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The Bedford Dog Owners Group 

(BDOG) is committed to enriching the

lives and recreational opportunities

for dogs and their owners


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?

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.


Spring Has Sprung at 
the Canine Commons!!!

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!

        Join Us - Attend a BDOG Meeting...
We meet at the Bedford Hills Community House in the Lounge Room at 7:15 PM. The BHCH is at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bedford Hills.
Next Meeting: 
May 7, 2014

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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!


Look for our updated newsletter...coming soon!
Past Issues

Volume 2, Issue 3 (May 2008)
Volume 2, Issue 2 (Mar 2008)
Volume 2, Issue 1 (Jan 2008)
Volume 2, Issue 1a (Oct 2007)