Water is off until Spring. How You Can Help.

WATER IS OFF UNTIL THE SPRING. Here is how you can help!

1. WALK YOUR DOGS 5-10 EXTRA MINUTES BEFORE GETTING TO THE DOG RUN. This will encourage them to go to the bathroom outside the dog run.

2. When you are done with large plastic containers, please fill them with water and bring to the park. You can leave them in the entry way space

3. If you are in the run during the day you can fill up empty containers in the bathroom, it is usually open between 9am-3pm.

4 Please save the water for cleaning up after your dog, they can survive w/o drinking for the hour they are there.

5. Don’t let dogs destroy the bottles or caps.

6. When you see empty bottles please take 1-2 home and fill them up. The goal is to try and keep the run clean the next 5 months.

This way we can keep the run as clean as possible until the arrival of Spring! Remember, your dog and apt are only as clean as the dog run….

Cheers,

Rick

Collars MUST be worn w/i the run

Folks, we have to ensure that ALL dogs are wearing some kind of collar , or harness, when inside the run. It’s very important for a few reasons:

1. Your dog should always have its ID on it. While it has yet to happen a dog COULD escape when people are coming into the run and careless about closing the outer gate.

2. Just as important, when a dogfight occurs it is the easiest way to control the dogs.

Lastly, NO metal choke collars are to be worn w/i the run. They are dangerous to dogs (broken teeth, paws can get caught) and people (I almost broke a finger trying to break up a fight when my fingers got stuck w/i the collar).

Thanks,

Rick

10/5/13 Adopt-a-thon @ SUDS Dog Run

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SUDS will have its first major event on Saturday, October 5th, from 12pm-4pm, an ADOPTATHON.

We are partnering with an excellent Queens based rescue group called FOUR PAWS SAKE (http://www.fourpawssakenyc.com/) and NEED VOLUNTEERS to help set up, break down and work with the dogs and cats during the event.

If you can spare a few hours that day to volunteer please contact Jeannette Remak @ valkyr1097@nyc.rr.com
It’s important because the more volunteers we have the more dogs 4 Paws Sake can bring.

Remember, many of our own dogs came from similar situations, and there was someone there to pitch in and donate a few hours to get them adopted to you. Let’s all do our part to return love:)

We will also have CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TRAINING and Kristie from PAWSITIVE DOG TRAINING to provide help and training tips for our own pets.

As we will need the entire space, the dog run will be closed from 11am-4pm that day for the event.

Hope to see many of you there:)

Cheers,

Rick

Recognizing/Treating Dog Heatstroke

If this heat & humidity is tough on us, you can only imagine how unbearable it is on our dogs.

Please check out the attached Heat Stroke info to protect your pet:

http://www.vetdepot.com/summertime-safety-pets-infographic.html

I know it’s fun @ the dog run in the summer, but being there too long in the middle of the day, especially for short nosed breeds, can lead to heat stroke (which can be fatal!) & other related health issues.

Our Large Dog Pool, kindly donated by WesPawPets, will arrive this week:)

Cheers

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Please keep SICK dogs out of the run

If your dog has been vomiting, has diarrhea, kennel cough or any other illness please avoid bringing them to the dog run until they are recovered. Same goes for a dog recovering from any kind of surgery.

If your dog looks fine and ends up vomiting, or has diarrhea, w/i the park USE THE HOSE and WASH IT AWAY.

Actually, whenever your dog poops, use the hose and wash away the remnants.

Please use common sense so that illnesses do not spread:)

Thanks

 

Late nite Excessive barking will be a problem

Technically the park closes @ 9pm. If we want to be able to utilize the run after that we must keep the dogs from barking excessively.

Use the “2 Bark Rule”: If your dog barks twice, go shut’em up. Simple concept:) 
See signs posted w/i the run

The people who live across the street will eventually complain and then the 108th Precinct will boot us out.

SUDS was in Lodati Park for 12 years at night with NO 311 calls about noise.
We accomplished this by keeping our dogs quiet, sometimes as many as 25 dogs @ a time.

Many locals never even had a clue we were in the park @ night, that’s how quiet we were.

Remember, the run isn’t about any single person or their dog, it belongs to ALL of us. 

Do the right thing and properly monitor your dog in the evenings. It wouldn’t be fair to allow 1-2 people to ruin it for everyone else.

Thank you