Dog owners in Abbotsford are being encouraged to assist two community members who are working towards upgrading an existing dog park.
Kendall De Menech, who runs a hydrotherapy program for dogs called K9H2O, and Liza Whiteside, owner of the new Bosley’s Pet Food Plus on Whatcom Road invite you to the Gladwin Road Off-Leash Dog Park Fundraiser at the Glen Bar & Grill at the Fraserglen Golf Course & Training Centre .
The monies collected will go towards improving an existing two-acre, off-leash dog park located between Okanagan Drive and Haida Drive, off Gladwin Road.
DeMenech and Whiteside hope to improve several aspects of the park, including adding fencing around the site, creating a specific area for small dogs, an activity field, and a covered shelter for owners.
De Menech said the park is next to the Discovery Trail, which is frequented by joggers, cyclists and people of all ages. She said a fence would increase safety for both the dogs and the people who use the area.
“If a dog gets in trouble because it gets overly excited because a jogger is going by, it’s not fair to the jogger and its not fair to the dog.”
De Menech said she wants it to be a park that is safe and enjoyable for all who use it.
“I would like to see this be a destination location for dog owners … it’s not just going to be a field with a fence around it.”
De Menech lives near to the park and often chats with other dog owners about the proposed plans. She said they are hoping for community support and engagement as the project moves forward.
So mark the date on your calender and come out to support this great cause!