Operation Teach.Play.Love. was a huge success! Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to help install the agility equipment. We had the most perfect day - no rain and not too hot! We are so excited that we were able to collect the funds to add this wonderful amenity to our park! I believe MiDOG Park is the ONLY dog park in Macomb County that has agility equipment (still researching that..) Here are some pictures from that day.
Our First annual Membership Appreciation Day was held April 29th. Although the day was quite gloomy, the rain held off and the dogs just loved running around together. The MiDOG Board met many members and their dogs and received feedback on what we can do to improve the park, add to it, and listened to many complaints. It was great to spend some time with everyone and hopefully recruit some new Board members! Here are a few pictures from that day.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, we will be following a new protocol for incidents at the dog park.
If an incident is of a serious nature and warrants reporting and subsequent investigation, the complainant must come in person to the Recreation Authority office to file an incident report in writing. No exceptions. Incident reports will no longer be taken over the phone.
In addition, key fobs for all involved parties will be immediately suspended until a thorough investigation is complete. This is not a punitive measure but rather a precautionary one. There have been multiple instances of repeated incidents before the initial incident report can be investigated. This is simply unsafe for everyone and absolutely must stop.
Dog parks are no different than other parks when it comes to self policing and appropriate behavior. If my child and I are enjoying the playground at a park and another child joins the playground and is making my child or me uncomfortable or even concerned for my child's safety then I take the responsible action of calmly and quickly leaving the park with my child and return another day. It really is that simple. I do not stay. I do not exchange unpleasant words. I do not request that the child be banned from the park.
Dog park patrons should leash their dogs and calmly exit the park if they are uncomfortable with another dog or person in the park. If an incident does occur, ALL PARTIES involved must immediately leash their dogs and exit the park. Do not remain in the park. If the incident is indeed serious and requires investigation, by all means, come in and complete an incident report. It is not our intention to discourage anyone from doing so.
It is our sincere hope that everyone will continue to enjoy the dog park in a responsible manner.
All Key FOB's for the park expire on 12/31/2015 and will be turned off until they are renewed at RARE.
Authority members (Roseville and Eastpointe residents) - $25
Non-members - $35
The Detroit News recent published an article about our dog park. They came out and met with us and took several pictures over the weekend. This is getting real folks!
Read the article.
We have wonderful news to share with so many of you who have supported us throughout the years. The fencing is currently underway and we will soon have a dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can come to play. Please check back frequently to get updates or friend us on Facebook too.
See you soon, can't wait to play! Woof!
We are exactly 1 week away from excepting donations for our 4th Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser. We thank you in advance for carefully collecting all of your goods for us to sell. As always all of the proceeds of the garage sale will benefit our dog park.
Donations will be excepted starting on Monday June 23rd at 16728 Lincoln in Eastpointe.
Well folks it is that time of year again, we are gearing up to have our annual garage sale fundraiser. Our location has changed but as always we'll have great deals and awesome stuff. As an added bonus, all of the proceeds goes towards the dog park.
It is scheduled for June 26, 27, & 28 from 9am to 5pm
at 16728 Lincoln in Eastpointe (1 block South of Toepfer between Gratiot & Kelly).
If you are looking to donate items for us to sell, the drop-off date starts on June 23rd.
Please tell your friends, donate items, and swing on by, we'd love to see you.
We had a great time this past Saturday at the Eastpointe Farmers Market.
A few friends stopped by and showed their support at our table. Take a look at our Mutt Shots page to see some pictures of the furry friends that said hello and pledged to spread the word about our dog park.
Thanks for all your help!
We are a small group who love dogs and are passionate about opening a dog park.