Norman had a great time as usual at Doggy Play Time (aka Dog Socialization class) held at the SPCA of Tompkins County.
Did you know the Ithaca Dog Park doesn’t receive any funding from the local, county, or state government for operations or capital improvements? Instead, all funds come from private donations. Currently, the dog park is raising funds for a permanent fence. Can you believe that this is the fence that currently protects our precious furkids?
The dog park is trying to raise $10,000 today, tomorrow, and Sunday. If we can hit that target, we have a pledge for a matching donation. Then, we’ll get a permanent fence like the gates at the park.
Please donate a little or a lot, whatever is in your budget! If you donate $150 or more, you are eligible for a plaque.
The Ithaca dog park at Treman Marina is not supported by city, county, or state funds beyond the land itself. Volunteers maintain the park, and the TC Dog Owners Group relies on donations to pay for the 60,000 biobags used each year, a contract with Cayuga Compost to pick up and compost dog poop, fences (temporary and permanent), and other equipment and amenities at the park. For the first time since the dog park opened, expenses exceed donations. If you enjoy the dog park and appreciate the value it brings to the community, please consider making a donation at the link below! Or, do it for Walter!
We picked one of the hottest days of the year so far to hang out at the dog park. Recently, the TC Dog Owners Group added a small dog area with these cool toys. If you live in Ithaca, please support the group because they handle all the maintenance and upkeep for the park–neither the state nor the city provide funds.
Tompkins County Dog Owners Group
Saturday, the dog park had a “Howl-O-Ween” party. Walter dressed as a king (very fitting for his personality), and Harvey wore black and orange–Halloween colors. (It was difficult to find a costume in his size!) Walter won the “cutest” award, I’m sure due to the presence of two young girls on the judges panel. George even came out for the fun!
View all the photos from the event here.
Today we went to the Ithaca Dog Park and then walked to the Cayuga Lake shore, where we let Harvey go into the water the length of his leash. He loved it. Walter enjoyed the grassy field at the dog park. Neither of them, however, are too comfortable venturing far from me, and rarely interact with other dogs. Walter did jump up on a picnic table where a gaggle of little girls were sitting. After that, they followed him around and he regretted looking for their stray food.