Linda Brayton and Tom Schauer share the following information about the Gloucester Dog Park ongoing fundraising efforts:
“If people would like to donate to the Gloucester Dog Park, the address is P.O. Box 6, Gloucester, MA, 01931 or go online at www.gloucesterdogpark.org. You don’t need $1000.00 to be able to help this project. Every donation will help it get done! Thank you for your support!!!”
Passports Restaurant provides support to Friends of Gloucester Dog Park , Eric seen here with Tom Schauer Treasurer of the organization. Excellent Food, great prices 3 Course Meal for $15, and 10% proceeds to the organization, and a doggie-centric Raffle.
The results are in from The Gloucester Dog Park’s Halloween Dog Photo Shoot & Costume Contest! Thank you to City Council Vice President Sefatia Romeo Theken for doing a great job judging the contest! And thank you to all the great dogs and owners who came out and supported us! All your costumes were great!!! If you would still like to donate to help build solar lights at the Gloucester Dog Park you can do so online atwww.gloucesterdogpark.org or send checks to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle Street,
Gloucester, MA 01930 and write The Gloucester Dog Park in the memo line! You can also check out all the great photos from the event on the web site too! Thank you to Lisa Patnaude Photography for doing such a great job photographing the event! It was awesome!!!
Best Small Dog Costume:
Apollo and Philip & Mara Cornetta with The Space Shuttle
Gift Basket Donated by Animal Krackers of Gloucester
Best Large Dog Costume:
Tesla and Karen Smith Arsenault with The Winged Dragon
Gift Basket Donated by Petco of Gloucester
Best Gloucester Themed Costume:
Moose and Carly Schmidt with The Lobster
Gift Basket Donated by Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply
Buddy and Karen Taormina with The Peacock
Gift Certificate from K9 Kuts
Patiently waiting for the gates to open.
The unleashing with Mayor Kirk.
The first belly rub.
The Gloucester Dog Park at Stage Fort Park opened officially on Saturday. Many 2 legged and 4 legged friends came out to play in the park for the first time. I was surprised by how many people came out.
Congrats to the Friends of the Gloucester Dog Park for making it a huge success!
The Dog park has three sections, one for Large dogs, one for smaller dogs, and another for dogs who may not be completely ready to romp with their friends. At the entrance to each play area are park rules. Make sure you and your dog(s) follow those rules for everyone’s safety. You can read them HERE.
It was nice to see the dogs chasing each other, playing with their humans and relaxing in the sun. I would say it’s dog approved!
A fun contest from the Gloucester Dog Park…
By now, you’ve probably seen Skipper the dog as you drive past Grant Circle, where – day after day – he served as a reminder of the funds being raised to complete and maintain the Gloucester Dog Park.
This week, Skipper was moved to a new location in Gloucester! Have you spotted him yet? The first Good Morning Gloucester reader to find Skipper and correctly name his new location in the comments section of this post will win a Gloucester Dog Park t-shirt, as well as a bandana for your dog. Ready. Set. Go find Skipper!
Now you have another good reason to eat at Giuseppe’s. Pizza, Pasta, and Piano for the Pups! 10% of your bill will go towards building the Gloucester Dog Park.
The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park will be staffing an information table in front of the Visitor’s Center at Stage Fort Park on the following Thursdays from 3pm-5:30 pm: August 16, 30 and September 13 and 27. We will have lots of activities and dog park merchandise for sale including t-shirts, bumper stickers and our red signature bandanas for the dogs.
Back by popular demand on August 16 will be David Feldman of Skillful Hands, a certified dog massage therapist. He will be givng free dog massages and talking to pet guardians from 3- 5pm. You are also encouraged to walk around the dog park site and let your best friend ‘sniff’ it out for themselves. It’s a great opportunity to get an up close and personal glimpse into the entire process behind the makings of Cape Ann’s first dog park. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about.
The dog park is being built entirely by private donations. Please consider making a donation by mailing a check to The Gloucester Fund (in memo line write dog park),
45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Also visit our website at www.gloucesterdogpark.org for information, updates and to join our mailing list.
Some Stylin’ Pups picked up their Dog Park Bandanas last Thursday at The Gloucester Dog Park information booth.
Bring your pup to Stage Fort Thursday July 26, Aug 2, 16 and 30 and Sept 13 and 27 to get a tour of the new Dog Park and pick up the latest fashion accessory. Bumper stickers and T-Shirts for their Humans.
The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park will be staffing an information table at the Visitor’s Center at Stage Fort Park on alternate Thursdays from 3-5:30pm this summer, starting July 12. They will have lots of activities and dog park signature merchandise for sale. There will be raffles complements of Animal Krackers, Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply and Petco.
First in the lineup of great attractions on July 12th David Feldman of Skillful Hand, a certified dog massage therapist, will be giving FREE dog massages and talking to pet owners from 3pm-4:30pm. If you are heading to the Farmer’s Market, come on over! (David will be back for a return visit on July 26, so mark your calendars now!)
You are also encouraged to walk around the dog park and let your best friend ‘sniff’ out the site. It’s a great opportunity to get an up close and personal glimpse into the entire process behind the makings of Cape Ann’s first dog park. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about.
Building a dog park is a community effort! Get involved by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.gloucesterdogpark.org.
Here is Zooey (Mary Lou Maraganis’s foster dog) telling everyone to get back to work! Zooey is managing the foundation pour of the Gloucester Dog Park pergola. The Pergola will be at the main entrance to the new dog park at Stage Fort Park.
Zooey is happy that the Dog Park construction is coming along and is planning on visiting the Dog Park often with her new family. Happy News– Zooey will be adopted on Saturday!
Eat at Giuseppe’s this Wednesday April 11th 4:30pm-close and a percentage of your bill will go towards the Gloucester Dog Park! A win, win!
The Gloucester Dog Park is looking for volunteers. If you think you can share your talents and help out the dog park, please call 978-283-5723.
This Thursday, January 26, 2012, Stones Pub will donate a portion of all food sales to the Gloucester Dog Park.
Have a great meal and help out the Gloucester Dog Park.
242 Main Street
On Thursday, January 26, Stones Pub and Eatery will hold a Chow Down for the Gloucester Dog Park–a portion of all food sales for lunch and dinner will be donated to the dog park. Enjoy a hot cup of soup on cold day and help build a park for your dog. Mark your calendars!
You can check out progress of the dog park at www.gloucesterdogpark.org
A Dog Park Update from Mary Lou Maraganis:
“Gloucester Dog Park is one paw closer to becoming a reality thanks to the generous donations of $12,500 by Christopher and Anne Lewis for The Cat Doctor of Gloucester and an anonymous donation of $10,000 by a Rockport resident.
We still have a way to go but these donations along with the Dusky Foundation’s matching gift was certainly a wonderful way to end 2011. Remember the allocation of the land for the dog park was only approved by city council in March. We’ve come a long way in 9 months. This is due in part to a great crew of volunteers comprising the Friends of Gloucester Dog Park. We are actively recruiting additional volunteers to help with PR, community development, events planning, web design, arts committee members, volunteer coordinator -simply anyone that wants to be an active part in making this dog park a valuable part of this community.”
To find out more information on donating and/or volunteering, please visit www.gloucesterdogpark.org or call 978-283-5723.
The Gloucester Dog Park at Stage Fort Park is really coming along. It’s going to be a beautiful, safe spot to bring your dogs.