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June 16, 2015

KDOG Partners with Kirkland Oktoberfest!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 6:49 pm

2015 OKT Wiener Dog Races PR


KDOG is partnering with Kirkland Oktoberfest for the 3rd annual weiner dog races.  You can sign up at

See the attachment for the PR information.


See you at the races!

October 27, 2014

Still able to buy wine for KDOG support

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 1:07 pm

You can still support KDOG buy buying some wine.  You have till November 15th to buy wine through Northwest Cellars.  You can either go into the tasting room, or buy online.  If you buy online and want shipping, there is a 4 bottle minimum.

Be sure to check out the KDOG labels this year and make great gifts.


Thank you from KDOG

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 12:59 pm

Thank you to Bob at Northwest Cellars for hosting the Howl-O-Wine again this year. Thank you to Marilyn & the G Strings for providing great music once again, along with a thank you to Metropolitan Market for donating some food for the event.

A huge thank you to everyone who came out in support of KDOG and Jasper’s. We greatly appreciate it.

Some pictures from Howl-O-Wine event

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 12:57 pm

October 21, 2014

Howl-O-Wine on Oct 25 from 2-6pm

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 12:31 pm

Join us for food and music (provided by Marilyn & the G Strings). Cost is $15 online so sign up at or $20 at the door. A percentage of the proceeds go to support KDOG and Jasper’s Park.
Come and buy a bottle of wine, or two.  Well behaved furry friends are invited too.  There will also be a costume contest.


We look forward to seeing you there!!

October 15, 2014

Howl-O-Wine Fundraiser on Oct 25

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 10:17 am

Join us on Oct 25 from 2-6pm at NorthWest Cellars for our annual Howl-O-Wine event to support Jasper’s Park and KDOG.
There will be food, music provided by Marilyn & the G Strings, puppetizers and a costume contest. Please bring your well behaved furry friends.
Cost is $15 online, $20 at the door.
Online registration:

Hope to see you there!

September 15, 2014

Park Closure on Friday – 9/19

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 11:19 am

The park will be closed from 7-3 on Friday. We are partnering with United Way’s Day of Caring to clean up the park and the overgrowth.

Thank you.

Park Closure Wednesday (9/17)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 11:18 am

The park will be closed from 7-3pm. We are bringing in more materials for our upcoming work party.

Thank you.

August 4, 2014

Are those dogs playing or fighting?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 9:49 am

By: Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB

Lip raised and teeth bared, the Rottweiler refused to give up even though she was helplessly pinned on her back, held down by the Boxer’s strong body and jaws at her throat. The Rottie thrashed and pushed with her hind legs, struggling to break free. Just then a familiar voice chimed, “Lena, let’s go!” Both dogs popped up wiggly and wagging, and the Rottie bounded off to greet her owner.

Wrestling and running are great ways for dogs to burn off extra energy, but sometimes it’s hard to tell if dogs are being friendly or fierce because chasing, growling, tackling, bite-holds and mounting are part of both play and conflict. Here are some tips for recognizing acceptable and risky play.

Look for playful body language. Playful dogs have a loose curvy body posture and they give signals that are incongruent, like growling and play bowing at the same time. In contrast, dogs with aggressive intentions have a rigid, upright posture, and their body language signals are congruent, like growling quietly with a direct stare and tail held up stiffly.

Find a compatible playmate. Each dog has a preferred play style. Some go for extreme contact like wrestling, boxing, pinning, and body-slamming, others favor no-contact chase and tag games, and a few “spectator” dogs seem content to watch. Your dog will have a better park experience if he plays with dogs that have a matching style. Your dog might take offense if he invites another dog to play chase but gets body-slammed instead! Having a playmate matched in body size and strength is also important. Small dogs are particularly vulnerable if the play turns rough or—worse yet—into a hunt.

Know when to stop. Squabbles can suddenly erupt when dogs are tired, overly excited, or accidentally hurt during rough play. If you notice excessive barking, bullying, failing to take turns, prolonged pinning and rolling, or ganging up, these are signs that your dog needs a break or that it’s time leave the park.

Leash free parks are a sanctuary for dogs to socialize through play. Following these simple tips will help keep our park safe and create a more positive experience for everyone.

June 12, 2014

Is your dog ready for the dog park?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joy @ 11:17 am

Here is a great article:    This article helps let dog owners know if their dogs are dog park friendly.  It also explains a little about different play styles and what to look for in their dog while at the park.

It helps make sure that everyone and their dogs are happy, having fun and staying safe while at a park.  A quick and interesting read for sure.  Highly recommend it.

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