West End Pet Friendly

Jan 13, 2012 in Animals, Lost Pet, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

The West End is a wonderful place for dog lovers as there are nearby creeks paths, a beautiful dog park… and of course, our beloved Western Farm Center. Cats are not being ignored either… there is a West End Cat Colony that has been tended by West Ender Charly Thomas. Here’s the latest W. E. Pet Friendly news: 

DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Update: As many of you know, the dog park has been plagued with irrigation issues that have led to a muddy mess – even though it hasn’t rained. There were failed sprinklers, a leaky valve and the Park area (not the dog park) was overwatered- creating runoff into the dog park. This, of course, created a huge unsanitary and unsightly mess. Lisa Grant, Santa Rosa Rec & Parks Superintendent , has assured us that these issues have been addressed. The park is only supposed to be watered one minute a week to keep the irrigation system working- but not more than that. In the meantime, if you notice any dog park issues relating to maintenance- such as broken gates or irrigation issues- Please contact Lisa Grant directly. (707) 543-3774 lgrant@srcity.org. These issues will not be addressed unless Lisa is made aware of them.

Irrigation problems are hopefully resolved.

West End Cat Colony Update: Cats are all doing well. The colony has stabilized to around 13. All cats have been neutered and given shots…. Thanks to the efforts of Charly and Forgotten Felines. If you would like to donate food, please leave a bag of food on Charly’s doorstep at  124 W. 6th. Diamond Brand cat food is a reasonably priced that is available at Western Farm Center. The West End Neighborhood Association donates a bag of food every month… but they do eat more than that. Thanks to Charly for managing this situation

The West End Poodle Party meets the Second Sunday of every month at DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park. Party starts at 11 a.m. If you would like more info email Lea Barron-Thomas or facebook.


Time to party!

Jan. 15th, Sunday- Pug Sunday. A time for Pugs to get together to socialize. Cute, playful, snorting balls of delight…. what’s not to like?  Location:  DeTurk Round Barn dog park Time: 3 p.m. at  in Santa Rosa.  For more information, visit North Bay Pugs:  http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthBayPugs

Puggly cute

Western Farm Center: Feed Store a Paradise for Pets. Press Democrat  More photos here.

Western Farm Center

Dog Swim at Spring Lake Regional Park. The swimming lagoon at Spring Lake Regional Park will turn into a leash-free dog park on Monday, Jan. 16th.  Dogs will get to frolic in the lagoon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this one-day special event. The lagoon is at 393 Violetti Road in Santa Rosa. The Parks Foundation is requesting donations of $3 per dog for Regional Park members and $5 per dog for non-members. Proceeds will benefit Spring Lake Park. Parking near the lagoon is free for members and $6 for non-members. Dog Swim Info

January 21-22, 2012 – International Dog Show. 2 Days of Free Fun for Dog Lovers. See all breeds, including many rare breeds, of dogs at the two-day conformation style dog show. FREE to spectators. www.iabca.com  503-316-9860 Location: Hall of Flowers , Sonoma County Fairgrounds Time: 7 a.m – 7 p.m.

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