I’m looking to get some help in identifying or reaching a dog owner whose dog attacked my dog in the Grant Park dog “bark” park on 12/20/19 around 2:30 pm. Unfortunately, I didn’t think at the time to get the owner’s picture or dog’s picture- it all happened so fast.
The dog was tall and large, mixed breed, I believe light brown and white colors. The owner was a middle aged Caucasian male with light brown or dark blond hair, stated his name was “Sean”. He immediately left after the attack, and I believe he gave me a fake phone number when I ran after him to confront him after making sure my dog was stable.
Pictures attached of my puppy’s injuries. Laceration and puncture to the face and inside of her right upper jaw, puncture to her left facial bone so now she gets air under the skin of her snout when she exhales through her nose. Not to mention various other scrapes and cuts to her paw pads, legs, etc.
If anyone knows this person or was there that day and can provide more info, please contact me at (314) 960-4762. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know our friends at Lakeview Dog Park have received approval to build a new DFA? They're holding a community meeting on December 5th at 6:30pm. Show up to give them your support and get involved! ... See MoreSee Less
Support our friends McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council! Their Beers & Barks Fundraiser at Co-Prosperity Sphere is this Saturday 11.9.19. Tickets are $30 - it looks like a great event!There's so much to look forward to at Beers & Barks! Taquizas y Banquetes el Siete will be hooking us up with delicious tacos, a dog-themed Photo Booth sponsored by Brighton Park Animal Hospital, and Xplosive Sounds Entertainment behind the DJ booth! What are you looking forward to most? ... See MoreSee Less
Filled the bag dispensers at Grant Bark Park today!
And, what's this? A couple of new picnic tables have appeared at GBP over the last week or so!? Yup. We're talking to the Chicago Park District and the Grant Park Advisory Council about making some improvements. Look for more updates in the future... ... See MoreSee Less
Join the South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative to help us achieve our mission of maintaining and improving our neighborhood dog parks and advocating for resources and responsible dog ownership in the South Loop. It costs us several thousand dollars a year to provide park supplies, cleanup material....
I just received a phone call from HomeAgain (microchip agency) stating that a Good Samaritan sighted a dog who looks like Cait by our vet facility Burnham Park (1025 S State St). It seems like she made her way back home but is still wandering the south loop area! Pls lookout for her!!
Guess who’s back again? Cait’s back again!! Thank you SO very much to everyone who has messaged me, shared my posts, given me support, and words of encouragement. I’m proud to say that Cait is back home and safe! She made her way back to where she escaped which was in front of my apartment!! Like all dogs, she’s pretty smart. She seemed to have gotten grazed by a car and is limping. In addition, her paw pads are torn up with some abrasions. Thankfully it’s nothing too bad. The vet called her “a lucky one” and I can’t agree more. I am so relieved! Here’s a pic of her post vet appointment
If you find yourself indoors on this beautiful day, tune in to ESPN2 to see highlights of several dog sports with dogs competing at the highest levels. I personally compete in Dog Agility and find it to be "the most fun you can have with your dog", a quote attributed to my first agility instructor Stacey at Hawk City K9. She was certainly right about that! 12 years later and still THE most fun! -pam from the South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC). I'd be happy to tell you all about it 🙂Today is ESPN Dog Day—so many fun things to watch! ... See MoreSee Less
Grace Episcopal Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church are co-hosting our annual Pet Blessing service in Printers Row Park again on Sunday, October 6 at 10am. SAVE-THE-DATE! Also, We are hoping to organize a pet fair of sorts after the service, with a pet rescue and other pet vendors. Let us know who we should invite. ... See MoreSee Less
Grant Bark Park during Lollapalooza - per the Chicago Park District:
Here are the dates for Lolla closure. · Dog Park access will be CLOSED during the show days. 8/1-8/4
Edit: We forwarded the comments below to the park supervisor and she contacted the CPD permits department to clear things up -> "They addressed it, you can access it today. It will be closed for the festival 8/1 – 8/4". So at least for the rest of the day, it should be open. ... See MoreSee Less
I read a post yesterday about a toddler that was accidentally knocked down by a dog in the dog park. Apparently no injuries! Children like to run around and dogs being dogs could obviously get excited and chase and knock down or worse. Any thoughts on rules about allowing children? Dogs need their space and that doesn’t always mean the children are always safe. ... See MoreSee Less
There is a sign of Rules and Regulations posted at each DFA, one of which states "Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; younger children must be closely supervised." There is also common sense. The issue of children in DFAs comes up from time to time/ We have had some issues at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park a few times with unsupervised children who were not members of families with dogs at the dog park (nor accompanied by adults) who were drawn to the water features. One young boy was trying to dominate the dogs trying to approach the water feature in the large dog area by rushing at and spitting at them. All we can do (DFA patrons as well as us) is try to educate the uneducated... Please speak up (simply about dog behavior, prey drive, etc. - it will cause less strife than if you bring up parenting choices) for the safety of all.
Lost dog Mochi!Please keep an eye out for MOCHI who went missing on Saturday 05/25 around 5pm from the Bronzeville area. $500 REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN! We do not know how far she has gotten at this point. She is chipped and wearing a collar. No tags. Very skittish! Please share if you can. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
Please keep an eye out for MOCHI who went missing on Saturday 05/25 around 5pm from the Bronzeville area. $500 REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN! We do not know how far she has gotten at this point. She is chipped and wearing a collar. No tags. Very skittish! Please share if you can. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
Stop by and visit our friends MetroVet Center at the annual Bark in the Park, this Saturday 5/18! We hear they will have some nice cookies 🙂We are so excited to be apart of the Anti-Cruelty Society's biggest fundraising event again this year, Saturday, May 18th! Come out and help support a great cause and stop by our tent to say hello and get some free treats!❤️ Find out more info here:
Stay in and try to stay warm on Saturday, and then go out and volunteer to help clean up Fred Anderson Park on Sunday 4/28, the rain date for the Clean & Green.Rain/Snow Date for the Clean & Green at Fred Anderson Park! Please join us on Sunday 4/28 to help clean up our park. Spearheaded by the Greater South Loop Association, thank you GSLA! the South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC), and the Fred Anderson Park Advisory Council. ... See MoreSee Less