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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
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.
Digging is a serious safety problem
Please discourage digging in the dog park, but if your dog does dig: please use the soil and shovel provided to fill the holes. Digging creates dangerous trip hazards for other park users. In addition, holes dug under the fence allow dogs to escape.
You are responsible for your dog's behavior at the park.
Our New Shade Structure
The Rec and Parks Dept Staff has completed installation of the small dog enclosure shade structure, which was donated to the park by BDOG. Take a look:
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!
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.
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.
Dog Park Permit Fees Set To Rise Again
There will be a recommendation to again raise fees for resident dog park permits after last year's already $5.00 increase.
This is well above the rate of inflation.
Please come the the next Town Board meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:45 PM in Town Hall and say something to the Board if you are concerned about another increase for use of the public dog park.
BDOG will be there with suggestions other than raising fees, but we need park users to come out if you share those concerns.
All permits expire on December 31, 2013. You must renew your dog park permit in January 2014. Both resident and non-residents passes must be renewed yearly through the Bedford Town Clerk's Office (666-4534).
Keep Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season:
An Informative Article
ALERT: Jerky Treats Causing Dog Illness
Dog Treats are not permitted within the dog enclosures, as they can cause behavior problems in other dogs. Do not bring dog treats into the dog play areas. This is a standard guideline at all dog parks, for the safety and enjoyment of all park users. Thank you!
All dogs must be leashed when outside the fenced enclosures, especially upon arrival and exit to their cars. This is for the safety of all dogs and park users (as well as a town ordinance). BDOG will be reminding park users of this important procedure. Bring a leash for each dog!
We also remind park users to follow proper dog park etiquette. 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!
BDOG Baseball Caps Are Back
Yours for a donation of $20 or more - see any Board member while at the park!
The new BDOG Baseball Cap
Please consider a generous tax-deductible donation to BDOG so that we may continue to enhance the park for dogs and their people.
Click on our "How to Help" page for more info
The Bedford Dog Show
BDOG was honored to attend this annual event sponsored by the Bedford Free Library. Lots of fun watching kids and their dogs compete for prizes!
We also handed out our new Welcome Brochure to participants and attendees.
Kids and dogs alike had a great time at the annual Bedford Best Dog Show
BDOG Board members Lisa Weiss and Nancy Mendes distributed Welcome Brochures
Please make sure all the gates are CLOSED when you leave the dog park. A wild animal got into the dog enclosure recently b/c the gates were left open. We do not want rabbits, coyotes or deer in the enclosures.
Spread the word!
Can we go to the Canine Commons now, please?
Look for our updated newsletter...coming soon!
Past IssuesVolume 2, Issue 3 (May 2008)