This is private property which the general public may use for recreation. No promises are made that these premises are safe or fit for any particular purpose. These premises are not supervised.

If you enter this property you do so at your own risk. Muttland Meadows Inc. is not responsible for any injuries, accidents, losses or liabilities which may occur here.

Muttland Meadows Inc. does not promise or represent to you that you, your children, your pets or your property will be safe or free from injury here. People are responsible for their own behavior and for the behavior or actions of their pets. This property is open continuously for the use and enjoyment of the general public. The grounds and pathways are not maintained, are irregular, and at times may be covered by ice, snow, or mud and my be unsafe to walk upon. Dogs running may knock people over or hurt themselves.

This is not a safe place for children. There are dogs running around without leashes on the premises. Statistically, children are the most frequent victims of dog attacks. While you may consider your child responsible and well mannered, some dogs attack children, especially if provoked, because they are not familiar with them. There may also be dogs on these premises that could become aggressive to other dogs or even adult owners.

Rules & Regulations

In order for this wonderful dog park to function properly, it must rely on the people who use it to MAINTAIN IT!

1. Dogs May Not Be Left In The Park Alone

You are responsible for your dog and must be with him/her at all times.

2. Clean Up After Your Dog

Please treat Muttland Meadows like your own back yard. Cleaning up after your dog is mandatory. Please take your containers and toys home with you. REMEMBER: We do all our own maintenance, so please use common sense and BE CLEAN!

3. Supervise Your Children

Muttland Meadows is a park EXCLUSIVELY for dogs. CHILDREN ENTER AT THEIR OWN RISK! Parents are solely responsible for the well being of their children while in the park. Some dogs are not good with children and they misinterpret children who run, yell and wave their arms as prey. These actions can often stimulate dogs to react aggressively and cause a child to be chased or bitten. So please keep in mind that the DOG has the right to be here, and REMEMBER…THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND!

4. Bring Water For Your Dog

Please take your containers home with you.

5. Please Do Not Picnic In The Park

DO NOT bring food into the park, unless you want to risk losing it. Your dog may respect your meal, but others might not!

6. Keep Your Dog Off Leash

Dogs usually fair better off leash due to the barrier-frustration effect a leash can cause. Since dogs communicate with body language that involves slight nuances in posture, tail set, ear set and muscular tension, a leash can throw off all of those signals and cause tension, fear and aggression in a dog that would otherwise be non-reactive. Also, when a dog is on leash, he is unable to move in and out at will, and he is held back from approaching at his own speed which can cause a dog tremendous stress. Also, please use the holding areas to leash and unleash your dog.

7. Be Prepared for displays of Alpha (Pack) Type Behaviors

The purpose of this park is to allow dogs to exercise, socialize and interact within a semi-controlled atmosphere in a pack situation. Dominance (such as humping), self-protectiveness, possessiveness, inter-male aggression, and alpha behavior are NORMAL pack behaviors and are acceptable in moderation. If this is something you cannot deal with, and it is not what you want for your dog, then please take him somewhere else to exercise.

8. Make Sure Your Dog Doesn’t Fall In The “Better Off At Home Category

The dog park is not for everyone! Tiny puppies under 4 months of age, fragile toy dogs, dogs with a history of dog to dog aggression, dogs with a history of dog to human aggression, adult dogs who are fearful or “need to be socialized,” dogs with a high prey drive, and dogs who are resource guarder’s and will get into trouble around balls, sticks or any thrown object should stay away from off leash dog parks.

9. No Female Dogs In Heat Are Allowed In The Park

10. Help Prevent The Spread of Disease

Please keep your dog up to date on the proper vaccinations, including Bordetella (kennel cough), a highly contagious air borne disease. For the safety of the other dogs please check regularly for worms.

11. No Smoking At The Park

The nicotine found in tobacco products is poisonous & extremely toxic to dogs.