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Dogs to come unleashed during the grand opening of Kirkland's first dog park

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The public is invited to join the Mayor of Kirkland, Kirkland City Council members and other city officials, and members of Kirkland Off Leash Dog Group (KDOG) for the inaugural ribbon cutting at noon Jan. 28 to celebrate the opening of Jasper’s Dog Park, Kirkland’s first fenced off-leash dog park.

KDOG will be collecting donations of pet food for Hopelink at the grand opening.  The address of the park is 11225 N.E. 120th St. (at the corner of N.E. 120th Street and 113th Avenue N.E.). Street parking is available on N.E. 120th Street (no parking in parking lots adjacent to Jasper’s Dog Park).

The park is a direct result of grassroots organizing, volunteer efforts, and the generosity of local businesses and individual donors.

The park was built by members of KDOG, with the help of local volunteer groups and the City of Kirkland Department of Parks and Recreation.Park maintenance and improvements will continue to be supported entirely by donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information about making a donation to support the ongoing operation of the park or for further information about the park, visit www.kdog.org.

“You can’t go anywhere in Kirkland without seeing people out with their dogs, and Kirkland is very fortunate to have such strong support for this project from local businesses. We are grateful for their commitment to this project and it helped to energize our work party volunteers,” said Jean Guth, KDOG president.

KDOG wishes to thank the following park business sponsors for their generous support of the project: $3000 and higher Platinum Paw level sponsors: The Petco Foundation, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital, and Microsoft Matching Gifts Program; Gold Bone $1000 level sponsors: Lee Johnson Auto Family, Puppy Manners, Eastside Veterinary Associates and Northcreek Custom Fencing; Silver Bowl $500 level sponsors:  Denny’s Pet World, Animal Emergency Service-East, Dogs-a-Jammin’, Pawsome Dog Adventures & Pet Sitting, Matt Opsahl – Graphic Designer, Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital, Dooley’s Dog House, Ford of Kirkland and Hyundai of Kirkland, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, Canine Behavior Center, Inc., Mystic Mountain Pet Retreat and Brystal Whippets; and $250 level Bronze Biscuit sponsor, Pet Vacations, Inc.

Approximately 40 percent of Kirkland households have a dog, and this park will begin to serve Kirkland residents with a safe legal place to recreate with their dogs.

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