Meadville Tribune

August 8, 2013

Bark Park's really going to the dogs with expansion plan


Meadville Tribune

SADSBURY TOWNSHIP — In May 2009, Conneaut Lake Bark Park opened as a 65-acre facility for dog owners and their canine companions. On Aug. 3, the Phase Two for the Bark Park complex began. A brand new facility dubbed the “Dog House” is slated for completion in November.

The Dog House will offer doggie day care, boarding kennels, a retail store and a dog wash or “laundra-mutt.” Doggie day/evening care will enable dog owners to drop off their dog when they are working, spending time on the lake, visiting local attractions or traveling to points of interest in the region.

Residents and visitors staying in the area will be able to kennel their dog when they have travel plans and are unable to take their dog along. At the laundra-mutt, shampoo, towels, hot water and dryers will be provided so owners can wash their dog and leave the clean-up to the Bark Park workers.

The Conneaut Lake Bark Park continues to offer membership options that provide access to four off-leash areas, a dock diving platform and pond, and walking trails in a rural setting. The Bark Park also provides an environment for socialization in which people and their dogs can gather and interact with other owners and their pets. Additionally, local businesses can qualify for corporate partnerships, which provide their employees with a 20 percent discount on 6-, 9- and 12-month Bark Park memberships.

n More information: Visit conneautlakebarkpark.com or call Sue Anderson, Bark Park executive director, at 382-2478.