All are invited to a fun day in the dog park


It’s going to be a fun day in the park on Saturday, November 3 when all of SaddleBrooke is invited to the official dedication of Riley’s Place at the SaddleBrooke Dog Park.

“Riley’s Place is our new multi-purpose park within the Dog Park,” says president Kathleen Dunbar. “It’s designed especially for our senior dogs and for obedience classes with dog training professionals.”

Riley’s Place was made possible by a generous donation from longtime Dog Park members Dr. David and Mrs. Pat Mersey in memory of their special four-pawed friend, Riley.

“A special thank you goes out to the Merseys, who over the years have helped make the park the wonderful success it is today,” said Dunbar. “This special section will be enjoyed by both dogs and owners for many years to come.”

Agility demos your dog can try

The November 3 celebration will include a ribbon cutting, booths by some of the Dog Park sponsors, a raffle, a bake sale and, perhaps best of all, agility demonstrations by Jeremy Brown and staff of the Complete Canine, with the opportunity to have your dog run the course.

The fun gets underway at 10:00 a.m. and golf carts at the DesertView parking lot will be available to those who want a little help getting down into the park.

Booths will be set up in the small dog side of the park, while the large dog side will be home to Agility and Therapy Dog sessions.

Dunbar said the agility course demonstrations, which begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., are not to be missed. “Residents and their pets are able to give it a try,” she says and stressed, “All dogs must be leashed, licensed and have proof of rabies to be in the park.”

Jeremy Brown and staff will also give a Therapy Dog Demonstration from 11:45-12:30 p.m. with all demonstrations from SaddleBrooke Therapy Dogs.

Chairing the event is Cynthia Martin.

For further information please contact [email protected].