Important Meetings Coming up!

Email your support for Lakeview Dog ParkThere are two big meetings coming up that will decide on Oakland’s dog-friendliness. 

Wednesday, May 2, 6-10 pm

Lakeview Dog Play Area, near Lake Merritt will come before the Oakland Planning Commission. It’s vital that we have a strong presence at this meeting. Your presence will count even if you don’t want to speak. If you like, you can RSVP on their facebook page, or you can just show up! It’s also OK if you show up late.

Oakland City Hall [map it]
For directions, public transit, and parking options, click here.

In the meantime, please write to the Planning Commission and tell them you support this project! You can use the handy form we’ve set up. It takes less than 2 minutes, and you can use as-is, or customize with your own words.

Tuesday, April 17, 2 pm

Restrictions to off-leash access to the Dunn Trail in Redwood Regional Park are being discussed by the East Bay Regional Park District. Stop the ban of off-leash dogs! Attend their next meeting on April 17th, at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland [map it]. In the meantime, you can send voice your opinion by emailing with a CC: to

Saturday, April 14 at 10-10:30

Happy Tails and Trails has agreed to do another dog and horse  training clinic, weather permitting.  Bring your LEASHED dog and dog treats to meet a horse and learn how they can get along with just a handful of behavior changes. You will learn how to  understand the behaviors of your dog, the horse and the rider, so that your dog is calmer around horses and everyone is safer on the trails. This is a big part of our chance to retain off-leash access so if you think your dog needs even a tiny bit of help, make time to attend.   Please bring some small treats and be sure your dog is securely leashed.  Meet at the trail entrance to Serpentine that abuts the Trudeau Center parking lot [map it].

If you are an equestrian who would like to participate, with or without a horse, please let us know if you would be available on this date or at future trainings.


Posted on April 8, 2012, in meetings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. MaryClare McCauley

    I will be there with my dog! Thanks for doing this!
    Maryclare McCauley

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