Dog Park Best Practices
Tip 1: Don’t Crowd the Gate
Keep your dog from crowding the park entrance when new visitors are coming through the gate.
Dog park entrances can often be conflict zones. By preventing pack behavior at the gate, you can help to
- Reduce territorial behavior (dog park dogs ‘protecting their turf’ from newcomers)
- Reduce likelihood of the new dogs feeling threatened (some dogs behave more aggressively when they feel threatened)
- Give incoming dogs room to get their bearings and meet the park dogs in a less confrontational way
2013 Board of Directors
The Shaw Dog Park Association board of directors for 2013
Warren “Randy” Randolph
Officers will be elected at the February meeting, Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Helix.
All are welcome to attend.
Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Please join the Shaw Dog Park Association for its Annual Meeting
Food, Beverages and Election of Board Members!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Shaw Dog Park Annual Meeting
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1430 Rhode Island Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20005
Interested in serving on the Board? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to state your interest.
Just an hour of your time will help us straighten up the park for you and your pups.
Plus, we’ll be serving hot cider for the workers!
Sunday, Dec. 2
11-12 at the park
Ringing in Four Years
With a special message from SDPA President Brad Scarborough
I wanted to thank all who came out on Saturday to celebrate Shaw Dog Park’s 4th Anniversary Party! Our park visitors were very enthusiastic and really helped make Saturday a fun-filled day for everybody and every dog!
Shaw Dog Park was honored to have Councilmen Jack Evans and ANC 2-C Chair Alex Padro in attendance on Saturday. Their continued support has been key in making sure that Shaw Dog Park stays open in the Logan/Shaw Neighborhood for all of us to enjoy. As Councilmen Evans stated, ‘Shaw Dog Park is the model for other dog parks in Washington, DC.’ That is truly a testament to hard work of our dedicated volunteers and the support of our community.
Shaw Dog Park is truly grateful for our very valued Community Business Partners that helped to make Saturday’s 4th anniversary party a success.
- City Paws
- Logan Hardware
- Planet Pet
- EatWellDC Restaurants
- Kimpton Hotels
- Drafting Table
- 9:30 Club
With their very generous contributions, Shaw Dog Park was able to raise close to $2,800.00 through sale of raffle tickets, purchases of t-shirts and individual donations.
This money is used to finance maintenance and on-going improvements to the park. We encourage all of our park visitors to remember these businesses and show your appreciation and support for all that they do for Shaw Dog Park.
And lastly I would like to thank some of the most generous members of our community, *our volunteers*! Shaw Dog Park volunteers’ dedication and support help make Shaw Dog Park the best dog park in Washington, DC. Our volunteers endure late nights, early mornings, cold temperatures, rainy days, tangled water hoses and mounds of “poop” every day to keep the park safe and clean. We love our volunteers and we thank you for all that you do! To become a Shaw Dog Park volunteer, please send an email to volunteer@shawdogs.
Personally I would like to say it is an honor to serve as President of the Shaw Dog Park Association. It is my hope that you and your dog(s) enjoy the park and come visit us every day!
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Park Four-year Anniversary Party
Come join the festivities, including snacks, entertainment and a Raffle with amazing prizes!
Prizes include items donated by
- Planet Pet
- 930 club
- Eat Well DC Restaurants
- And more!
Raffle proceeds go to support the ongoing maintenance and improvements of the park, which is managed by the Shaw Dog Park Association, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
October Meeting Scheduled
The Shaw Dog Park Association will meet on October 17, 2012, at 7:30pm at the Hotel Helix on Rhode Island Ave.
Our meeting room location is TBD — please ask at the front desk or bar when you arrive.
Update: lost dog Pepper is Found
Please keep an eye out for Pepper, last seen in the Dupont/Kalorama area.
All are welcome to attend the Shaw Dog Park Association monthly meeting.
The meeting will be tonight (Wed., Sept. 12) at 7:30 at the Hotel Helix. (Ask at the front desk or bar for the specific meeting room.)