Our new concrete walkway is being installed. This walkway, a result of a grant from The Nutro Company, will encircle the large dog area and provide handicap access to the shade bench. While we are installing this walkway, there will be times when we will have to close the large dog area. We expect the construction to be completed by next week. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you, Jacob Spevack!
My name is Jacob Spevack. Recently, as a part of my becoming a Bar Mitzvah, I spent some time volunteering at the Falmouth Dog Park. The dog park is a place that I, as well as my dog Skipper, enjoy going to. I first heard of the dog park from Ms. Pamela Rothstein, Director of Lifelong Learning at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, who helped to establish the park in 2011. Our class was discussing ideas for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah project, which is a community service project completed by all kids becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvahs at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. I immediately knew that this would be the perfect project for me for many reasons. The biggest reason was the fact that I love my dog, but wish he had more chances to play in wide open space, and socialize with other dogs. The Falmouth Dog Park presented this exact opportunity. The first time I volunteered for the dog park was at a fundraiser where we gathered coins from the community in order to raise money to help fund the park. At this event, I met many of the other volunteers, including the Dog Park Committee Chairperson, Ms. Barbara Schneider, all of whom are wonderful people who devote so much of their time and effort to the park. After I initially met Ms. Schneider, I was able to arrange multiple dates to come to the park and help in a variety of ways. One of these ways is the job of stewarding, which is essentially taking the bags of waste from the park and delivering them to the dumpster a short distance away. While this may seem like an unappealing job, and is only one of the many ways to help the park, for me it was a great way to get involved. It was a lot of fun for Skipper and me to meet many other volunteers as well as the dogs who come to the park and their owners. I also helped out with multiple fundraisers for the park and joined others from my synagogue one day last spring when we went to the park as a group to help with landscaping and other work that needed to be done. I am planning on continuing to help out with the park when I can, because the time I have spent there has definitely been time well spent.
Our Second Birthday Party
Our Second Birthday Party was held at the park on May 5. Shown here is Barb Schneider, Dog Park President, and Ella Ashley of Grade 3 at the East Falmouth Elementary School. Ella designed the birthday cake that was served at the party. Park visitors were able to meet with other board members, meet with representatives from TD Bank, have their pets protected from kennel cough by Dr. Alfano, and contribute dog food and treats to the Falmouth Service Center.
Commemorative Tiles Available
Beginning May 5th we will offer a special opportunity. Thanks to the creative work of Tessa Morgan of Flying Pig Pottery in Woods Hole, we will offer seven inch square individualized ceramic tiles to be mounted on the bench and wall along the walkway into the Dog Park. This area, known as Cleo’s Corner, faces the walkway and is highly visible. Tiles will be mounted on the wall one row at a time. Tile designs range from a tree, flowers, or a dog and even offer choice of breed. The artist is also willing to create a whimsical version of your pet from a photograph. You can purchase a tile to honor a person or pet, commemorate a special occasion, or memorialize one or the other. Wording choices are also individualized. Cost of each tile is $100. Approximately 150 tiles will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can download an order form below. Questions? Call 508-331-2929.
TD Bank joins as partner
Do you have any account at any TD Bank? Or are you thinking about opening an account? We hope so, because TD Bank is now a partner of the Falmouth Dog Park and thanks to the bank, you can help the park at NO COST TO YOU!
TD Bank will make an annual contribution to the Park based on the activity of all participating members’ TD Bank accounts. Checking, savings, money market, CDs and retirement accounts are all included. If you have an account, just mention to a TD representative that you want your account linked to the Falmouth Dog Park Affinity Program (code number AF124). If you open a new account, make sure it is linked as well. That’s all there is to it! TD Bank takes care of the rest.
For each new checking account, the Park receives $50. For each existing checking account, the park receives $10 each year! Contributions are calculated at 1/10% on savings, money market, CD and IRA balances. Members’ accounts are not affected in any way by this contribution. Your account balance simply determines the level of the contribution and is kept confidential by the bank.
Doggie Bowl Sponsors
Thanks to the sponsors for our Doggie-Bowl bowling tournament. Our sponsors this year were Falmouth Police Patrolman's Federation, Falmouth Animal Hospital, Falmouth Toyota, Northeast Equine Apparel, Smitty's Ice Cream, Deer Run Veterinary Services, The Enterprise, Michael Galasso , Uptown Dog Cape Cod, Falmouth Visitor, Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging, Board Stiff.
Our Ad Contest Winner
We recently asked the East Falmouth Elementary School students for help in designing an ad for the Falmouth Dog Park. Our winner, Ella Ashley of Grade 3, is shown with Dog Park President Barbara Schneider, accepting her award. Be on the lookout for Ashley's ad appearing soon in The Enterprise. Also, stop by the park on May 5th to help celebrate the park's birthday and to see the other art submitted from the school. Thanks, Ashley!
Grant from The Nutro Company
Wayne Renfrew, Regional Manager for The Nutro Company presents Falmouth Dog Park President Barbara Schneider with a sign to commemorate the grant that we were awarded. Board members Helen Kennedy and Frank Fernino were on hand for the presentation. This generous grant from will allow us to build a walkway inside the park to link our bench areas. This will make it much easier for our human guests to get around the park. A big THANKS! to The Nutro Company for this generous gift.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Coin Collection. We collected over $550 in donations and sales! We also collected a bunch of coins from Argentina, England, Malaysia, and some Asian country as well as several Euros, and some coins that had seen better days. Plus, we signed up two new Stewards! If you still have a bank with coins that you would like to donate, please contact us. Great day for the Dog Park.
Scoop the Poop
The Falmouth DPW Engineering Division has an AmeriCorps Cape Cod member volunteering in their office two days each week, assisting them the Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program at no cost to the Town. The AmeriCorps member's job is to assist the Town in developing public education and outreach programs about stormwater pollution; which is required under the NPDES permitting process.
Corps Members Sara Cawley and Kelsey Boyd have created a 'Scoop the Poop' stormwater Public Service Announcement (PSA), featuring spunky Labrador retriever Henry as Falmouth’s own ‘Stormwater Detective.’
Special thanks to the FCTV staff, The Falmouth Dog Parks, Inc., AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Keith Hopkins, Jerry Potamis, and especially to Mike Carroll and our star, Henry: P.I.
Check out Henry P.I. ...
Falmouth named one of the Top 10 Dogtown USA towns!
Falmouth Dog Park President Barb Schneider presented Selectmen Murphy and Flynn with a HUGE replica of the September edition of Dog Fancy Magazine at Sunday's pool party, and announced that the issue announced that Falmouth was the only city or town in Massachusetts to be selected as one of the top 10 DogTown U.S.A. towns. Selection is based on how dog-friendly the community is, the opportunities for dogs to enjoy recreation, hotels, restaurants, etc. with their owners, the programs in place to help care for the community's dogs, and, of course, the parks that welcome dogs!
We have started a Wish List of items that we need. Take a look...
This summer shapes up to be a busy time at the Dog Park. Check out our list of events.
We are always looking for people that can help us run and maintain the Dog Park. We need help in keeping the Park clean, helping at fundraising events, and with publicity. If you have a desire to help, read more...
Art in the Park
There is a nice interview with Sue Beardsley, the Falmouth artist who created the wonderful sculpture at the Dog Park. read more...
You can listen here to the interview here:
Here is a link to Sue's site:
The results are in! Our 2012 townwide appeal netted over $3000. A special Thank You to the over 70 donors who made the Falmouth Dog Park a part of their holiday giving. Read more...
Please make donations payable to:
Falmouth Dog Parks
The Dog Park Fund
P.O. Box 93
East Falmouth, MA 02536
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