Howl’ween 2020 – Vendors

Howl'ween 2020 is coming up at the Chelmsford Dog Park, on October 10th - 11am-2pm! In addition to plans for food, raffles, silent auctions and games, check out the Vendors and Organizations who have signed up to be present.

New Dogs in Quarantine

Stay-home orders have been a catalyst for pet adoptions. This is a great for all the homeless pets, but there are some challenges, especially for dog adopters. When getting a new dog, care needs to be taken to introduce the dog to the family, socialize the dog with other dogs and new situations, and train the dog. While the introduction to the family is easy during quarantine, the other needs pose some serious challenges. Additionally, adopters need to plan for changing their routine from a stay-home pattern to whatever the new normal becomes.

Early December Storm – Parking Lot Closed (Dec 2)

With the snowfall forecast to continue Sunday night, through Monday, and into Tuesday with up to 16 inches forecast -- DPAC has closed the lot until the it can be plowed after the snow stops. The park remains open, but you can not park in the lot, or on the street.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all, from the CDA

Dog Park Flag Contest

The Chelmsford Dog Association is looking for a young, local artist to design a logo for the Chelmsford Dog Park flag! In the spring, we will have flag poles with the US flag and the Massachusetts state flag flying at the Chelmsford Dog Park. We will also have a third flag pole that will be empty. We want to put up a Chelmsford Dog Park flag - but we don't have a design for that flag yet. YOU can help us by designing a flag for us! There will be a prize for the 1st place and runner-up selections.

Howl’ween 2018 is coming!

We have started planning for the annual Howl'ween event! The event will be held at the Chelmsford Dog Park on Saturday, October 13 from 10-2 So, start thinking of costume ideas for your dog (and yourself.) As usual, we'll be holding the vendor fair, and offering food, raffles, contests and the costume show!

A Dog’s Eye View looks at…Bad Dogs, Part Two

Your Pictorial Holiday Guide to the baddest of the Holiday Bad. Because pictures are worth a thousand words. Brought to...

Amazon Smile

As the holiday season ramps up and we start our frantic shopping sprees. think about the CDA for a moment! If you shop on Amazon, you can help us (and the park)! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Howl’ween 2017 Gallery

Thank You all for attending Howl'ween 2017! Below are the results of the costume contests and the photo gallery of pictures taken at the event. Many thanks to our photographers, Mary McConnell and Cara Zipoli

A Dogs Eye View: Phoenix’s Surgery

It’s been a Ruff summer for Phoenix and Smokey.

A Dog’s Eye View: You Ate What???

I created an online survey where people told me the strangest things their dog has eaten and not make himself (or herself) sick. The following list has me convinced me we are all surrounded by Bad Dogs to such a degree, that when my major policy renewal season is over at the insurance agency, I may just start petitioning the State Legislature to make Chronic Bad Dog Syndrome (CBDS) an ailment worthy of allowing me to obtain an ADA placard for my car, and maybe install some sirens and flashing lights. Simply because when I need to get to the emergency vet, I need to get in there RIGHT NOW, and really, really need the closest parking space in order to minimize distance to their front door.

Park Status Update: May 27

The grass is coming in nicely, but still needs protection from even accidental escapes. As noted, we will be reviewing...

A Dog’s Eye View: Back from the Dead… Again.

Hello again, I seem to be following a pattern of writing a new article every 13 months to two years....

A Great Big Thanks!

Thank you to all of the wonderful and hard-working folks who came down to the spring cleanup work party (aka poop-a-palooza)! Everyone worked very hard to clean up, make the park look nice - and did a great job.

UPDATE: Poop-a-palooza and Spring Work Party

POOP-A-PALOOZA AND WORK PARTY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22 - NOTE THE CHANGED DATE! We are planning a Poop-a-palooza and work-party to do spring-time cleanup maintenance on the park – On Saturday, April 22, from 8 till 12. Please contact Will at webmaster@chelmsforddogassociation.org or on Facebook if you are interested in helping. (Do note, this does qualify as volunteer hours for high school students and the requirements for the National Honor Society.) The park will be CLOSED for normal usage during this work-party, but volunteers can bring their dogs to hang out in the training area while we humans make the park nice for them (and us).

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