Author Archives: ODOG

Tucker Has Been Seen But Not Found

Call immediately if you see this black dog with big ears. He has been on the run since June 27 and has been seen in the hills above Montclair, near Skyline and Keller and near his home at 62 Avenue and Brann.  Melissa is desperate to reunite with her dog. Her phone is 510-381-728

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Speak Out for your dog on September 11

Two major items will be heard by the Parks Commission next Wednesday. We need dog lovers in the room that day to speak out for their pups and we need you to send emails to city officials.

  1. Come to the meeting Wednesday, September 11 4:30-6:30-7. It is fine to be late.
    Lakeside Garden Center, across from Fairyland
    666 Bellevue
    Sign up to speak on two items 1) Snow Park and 2) Dog Policy Draft
  2. Take a few minutes to scan the dog policy draft at dog policy DRAFT for website so that you understand why it is import to tell these people that we don’t want to be stuck in blighted and neglected parks in Oakland just because they think dogs are some sort of problem. There are some good ideas in this document but we have highlighted the recurring problem of not letting dog owners use nice park space. It also would require dog owners to pay special fees that no other park users pay on top of having to privately finance dog parks.
  3. Send an email with your support of Snow Dog Park and your comments on not wanting only crummy park space to the following list: planbig@aol.com, hagiular@oaklandnet.com, acamppbell-washington@oaklandnet.com, rflynn@oaklandnet.com, jquan@oaklandnet.com, council@oaklandnet.com

Should Oakland allow dogs in more parks?

Check out the proposal to make Oakland more dog friendly. Lots of improvements and some major gottchas…..such as assuming that dog parks should be in blighted areas, that dog owners should pay to use the parks and that current users have more rights to the parks than we do.

Contact us at odogparks at comcast dot net to receive a copy of the report and start reviewing it now.

Snow Park Supporters Needed April 10

We get a chance to tell the city what we want at the new dog park. Think about choices such as large/small dog areas or one big area; agility equipment; fence or no fence. Contact us at odogparks@comcast.net for meeting detailsCaleb the Corgi

Snow Park Brainstorm

The City is moving ahead with plans for a dog run at Snow Park near Lake Merritt. Join ODOG for an informal brainstorm to give them ideas for the best features for the new downtown dog park.

Saturday February 23
Noon-2pm
Snow Park at 19th & Harrison
Please contact odogparks@comcast.net for more information

Dog Park Cliffhanger

The Lake Merritt Dog Park got the majority of votes on City Council last night but…….we need a “super majority” .  Four votes in our favor and three against. Five votes are needed to decide the issue  Council Member Jane Brunner wasn’t at the meeting so we couldn’t get the conclusive fifth vote from her. That will happen next time ! The council will hear the issue again Tuesday December 18 so mark your calendar now. Contact Jane Brunner at jbrunner@oaklandnet.com and let her know how much this dog park means to you.  Image

Want to Keep Joaquin Miller Open More Days?

Come to the conversation with the park supervisor to discuss options for managing our opening/closing routines so that we have more days to use the dog park.  What are YOUR thoughts?——different gates? more volunteers? other ideas we haven’t thought of?  Of course, full time use or another location would be ideal but those options are not on the table.  The meeting had to be scheduled during park staff hours instead of the evening so spread the word .

Wednesday  August 22  2pm at the dog park.  

Have a great weekend everyone and please consider a visit to Redwood Bowl while our park is closed. The Bowl is up Skyline Blvd, with parking just before the Chabot Science Center . The bowl is a five minute walk from the parking lot. It is in the shade and very dog friendly, Nice picnic tables too.

CLOSING SCHEDULE for Joaquin Miller

* Friday-Sunday, August 10 – 12 – Producer Associates Performances (Close August 9 @ 6 pm, Reopen August 13 @ 10 am)
* Thursday-Sunday, August 16 – 19 – Producer Associates Performances (Close August 15 @ 6 pm, Reopen August 20 @ 10 am)
* Friday-Sunday, September 7 – 9 – Producer Associates Performances (Close September 6 @ 6 pm, Reopen September 10 @ 10 am)
* Thursday-Sunday, September 13 – 16 – Producer Associates Performances (Close September 12 @ 6 pm, Reopen September 17 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, September 23 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close September @ 6 pm, Reopen September 24 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, September 30 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close September 29 @ 6 pm, Reopen October 1 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, October 7 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close October 6 @ 6 pm, Reopen October 8 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, October 14 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close October 13 @ 6 pm, Reopen October 15 @ 10 am)

Dog Walk at Lake Merritt

Join the Dog Walk at the Lake this Saturday. Gather at the Pergola 10-11, walking starts about 11am.  All well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. The Pergola or Colonnade is at the East end of the Lake, easily reached from Grand Avenue near Gold’s Gym. Be sure to give your parking meter plenty o’ money for the time you want to spend walking.  Bring poop bags and water for (wo)man and Beast. 

Save Lake Merritt Dog Park

Can just three people kill a project that has a ten year history of trying to serve the dog owners of Oakland? Yes, that is what happened when the Oakland Planning Commission voted to turn down the MINOR conditional use permit for the dog park last month. 

But we are not done yet. We know the parks commission approved the dog park and the planning department staff recommended approval.  Everyone knows the City needs it and it was approved in theory ten years ago.

That’s why ODOG filed an appeal with the City Council. Our new hearing date is Tuesday September 18th, 6-10pm. We expect ODOGGERS to turn out in full force to show counteract the ill will of the dog park opponents.  Mark your calendar now. Keep up to date at the Lakeview Dog Park site.

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