In the Yelp world there are official Yelp Events (Elite and CMYEs) and Unofficial Yelp Events (known as UYEs). Unofficial Yelp Events are events that aren’t put on by the Yelp CM, but by Yelpers themselves. I decided awhile back to plan a UYE for our furry Yelpers at a local dog park. We picked a day, a location, and just had to hope that some of our Yelp buddies and their furry friends would join us.
Yesterday about 7 Yelpers and their pups (a total of 8) headed out to Pawmosa Dog Park in Casselberry. Pawmosa Dog Park is one acre of shaded space designed just for playful pups! 6 ft. fences and separate areas for large and small dogs ensure that there is safe space for all! Each area has doggie stations, trash receptacles, watering stations, benches, fire hydrants, and even a time out area for the occasional misbehaving pooch. All play areas are covered with wood mulch and signs with park rules are posted at each entry way.
All of us had bigger dogs, so we stuck to the large dog area. One of the best things about this park is that it is mostly shaded. This really comes in handy when its already 80 degrees and super humid at 9 am. Pepper loves the dog park but its getting harder and harder to take her in the summer. Pawmosa is a good option for when she needs to get her run on in the summer time.
Even though the park is advertised as “covered with wood mulch,” there wasn’t much mulch to be found. One of our group said she hadn’t been there in awhile but the last time she was there it was all mulch. It could just be that its the middle of summer (and the rainy season) and it doesn’t make sense to try and keep up with it. But just keep that in mind if you are heading out there soon…. especially if your pup is a digger.
We had a very nice time enjoying the morning with our pups and meeting new people. There were around 6 other people (and their pups) in and out while we were there, so there were plenty of pups to play with. For the most park everyone and their dogs were behaved.
Most dog parks have the same basic rules: clean up after your dog, don’t bring aggressive dogs, and your dog must be fixed. This last one really is pretty important. Someone showed up with a male dog that hadn’t been fixed and he wouldn’t leave the female dogs alone. I mean, he was doing stuff that if he was a human he would have been arrested for. Dogs that haven’t been fixed tend to be more aggressive, which is the main reason bringing them isn’t a good idea. So please keep this in mind when thinking about going to a dog park. Just wait until your little one has had the snip snip before bring them out for a day of fun. Or, if they really need to get out and stretch their legs, try to find an off time where you might be the only ones there.
Everyone had a great morning and by the time we left all the dogs were pooped! We are already thinking about planning our next UYE: Yelpers Day out at another local dog park.
What is your favorite dog park to bring your pups to? (local or not)