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.
“Our Bark in the Park event is the perfect opportunity for dog owners to come and try out the Canton Dog Park for free,” said Recreation Specialist Laura Mortier. “Plus, it’s a great chance to meet other local dog owners, get some great canine information and coupons, and your four-legged family member can make some friends, too!”
No Dog Park membership is required to take part in this free event. In order to attend this event, those who are currently not a member of the Canton Dog Park must present a valid Canton dog license, which can be obtained at the Canton Clerk’s Office for $10 and requires proof of your dog’s up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccinations, signed by an accredited veterinarian. No pre-registration is required for this 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 15.
“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: Kelly's Pet Care, Animal Friends Veterinary Hospital, Paws Grooming Studio and more. First Step, a local agency that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence in Wayne County, will also be on site for a fundraiser to raise money for their ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness) Program, which is an onsite pet sanctuary available to residents of First Step. Cruisin’ Custom Coneys hot dog cart will also 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.