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Dog day afternoon for area pooches

June 7, 2012
By Kathleen Palumbo , Town Crier correspondent

Not only are Boardman Park's indoor facilities multifunctional, but its baseball field recently found yet another meaning for "play ball," as the Friends of Paws Town hosted "Dogs Days Afternoon," in their ongoing efforts to prepare for the opening of the Marge Hartman's Paws Town dog park.

Calling the event an outdoor version of their ever popular "Poochie Playtime," information provided by Abbie Loree said "Dogs Days of Summer," included music, free popcorn, the chance to enter a "paint a fire hydrant" contest, and speakers who addressed the public on issues such as proper dog socialization, and performing canine CPR.

Held Sunday, June 3, "Dogs Days of Summer" welcomed dogs of all sizes once their owners ensured that their dogs were current on their vaccinations and that their dogs be spayed or neutered prior to the event.

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Photos by Kathleen Palumbo, Town Crier correspondent
More than 60 dogs and their two-legged friends visited the Friends of Paws Town’s recent “Dogs Days of Summer” event, including “Shrimp,” who brought along Amanda Tuscano and Mat Schuler to enjoy the sunny day.

"Your continued support of Marge Hartman's Paws Town is greatly appreciated," said Loree, who shared that the Friends of Paws Town has received the handicapped accessible fountains with hose attachments and a dog bowl, trash cans and waste stations. She said that as donations of clean fill dirt from local businesses continue, they are currently accepting bids on fencing as they anticipate a late summer or early fall opening of the park.

This summer, Friends of Paws Town will have a presence at Boardman Park's Music in the Park, in addition to which on June 16, they will host the BW-3 Takeover, wherein the restaurant will donate 15 percent of participating patrons' total bill with the presentation of a Friends of Paws Town flier.

Further information on the progress of the Marge Hartman's Paws Town dog park can be found at



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