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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the web at http://m-dog.org.
Join us for next dog park work party on Saturday Oct. 15
Join us for our next dog park work party on Saturday, Oct. 16. M-DOG hosts monthly work parties at noon the 3rd Saturday of each month at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park, 6100 152nd St. NE. Help us with monthly maintenance and cleanup that includes fence rehabilitation, pet waste and garbage pickup, mowing and trimming the small dog area, cleaning park furnishings and more. To volunteer for future work parties, please contact Doug Buell at (425) 308-2716 or email email@example.com. Food and refreshments. Okay for your dog to join you! Monthly work parties are weather permitting.
Join us for next M-DOG Board Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19
Join us for our next monthly M-DOG Board Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the 88th Street Haggen Food & Pharmacy. We welcome all members and volunteers who want to help out with event planning. This meeting will include a discussion on dog park improvements and potential grant funding availability to leverage existing program funds. For more information about joining 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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]
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. Welcome to newest M-DOG Members We want to welcome our newest M-DOG members, Jessica Esperson and Pamela Lynn. Both women and their pets are frequent visitors to Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park. Thank you, Jessica and Pamela, for making the most of the dog park and sharing the park's value with others!
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 email@example.com.