#Animal Welfare
Mayor Harold Fowler
United States of America

This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to the Mayor, City Council and Park Officials of Richmond Hill, GA. Its goal is to support the construction of an enclosed, off-leash dog park in a centralized, convenient location within the city limits. A full proposal is currently being developed that will be presented to the city along with this petition.

This park would be a designated area where well-behaved canine citizens, can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment. We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends, who will be willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in part by volunteer dog-owners and maintained in partnership with the City of Richmond Hill.

In many cities, dog parks are very common. You can view the list of dog parks in each city and state by visiting this website: http://www.dogparkusa.com.

The large number of success of dog parks all over the country demonstrated that when a group of concerned and responsible dog owner's work together for a leash-free dog park, not only can this concept work but it can thrive and enrich the community. Richmond Hill is filled with so many dog-lover residents who have voiced their desire for such a park.

We are asking the City of Richmond Hill to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:

-Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets.

-This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

-Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

-Many dog owners do not have a fenced in yard where their dogs can spend time outside, and leashes greatly limit the dog's space and pace.

-regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control. The overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.

Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our dogs to have a place to run and enjoy the beautiful city!

If you would like to be involved in our efforts, you can email me at twohugedimples@hotmail.com. I can update you on the next steps and see how you may be able to help with this project.

I, the undersigned, am voicing my support for the creation of an off-leash, fenced-in dog park to be created in Richmond Hill, GA.

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The Support a Dog Park in Richmond Hill, GA petition to Mayor Harold Fowler was written by Janeen Rosenberg and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.