we LOVE puppies….but please leave them at home until they are 6 months old!

We’ve seen a number of puppies at the dog park lately….and it really isn’t the best place for a puppy.  Don’t get me wrong…..we LOVE puppies….it is just that they are not psychologically ready to deal with adult dog, some of which might not have the patience for a puppy AND they can pick up a number of nasty, life-threatening diseases until they are fully vaccinated. The HDP has a rule that puppies under 6 months should not use the park. Please….for the sake of your young friend….please wait!  

Here is a good article on why a puppy is not psychologically ready to hang with the big dogs:  http://www.ohbehave-dogtraining.com/dog-parks-not-for-puppies

Match Madness Donations Online

Donations to the Dog Park fund can also be made online via PayPal at the Heartland Community Foundation website.  The link will be available from midnight to 11:59 PM on March 10th. Click here to donate:  http://heartlandcommunityfoundation.org/match-madness-donate/



Hays Dog Park Clean Up Dates

Hays Dog Park Clean Ups

September-April:  first Sunday of the month from 1-2 PM

May-August:  first Thursday of the month from 7-8 PM

Please bring a pooper scooper, a broom, a shovel and help us clean up and maintain the park. 

$10 on March 10

If every member of the Friends of the Hays Dog Park donated $10 on March 10, the day of Match Madness through the Heartland Community Foundation, we would make $5000, PLUS the HCF would match part of those funds.  Please plan on giving $10 on the 10th!!  You can mail the check to our mailbox (PO Box 1614) and I will turn it in on the 10th OR you can take your check directly to the HCF at the Welcome Center that day.  Thanks for your support of the Hays Dog Park!!

Donation to Hays Dog Park in Honor of Norbert Bollig

The Friends of the Hays Dog Park just received a $335 donation in memory of Norbert Bollig. Mr. Bollig was the beloved father of Friend Rhonda Bollig-Baker and a lover of his grand-dogs. Here is a copy of his obituary in the HDN: http://hdnews.net/search/Norbert-Joseph-Bollig Thank you to the Bollig family!

Update:  we received another $95 donation in honor of Mr. Bollig.  Thanks to the Bollig family for thinking of the dog park during this difficult time. 

Have your Donation Matched By the Heartland Community Foundation

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Friends, the Friends of the Hays Dog Park are participating in the Heartland Community Foundation Match Madness fundraising campaign. Participating is easy, just give a donation to the Hays Dog Park fund at the Heartland Community Foundation on March 10th and they will match your donation. You can deliver a check to the Welcome Center in Hays between 9AM and 4PM OR we will post a link here so you can donate online. Any amount will help! Please help support the Hays Dog Park by planning a gift on March 10th.

Doggie Delights Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Don’t forget you favorite pup this Valentine’s Day.  Order them a Doggie Delights treat basket.  Proceeds go to the Hays Dog Park.  Please click on the order form below and get you order in before February 4th.  Treats will be available for pickup or delivery on February 14th.

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