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City Nominations and Phase 1 Voting from May 7th-June 7th. Finalists Announced: June 13th.

Our community needs a PetSafe dog park!

A note from the Director: As the Director of Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District I fully support the City of The Dalles efforts to provide a safe, fun and attractive area to allow man’s best friends to run, frolic and be free. The Dalles is nestled along the banks of The Columbia River and the surrounding land is owned ether by large cooperation’s or Federal and State Government. With all the rules and restriction on these lands The Dalles needs an area that they can count on. I am prepared to allocate 3 acres of land with grass and Ponderosa Pine Trees. The acres are located next to our Maintenance Shop, which will allow us to provide water as well as helping to maintain the park. I believe this project will have a positive impact on the residents and visitors of The Dalles. Respectfully, Scott Green Executive Director

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Jennifer Botts

We will not give in or give up! We are brainstorming fundraiser ideas for the summer. Thank you to everyone who has called and emailed with their support and encouragement on this venture. We look forward to making this park a reality. Have you hugs your pup today?

Jennifer Botts

Keep going guys! Bark loud and proud! So excited at all the support coming from Parks and Rec, Home At Last Humane Society, and even our Mayor Steve Lawrence. We can do this!

Robin PetSafe

Great news The Dalles, OR! We have received your land and civic leader letters and approved them! Keep barking for your park! GO THE DALLES!

Jennifer Botts

A note from HAL: Dear PetSafe Bark for Your Park Committee, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Home At Last Humane Society in The Dalles, Oregon, I want to pledge our support for a dog park in the Dalles. Home At Last believes this type of venue for the Dalles will enhance the community’s intrinsic and extrinsic value. A dog park sends a clear message to visitors that our community is organized, welcoming, and accommodating. A dog park also allows residents a public outlet to exercise their dogs, which can improve the overall physical and psychological well-being of our pets and their owners. Not only is there the need for a dog park to help the community safely exercise their dogs, but most importantly a safe place for off leash dog training, a place to hold special events for dogs, a place to educate the public. Approximately 1100 dog parks have been created nationwide and are very successful. The many benefits of a dog park include: 1. Off-leash areas protect the rights of community members and other park users by preventing off-leash dogs from infringing on their activities. 2. Encouraging groups of dog owners (and their dogs) to enjoy the parks, 3. Adequate off-leash play and exercise, as can be obtained in designated off-leash areas, makes dogs better neighbors who are less likely to bark incessantly or jump on people. 4. Offering elderly and disabled citizens a place to exercise their companions. 5. A dog park will be a huge benefit to the many tourists who visit our city. 6. Off-leash areas bring people together, create a greater sense of community and provide a forum for dog owners to share information that can help foster more responsible pet ownership, thereby making dog owners better neighbors, too. The Home At Last Board is in full support of this park. It would be a great asset for the Dalles and makes our city an even more desirable place to be. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Sincerely, Diana Bailey President Home At Last Humane Society homeatlastpres@gmail.com (541) 296-5189

Lisa Holmes-Siders

We need this!! I live in an apartment and my husband has a service dog that needs a place to run off some energy , but no "run off" .. thanks!!

Robert Dobyne

Wintering in Arizona we feel in love with there Dog parks, This community needs a safe and pleasant place for our dogs to play and socialize.

Cody Yeager

I moved to The Dalles recently (from Central Oregon) with my dogs, Radar and Johnny Cash. We are barking every day for the dog park! Our community needs this. Let's all support a dog park in The Cherry City.

Bekah Stewart

This would be fantastic and much safer and more humane. . Responsible pet owners in our community know what it would mean and would of course love for their pets to enjoy the space and clean up after them :)

Rymmel Lovell

We walk our two dogs on a leash around a track. Being free to run safely in a fenced area would be heavenly. I'm voting daily for a dog park! YES, I'll supervise and YES, I'll pick up after them as always, just like my kids.

Emily Tilton

I know the community of the dalles Oregon would love a dog park. I have family from all over Oregon and Washington who have the luxury of having dog parks and they wish we did as well!

This would be amazing! I don't have any friends with dogs, and my pooch would love to have some friends!

Starla Yarbrough

This would be amazing. I have two dogs that just love to chase tennis balls and I usually have to take them miles out of town just to find a place to throw the ball for a while. What a great idea!

Jennifer Botts

Hi Mark, I know that NWCPRD will consider all angles when posting rules and regulations. I can't say that there will be breed restrictions, but information may be collected from park goers so we can better identify any issues that may take place later. As a responsible pet owner, we'd expect that you would monitor your pet's behavior and determine whether your pet is good in a social setting. :) Thanks for the question

9 days left to vote!! Make some noise!

Danny Kittelson

Vote everyday The Dalles, Oregon we need this in our community!

Jennifer Botts

So glad to hear the NWCPRD Board has dedicated land for this!

Rosie Enesi

We really need one in The Dalles!

Jennifer Botts

I know my 2 furry companions would love a place to roam without the restriction of a leash. Come one, come all....big or small and Bark for Your Park!

Diana Pike

Be sure to vote for The Dalles and let's win a Dog Park for our four-legged companions!!

Jennifer Botts

Vote for The Dalles to finally get a place for our furry friends to frolic. Bark for our park!

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