break-Ins KWTV: She was at the Hefner Dog Park and was only there for 15 minutes when her car was hit in a smash and grab. "I am happy they arrested someone, I could really care less about my stuff. I'm just happy they found the guilty guys. Edmond police said the two ...
3 Tips for Dining Out With Your Dog
Paw Nation: You can also ask around at your local dog park or even reach out to your favorite restaurants directly to see if they ever offer pet-friendly dining options. You should also keep in mind that there may be children and dogs around, as well as loud ...
What's Up, Jan. 31, 2012
Coos Bay World: Coos Bay Dog Park Planning 6 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 420 Highland, Coos Bay.  Murder Mystery Dinner 7 pm, The Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend. $50. Benefits Relay for Life. No host bar 6 pm  Allegany Volunteer ...

Happy birthday, Buellton
Santa Ynez Valley News: Buellton Town Center on East Highway 246 is home to Albertsons supermarket and CVS pharmacy; the city has two large parks, Oak Valley Park and River View Park, as well as an off-leash dog park at La Pita Place and Dawn Drive, known as PAWS Park, ...
Voter deadline nears for presidential primaries
Daily Comet: The tax, estimated to collect about $2.1 million per year, would pay for the addition of a full-size football field, dog park, walking trail, soccer fields and a pond at Andolsek Park. Other proposed improvements include paving the parking lot, ...
Vox Populi: 'Why would anybody in their right mind want to run for president ...
Savannah Morning News: “I think it'd be better to have a little shower that the dogs at the dog park could run through. I'm sure everyone would be a lot happier knowing that their dog wasn't in the pool with everyone else. It'd be more sanitary.” “Newt Gingrich, the great ...
RED Finances $72 Million FHA Insured Sub Rehab Loan For Aimco Apartment ...
San Francisco Chronicle: Common amenity improvements will include a fitness center, clubhouse and theater, indoor pool, outdoor covered and heated lounge with fireplace, a fenced dog park and a sustainable, drought-tolerant landscaping design.