Grant Writer Needed

If you fancy yourself to be  a good, persuasive writer, we need someone to help with a grant application. We're seeking funding to install shade in the dog park and/or a water supply for the dogs. This year, PetSafe Brand will award 25 grants totaling $275,000 to help cities build new dog parks and provide makeovers or maintenance for existing parks. We think our shade and water projects make good candidates.

Please email info@takomadogs.org if you would like to volunteer to write this grant. Grant application deadline is June 30, 2017, but we would like to get our application in much sooner.

City Council Agrees to Put Dog Park to Bid

We're not there yet, but we are moving in the right direction! This past Tuesday City staff, led by Public Works Director Daryl Braithwaite, presented the new, smaller dog park design to City Council.  The City Council unanimously agreed to put the dog park out to bid. The prior City Manager, Brian Kenner, promised last June "to have a dog park operational in fiscal year 15," which ends June 30 this year.....

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Dog Park in the News

The July Takoma Park Newsletter covered the dog park this week declaring that the "City Council has all but finalized plans to build Takoma Park's first dog park" and "expects it to be completed . . . within the year."

The newsletter astutely extolls the virtues of dog parks including dog and human socialization, safety, and reduced animal aggression....

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City Council To Consider Dog Park Budget

Now is the time to take action and email the Takoma Park City Council and City Manager asking them to support the dog park in the upcoming City budget. There will be many pressures from many sides, and it’s possible the dog park could get crowded out in that discussion. Take action and prevent that from happening.

Below are the email addresses and phone numbers for the Council and Manager as well as a sample letter you can use.  Read on to take action...

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