Welcome to our cause! Friends of Kingston Dogs ("Kingston Dogs" for short) is an organization dedicated to supporting the following goals:
- Allow dogs to exercise and socialize safely while off-leash;
- Promote responsible dog ownership;
- Provide outlets for dog owners to socialize;
- Make for a better community by promoting public health and safety, and
- To build and maintain Off Leash Dog Areas (OLDA) in Kingston, Massachusetts called THE BONEYARD
Board of Friends of Kingston Dogs:
PRE-CONSTRUCTION HOME OF "THE BONEYARD"
FIRST OFF-LEASH DOG PARK IN KINGSTON MAP AT THE TOWN'S CAPPED LANDFILL
The first Off-Leash Dog Area (OLDA) is known as "The Boneyard" and is located at the site of the Kingston Capped Landfill. This site was capped many years ago and is presently home to the KWI wind turbine "Independence" and a potential future solar project. The Landfill is next to the Town's Transfer Station and is a central location for dog owners to exercise their dogs.
The Dog Park is a fully fenced dog area with a double-gate entry system (to prevent escapes). The area is over 1/2 acre and is divided into two separate sites for large dogs and small dogs.
The Dog Park has amenities such as water fountains, agility equipment, benches and shade structures for the humans and the canines. There are several waste bag stations and trash cans available for responsible owners to clean up after their dogs.
The Friends of the Kingston Dogs is working with the Kingston Animal Shelter and supporting their great efforts in getting dogs (and cats) adopted and cared for.
Why even have a Dog Park? Well, the MSPCA has the following reasons why a community Dog Park is a good idea:
–Improving the quality of life for families with dogs. They make the community a nicer place to be. Dog recreation spaces benefit the whole city or town, not just dogs and their families
–Segregating dogs in public areas away from residents who do not enjoy the company of dogs
–Reducing the time officials must spend enforcing leash laws
–Providing a positive recreational social outlet for both dogs and their owners
–Promoting public health and safety by providing a place for dogs and their waste
DURING CONSTRUCTION AT THE TOWN'S CAPPED LANDFILL
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE, READY TO OPEN