Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 31, 2012)

DogParksUSA arrived in San Diego California today for the second phase of WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012, and started visiting dog parks and dog beaches right away. San Diego has a lot of dog parks for us to assess, so we'll be very busy for the next two days, but one sign caught our attention ...
... a car wash with a big banner that says "Coin operated Dog Wash now open!" DogParksUSA just had to check it out.
It is a coin-operated machine in which you place your dog (it can handle all sizes, according to the owner, including bull mastiffs) and for $10.00, you can wash, lather, flea treat, rinse, deodorize, condition and dry your dog. The owner is hoping to set up a total of 10 of these machines in the San Diego area. This one is located inside the Rosecrans Hand Car Wash at 3768 Rosecrans Street. The car wash is offering special car wash/dog wash deals. DogParksUSA may take them up on it for its field reporters before leaving San Diego. 
One last thing: the publisher for the number one selling dog park development book is offering a special 30% off using coupon code BLOOM thru June 3rd.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 30, 2012)

Last day of WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 in Wine Coast Country, the Central Coast of California. The state beach in Cayucos allows dogs off-leash at all times. Most other dog beaches have restrictions on when dogs are permitted and where, but it's doggone open season for dogs on the state beaches in Wine Coast Country. 
DogParksUSA is heading to San Diego California tomorrow for the next phase of WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012.
New publisher sale on the number one selling dog park manual - $15 off through May 31st - - use coupon code SPRINGSALE.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 29, 2012)

DogParkUSA's Westward Hound Dog 2012 dog park assessments continue in Wine Coast Country, California. Today, dog parks were visited in Paso Robles (or El Paso de Robles), Atascadero, Morro Bay, Cayucos, and Sna Luis Obispo.  Wine Coast Country is pretty doggone dog-friendly. DogParksUSA field reporter, Shiloh, is sniffing out all the fido friendly news for future PawedCastsDogParksUSA enjoyed all the dog banners joyously on display throughout the Heilmann Dog Park in Atascadero (picture). By the way, DogParkUSA's publisher is offering 15% off on the dog park development book for a few days. Visit, select the dog park manual link and use coupon code SHOPTY2 to get your discount.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 28, 2012)

DogParksUSA is at its first official dog park assessments location today -- Wine Coast Country in San Luis Obispo County California. Visited dog parks in Cambria and Templeton and found lots of dog-friendly places in Cayucos. Staying at the Shoreline Inn in Cayucos -- incredibly dog-friendly. Check out the picture of a special hook at the entrance to my hotel room. Documenting all the dog-friendly places for a PawedCast on fido friendly Wine Coast Country. If you are a wine aficionado, a lot of the wineries here in Wine Coast Country are dog-friendly. Tune in again to find out more about Westward Hound Dog 2012.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 27, 2012)

DogParksUSA is in Ventura CA today. We left Fort Lauderdale on May 23rd at 4PM EST, and drove and drove and droven along I-10, boondocking in the car for 3 nights, and covered 2,400 miles, arriving in southern California almost two days earlier than their first reservation in San Luis Obispo! Be assured that DogParksUSA stuck to 65mph or less the whole way (optimal gas mileage and n o trooper worries).

DogParksUSA really hates I-10 now, though! It is like a spaghetti bowl in New Orleans, Houston, and San Antonio (you never know if it is going to divert left, divert right, unexpectedly without hardly any notice). Youch! And the desert is so ugly in Texas, from San Antonio to New Mexico -- El Paso looked absolutely dismal from I-10 (DogParksUSA has a 2 day dog park visit planned there; and hopes it looks better off of I-10) -- like a decrepit Mexican shanty town. There were a few high points, though. We spotted a few wind turbines in Texas near Big Bend Park and then saw the blades for two more wind turbines being transported on the other side of the highway back towards those small wind farms; the blades look really outer spacey and very long and unusually transported one-by-one on six tractor trailers. Then there was a fantastic section south of Tucson AZ along I-10 in Texas Canyon -- boy, the rock formations there were incredible -- it didn't look like Mother Nature placed those rocks that way, but of course, we have no proof nothing else did, and it is just really cool looking! Another high point was in the San Bernardino Valley in California -- we have never seen such a huge amount of turbines there -- wind farms covered the hills there and the wind gusts were tremendous on the highway, so obviously the location was ideal -- the turbines were large, small, and there were at least 300 or more of them. We couldn't view them as well as I wanted to while driving down those 5-lane winding highways there but everywhere we looked for miles and miles, were arrays of wind turbines. Starting in New Mexico and through Arizona, the freight train tracks ran closely parallel to I-40 and the amount of freight train traffic was incredible, and trains were long pulling lots of cars with two to four engines, and many of them were double-stacked with containers, every one of their 100 cars or so were double stacked. We liked watching them as they ran alongside the highway with us. We would hate to be stuck at an intersection waiting for those long trains to go by, though! Wow! We also found it interesting that, starting around San Antonio and through Arizona, every fourth pickup truck that passed ours on either side of I-40 was transporting a single refrigerator. Not loaded with furniture; just transporting one fridge. Who knew single fridge transport was so big in those parts?

