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The new Dog Park for LARGE Dogs opens on April 1, 2017 – No Joke ! This part of the park is for dogs that are over 20 lbs. There is a brand new dog pond and many tables and benches in the shade under the trees for humans to enjoy while watching their dogs run, play and swim.
The Dog Park
Animal Friends Dog Park is a designated area where dogs can run off leash in a safe enclosed area. The Park includes amenities such as ponds, agility equipment, water stations, washing station, and seating both open and covered for human companions. In addition to a designated agility area, there are two parks, one for small dogs (under 20 pounds) and one for larger breeds.
Located just behind the Animal Friends Clinic
7:30 a.m. ’til dusk
Park is closed on Mondays for maintenance
Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations
SOME BASIC RULES TO KEEP YOUR DOG PARK A FUN AND SAFE PLACE TO BE
Owners/handles are legally and financially responsible for any injuries or damages caused by their dogs or themselves. Animal Friends of Washington County has no liability or responsibility for injuries or damage in the Dog Park or surrounding area.
Owners/handlers who disregard the rules may permanently lose all Dog Park privileges.
***The pools are designed for wading and swimming , therefore you must accustom your dog to the varying depths.
Agility and play equipment requires training and supervision of your dog.
Click on link for grand opening pictures: Grand-Opening-pics-1 pdf
Posted by the entrance to each park are a set of rules that are intended to keep the park a fun and safe place. Occasionally, a person will bring a dog to the park that shows aggression either to people or more likely to other dogs. This becomes an unsafe environment for all.
The owner/handler of the aggressive dog must immediately remove the dog from the park.
If that does not occur, park users should approach the offending dog’s owner/handler and remind them of the rules. If the owner does not heed to the rules and immediately remove the dog, call the Clinic.
If the Clinic is closed or if you feel uncomfortable approaching the offender, leave the park BUT PRIOR TO LEAVING obtain as much information about the dog and its owner/handler including, if possible, a license plate number. Leave a message at the above number with all the details and preferably your name and number then Contact Us.
If the situation becomes threatening and you cannot leave call 911.