Dog Park

Dear Dog Citizens,

Over the past few months I have had the chance to speak with and pet many of you. Dogs fulfill a special role in our community. They say that a dog is a man’s best friend, and I know that to be true, because I was lucky enough to have an amazing dog named Cookie in my life growing up. No matter how bad my day at school was, and there were some bad days, Cookie was always there to greet me when I got off the bus, wagging her tail, and happy to see me. She always would try to cheer me up. I’m certain that’s what you do for your humans. That’s just what dogs do.


Like all towns, Pinawa has a animal control by-law that requires dogs to be on a leash when outside of their home or a fenced property. This is for the protection of both you and the humans. We don’t want you to get hit by a car, scare a little kid, provoke a wild animal, or get in an altercation with another dog. You might think that this will never happen to you, because you’re a good dog. But these things can, and do happen, even here in Pinawa. These incidents are serious, and that’s why your humans leash you while on walks, because they care about your safety and others.

I know that most of you are friendly, law-abiding dogs, and while going for walks in the park is great, sometimes you just want to have a place of your own where you can go for a run and fetch a ball or stick. Unfortunately, the humans dropped the ball. We started a Facebook Group back in the Spring promising a Dog Park and have yet to deliver meaningful action. Not a single post or comment since then. I’ll admit it, that’s not good enough. The Dogs of Pinawa deserve better! It’s up to us, the humans, to make this happen.

I don’t want you to have to be on a leash all of the time. I’m willing to step up to the plate to help make a safe place for you to run ad fetch, but I can’t do it alone. So I ask of you, my Canine Friends, when you see your human next, and you go for a pet or to give them a kiss, let them know that you would like a dog park. Tell them to go to the Pinawa Dog Park Facebook Group and comment they are willing to help with fundraising, organizing, or contributing in any way that your human is good at.

Let’s make a special place for dogs in town, as dogs occupy a special place in our hearts.


Michael King

Published by Michael G. King

A passionate lifelong learner, Michael loves finding elegant ways to blend science, art, and nature.

3 thoughts on “Dog Park

  1. We want to move to Pinawa we have a beautiful German Shepard he is a loving caring playful young lad he loves to play with all other dogs he shares his toys even lets other dogs come to his mommy and daddy for a pet on the head or a scratch behind the ear.
    We take Charlie to any off leash dog park we can like Steinbach they have a beautiful off leash dog park we noticed all owners where and are very responsible we go to the Selkirkrk dog park this dog park is very nice is big plus every year there they let the dogs of Selkirk have the pool out there all for themselves in late August for a fun day of swimming with there friends playing in the pool we thought this to be absolutely fantastic.
    It’s other off leash dog parks Charlie loves to go he love catching his frisbee we won’t know what to do if we can’t play some frisbee with Charlie we don’t know how he would react just being allowed to walk on a leash twice a day as he might get depressed he would never hurt a fly well I shouldn’t say that as when flies come into our home he tries to catch them.
    But we are worried not letting Charlie go play and run which ALL dogs our best friends need to do they need there exercise we take Charlie to the park every day just so he can interact with other dogs and play everyone we know who knows Charlie just loves him and he’s a big boy.
    If some people are scared of a off leash dog park please don’t be how would you like to be on a leash and walked but knowing that you can’t go and run come on the people of Pinawa get this off leash dog park built for every Fido out there hopefully we can find a home soon in Pinawa then Charlie might be able to show off his frisbee catching.
    Plus all those visitors every year that come to Pinawa most probably have a pet a dog if they new that it was a off leash park for dogs they would tell there friends of course there’s rules pick up your dogs poop no food in the dog park if you see your dog getting involved putting his or hers two sense in by barking at other dogs with a little aggression then get involved and put a stop to it or mussel your pet as the friendly dogs shouldn’t have to suffer for the Maybe select one or two that can’t get along.
    Just a suggestion for some rules

    Love your dog love your pets they will always always love you back ten fold

    Thank You Dean


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