We did visit one dog park today in Ventura CA (which is actually called San Buenaventura, but is commonly known everywhere, including in their own tourist material,s as "Ventura") which wasn't on the list of planned dog park assessments. The official dog park assessments start tomorrow when DogParksUSA arrives in the Wine Coast Country is California, the San Luis Obispo and Cayucos area. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 23, 2012)

  • Gilbert AZ's poo-powered dog park lighting is generating paw-sitive feedback.
  • New dog parks proposed for Paramus NJ, Lubbock TX, Portage la Prairie MB Canada.
  • DogParksUSA begins WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 trek this evening!
  • Dog park in South Ogden UT closed indefinitely due to ringworm outbreak.
  • New dog park approved for Suffolk VA due to open in late fall.
  • New dog park now open in Fairfield IA.
  • Arlington VA okays $1.5M in dog park improvements.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 22, 2012)

  • Dog Bite Prevention Week May 20-26th
  • DogParksUSA starts its WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 road trip in two more days! Follow their progress here!
  • Dog parks proposed for Culpeper VA, North Kingstown RI, Hattieburg MS.
  • Dog Days of Summer Doylestown Pub Crawl dog park fundraiser in Doylestown PA on June 30th.
  • Last day for $5 off coupon on the number one dog park development book Coupon code SHOPTY1

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 21, 2012)

  • 100-acre "country club for dogs" open for membership in Honesdale PA.
  • DogParksUSA just days away from the start of WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 - stay tuned for updates here.
  • Grand opening of new dog park in Tucson AZ scheduled for May 26th.
  • Save $5 off on the number one dog park development book here using coupon code SHOPTY1
  • Dog parks proposed for Bellevue WI, New Braunfels TX, Dothan AL, Henderson KY.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 20, 2012)

  • Grand opening of new dog park in Anderson SC on May 21st
  • Get the number one dog park development book for $25 off using coupon code BUTTER thru May 21st
  • Dog parks proposed for Palmyra PA, Bayport MN, Yorktown NY, New London CT (picture), Carl Junction MO, Bloomington IN, Conshocken PA, Lynn MA.
  • Arlington County VA approves refurbishing its dog park with construction starting the end of the summer 2012 until spring 2012
  • Follow DogParksUSA here as it goes on WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 starting May 23rd!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 19, 2012)

  • Follow the adventures of WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 from May 23rd to June 17th here
  • Grand opening of new dog park today in Spartansburg SC and in Farmington Hills MI in mid-June.
  • Pub Walk and 5K Run dog park fundraiser in Shreveport LA on May 26th.
  • Dog parks proposed for Columbia MD, Fairfax County VA, McPherson KS, Oak Ridge TN, Lynchburg VA, Hernando TN, Bloomington IN.
  • Rotary Clubs step forward with manpower for Port Angeles WA dog park construction.
  • Proposed dog park location has school board upset in Coquitlam BC Canada.
  • The number one dog park development book now on sale through May 21st for $25 off  coupon code BUTTER
  • 3rd dog park anniversary celebration in Las Cruces NM today May 19th and Bowlin' for Bassets and Beagles tomorrow May 20th also in Las Cruces NM.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 18, 2012)

  • Dog park grand openings scheduled for Simsbury CT (picture) and Upper Moreland PA on May 19th, Arlington MA on May 20th, and Jamestown ND on May 30th.
  • Get $5 off on the best selling dog park development book by using coupon code SHOPTY1 here 
  • $5K grant brings Grand Blanc MI dog park 20% along on its fundraising goal.
  • Dog parks approved for Daytona Beach FL and St Paul MN.
  • Plans for Port Hope ON Canada to be presented May 22nd.
  • Dog parks proposed for Stonington CT, Arnprior ON Canada, Bethel ME, Thunder Bay ON Canada, Columbia SC.
  • Pooch Plunge dog park fundraiser in De Pere WI on August 19th.
  • DogParksUSA is preparing for WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 dog park assessments starting in just six days
  • Any resident of The Austonian in Austin TX please contact DogParksUSA info at

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 17, 2012)

  • Bark at the Park dog park event coming to Poway CA on May 19th at 10AM.
  • Daytona Beach FL officials considering building its first dog park on Manatee Island.
  • Dog parks proposed for Auburn NY, Martinsburg WV.
  • Grand opening of new dog park in Stillwater OK around the end of May.
  • Design in process for dog park in Peterborough ON Canada.
  • DogParksUSA getting ready for WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 annual dog park assessments trip. Follow them here for trip highlights.
  • Calgary AB Canada conducting a survey to determine how many dogs one person should bring into their dog parks (DogParksUSA recommends two max per person).
  • Get the number one dog park development book for $5 off using coupon code SHOPTY1
  • Bermuda (the country)'s first dog parks have been approved for construction with a budget of $75K. A total of 3 dog parks were approved; government operating on island time; no work has been done for six weeks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 16, 2012)

  • Matching gift challenge for donors to construction fund of Doylestown PA dog park in May.
  • Dog parks approved for Clarendon MD, New Paltz NY and Westminster MD.
  • Current Issues in Public Dog Parks webinar scheduled for July 13th http://www.lorman,com
  • Union NY dog park heavily damaged by September flood waters seeking donations to rebuild and reopen.
  • Dog parks proposed for Stratham NH, Howard County MD, Ann Arbor MI, Mount Vernon MD, Lynn MA, Bluffton SC.
  • Grand opening of dog park in Jamestown ND on May 30th.
  • Dog Gone Motorcycle Ride dog park fundraiser in Williamsport PA on May 19th.
  • Dog Park Bingo fundraiser in Independence OR on May 19th.
  • DogParksUSA starts WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 in May 23rd - stay tuned here for news from the road!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 15, 2012)

  • Hormel Foods donates recycled fencing to Austin MN dog park.
  • DogParksUSA is the dog park development expert - follow them here as they start WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 on May 23rd - Any resident of The Austonian in Austin TX, please contact DogParksUSA (click here). Thanks!
  • Aliso Viejo CA dog park proposal has the budget, the community support and the design -- now all it needs is city support.
  • Dog parks proposed for Temple TX, Derby CT, Rome GA, Bloomington IN, Little Rock AR.
  • Egg Harbor NJ's Police Athletic League partnership may build long-awaited dog park.
  • Dog park approved for Clarke County VA.
  • Dog park grand opening in Manchester CT on June 3rd.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 14, 2012)

  • Grand opening of new dog parks in St Paul MN on May 31st and Niagara Falls ON Canada on May 26th (picture).
  • Second dog park approved for Honolulu HI.
  • DogParksUSA is preparing for its WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 dog park assessments
  • Dog parks proposed for Casper WY, Albany NY, Brewster MA, Yorktown PA and Mount Airy MD.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 13, 2012)

  • Happy Dog Mom's day from DogParksUSA! Stay tuned here to keep tabs on DogParksUSA's WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 dog park assessment tour starting in less than two weeks!
  • Pompano Beach FL's public dog park may start charging admissions to recoup poop bag and pest control costs.
  • Dog park approved for Jeffersonville IN.
  • Winnipeg MB Canada is looking to bring in funds by selling naming rights to every city facility including their dog park.
  • Dog parks proposed for Saugerties NY, Little Rock AR, Ellensburg WA.
  • Hot Dog Walk in Fardo ND on May 21st. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 12, 2012)

  • Dog parks grand openings today in House Springs MO and Gardinier NY.
  • Dog parks re-opening in Great Falls MT on May 14th and Belltown WA on May 28th.
  • Tours of proposed dog park locations in Aliso Viejo CA today at 9AM.
  • Vote coming up this Tuesday for dog park site in Maricopa CA and in June for Vienna WV.
  • DogParksUSA's WESTWARD HOund Dog 2012 dog park assessment tour begins May 23rd - - still hoping to hook up with a resident of The Austonian in Austin TX for tour of their dog park.
  • Private dog park group signs 10-year lease to open first dog park in Blair County PA.
  • Dog parks proposed for White Rock BC Canada, Urbana IL, Cape Breton NS Canada, Fairfax County VA, Gardner MA and Tiffin OH.
  • Sad News: Maryland's Court of Appeals ruled 4:3 that all pit bulls and pit bulls crosses are inherently dangerous resulting in moratorium on pit bull adoptions and pit bull banning from dog parks.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 11, 2012)

  •'s proposed Seattle WA complex will open the dog park to the public.
  • DogParksUSA is getting ready to hit the road for its 2012 dog park assessments. Follow the Waggin' Train here starting May 23rd.
  • New dog parks proposed for Columbia MD, Casper WY, Mayfield Village OH, Kingston ON Canada.
  • Dog parks recently opened in Brownstown NJ and Normal IL.
  • The Lucky Dog dog bar will open in Cornelius SC with a sports bar for humans and dog park for their dogs.
  • Dog parks approved for Pacifica MO, Cayuga County NY and Mason City IA.
  • Engraved Pooch Planks to be used to construct a boardwalk in the Twinsburg OH dog park now available for purchase.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 10, 2012)

  • DogParksUSA is getting ready for its 2012 dog park assessment tour, called "Westward HOund Dog", starting May 23rd. Stay tuned here for notes from the road.
  • AUSTIN TEXAS Dog Lovers: Can any of you hook up DogParksUSA with a resident of The Austonian who is willing to let DogParksUSA get a look at its 10th floor dog park on June 11th, 12th or 13th please? Thanks for your help!
  • Dog parks proposed for Newton KS, McHenry IL, Oskaloosa TN, Culpeper VA, East Falls PA, Gypsum CO, Riverside IL, New Westminster BC Canada.
  • Dog park grand openings: Simsbury CT on May 19th - Fargo ND's third this summer - Clarskville TN on May 19th.
  •'s proposed 3-tower office complex in Seattle WA will include a circular dog park.
  • Newly opened dog parks: Bowmanville ON Canada - Valley Stream NY.
  • Freightliner will be opening a big truck center on I-10 near Phoenix AZ that has a dog park for truckers' and RVers' dogs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 09, 2012)

  • Digital signage turns New York City subway station into interactive dog park where commuters can play with virtual dogs.
  • Attention Austin TX dog lovers -- if you know anyone who lives in The Austonian, could you ask them if they would be willing to show DogParksUSA their 10th floor dog park on June 11th, 12th or 13th please?
  • Dog park approved for Des Moines IA.
  • Bark at the Park grand opening of Rail Tail Dog Park on May 19th in Greer SC.
  • Mission Viejo CA land swap for dog park under discussion.
  • Dog park proposed for Allentown PA, Lynchburg VA, Tallahassee FL, Jeffersonville IN.
  • Dogs in Downtown dog park fundraiser on June 15th in Joplin MO.
  • "Park and Bark" under construction in Thurston County WA.
  • Grand opening of new dog park in Niagara Falls ON Canada on May 26th.
  • PetFest pop-up dog park during Celebrate South Orange festival on June 16th in South Orange FL.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 08, 2012)

  • Dog Park Bingo dog park fundraiser in Independence OR on May 19th.
  • DogParksUSA is looking for a resident of The Austonion in Austin TX to please let DogParksUSA briefly visit your 10th floor dog park on June 11th or June 12th
  • Wiarton ON Canada receiving a memorial gift to fund construction of its new dog park.
  • Bark for Life dog park fundraiser in Wichita Falls TX on May 12th.
  • Dog parks proposed for Franklin County PA, Hallandale Beach FL, Woodbridge VA, Palmyra PA.
  • Dog parks under construction in Newman CA, Green Valley AZ. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 07, 2012)

