The Bedford Dog Owners Group 

(BDOG) is committed to enriching the

lives and recreational opportunities

for dogs and their owners

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.

Our Mission:

To 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.


Digging Has Become a Serious Problem!
Dogs must be discouraged from digging. The shovel and dirt were provided by the town for you to use to fill in holes your dog may dig. Please be responsible and fill in any holes your dog digs! The concrete support base of one bench has already been cracked and has been removed for safety issues.  It was caused by dogs digging and will not be replaced. 

Mark Your Calendar for Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Sept. 20th
Once again, BDOG will be sponsoring Responsible Dog Ownership Day, an American Kennel Club (AKC) event. Stop by the dog park between Noon and 3 PM on Saturday, September 20 and pick up lots of freebies. Learn how BDOG advocates for the dog park. Dog park tours will be given to new visitors (dogs must remain on leash). Tell your friends about this special event. Hope to see you there!

Best in Bedford Dog Show
BDOG was once again happy to attend the annual Best in Bedford Dog Show sponsored by the Bedford Village Library. We met lots of new dogs and their people. Thank you Bedford Library staff for making us feel so welcome! Special thanks to Suzanne, Guinness and Gilda for helping out!!!

Governor Increases Fines for Pet Theft
Anyone who attempts to steal, harm or transport a dog, cat or other pet that isn't theirs will now be subject to much bigger fines from law enforcement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed legislation to raise the penalty to $1,000 from $200. Read more at: 

Baseball Caps
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:

Visit the Canine Commons at 
Beaver Dam Park, 135 Beaver Dam Road in Katonah, New York.

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The Canine Commons dog park, located at Beaver Dam Park is open to Bedford residents with a yearly permit. The required 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 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

Can we go to the Canine Commons now, please?

        Join Us - Attend a BDOG Meeting...
We meet at the Bedford Hills Community House in the Lounge Room at 7:00 PM. The BHCH is at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bedford Hills.
Next Meeting: 
Wednesday - Sept. 3, 2014



Please be aware that as of Wednesday September 3rd the large dog enclosure at the Canine Commons Dog Park will be closed for turf rehabilitation, topdressing, seeding and other facility maintenance. The enclosure will not re-open until the spring of 2015.
The Agility Area will be opened and has been reconfigured to host the large dog enclosure for this fall and early next spring.


Agility classes will not be scheduled this fall due to the maintenance work scheduled at the large dog enclosure. The agility area will be utilized for the large dog area while the other enclosure is being rehabilitated and rested.

If You See Something, Say 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 (914) 241-3111.

Did You Know...

...that all dogs must be leashed when taken to and from your vehicle;

...that food can cause fights among the dogs and so should not be brought to 
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!

Dog Park Passes Missing

Two dog park passes have gone missing from their owner's cars. Also, be aware that the passes may blow free from their sleeve under the right wind conditions. Use a piece of tape to seal your pass in its plastic sleeve.


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: