The Dog Park is an excellent place to exercise your dog and is an opportunity to meet new people. The Dog Park is comprised of three fenced enclosures where members and their dogs can play ball, Frisbee, or enjoy our agility course. Each fenced enclosure is roughly 110 feet by 150 feet. The three fenced enclosures combined total approximately 1.12 acres.
The Dog Park is only available to members and their licensed dogs that are included on the Dog Park registration list. Members cannot bring dogs to the Dog Park that are not licensed to them and/or not listed on the Dog Park registration list. Membership is simple and inexpensive and includes dog owners within and outside of Wood County. The Dog Park is funded by registration fees which support the maintenance, supplies and equipment expenses. The Dog Park is open between sunrise and sunset and is closed from dusk till dawn. All Dog Park suggestions and requests should be directed to the Wood County Dog Shelter.
The dog park is located next to and maintained by the Wood County Dog Shelter. To become a dog park member, registration is required and can be completed at the Wood County Dog Shelter:
1912 East Gypsy Lane Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
In order to register, applicants
must complete and submit a dog park registration form and provide proof of current Ohio county dog licenses for each dog, unless
residing out of state. Shelter staff can verify dog licenses for dogs licensed in Wood County. For dogs licensed in Ohio but outside of Wood County, proof of licensure must be provided at the time of application.
If membership is approved after submitting the registration form, proof of licensure and paying the necessary fees to the Wood County Dog Shelter, the member will receive a combination to the locks for each fenced enclosure at the Dog Park. The combination changes each year the first week of January requiring members to renew annually. Checks must be made out to the Wood County Treasurer.
A full membership costs $40 and is valid from January 1 - December 31.
A partial membership costs $30 and is valid from July 1 - December 31.
Memberships include all dogs owned by and licensed to the member that are included on the Dog Park registration list. Dogs acquired after filing the initial registration form cannot use the Dog Park until they are added to the registration list by completing and submitting a new registration form. No additional costs are assessed to add newly acquired dogs to the Dog Park registration list.
Applicants can pay for Dog Park memberships for the next year starting December 1 of the previous year. However, the combination will not be given out until January 1 for full year memberships and July 1 for partial year memberships. Members who pay early are required to contact the Wood County Dog Shelter to receive the combination.
Membership fees may be paid using cash, check or credit/debit card. Checks must be made out to the Wood County Treasurer. Credit/debit card transactions include a $2 minimum processing fee or 2.5% of the total amount charged. Submit the registration form and payment to the Wood County Dog Shelter, 1912 E Gypsy Lane Rd Bowling Green, OH 43402.