Snohomish County adds another off-leash park
The addition of the permanent Willis Tucker dog park brings the number of off-leash parks in Snohomish County to eight.
SNIFF. Sniff. Nip. Ruff. RUFF! ROWF!!
The crowd that turned out the opening of Snohomish County's newest and largest off-leash dog park was a little unruly, though dogged in its enthusiasm for the canine heaven that eventually will be almost double its current 4.5 acres.
Even shy dogs will have a haven away from the more exuberant members of their species.
In speeches, county officials spread around ample credit to volunteer enthusiasts for the park's much-awaited opening at new and expanding Willis Tucker Park, which is quickly becoming a regional destination park in the area east of Mill Creek, just off Cathcart Way.
A dog-costume contest entertained human onlookers, if not the gussied-up dogs, who were hankering to run after the free tennis balls being passed out liberally and gobble the ubiquitous free dog treats donated by pet stores.
More than 80 people and possibly as many dogs sniffed every corner of the forested dog park, which included play equipment. The addition of the permanent Willis Tucker dog park brings the number of off-leash parks in Snohomish County to eight.
For more information, go to the Sno-DOG Web site:http://sno-dog.org/offleash_areas.html
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