SPCA Dog Park

SPCA Dog Park The Aiken Dog Park is a partnership between the City of Aiken and the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare. It is located right next to the SPCA Albrecht Center at 199 Willow Run Rd. Follow our page for updates!
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The Aiken Dog Park is a partnership between the City of Aiken and the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare. It is located right next to the SPCA Albrecht Center at 199 Willow Run Rd. Membership is required. No unaltered pets. Annual Cost to Join: $40 per dog (first two dogs) $20 each additional dog 1 dog = $40 2 dogs = $80 3 dogs = $100 4 dogs = $120 5 dogs = $140 6 dogs = $160 Memberships can be purchased at the SPCA. Requirements: Proof of spay or neuter Proof of vaccinations for Rabies, Bordetta, DHPP or Titer. The dog park is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. The park area covers 2+ acres and is divided into two areas. One area is for dogs under 30 lbs, while the other is open to dogs of all sizes, and features a splash pool for your dog's enjoyment. Three pavilions were also donated to provide shelter on rainy days. Water fountains for dogs and humans are available too. Please visit www.LetLoveLive.org/dog-park to join!

10/18/2019

ATTENTION MEMBERS!
THE DOG PARK CODE HAS CHANGED. Please come to the front desk during open hours to receive the new code.

Lots of cute pups enjoying the SPCA Dog Park! Thank you to David Frantz Cameraman for getting these great photos!
06/02/2019

Lots of cute pups enjoying the SPCA Dog Park! Thank you to David Frantz Cameraman for getting these great photos!

These pups enjoyed a fun day in the sun at the SPCA Dog Park! Thanks to David Frantz Cameraman for getting these great p...
04/04/2019

These pups enjoyed a fun day in the sun at the SPCA Dog Park! Thanks to David Frantz Cameraman for getting these great photos!

Not a member yet? If you and your dog want to come enjoy the park, stop by the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare with up-to-date vaccination records (DHPP, bordetella, and rabies required.) The annual membership is $50 per dog and your pet must be spayed/neutered to utilize the park. The membership fee helps us cover the cost of maintaining the park and keeping it safe and clean for you and your pets.

12/31/2018

2019 is quickly approaching! Have you registered your pup for the New Year?
Come in during normal business hours with up to date vaccination records (rabies, bordetella, and DHPP).
The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare will be closed tomorrow in observance of the holiday, so stop by soon!

04/07/2017
Balanced Life K9 Training

I just wanted to share this video and post with all of you. Our Dog Park is a beautiful, fun place to share with your dogs. However, it can often be filled with dogs of many different personalities. It is always advisable to watch your dog(s) as they run around and play. It is very easy for dogs to get themselves into a little bit of trouble. What this video shows you is an overly "friendly" dog, and a dog uninterested in play with this friendly dog. The uninterested party finally offers a behavior correction. This was not an act of aggression; but if the owner had stepped in to pull the overly friendly dog away to calm down, the uninterested dog wouldn't have needed to correct the overly friendly dog.

We often hear: There were no warning signs, it came out of nowhere, the other dog was just trying to play ... then the dog just attacked.

There are so many layers to communication, body language, social etiquette and socialization with dogs that are not carefully monitored enough by people.

To provide an example of an overly friendly dog I let Sheena pester Elke the German Shepherd for a few extra minutes and get on her nerves (this is not something we generally allow). Even after being corrected, if I had not stepped in to help reinforce, Sheena was immediately ready to go right back to pushing Elke's buttons.

Often times we see not as friendly or neutral dogs blamed for "starting" something with a puppy or younger dog when they we just trying to play 🙄👎!

More often than not it is the playful pups behavior that causes the conflict!

Too often people will bring dogs together and just let them work it out on their own and things go south quickly. Or allow the friendly dog to pester and push buttons unrelentingly. Dog parks, dog daycare, play dates, family visits / gatherings, bringing a new dog or puppy into the home, etc etc.

Dogs can quickly go from tolerating to becoming defensive/offensive when they realize no one else will help curb the unwanted, pushy behavior of the friendly dog 🐶.

We will sometimes allow a dog to correct or be corrected, but a majority of the time I step in to take control and responsibility so that all the dogs understand I will help. I don't want neutral dogs to feel like they have to correct, correct, correct and will be allowed to act as other dogs punching bags or fearful dogs to be bullied into self defense and over reacting.

Especially this holiday season when families will be getting together to celebrate (and perhaps including canine companions) it is important to take responsibility and help neutralize pushy behavior so our dogs don't have to play sheriff.

Help break up potential conflicts and DONT just let them work it out.

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04/06/2017

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04/06/2017

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199 Willow Run Rd.
Aiken, SC
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The Aiken Dog Park is a partnership between the City of Aiken and the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare. It is located right next to the SPCA Albrecht Center at 199 Willow Run Rd. Membership is required. No unaltered pets. Annual Cost to Join: $50 per dog (first two dogs) $25 each additional dog 1 dog = $50 2 dogs = $100 3 dogs = $125 4 dogs = $150 5 dogs = $175 6 dogs = $200 Memberships can be purchased at the SPCA. Requirements: Proof of spay or neuter Proof of vaccinations for Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP or Titer. The dog park is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. The park area covers 2+ acres and is divided into two areas. One area is for dogs under 30 lbs, while the other is open to dogs of all sizes, and features a splash pool for your dog's enjoyment. Three pavilions were also donated to provide shelter on rainy days. Water fountains for dogs and humans are available too. Please visit www.LetLoveLive.org/dog-park to join!

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