Memberships will be offered in the form of monthly $30 or daily 5$ Email Adam.UlsterCountyCanines@gmail.com for more info or sign up in person!
Half of the park is in the shade and has picnic seating.
Plenty of natural beautiful Catskill terrain for your dogs senses.
Extra Enrichment Features!!! Fire Hydrants, Climbs, Enrichment course, pools and our cool down or warm up Enrichment Trail for before or after your dogs park experience.
A dog wash to rinse off all the dirt that comes with a good time.
Dog control officers on site, to respond to any possible emergency. Dog Control Officers are experienced with Human and Canine first aid.
Consider Sponsoring a Feature of Woof Gardens!!! Dedications can be made in honor of a loving pet, family member, friend or foe!!! Please contact Adam Saunders at Adam.UlsterCountyCanines@gmail.com
For full list of sponsorship options!!!!
1: Park will be open from 8am until dusk (currently 8:30pm). Hours may be seasonally adjusted, and will be posted as such.
2: Dogs MUST be on leash until inside the catchgate. This is a functional dog rescue facility with 30+ residents that may be enjoying outside time elsewhere on the grounds. Most are dog-social, but not all. Let's eliminate unplanned or unexpected interactions.
3: Human restroom facilities are located at the secondary parking area near rt 32. Dogs are free to use the facilities behind every tree, or the provided fire hydrants. Please pick up after your dog. Poop bags are provided inside the catchgate, waste buckets are dotted throughout the park.
4: Dogs over 3 months of age MUST have a valid rabies vaccine, provided in person or via email (adam@email@example.com) in advance of use. UCC provides a weekly vaccine clinic on thursdays from 230-430 if vaccines need to be updated, and your regular vet is unavailable. Costs for rabies vaccines are $20, distemper/ bordetella are $25.
5: Dogs over 6 months of age must be altered. Unaltered dogs can sometimes be the source or trigger for aggression.
6: No food, drink or dog treats past the catchgate. Food can be a protected resource and trigger aggression.
7: Children under 12 years of age should not go past the catchgate. this is for their safety, as large packs of dogs can play quite roughly, and treat children like bowling pins.
8: Any dogs entering the park should be friendly with both humans and dogs. While conflict between dogs may occur, we do not want to encourage it unnecessarily.
9: UCC staff will be monitoring the park at all times, but may not be in the park at all times. Again, we are functioning dog Rescue organization. UCC staff, when present, are happy to assist with dog behavior or training questions should they arise.
10: The park is available for day use for a $5 donation to UCC, per dog. A receptacle will be provided if an attendant is unavailable. Day usage liability waivers will be provided by the donation receptacle. Any visitors MUST sign the waiver.
11: The park is available for monthly membership (unlimited use) for a $30 donation to UCC. Membership forms are available upon request. Multi-dog households can enjoy a discounted membership for additional dogs. All covered members must be listed on the membership contract.
12: UCC adoption alumni will receive a %25 monthly membership discount. Adoption alumni from other Ulster County Rescue orgs can receive %10 monthly membership discount if the adoption contract is provided along with vaccine information.
13: UCC reserves the right to revoke park privileges at any time, in the event of a human visitor breaking the above rules, or a canine visitor proving ill-suited for park play.
14: Woof Gardens is not a daycare. Owners MUST remain present with their dogs at all times.
14: Lastly, the legal stuff that I'd read through real fast if this were a commercial about pharmaceutical side-effects:
"Visitors to Woof Gardens are voluntarily participating in group dog play/ dynamics with dogs that may be strangers to themselves or others. I understand that there are risks to my person or my dog associated with my participation in this Activity, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the Activity location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, I assume all risks of my participation in this Activity, whether known or unknown to me, including travel to and from the Activity (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Activity.”
“I agree to hold UCC harmless from any and all claims, loss or damage to my person, personal property, or dogs, liabilities and costs, including attorney’s fees, as a result of my participation in this Activity, including travel to and from the Activity (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Activity. If the UCC incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse the UCC.”
Not to end the post on a sour note, but our extensive legal department requires the liability notification. But let me paraphrase: We created a nice space for dogs to play. We are all adults, making our own decisions. You're choosing to use a dog park.
You must sign our waiver and make payment before using the park is someone is not available please us the honor system provided.