City encourages residents to do their part on Doggie Doo Day
By: Matt Durnan
| Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:43 am
Dog owners and dog-related businesses will come together at off-leash areas in Big Springs and King’s Heights on May 10 for the fourth annual Doggie Doo Day.
For the past three years, the day has been in place to bring dog owners together to encourage them to clean up after their pets and keep leash-free areas tidy for everyone.
This year, the City’s Parks Operations department has added local dog-related businesses to the mix.
Representatives from Love Your Pet, Four on the Floor and Airdrie Dog and Pony will be on hand to answer questions related to grooming, training, day care, nutrition and more.
“Inviting local businesses to take part in Doggie Doo Day adds value for dog owners and brings the whole dog community together for a great event,” said Kevin Brinson, team leader of Parks Operations.
The annual event will kick off at 9 a.m. on May 10, weather permitting and refreshments such as coffee, juice and donuts will be available to those in attendance.
Residents who make use of the off-leash areas are asked to show their pride in their city’s parks by helping give the leash-free dog parks a spring cleaning.
“These off-leash areas are in fact City parks, but they might not quite get the same attention as other parks,” said Brinson. “We want to get the message out there that it’s important to clean up after your dog and if everyone pitches in it makes for less work for our Parks crews who are out there cleaning up on a regular basis.”
Airdrie has a total of five leash-free dog parks, including the two that will be used for Doggie Doo Day.
The other three are in the industrial area, Nose Creek Park, and Yankee Valley Crossing.
A rain out day has been scheduled for May 17 in the event of inclement weather on May 10. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and will run until noon.