Match Madness Results

Friends, I just got the results of Match Madness:  $738.44 was donated to the Dog Park Fund at HCF. That money will remain in the foundation and be used long term for maintenance of the park. We received a match from HCF of $403.83 (at a rate of $.54 on the dollar); we can use that money toward shelters!  Wow!!  We raised money for two of our goals!!  BIG thanks to all of you that donated for the Hays Dog Park at Match Madness!!!  



Arbor Day Tree Planting at the Dog Park

Friends, there will be a tree planting on Arbor Day at the Hays Dog Park on April 16 at 12 PM. We get more trees!!!!  Yay!  Please plan to attend the ceremony.  


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:

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:

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.