Eco-dog site supports dog walking in the Bay Area

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Eco-dog site supports dog walking in the Bay Area

The San Francisco SPCA today announced the launch of www.eco-dog.org, a new website dedicated to protecting natural resources and preserving on- and off-leash dog walking in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eco-dog.org is sponsored by the San Francisco SPCA (SFSPCA) and was developed with coalition members:

· Crissy Field Dog Group

· Fort Funston Dog Walkers Association

· Marin Unleashed

· San Francisco PAWS

· San Francisco SPCA

“Eco-Dog marks a wonderful opportunity for the Bay Area to prove that pets can enjoy public spaces without harming the integrity of natural resources, and the SFSPCA’s support and resources have been invaluable in making this happen,” said Martha Walters, chair, Crissy Field Dog Group. “Eco-Dog will work with community stakeholders in an effort to resolve any concerns resulting from pet activities, creating a united voice for pet owners and non-owners.

Eco-Dog.org provides pet-owners with information and resources about on- and off-leash dog-walking in public open spaces and advocates for responsible dog guardianship to preserve the Bay Area’s natural landscape.

The Eco-Dog website also offers:

· Information about off-leash dog walking in the San Francisco Bay Area counties

· Ways to get involved in the effort to preserve dog-walking access in local recreation areas, help to build and strengthen the Eco-Dog community, and play a part in protecting open spaces

· Details of Eco-Dog’s goals, profiles of Bay Area local heroes and collaborative partners who are working to ensure dog-walking access in open spaces and parks for future generations

“The SFSPCA is continually seeking ways to enhance the human-animal bond, and we believe that outdoor activities are a vital and healthy way to accomplish this,” said Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M. co-interim president of the SFSPCA. “We are proud to team up with organizations that share the value of this bond while understanding the importance of responsible pet ownership and preserving open spaces in our communities.”

The SFSPCA and coalition members welcome volunteers to support an array of Eco-Dog projects. For more information about the Eco-Dog coalition’s mission or to get involved, please visit www.eco-dog.org or call the SFSPCA at (415) 554-3029. If you’d like to donate to the site, you can click here.

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5 Comments

  • dog obedience tips24. Sep, 2010

    Just droop by reading this post; I appreciate that you have shared pondered information on this one. Be back for more interesting post.

  • Puppy La Pu29. Sep, 2010

    Hmm! it seems to be a way one the ways to enhance the human-animal bond an as well as to make ourselves healthy as outdoor activities are always healthy. Hopefully the organization will achieve its goal.

  • Carl30. Sep, 2010

    In the area where are live, dogs are completely banned from walking outside which makes me really sad. I have to drive the car few miles to reach the dog park.

  • Discount Pet Supplies05. Oct, 2010

    @ Carl – That sucks. I think dogs should be allowed to walk as long as they’re leashed

  • Scott06. Oct, 2010

    Sounds like a good idea. I wish I were still living in the Bay Area!

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