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Howl’ween 2018 is coming!

Written By: on August 1, 2018

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!

Amazon Smile

Written By: on December 1, 2017

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

Written By: on November 1, 2017

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 Dog’s Eye View: You Ate What???

Written By: on June 22, 2017

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.

A Great Big Thanks!

Written By: on April 22, 2017

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

Written By: on April 2, 2017


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).

Park Use Survey

Written By: on March 8, 2017

This is a survey about people’s use of the Chelmsford Dog Park. We appreciate all input (and the answers are anonymous, unless you enter your email address on the last page of the survey.)

Toxic Dog Waste?

Written By: on January 23, 2017

Dog poop is a problem we deal with on a daily basis. But is it dangerous? How much do you know? Is uncleaned pet waste a health hazard?
The short answer is YES!
Read the article for the details…

Time to License Your Dog!

Written By: on January 18, 2017

Reminder: It is time to get your 2017 dog license!
Your dog can’t come to the park, without a valid license from your town!
Licensing your pooch online is as easy as 1-2-3:
1- Digital file (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) of your dog’s current rabies certificate from your veterinarian;
2- To renew a previously licensed dog, please have last year’s tag number available.
3- Credit card or checking account payment information.*

Happy New Year!

Written By: on January 1, 2017

May everyone (and every dog) have a happy and safe year in 2017!

All Trash is CARRY OUT!

Written By: on December 11, 2016

DO NOT leave poop on the ground.
DO NOT leave poop bags on the ground or gathered up into a bag on the fence.
DO NOT leave your Dunkins cups or water bottles in the park.
When you leave, TAKE IT ALL WITH YOU.

Fall/Winter Work Party

Written By: on November 8, 2016

We are planning a work-party to do autumn cleanup and pre-winter maintenance on the park – On Saturday, December 3, from 8 till 12.
Several folks expressed an interest in assisting last time and have asked “when is the next work party?”
Please contact Will at webmaster@chelmsforddogassociation.org or on Facebook if you are interested in helping.

Mutt Strut

Written By: on November 1, 2016

Although this is not specifically a CDA sponsored event, several students from Tyngsboro High School are doing an Animal Cruelty Awareness project.
Their work will culminate in a pageant being held at the Dog Park on November 12.
To get involved, please email them at the address linked on this page.

Mutt Strut — A Pet Pageant hosted by: Kim Welch, Kelly Robbins, and Charlotte O’Hayre

User Uploads Gallery

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Did you know that we have a gallery just for you to upload your OWN pictures from the park or from CDA events?

We do!

Vendors at Howl’ween (so far)

Written By: on October 7, 2016

Vendors to date for Howl’ween:
Rub My Belly Massage & Reiki, Fingers & Paws dog Training, PetWants Littleton, Origami Owl, Whisk Baked Goods, The Mad Hatter, Operation Delta Dog, German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Lowell Humane Society, Winter Leash
Concert & Announcements: “Count” Brian Henderson
Vendors who register by October 12 will be listed in our Event Program.