Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Dog Park is reopened
Woof-a-di-doo, dogs! Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Dog Park reopened officially on May 11 after a six-week closure. The trail system had been flooded due to incessant rain, with some fixtures such as fences and signage taking a beating. A significan portion of the trail base was washed out and requires repair, park officials say.
M-DOG hosts GoFundMe fundraiser for Dog Park Fence Replacement Project M-DOG needs your help to secure funds to replace the deteriorating fence at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park. The money will go directly to the park for costs associated with the fence replacement project only. The city of Marysville, in partnership with M-DOG, was recently awarded a $5,000 matching grant through the Snohomish County Small Capital Projects Partnership fund.
Donations we are seeking through this campaign demonstrate our own community and park users' commitment to replace the fence with a more resilient, longer-lasting fence. Names of those who donate a minimum of $30 will be recognized by name on a plaque or other tribute to be installed at the park. Donations are tax-deductible.
M-DOG hosts GoFundMe fundraiser for Dog Park Fence Replacement Project M-DOG needs your help to secure funds to replace the deteriorating fence at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park. The money will go directly to the park for costs associated with the fence replacement project only. The city of Marysville, in partnership with M-DOG, has applied for a $5,000 matching grant through the Snohomish County Small Capital Projects Partnership fund. Donations we are seeking through this campaign demonstrate our own community and park users' commitment to replace the fence with a more resilient, longer-lasting fence. Names of those who donate a minimum of $30 will be recognized by name on a plaque or other tribute to be installed at the park. Donations are tax-deductible. To donate, go https://www.gofundme.com/dog-park-fence-replacement-project. For more information , contact Doug Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-308-2716. Thank you for your consideration.
M-DOG invites you to our next Board meeting set for Wednesday, May 17 M-DOG invites you to attend our next Board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at the 88th Street Haggen Food & Pharmacy. Among topics, we're very busy planning for the 11th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza outdoor dog festival July 8. We also have some improvement projects for the dog park, while we get ready to launch a campaign to replace the existing dog park fence, which has deteriorated to the point of much-needed replacement. We welcome all members and volunteers for this and other M-DOG events. For more information about serving on the board or volunteering with M-DOG to help maintain and keep clean Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park and other activities, please contact President Leslie Buell at (425) 268-5285 or email email@example.com.
Join us at next park work party noon Sat., May 20 M-DOG's regularly monthly scheduled work party at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park is scheduled for noon Saturday, May 20. You're always welcome to join us and volunteer. Okay to bring your dog. Dress for the weather and working conditions, and bring work gloves if you have them, and we'll take care of the tools, equipment and refreshments. If you can, please RSVP to Doug Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-308-2716 so we know how much food and beverages to bring. Work parties generally last 1-2 hours depending on the amound of basic maintenance and upkeep required.
Become an annual M-DOG Member Now's a great time to start or renew your Marysville Dog Owners Group VIP annual membership, which helps support M-DOG activities, events and community support. An annual membership is $35 package ($20 to renew) that includes a large, fold-up waterproof blanket with handles and the M-DOG logo on it, membership card, and discounts applicable to pet contest entry fees at Poochapalooza. Click on the Donate button at left. We look forward to welcoming both new and current members. All dog owners in Marysville, Tulalip, Arlington and north Snohomish County are welcome to join! We will keep you posted on upcoming monthly board meetings, work parties at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Dog Park, Poochapalooza and other events and activities. Board members wanted, and volunteers always needed. All donations and memberships are tax-deductible and go to the dogs for Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Dog Park.
A potential second off-leash dog park in Marysville could offer more space for pooches to roam
The City of Marysville in July unveiled a conceptual plan for Mother Nature's Window Park at 100th Street and 55th Avenue that could one day strike a balance of preserving a beautiful forested swath for passive uses while incorporating recreational amenities, including a potential 3.6-acre dog park. The City is contracting with J.A. Brennan Associates, a Seattle-based landscape architect and planning firm that is working with the City on master planning for the proposed park. [read more]
Got a pooch without a prayer? Join us for dog, animal blessings on Sunday, Oct. 2 at dog park
Got a pooch without a prayer? Marysville Dog Owners Group and St. Philips Episcopal Church are hosting a Blessing of the Dogs from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park.Pastor Allen Hicks will preside over the traditional dog blessings in the park located at 6100 152nd St. NE. This is the second year for the event that has its roots in the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the natural environment. “Dogs and other pets are our companions, and they don’t ask for much for the unconditional love they bring us,” says Leslie Buell, M-DOG President. “This casual event celebrates the gift of dogs in our lives, wishes them good health, and remembers our pets that have passed on.”
In additional to blessings, M-DOG members will be on hand for an accompanying pet balloon memorial. Pet owners at no charge will be given a white balloon and invited to write the name of their pet and a messages on them for pets they have lost, with the balloons then attached to park fencing. The event is free. For more details, contact M-DOG President Leslie Buell at (425) 268-5285, email email@example.com, or visit us on the web at http://m-dog.org.
Put your dog to the challenge - try new dog park agility course
Put your dog to the challenge and try out the new agility course installed at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park. The course includes two double-plank jumps, an adjustable tire jump, adjustable fire hydrant jump, the T-bone tunnel, weave poles and more. Agility equipment was purchased through funds raised at the annual Marysville Poochapalooza Outdoor Dog Event that will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the second Saturday in July 2015.
Thanks, community for helping support M-DOG Pet Food Drive for food bank
Thank you, and a big "woof" to everyone who donated this holiday season to the M-DOG Pet Food Drive to support the Marysville Community Food Bank and the families served. In all, we collected about 280 lbs. of bagged and canned food for dogs - and cats, too! Special thanks to donation site partners Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Marysville Co-Op Supply, Grocery Outlet and Macpherson's Realty.
Strawberry Fields for Rover now has an agility course to bring out the competitor in your dog! Still some minor additions, but try it out! The course includes plank jumps, adjustible tire and hydrant jumps and weave poles incorporated into the existing T-bone tunnel pipe and log cross. Funds raised at Poochapalooza Outdoor Dog Event.
M-DOG recently installed a new park bench at Strawberry Fields for Rover thanks to a gracious donation from Marysville's Roy Robinson Chevrolet * Subaru * RV. Huge thanks to Roy Robinson!
The Marysville Dog Owners Group generally meets at 6:30 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 3711 88th St. NE, unless otherwise notified. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information contact Leslie Buell at (425) 268-5285 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.