Attendees and their dogs can enjoy live entertainment, shopping and prize pack giveaways while learning about and trying Canton’s off-leash Dog Park, located on Denton Road, north of Cherry Hill Road.
“If you’ve ever been interested in trying out the Canton Dog Park for free, Bark in the Park is the perfect opportunity,” said Recreation Specialist Laura Mortier. “This is a great chance to meet other local dog owners, and your pup can make some friends, too!”
No Dog Park membership is required to take part in this free event, but non-members must show proof of their dog’s up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccinations, signed by an accredited veterinarian, before their dog can enter the Dog Park. No pre-registration is required for the event.
The opening day of the Canton Farmers Market, located a short trail walk away in adjacent Preservation Park, will take place alongside Bark in the Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 17.
“Market shoppers and dog owners alike are welcome and encouraged to visit both free community events!” Mortier said.
Among the vendors in attendance at Bark in the Park will be: Pet Supplies Plus, All American Pet Resorts, Paws Grooming Studio and more. The Michigan Animal Rescue League will also be onsite with adoptable pets and a police dog show will provide entertainment. Cruisin’ Custom Coneys hot dog cart will be offering lunch for guests to purchase and enjoy at the event.
The Canton Dog Park has six acres of fenced-in, outdoor space for dogs to run and play off-leash, with specific rules to help insure a safe and positive experience for everyone. The park is divided into a large dog section for animals over 20 pounds, and small dog section for animals under 20 pounds. Annual memberships for the Dog Park are $25 for Canton residents and $50 for non-residents.
For more information on the Canton Dog Park, visit www.cantonfun.org or contact the Canton Park Office at 734/394-5310.