Jean H. Kislak Dog Park—Now Open!
As part of a capital campaign to enlarge its facility and offer more services to the public, P.A.W.S. has opened an off leash dog park. Adjacent to its animal adoption center on Camden Street, the dog park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset.
The Jean H. Kislak Community Dog Park is a gently sloping area with a pair of dog exercise areas: one for small dogs and another for large dogs. Both of the fenced-in areas offer double-gated entryways and water (in season). The dog park has a park-like ambience, with selected trees and other natural features.
P.A.W.S. Board President Jean Freedman-White says, “P.A.W.S. has received a generous donation to make it possible to create the dog park at this time. However, funds are still needed to cover the costs of several elements in the dog park.” Freedman-White explained that there are opportunities available, including sponsorship of sections of fencing and entry way pavers, and the naming of the gazebo.
Please observe these common sense rules and expectations:
- You enter and use the park at your own risk.
- You are legally responsible for your dog’s behavior, and you alone are responsible for your dog’s well-being.
- All dogs must be leashed until they are inside the FIRST GATE of the double-gated entrance to each section of the park.
- Remove choke or pinch collars and head halters BEFORE OPENING THE SECOND GATE of the double-gated area.
- Inside the fenced play area, watch your dog and have your leash with you at all times. The dynamics of dog play can change quickly and you need to be prepared to intervene quickly.
- Children age five and younger are not allowed inside the dog park. Children under the age of 12 must be with a supervising adult.
- Dogs must be properly inoculated, licensed, wearing a collar with ID and rabies tags, and free of viral infections.
- No aggressive dogs are allowed in the park. If your dog seems timid, stressed, overly aroused, or aggressive please take he or she out of the park immediately.
- No female dogs in heat or puppies under four-months old are allowed in the park.
- No more than two dogs per person may enter the group play area.
- You MUST pick up your dog’s waste promptly everywhere in the dog park and parking lot.
- Fill in all holes that your dog digs.
- Do not eat, smoke, or run inside the dog park.
- Do not bring dog treats into the park.
- Leave your dog’s favorite toy and all rawhide chews at home.
- People with dogs that are not spayed or neutered please be aware of the risk of interaction with other dogs and be extra-vigilant about your dog’s behavior.
- Any dog park user may ask someone who is not abiding by the rules to leave the park.
- In case of an emergency call 911.