photos courtesy of Fred Levy Art Photography
The Maynard Dog Park is Open
Opening day photos from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Special thanks to State Rep. Kate Hogan and Town Selectmen David Gavin and Jason Kreil for their support and for the Goodie Bags provided by Unleashed by Petco who also funded the Waste Stations.
photos courtesy of Fred Levy Art Photography
Have you heard? The Maynard Dog Park will be opening this weekend, Saturday 8/9 at 1:00 pm. The MayDOG Board of Directors wish to invite all four legged friends and their two legged caretakers to come and enjoy the area's only FENCED IN Dog Park. Please take the time to review the rules (A copy will also be posted at the Dog Park.)
Parking will be limited, so if you are close by, please walk. Also, please remember that the area is wooded and currently has a forest floor type of surface, that may over time be upgraded.
If you have any questions, please email us at MayDOG@MayDOG.org
Saturday, August 2, from 9am to 12 noon, Please Join us in cleaning up the Maynard Dog Park
On Saturday, August 2, from 9am to 12 noon, MayDOG is cleaning up the new dog park in preparation for opening!
Are you available for any part of that time? We need help pruning, raking, weeding and otherwise making the grounds safe for our four-legged friends. Even just 30 or 60 minutes will go a long way.
Please email maydog@mayDOG.org if you can help out, and we'll make sure we have enough coffee on hand!
Bring your pruning shears/loppers, work gloves, rake & shovel, if you can. We will have a few on site, so don’t let not having these items keep you away. Will you join us?
Shay Update - The good news is that we have raised over $200 for Shay's care. She is now also current on shots. The not so good news is that we are having some issues with the foster home. It appears that Shay has separation anxiety and barks continuously when left alone. We now need to find a new foster home, preferably someone who works at home or is retired. Shay is also now in heat, so she needs to be placed in a home without any in-tact males.
As far as the owner, he is checked into the hospital and currently undergoing treatment.
PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. We really appreciated all the feedback we have received and will be contacting the organizations suggested, however these things take time and we are not sure how long the foster home can continue care. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
Rob Wezwick, President MayDOG Rob@MayDOG.org
We've set up a donation fund for Shay at Razoo, which processes payments easily and securely. Just click here to give: http://www.razoo.com/story/Shay-S-Foster-Fund?referral_code=share
Help for Shay
Maynard needs help with one of our own! A couple of weeks ago, a local veteran's (100% service related disability) wife
passed away and now he needs to check into the VA hospital for 2-3 weeks and needs help for foster care for his dog. He is very attached to her and wants to keep her after he gets out. The problem is that the dog is not current on shots
and has not been to the vet in at least 2-3 years (she appears about 3 years old).
MayDOG has found a possible foster but ..."Shay" needs to see a vet and get updated on shots and also spayed. The board has authorized us to budget up to $300 for this and now we need to raise the funds!
If you can donate any amount to offset the costs please make a gift to Shay's Fund at http://www.razoo.com/story/Shay-S-Foster-Fund?referral_code=share
Please email us at MayDOG@MayDOG.org with any questions, or if you know a local vet who would provide this service pro bono or at a reduced rate.
Time is of essence as the veteran needs to go to the hospital today.
Thanks to a donation from a member of the Maynard Dog Owners Group (MayDOG), pet owners in Maynard can breathe a little easier — and their pets can, too.
MayDOG president Lisa Lines and member Veronica Zolina presented a set of pet-sized oxygen masks to Chief Stephen Kulik of the Maynard Fire Department today. Although the Department already had one set of pet masks on its ambulance, this additional set will ensure that the engine company is also equipped to help dogs, cats, and other pets pulled from a burning building.
“We are always happy and grateful for any and all additional donations, as you never know when you will need them,” said Chief Kulik, who accepted the donation. The set contains three masks of different sizes, which can fit animals from a Saint Bernard down to a kitten. Zolina and her husband own two greyhounds and a cat. She decided to donate the masks on behalf of MayDOG because of that group’s efforts to promote Maynard as a dog-friendly community. She said, “I want to be sure that all of Maynard’s pets, including my own, can receive lifesaving treatment in a fire if they need it. It was reassuring to learn that the Department is prepared to aid animals as well as people, because so many Maynard residents are pet owners too.”
“More than 40,000 pets across the country perished in fires in 2006, with the majority dying from smoke inhalation,” said Lines. “We hope that giving these masks to the Maynard Fire Department will raise awareness of the importance of emergency preparedness for rescue agencies ad pet owners alike,” she said.
MayDOG is the Maynard Dog Owners Group, a non-profit 501c3 corporation founded in September 2008 to promote responsible dog ownership and build community through safe, legal off-leash recreation in Maynard, MA and the