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Got some shade & higher fence
Tree and Lawn Care Experts Since 1880
Reported by Lee Martin
Specialty Cakes for Special Occasions
Slate of Officers for next Term and Lots of Discussion
Fresh Fish and Local Farms
At the Byrd Park RoundHouse
We Believe in the Best for your Pet!
Adding Tables and Benches in the Shade Structures
Where Your Dog Feels At Home
Chili Dog Cookout, Lots of Cleanup and Transplanting
Frames tweaked by Catherine
Minutes & Happenings
Spreading fresh chips, rehabilitating Benches and Table
www.zazzle.com/fobfswag* is our Sweatshirt & Hoodie Factory. Elves await your order...
Sally Brant, a founding mother of Barker Field, sketched the new 'two dogs chasing' logo and more than 30 other full and mixed breed dogs. Click Sally Brant Dog Sketches to see all these beautiful sketches. Buy your favorite on tee-shirts, hoodies, sweat-shirts, or aprons from FOBF Swag! The price includes a generous markup for FOBF, about $7 on a Hoodie, $5 on a Sweatshirt, $4 on a Tee.
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Friends of Barker Field is the organization that cares for the dog park, is responsible for most of what makes our fenced-in acre a dog park. FOBF gets the chips, keeps the drain clear in the watering area, posts rules to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for your dogs, gets picnic tables, and otherwise cares and advocates for Barker Field.
Friends of Barker Field is organized as a partner of Enrichmond Foundation, a 501C3 fiduciary trust that holds our funds and pays our bills. Gifts to FOBF are tax-deductable.
Click Donate via PayPal to make a gift via PayPal from FOBF's page at enrichmond.org.
Physical and mental exercise for dogs: Your dog can zoom around off-leash to their heart’s content, investigate new smells, wrestle with her dog buddies and fetch toys until they happily collapses. Many dogs are so mentally and physically exhausted by a trip to the dog park that they snooze for hours afterwards.
Opportunities to maintain social skills: Dogs are like us, highly social animals, and many enjoy spending time with their own species. At the dog park, your dog gets practice reading a variety of other dogs’ body language and using her own communication skills, and she gets used to meeting unfamiliar dogs on a frequent basis. These valuable experiences can help guard against the development of fear and aggression problems around other dogs.
Fun for pet parents: Dogs aren't the only ones who enjoy dog parks. People do, too. They can exercise their dogs without much effort, socialize with other dog lovers, bond and play with their dogs, practice their off-leash training skills, and enjoy the entertaining antics of frolicking dogs.
When you take your dog to a dog park or any other setting where there are other dogs, you have a responsibility to make sure he or she practices acceptable social behavior, please practice being a responsible pet parent.
Exciting news and big happenings! Barker Field is going to be expanded soon. Picnic table will be refurbished or replaced and shade trees will be planted, this winter. Bathsheba has already planted some beautiful canna lilies and crape myrtles. We need your help and your donations. Please volunteer to work and please, please, make a contribution!
Here's the link to donate to Barkerfield.org, through the Enrichmond site. http://enrichmond.org/partner/friends-of-barker-field/
Thanks, from all of us at Barker Field!
Barker Field heartily encourages dog rescue groups & folks who provide foster care and work hard to find forever homes for dogs. Adopt a dog, and help them however you can! Many, or most, of Barker Field's dogs were rescued and adopted, some of them from these Rescures:
Let them know you're interested in their stuff because they support Barker Field!
Peer pressure is the best way of enforcing Barker Field's rules. Nearly 100% of incidents involving injury or threats to persons and dogs at Barker Field would have been prevented if our rules had been followed.
Please speak up, politely, to violators of our rules, especially the top 3:
Click Barker Field's Rules to see the full list of rules.
It's better to prevent parasites than it is to kill them after a dog has been infected. Use a Heart Worm preventative that also protects for Whip, Hook, and Round Worms! Soil at Barker Field harbors larvae and eggs for these worms and giardia. Some Heart Worm preventatives do not protect against one or more of these common intestinal worms -- ask your Vet's advice about preventatives and de-worming. Flea control is the best preventative for tapeworms. Always take a stool sample when you take your dog to the Vet Let the Vet rule out worms, giardia, or coccidia if your dog develops loose or mucusy stools without a change in diet.