Thanks for visiting the brand new West Bend Dog Park blog! We're so happy you're here!

This blog will serve as a way for us to connect with you to let you know what's going on in the park: new installations, ground conditions, etc. Please feel free to comment on our posts here. We love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What a beautiful day to run your dogs at the West Bend Dog Park.  I was at the dog park last night and the park was rockin as usual.  This week is suppose to be a good week for the weather.  Just remember to take your dog to the park so they can run off all that energy they have from being in the house all day while you are working.  The best two words in the world to a dog is Dog Park. The dog park is a good way to socialize your dog and for the dog owners to make new friends.  When I am at the dog park, I still look around and think...it took 2 years for our group to get this park up and running, but it was well worth it. 

Small dog update....we are still in need of funds for building the small breed dog park.  The most important fund is the fence fund.  Please donate to help us get the fence up by donating any dollar amount you can.

Send to ...
Pam Kidney
713 Riverview Dr
West  Bend WI 53095

Make checks out to K-9 Friends of West Bend and on the memo line please write small breed park

Thank you in advance for your donations.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Just a reminder...one of the rules of the dog park is that you can only have 2 dogs per owner or per person in the dog park. I have had several complaints about 3 or 4 dogs in the park with just one owner or person with the dogs. Please......follow the rules of the dog park. The rules are posted next to the kiosk in the dog park as you walk in. I am not up there all the time but I will start going up at the dog park different times and different days checking to see if people have their dog park user fee tag. In order to use the dog park, you must purchase a user fee tag for $25.00 per household annually. If you are asked if you have purchased your user fee tag u must show it and if you don't have it you will not be able to use the park at that time. The tag must be visible at all times. I will ask you to leave the dog park or u can purchase a tag at that time from me and stay at the dog park. checks or cash will be accepted, no credit cards. On the gate as you walk into the park, there is a sign posted about a user fee tag to use the park. It is not fair to all the members that have purchased their user fee tags to use the dog park and the people that don't pay can use the dog park. If you go to Regner Park to swim, u have to purchase a daily pass or a family pass to swim and if you don't have your swim band on you can't swim or u have to purchase a swim band to swim. There are user fee applications located at the kiosk at the dog park or you can purchase one at City Hall in the Finance Dept Mon - Fri until 4:00. One more vent, Please have collars on your dog at all times and leash your dog from the car to the entrance gate and from the exit gate to your car. If you are not in the dog park and your dog does not have a leash on, you could be ticketed if the police see u and there are times when they walk through the park or sit out in the parking lot. Please just follow all the rules and enjoy your time at the dog park..Pam Kidney Treasurer of the West Bend Dog Park.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday was a wonderful day for spreading mulch.  Great volunteers. Thanks to the volunteers that came out to help. We have great members and volunteers at the West Bend Dog Park.  We will need a few more trucks full of mulch to finish up the job.  The trails look very nice.  Today looks like a great day to run your dogs through the park.  A little windy in the open area of the dog park but walk the trails in the wooded area, and the wind is not as strong. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FYI.....on Saturday April 18th...9 am will be a day of spreading mulch at the West Bed Dog Park.  If you can help, bring rake, shovel and a wheel barrel to help.
Purple Clover's photo.

Some Pawsitive News for the Small Breed Park

On behalf of all small dogs, a committee has been diligently at work to accommodate an area specifically for the adventure and fun for your dog and safety and security for owners peace of mind.

To date, we have established a half acre parcel just east of the current dog park entrance. Will be completely fenced, secure entrance, with a few waste stations and a few benches. All is coming together barkfully.

In order to accomplish this feat, or paws; opening this area sooner rather than later, we are in desperate need of donations.

Please consider lifting the spirits of our smaller breeds

Contributions may be submitted to:

K9 Friends of West Bend

(memo line on check to read: small breed dog park donation)

Pam Kidney ~ Treasurer

713 Riverview Drive, West Bend, WI 53095