ALL dog park permits expire in December and must be renewed for 2015
Reminder letters were sent to all Bedford residents with a dog park permit.
Non-residents renewals will begin on Monday, 12/29/2014 at the office of the Bedford Town Clerk. Read below for more information.
You must have a Bedford dog park permit in addition to your regular dog license in order to use the Canine Commons.
Police check often!
Visit the Canine Commons at
The Canine Commons dog park, located at Beaver Dam Park is open to Bedford residents with a yearly permit. The required dog park permit can be obtained at the Bedford Town Clerk’s Office, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, or by appointment for Bedford residents if those hours don't work for you (call 666-4534).
Proof of current vaccinations must be provided.
Non-residents must provide proof of a valid NYS dog license from your municipality, as well.
Please Note: The Town makes 50 permits available to non-residents. After the limit is reached the Town Clerk’s office will keep an active list of names of individuals who would like to be considered for non-resident permit opportunities in the future. A non resident waiting list form will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office for individuals to complete and submit for future consideration.
Questions regarding Canine Commons Dog Park permits should be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 666-4534.
For more info visit the Town of Bedford website
If You See Something,
Dog Park users are encouraged to contact the Bedford Police if others do not follow the posted dog park rules. You can reach them at
Responsible Dog Ownership Day 2014
Your BDOG Board
Who We Are:
Bedford Dog Owners Group, Inc. (BDOG), a non-profit corporation operating under 501(c)(3) status, is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the recreational opportunities and the lives of dogs and their owners. All of the programs and initiatives of Bedford D.O.G. are supported through membership fees and private donations. For many people, dogs are an integral part of their lives. Many dog owners enjoy outdoor activities with their dogs such as hiking and playing ball. They look for opportunities to socialize together with other owners and their dogs. Spending recreational time together, however, is greatly hindered when a dog must be kept on leash.
lend support in the creation of a dog park in Bedford and to provide
ongoing community assistance to maintain it as a recreational asset for
the citizens of Bedford. To maintain a positive presence in the
community, encourage community involvement, and recreation through the
development of dog parks. Strengthen community values and compliance
with canine laws by promoting dog access policies and responsible dog
ownership. Support conservation of open land by containing the areas
used for recreation by citizens with their dogs. Educate the community
about responsible dog ownership.
Why not make a $20.00 donation to the Bedford Dog Owner's Group and receive an all cotton "Made in America" baseball cap
with the BDOG logo.
Funds go to enhance the dog park.
Contact any BDOG board member or email us at:
Attend a BDOG Meeting
Next Meeting: Wednesday - February 4, 2015
at 7:15 PM
We meet in the Lounge Room
of the Bedford Hills Community House,
Corner of Main and Church Streets
Bedford Hills, NY
Two new mini-crates have recently been placed inside the enclosures for the storage of tennis balls. Please use them!
It has become obvious that owners are taking their large dogs into the small dog enclosure and not cleaning up after their pet. Everyone must pick up after their own dog - please use the bags provided by the Town!!!
Did You Know...
...that, for safety reasons, all dogs must be leashed when taken to and from your vehicle;
...that food can cause fights among the dogs and so should never be brought into
the dog park;
...that dog parks provide crucial socialization and recreation experiences for your canine.
Aren't we fortunate to have a place in Bedford where dogs can safely run free? Tell your dog-owning friends all about the park!
Poop On Your Shoes?
Don't Blame the Dogs!
Remember, the dogs can't pick up after themselves....that's why YOU are there!
A lot of poop on the ground lately - PLEASE pick up after your dog.
20 Foods a Dog
Should Never Eat:
Dog Park Rules are posted at the entrance of each enclosure. You can also view them on this website by scrolling to the bottom of any page. Click on "Dog Park Rules."
Please respect the rules so that everyone may enjoy this wonderful facility. Thank you!
Check out this article in All About Bedford:
To become a BDOG member, or to inquire about Board openings, please contact us at: