Friends of Sam Michael's Dog Park

Friends of Sam Michael's Dog Park Hi furiends! This page is dedicated to those who love our local dog park. We are a group of dedicat

I was informed from someone filling up these bag dispensers that one in the back of the park had eight bags filled with ...
07/07/2022

I was informed from someone filling up these bag dispensers that one in the back of the park had eight bags filled with poo in it. Folks, these are for empty bags. I can’t believe I have tell anyone this. If you see anyone doing this, please ask them to use the trash can.

Hi folks.. with higher summer temperatures occurring, a lot of dogs take to the water to cool off. Saw this article and ...
06/21/2022

Hi folks.. with higher summer temperatures occurring, a lot of dogs take to the water to cool off. Saw this article and wanted to share. It’s not really about kiddie pools but water toxicity. I had no idea. Just something to be aware.

https://www.newsweek.com/grieving-pet-owner-issues-warning-kids-pool-canada-1716744?fbclid=IwAR3lTp5OHI5uTxLRgcmA9AwvudQ_PUTfIVTSpj7lqLqFb7jNrG8T-YbMEsE&fs=e&s=cl

"Please be careful with your dogs this summer," pleaded owner Jess on her social media posts.

Someone left a very nice gallon metal jug. Also a lot of bowls here. Parks and Rec would prefer you take these home with...
04/29/2022

Someone left a very nice gallon metal jug. Also a lot of bowls here. Parks and Rec would prefer you take these home with you and not leave them in the park.

Thank you Ray for installing the frame and gravel around the new fountain to help contain the overflow. Please consider ...
04/13/2022

Thank you Ray for installing the frame and gravel around the new fountain to help contain the overflow. Please consider donating to Ray who covered the cost.

Thank you for the new water fountain. Simple. Like it.
04/11/2022

Thank you for the new water fountain. Simple. Like it.

No idea what is being installed but….
04/11/2022

No idea what is being installed but….

The Dog Park will be closed until 12pm today, the new water fountain is being put in. We do apologize that Maintenace is being done on a Monday, and not the usual Wednesday, however we wanted to get the fountain in ASAP for you all to use.

I know it may not seem like a lot considering the size of the park. But, imagine if everyone using the park decided to r...
03/02/2022

I know it may not seem like a lot considering the size of the park. But, imagine if everyone using the park decided to rake their dog and leave it on the ground.

The park is for enjoyment of all. Please be respectful.

My almost weekly post about poo. It stinks that I have to post this so frequently. Thank you to Ray for helping me pick ...
02/28/2022

My almost weekly post about poo. It stinks that I have to post this so frequently. Thank you to Ray for helping me pick up over 5 lbs of other dog’s poo. No, I’m not kidding about the amount.

If EVERYONE would use the bags we provide, in the colored tubes to pick up just one poo per visit, we would no longer have a problem. If you’re using the dog park, please care enough to help out.

Hi Folks. Still seeing and picking up a lot of p**p left in the park. Much of it is in obvious places. PLEASE watch your...
02/16/2022

Hi Folks. Still seeing and picking up a lot of p**p left in the park. Much of it is in obvious places. PLEASE watch your dog and pick up after it. It doesn’t matter if you’re walking on the path or chatting with others.

The park is a great resource for our community. Don’t ruin it by continuing to ignore your responsibilities. Thank you to those who do care and pickup.

If this continues to be an issue, the next step would be to talk to Parks & Rec about options to control it. I’d really rather not have to do this.

Folks. We continue to see quite a bit of p**p left at the park. You are responsible for picking up after your dog. No on...
02/09/2022

Folks. We continue to see quite a bit of p**p left at the park. You are responsible for picking up after your dog. No one should have to do it for you. We have put out bag holders that stay full for the most part so there really is no excuse. So, please, pay attention to your dog and help everyone out. Thanks.

02/02/2022

Thanks go out to Ashley D’Angelo’s dad for coming out to fix the entrance gates.

01/07/2022
11/26/2021

Hi folks. Can’t believe I have to post this… but the tubes for grocery bags are ONLY for bags. Do NOT put full bags in them. Use the cans provided by Parks & Rec.

If you see someone putting full bags in the tubes, stop them. If you see folks who are not picking up after their dog, please say something. It takes a village….

