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.

CONTACT US: 


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!

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. 

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: 



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

Map: Google | MapQuest | Yahoo!

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?



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:








We just surpassed 10,000 hits in the past two years. Thanks for making BDOG.org one of your favorite websites. Tell all your dog-loving friends about us!!

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 - November 5, 2014

BDOG Board Members
at
Responsible Dog
Ow
nership Day

Len Martello, Barbara Harris,
Lisa Weiss and Suzanne Sunday (l to r)



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 grass lately - PLEASE pick up after your dog.
Thank you!
http://www.ehow.com/list_6131228_dog-waste-diseases.html


Coyote Spotted Near Dog Park: All Dogs Should Remain On Leash Until Safely Inside The Enclosures!!!

20 Foods a Dog
Should
Never Eat:


http://www.petsbest.com/blog/20-foods-dogs-shouldnt-eat/?utm_campaign=Newsletter_Dog&utm_source=PHS&utm_medium=email&CI=5000002&spMailingID=47018810&spUserID=ODUyMzI0NzAyNwS2&spJobID=522537934&spReportId=NTIyNTM3OTM0S0


101 Ways to be a
Responsible Dog Owner:

http://www.akc.org/public_education/responsible_dog_owner.cfm

CANINE COMMONS NEWS:

The Large Dog Enclosure will remain open this fall with the Agility Area closed due to the construction traffic on the access road that runs past the pathway leading to the Agility area. NYS is demolishing and removing the old water tank behind the dog park.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Questions or concerns should be directed to the Parks Department office at 666-8494 or by email at wheidepriem@Bedfordny.gov

The newly seeded area is already looking
much greener!!!



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.



Belly up to Jean's water bar!


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: