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November 19, 2010

Barksgiving, a Success for KDOG and Hopelink!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:14 pm

On Sunday, November 14th, Dorothy Moore (owner of the Dining Dog Cafe, www.diningdog.com) and her staff had the undivided attention of dozens of dogs.   The diners began arriving in their favorite ties, bows, and doggie couture, and soon were treated to a a 5 course Thanksgiving meal, along with a goodie bag, and a gift certificate for their next visit to the cafe. Seemed like every dog brought along a pet food donation for Hopelink (http://www.hope-link.org).  Thank you Barksgiving participants for helping KDOG fill the shelves at Hopelink this holiday season with dog food. KDOG also raised funds for the future dog park.

KDOG ¬†had a wonderful raffle basket at the event, full of goodies for the dog owner and the dog. ¬†Annette Lanker was the winner of the raffle. ¬†KDOG would like to thank several wonderful businesses for their raffle donations. When you choose to shop this holiday season, don’t miss out on these businesses that helped us with Barksgiving:

Dining Dog (http://www.diningdog.com/) Edmonds, WA.    The Dining Dog is a full service cafe for dogs, offering reservations for private parties, events, and is available for catering your event for your dog.

Bear Creek Country Club (http://www.bearcreekcc.com) Woodinville, WA.    Bear Creek Country Club has an 18-hole championship golf course, along with a practice green and practice range, golf shop, club storage, fitness room and restaurant. It is an ideal setting for  your upcoming special events, such as a charity fundraiser, weddings, parties, business events, retreats, seminars, and holiday parties.  Contact Leslie Robert at events@bearcreek.com to schedule your next event.

Kathy Evans Beauty Studio (http://kathyevansbeautystudio.com/) Kirkland, WA. ¬† ¬† One of the fabulous new additions to Downtown Kirkland is Kathy Evans Beauty Studio. ¬†Kathy and her team of experts are devoted to helping you look and feel your best. ¬†Stop in or make an appointment for a make up lesson, special event makeup, haircut or color, and brow shaping or waxing. ¬†This studio promises individual attention, and exceptional professional, and caring service. ¬†Oh….and don’t be surprised if they ask you all about your dog or the upcoming dog park. ¬†They love their dogs!

Heads to Tails Grooming Spa (http://www.headstotailsgrooming.com) Kirkland, WA. ¬†This Full Service (and Self-Service) dog grooming spa and pet supply store is just a few minutes from the future Kirkland Dog Park. ¬†It’s located across the street from Ford of Kirkland (where the ¬†711 is). ¬†This is the only grooming spa where my dog runs into the store and not out of there. ¬†This business offers doggie massage, many lines of healthy dog food, treats, and supplements, dog toys, dog clothing, and leashes. ¬†Small dog owners, stop in for the small dog play groups throughout each week. ¬†Call Vanessa at 425-825-9663 for a play group schedule.

Petlane (http://www.petlanehome.com/holycowcritters) ¬† ¬† Looking for more time in the day to get the holiday shopping done? ¬†Shop online at Petlane 24 hours a day. ¬†Petlane provides a variety of HEALTHY NATURAL pet food and treats as well as products that are SAFE, FUN, and HEALTHY. ¬†Petlane caters to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets. ¬†Petlane Advisor, Annette Lanker (holycowcritters@aol.com) is happy to plan a get together for you and your friends. ¬†Party hosts earn free and 1/2 price products! ¬†Annette has been a big supporter of KDOG’s effort to build a dog park. ¬†Don’t forget to shop with her for great doggie gifts!

Rockin Doggie Dog Treats (http://www.myrockindoggie.com) ¬† Kirkland dogs are logging on to the Rockin Doggie Dog Treats Website. ¬†They must have heard that there is free local delivery for Pupcakes, Biscui-otti’s, Alphabet and Holiday Shaped Treats, PowerPup Nutritional Bars, Gift Baskets, and more. ¬†There are even wheat free and vegan selections. ¬†Kristan (Rockin Doggie Owner), a member of KDOG and local resident, has been a huge supporter of KDOG (a top sponsor of Go Dog, Go!, and is involved with fundraising for the Humane Society.) ¬†All of Kristan’s dog treat packaging is reusable and recyclable. ¬†Feel free to contact Kristan to order your dog some well deserved treats this holiday season.

CityDog Magazine (www.citydogmagazine.com) ¬† ¬† Looking for the perfect holiday gift for yourself and your dog loving friends? ¬†CityDog is the definitive Dog Lover’s magazine about life and living with dogs in the West — Seattle, Portland, San Francisco –and everywhere in between. ¬†Each issue overflows with informative, insightful, and often humorous articles on topics from cool canine products & the latest doggie trends, to regional activities for dogs and their people. ¬†Whether your purpose is sniffing out new places to visit with your best friend or digging up the latest from the local puparazzi, CityDog covers the canine beat. Thank you CityDog for your support of ¬†KDOG’s Go Dog, Go! ¬†Kirkland Canine Festival & our recent Barksgiving.




November 12, 2010

An Off-Leash Dog Park is Finally Coming to Kirkland!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy Doering @ 5:31 pm

 

The fantastic news we‚Äôve all been waiting for ‚Äď the Kirkland City Council voted unanimously (and enthusiastically, I might add) in favor of the Park Board‚Äôs recommendation to enter into an agreement with KDOG for the creation and maintenance of an off-leash dog area to be located on the Schott Property off of 124th Avenue in the North Juanita/Totem Lake area. We‚Äôre on our way! Next steps are to create a park design, fundraising and grant applications, inviting some determined goats out to help us clear the site, fence building and arrangements for other ‚Äúinfrastructure.‚ÄĚ There will be work parties in our future, and that‚Äôs great news!

We owe special thanks to the following folks with the City of Kirkland for their commitment and help in getting us this far:

Jennifer Schroeder, Director of Parks and Community Services
Michael Cogle, Park Planning and Development Manager
Mike Metteer, Business Services Program Manager
Robert Kamuda, Park Board Chair (and the other members of the Park Board too)

KDOG looks forward to working with the City of Kirkland to get our dog park opened and fulfill a great community need for the residents of Kirkland! You can help by volunteering, attending fundraising events, and donating funds. Look for future updates on fundraising events and work parties, and to donate, please send a check to KDOG, 716 2nd Street, Kirkland, WA 98033 (note for Microsoft employees that KDOG is in the matching gifts system so please remember to request the matching funds)

Articles of interest:

http://www.kirklandviews.com/archives/21426

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/kir/news/106557848.html