10/06/2021
Hi folks. Please help keep the park clean by taking home any tennis balls you bring in. On mowing day, they become trash...
10/06/2021

Hi folks. Please help keep the park clean by taking home any tennis balls you bring in. On mowing day, they become trash.

A follower Jerry Knight says happy holidays from him and his dog Boozer!
12/09/2019

A follower Jerry Knight says happy holidays from him and his dog Boozer!

08/25/2019

Who has been enjoying the park? Share some pictures!

06/09/2019

Feel free to share photos and videos of your pup at the park! This page can be a way of communication with other dog owners. 🐕

10/19/2018

Happy Friday! Go out and enjoy this beautiful fall weather this weekend with the pup(s) 🍁🐕

09/16/2018

3 way tug of war out here at the park

09/16/2018
09/16/2018
08/19/2018

It’s perfect weather to take your pup to the park! Post pictures of your most recent trip below 😃

Perfect day to hang out at the dog park! Bring your fury friends and enjoy the day! They want to have some fun too!
07/28/2018

Perfect day to hang out at the dog park! Bring your fury friends and enjoy the day! They want to have some fun too!

07/02/2018

Happy Monday! Friendly reminder to keep your dogs hydrated and limit outside time in extreme heat. 🐾🐾

Stay safe!
05/17/2018

Stay safe!

UPDATE: Today, Saturday, May 19 the Jefferson County Community Center and Sam Michael’s Park are open. There are still water logged spots near and in the park, however facilities are dry. Be safe when traveling and have a wonderful weekend!

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Community Center and all Jefferson County Parks are CLOSED due to flooding conditions.

The Jefferson County Community Center is open. Please use caution if traveling around Jefferson County today. Many roads have water approaching or crossing roadways as storm water management ponds are filling.

05/19/2014

The dog park is a great place to have fun with your furry family member. Please stay with your dog at all times.

Emmy and Phantom up and at 'em early this morning.
05/02/2014

Emmy and Phantom up and at 'em early this morning.

Today Skitter came to the dog park for the first time! She got to meet Toby, Skillet and Ruby. Come again, Skitter!
04/01/2014

Today Skitter came to the dog park for the first time! She got to meet Toby, Skillet and Ruby. Come again, Skitter!

03/22/2014

After putting up with mom running errands, Ruby is ready for the dog park! See folks soon!

03/16/2014

Ruby and I are on our way to the dog park for some exercise before the storm. :(

Lilli enjoying the dog park earlier today.
03/15/2014

Lilli enjoying the dog park earlier today.

A muddy day, but a fun day. Here Skillet shows his fine etiquette but greeting a new guest, Allie.
03/09/2014

A muddy day, but a fun day. Here Skillet shows his fine etiquette but greeting a new guest, Allie.

My what a fashionable place! Who needs the Oscars with all of these gorgeous dogs in one place!
03/01/2014

My what a fashionable place! Who needs the Oscars with all of these gorgeous dogs in one place!

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🐾🐾🐾 Leash Your Dogs* 🐾🐾🐾
The other day I was at the local public park (not a dog park, but dogs are allowed there). We were walking along in a high movement area so I had my dog on a leash. Another dog, off leash, sees us and starts approaching.
My dog needs her space so we start moving away, but the dog got to us before we could leave. My dog was stressing a little so I politely said to the woman, “sorry my dog doesn't want to play” and ushered her dog away.
Her dog gets the message and moves on.
Quite good, right? Here comes the juicy part:
As I’m leaving the owner comes to me with a speech more or less like this:
“Hey, if your dog is nervous and doesn’t even want to play with other dogs, go somewhere else! Don’t come to the park and ruin other dogs fun.”
I heard this as a wave of fury began taking over, then I suddenly had a lightbulb moment and completely switched gears.
With the biggest, friendliest smile, I opened my arms as wide as I could and said, “Ohhhhh! Come here... I want to give you a BIG hug!”
With panic in her eyes, she backed up, speechless, and quickly started walking away.
I said "Hey, don’t run, I’m so friendly, come on, I only want to give you a hug! I’m friendly I promise... I just want to Hug You!"
Still speechless and backing away, with terror now, I said "Wait, You don’t want my friendly hug?"
She yelled “No!”
I said "Well neither does my dog! Have a nice day.!!!"
As I walked away, I saw her standing there, speechless, while she was leashing her dog! 😅
I think I’ll try this approach more often 🤣

* This is copied from a pet sitter group I belong to and the author, unfortunately is unknown.