We invited newly appointed Dallas Park and Recreation Department Director Willis Winters to join us this past Saturday to enjoy the festivities during Dash for the Beads, supporting FIDO Oak Cliff‘s efforts to bring a dog park to North Oak Cliff. Mr. Winters graciously attended, and was by our account impressed with the amount of interest and activity surrounding our event.
On February 11th, we had the pleasure of receiving a call from District 1 Council Representative Delia Jasso. The District 1 Representative informed us that she met with Mr. Winters today to discuss our proposal for a permanent off-leash dog park at Kidd Springs Park and to offer her support for it. The following is a letter we received from council woman Jasso:
Thanks for all of your hard work and your efforts with a dog park for North Oak Cliff. The success of the pop-up dog park as part of the Mardi Gras activities this past weekend, has certainly proven that there is a huge need for this in our area. Thanks, also, to all who participated in the event and other FIDO events.
It is my pleasure to announce to you that I have asked our new Park and Recreation Director, Willis Winters, to begin a site plan and cost estimate for a permanent dog park in the area where the pop-up dog park was held this past weekend. Simultaneously, my office will be sending a survey to the adjacent neighborhood.
I am very happy that we have worked together to come to this point and can’t wait to see this to completion. A time schedule will be done when the site plan and cost estimate are finished. Again, thank you and I look forward to working together to “finish what we’ve started”.
Time is running out to register for the 4th annual Dash for the Beads 5k Run/1 mile walk! Proceeds from this dog/kid friendly event will once again benefit our mission here at FIDO Oak Cliff and will help to bring an off-leash space to the neighborhood.
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The weather is mighty fine and its time for you and your pup to enjoy every minute of it. In two weeks we’ll be setting up shop at the Elmwood Street Fair. This is a Better Block style event complete with food, fun, art, entertainment and now an off-leash dog space!
Thats right. It’s time to get the party started as only dog lovers can do. Come on out and join us on Saturday, October 13th from 1-6 PM!
A few months back, Facebook updated all Brand Pages to the Timeline format. While this has done great things for the organizations and companies using Pages to sell their products or services, it is not good for a non-profit organization seeking to use social networking to better connect their neighbors and community.
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While walking with the dogs to grab some groceries at Urban Acres this morning, we noticed a shiny new storefront and sign for Oak Clips, a new pet boutique offering dog grooming. We spoke with owner, Mari Mendoza, who was…
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Are you interested in making some extra cash? Do you love dog-sitting? Well, now is your chance to give back and get involved in the Dallas dog community. A new start up, Dog Vacay, has just launched a new service…
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Ever wondered what it’d be like to be a dog at a dog park? We stumbled across the beautiful video on the Laughing Squid’s Google + page. Makes it look like a whole lot of fun! I know a few pooches who would love to rough house with these animals…
Beautiful Day at the Dog Park from Kelsey Wynns on Vimeo.