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Local parks to help make the dog days of summer a little less ruff.

Dog blog photoDid you know: August 26th is National Dog Day!  This day has been set aside to raise awareness of our furry friends and the many deserving canines available for adoption in shelters and  rescue organizations.

We think it’s the perfect day to think about activities you can do before the “dog days of summer” are over!  The website bringfido.com lists all kinds of dog-friendly places and activities, including dog parks.  We’ve chosen to highlight a few in our market area:

Pennsylvania

Beau’s Dream Dog Park – Lancaster

Buchanan Park was recently given a significant face lift thanks to a lucky contest winner and Beneful. For the fourth consecutive year, Beneful  offered an essay contest with a grand prize of a $500,000 Dream Dog Park makeover.  In 2012, Angela wrote an entry on behalf of her dog, Beau, and was selected as the winner!  You can see the awesome transformation – maybe someone in your area will enter to win this year and transform a dog park near you!

Maryland

Worthington Dog Park – Ellicott City

Howard County’s only dog park, Worthington has two separate fenced in areas depending on your dog’s energy and comfort level with other dogs.

Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park – Baltimore

The highlight at this one-acre, fenced dog park is the lake with a designated swim area for dogs!

New Jersey

Gloucester County Dog Park – Logan Township

This 1.5-acre dog park features a water fountain, two gazebos, four dog waste stations, and eight benches.  It also has separate areas for large and small dogs.

Washington Township Dog Park – Sewell

The township’s website states: “The bucolic setting includes rustic walking trails, a stoned covered parking area, a split-rail fence and large ‘doggie pot’ waste containers outfitted with plastic disposal bags.”  Sounds wonderful!

West Virginia

Wurzburg Dog Park – Ambrose

This park is being built thanks to a public interest, private donations, and a generous donation by Travis & Scarlett Hill, on behalf of his late aunt, Gretchen Wurzburg of Martinsburg.

Still looking for a dog to call your own?  Be sure to check out your local animal shelter, humane society and rescue organizations.  My dogs Joy and Lily (pictured here) were both adopted from our local shelters and we couldn’t be happier!

Join the conversation! Tell us about your favorite dog park in the comments section.

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One Response to Local parks to help make the dog days of summer a little less ruff.

  1. C Martin says:

    Who knew there was such an abundance of fun places to take our dogs to play?

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