The Bedford Dog Owners Group 

(BDOG) is committed to enriching the

lives and recreational opportunities

for dogs and their owners

ALL dog park permits expire in December and must be renewed for 2015

Reminder letters will be sent to all Bedford residents with a dog park permit...renewals will begin on 12/22/2014 for Bedford residents.

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 
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 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, 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.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day 2014
Your BDOG Board

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

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.


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:

Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2014.

In the company’s nine years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.

Tracking data on 234 dog breeds and 46 cat breeds, Pets Best has listed its top 10 breeds for both dogs and cats in 2014.

Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2014
1. Mixed breed
2. Labrador retriever
3. Designer/hybrid

4. Chihuahua
5. Yorkshire terrier
6. Shih tzu
7. Golden retriever
8. German shepherd
9. Boxer
10. Maltese

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!!!

Two new mini-crates have recently been placed inside the enclosures for the storage of tennis balls. Please use them!

Join Us
Attend a BDOG Meeting...
Next Meeting: Wednesday - January 7, 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

Dangerous Winter Holiday Plants

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 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.
Thank you!

20 Foods a Dog
Never Eat:

101 Ways to be a
Responsible Dog Owner:


The Large Dog Enclosure will remain open with the Agility Area closed due to 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

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

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: