February 23, 2011
Nitro Is Day Dreaming About Having A Dog Park In The City of Salem!
Having a six month old deaf Boxer from the Salem Shelter is a lot of work but it is very rewarding too. We go to the Field Of Dreams Training Center three times a week and on all the other days we don't go, I try to take Nitro to different places to get him socialized with people, children and other dogs. He does really well in his training class with other dogs but I would like for him to have an opportunity to meet and play with other dogs. Since Nitro is deaf, I would need a smaller enclosed area which would have to have fencing around it to keep all the dogs safe. So as Nitro and I were sitting around day-dreaming about a Dog Park coming to Salem, I got good news a few days ago. There will be a Dog Park coming to the City Of Salem!
This is great because there are so many benefits to having a new dog park inside the City of Salem. Now comes the hard part and that is securing sponsorships to raise money for the new dog park.
Here is some info from the City of Salem on the new City of Salem Dog Park:
The City of Salem is in the process of securing sponsorships for its first dog park scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. This park is being established to create a fenced, off leash public facility where well behaved canine citizens can run, play and meet new friends in a safe and clean environment. The dog park which will be handicap accessible is to be situated on approximately one-half acre of land located next to the Salem Animal Control Shelter located on Indiana Street in Salem. Plans for the park will offer separate areas for small and large dogs, with double-gated entry to provide extra security when entering and exiting the fenced areas. Additional features include, pet and owner water fountains, comfortable benches, Mutt Mitt stations to assist with waste disposals, numerous trash cans, paved parking, an informational kiosk and beautiful landscaping.