  • Running of the Chihuahuas event in Washington DC raises $1,520 for dog park construction fund.
  • Park Your Dog dog park organization event in New Braunfels TX on May 10th.
  • 6th Annual Doggie Daze dog park fundraiser in Long Valley PA on May 19th.
  • Hilton Head SC proposing to move or shrink its dog park to build a centralized playground.
  • DogParksUSA is preparing to make its annual dog park assessments: 2012's itinerary includes Wine Coast Country CA, San Diego CA, Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ, Taos NM, Albuquerque NM, El Paso TX, Austin TX and New Orleans CA in June.
  • Dog parks proposed for Mesa AZ and East Falls PA.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 06, 2012)

  • New dog park in Greencastle IN will be funded by part of a $200,000 federal grant.
  • New dog park approved for Welland ON Canada.
  • 8th Annual Hawai'i Kai Dog Walk dog park fundraiser on June 3rd at 7:30AM in Oahu HI.
  • Dog parks proposed for Cape Girardieu MO and Augusta GA.
  • Dog Faire in Oroville CA on June 24th at 10AM.
  • The number one dog park development manual by DogParksUSA can be premium shipped FREE today only coupon code LIEBE
  • 6th Annual Dog Bowl today at 1PM in the Dallas TX Cotton Bowl.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 05, 2012)

  • First annual Running of the Chuahuas dog park fundraiser in Southwest Washington DC today at 12Noon
  • Groundbreaking held for new dog park in West Monroe LA, due to open in August.
  • Dog parks approved for Laramie WY and Whittier PA.
  • Dog parks proposed for Lubbock TX, Chevy Chase MD, Fort Lee NJ, San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust CA, Severna Park MD, Stillwater MN.
  • Groundbreaking held for dog park in South Sioux City NE in honor of war dog.
  • Rules for planned dog park in Traverse City MI are being discussed.
  • Dog Bone Hunt today at 1PM in Branford CT.
  • Last day to get 35% off the number one dog park development book by the experts DogParkUSA - - coupon code MOMMY35
  • Dog park opening today in Danville VA.
  • Bullhead City AZ's dog park construction continues.
  • Dog Park Etiquette Day today at 10AM in Enfield CT.
  • Pooches On The Parkway dog park fundraiser on May 6th in Blue Springs MO.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 03, 2012)

  • New dog parks proposed for Columbus NE, Des Moines IA, Yorktown NY.
  • South Tulsa OK dog park now reopened after grass replaced.
  • DogParksUSA is heading west for its 2012 dog park assessments; if you are a dog-friendly lodging that can sponsor them for two nights in June, please visit to find out more. Thank you!
  • Dog parks approved by 100 Mile House BC Canada and Enterprise AL.
  • $195,000 Recreation & Parks contract approved to build new 13,200 square foot dog park in West Baltimore MD.
  • Construction of Bangor ME dog park to start this summer.
  • Dog park grand opening in Valley Stream NY on May 5th.
  • 10% coupon to buy the number one dog park development book use coupon code SHOPTA2.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 02, 2012)

  • Dog park opens in Lawrenceburg IN.
  • Dog park fundraiser in Abington PA on May 24th.
  • DogParksUSA is heading west for its 2012 dog park assessments; dog-friendly lodging that wants to sponsor DPU for 2 nights, please visit to find out more. THANKS!
  • Dog parks approved for Sudbury ON Canada and Lynnfield MA.
  • Dog parks proposed for Cardiff Wales UK, Getty Rancho Palos Verdes CA, Bangor ME and Rochester NY.
  • The number one selling dog park development book is on sale 10% off coupon code SHOPTA2

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Dog Park News (May 01, 2012)

DogParksUSA is heading west for its 2012 annual dog park assessments, and seeking sponsors of dog-friendly lodging for this trip. Please visi to find out more details. Thanks!
• Dog Parks proposed for Oakland CA, (Eagle Rock) Los Angeles CA, Whittier CA, Tyler TX, Allentown PA, Elgin IL, Minster OH, Rockland ON Canada.
• PetSafe "Bark for Yur Park" contest begins today -- U.S. cities can compete for funding to build local dog parks.
• Fundraiser for Enfield CT dog park on June 9th.
• Woofland Dog Park in Madison WI finally fencing a portion of the park.
• Dog parks approved for New Castle PA, Drayton Valley AB Canada, Little Rock AR.