A Note from Rootie
Hi Everybody! My name is Rootie and I wanted to share a little bit about myself with all of you. I am a beagle. I don't know when I was born or who my parents are. My dad, Joel Rogers adopted me in 2009 after I was found on Route 5 (That's where my name comes from) by the dog warden and brought to Adoring Pets Veterinary Health Center on Sunset Drive in Hamburg. We lived in South Buffalo and went for long walks with our friends. But then my dad passed away September 2, 2011, and I moved in with my grandparents in Hamburg. I like it there but there isn't much for me to do. I play in the yard, watch the history channel with my grandpa, and eat...a lot. My dad would be shocked at how fat I have gotten. So that's why I want this dogpark. I can't wait to go make new friends and be able ro run and run and run.
So please tell your friends all about Rootie's Run! We have a lot of exciting things to share with you. Tell all you four legged friends I can't wait to meet them!
Once you and your dog get to the dog park, it’s tempting to just stand back and watch all the activity. But everybody will have a much more rewarding time if you observe some basic rules. Dog parks aren’t a right, they’re a privilege. - please don’t let bad behavior ruin things for everyone else
- Never leave your dog unattended.
- Always clean up after your dog. Most parks have poopbags or scoopers, so use them. This is a primary reason that dog parks get complaints, so pay attention and pick up the poop.
- Make sure your dog is current on her shots and has a valid license.
- Don’t bring dogs younger than 4 months to a dog park. They won’t have had all the necessary inoculations that allow them to play safely with other animals.
- Spayed/neutered animals ONLY.
- Don’t bring more than three dogs. It subjects parks to overuse, and if they’re not your dogs, you may not have full control over them.
- Keep your dog on-leash until you get to the off-leash area. This is not just re spectful to other park users, it’s much safer for your dog.
- If your dog becomes unruly or plays rough, leash him and leave immediately.
- No children under the age of 11 are permitted, 11 to 15 years of age are required to be accompanied by an adult. Children have a tendency to scream and run when excited, which can trigger a dog’s prey drive or natural instinct to chase. For this reason and for the safety of your children, we do not recommend bringing small children and infants into the dog park.
- Don’t smoke or eat while at the dog park. Cigarette butts and food wrappers are tempting treats to dogs, but bad for them.
- Always observe all of the rules posted at your local dog park. Each town has its own set of regulations: please follow them.
Use of Rootie's Run is at your own risk. Dog handlers are legally and financially responsible for damage or injury inflicted by their dog(s). Violators will be subject to removal from the park and suspension of park privileges.
- Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated*, spayed or neutered, and wear a visible license tag.
- Small dog area; dog(s) not to exceed 25lbs. Puppies must be at least four (4) months old.
- All dogs must be off-leash inside the park.
- Dog handlers must be in the fenced area and within unobstructed sight of their dog(s), which must be under visual or audible command.
- Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 11 are not permitted with in the park.
- Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
- Limit of three(3) dogs per adult handler
- Leash and unleash dogs within the Double-gated sally port
- Dog handlers must carry a leash at all times
- Do not allow dogs to pester or mount other dogs
- Dogs displaying aggression toward people or other dogs must be removed from the park. Dogs with a history of aggressive behavior are not permitted in the park,
- No food or glass containers are allowed in the park.
- No littering. Clean up after your dog and your self.
- No smoking.
*Rabies, distemper and Parvo vaccinations are required. Bordetella ( kennel cough ) and Leptospirosis vaccinations are recommended.
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 OR YOUR VETERINARIAN
2900 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, New York
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Charlie Biondo and Parker
Dog Park Committee
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Hamburg Lions Club
McAllister Plumbing and Heating
Natural Pet Wellness Center
Nussbaumer & Clarke
A Pawsitive Experience
Peggy Wierzbicki - Realty USA
South Shore Asset
Southtowns Dog Traning
Southtowns Power Washing
Tim Horton's Coldstone
Town of Hamburg Highway Superintendent Tom Best
Woof! Dog Grooming
Town of Hamburg Supervisor Steven J. Walters
Sit n' Stay Pet Services, Inc.
Bill and Shiela Walters
Checks can be made payable to Town of Hamburg Dog Park, and mailed to:
The Town of Hamburg Highway Department
2720 Lakeview Road
New York 14085
Attn: Linda Rogers