Grand opening celebration for Shelburne Village Dog Park this Saturday

Dogs (and their owners) love visiting Shelburne Village Dog Park where dogs are off-leash and running … a community time for dogs and owners. The Park will celebrate its official Grand Opening on Saturday, June 9 with activities from 11 am to 2 pm. The festivities will be held at the Shelburne Community School with guided tours of the Park each half hour.
Dogs are welcome at the festivities and for safety reasons must be on a non-retractable leash while outside the Park fence. Leashes may be removed when inside the Park fence. Parking will be behind the school and the event will be taking place on the School Street side of the school. In the interest of safety, the Friends Committee asks that people refrain from bringing their dogs to the Park during this three-hour period and that they join the guided tours of the Park with their dogs instead.
The event will include hands-on activities for children, a raffle for items including a Vermont Teddy Bear, gift certificates to Ark Veterinary, doggie surprises from Pet Food Warehouse, and Shelburne Village Dog Park memorabilia. Moe’s Southwest Grill will sell food with proceeds supporting the Park, and Pet Food Warehouse will have an information table. All Breed Rescue will also be present with some of their adoptable dogs and information on their rescue work.
Other Park fundraising activities will include t-shirt and bandana sales, Friend memberships, memorial tags, and benches.
Raindate is Sunday, June 24.
The Shelburne Village Dog Park is a completely fenced, wooded park for dogs’ enjoyment located at 740 Harbor Rd., in Shelburne. The Park is a safe, natural environment for dogs to be ‘off (leash) and running!’ The Park is managed by the Friends of the Shelburne Village Dog Park Committee, a volunteer committee of the Town of Shelburne. Friends’ memberships are available for $25, though no membership is necessary to bring a dog to the Park. For complete Park rules, please call the Town of Shelburne Recreation Department at (802) 985-9551 or check the Shelburne website at www.shelburnevt.org.

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