If you have been on Facebook at all today you most likely noticed an increase in the number of photos of your friends’ dogs. Personally I’m not sure how everyone seems to get their best friends to stand so still for the camera. Mine (pictured here) goes into what the kids and I refer to as ‘crazy dog mode’ anytime a phone or camera is pointed his direction. Regardless we love him and today we celebrate him and the rest of the dogs – Its National Dog Day!
National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
Did you know that Fresno has several dog parks, all free to use.
Woodward Park Dog Park
This one acre of dog heaven features separate small and big dog areas. It is located in the northeast corner of Woodward Park and is open from 6am to 10pm daily. A park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle applies.
Basin AH1 Dog Park
This Dog Park is located at 4257 W. Alamos at the El Capitan cross street. The park is open from May through November from 7am to 10pm daily. The park offers a dog wading pool for your pups to cool off in during the hot summer months.
Roeding Park Dog Park
This one acre of dog heaven features separate small and big dog areas. It’s open from 6am to 10pm daily. A park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle applies to anyone entering Roeding Park.
Victoria-West Dog Park
Located at 3861 W. Clinton in the Victoria West Community Park, this facility is available from 6am to 10pm daily.
Todd Beamer Dog Park
Located at 1890 E. Plymouth Way (at Maple/Plymouth) in Todd Beamer Park, this facility is available from 6am to 10pm daily.