2014 Pooch Plunge Flyer

Photo Credit - Lynn Mann of Picture the Pawsibilities

Join us for the very first meeting of the Hacienda Dog Park Ambassador Program

Tuesday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. outside the off-leash area of the park.

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View Ambassador Program flyer (PDF)

Eden's Challenge Met!

Thank you Eden - thank you donors!

girl with dogs Eden Halbert, owner of Sierra Dogs (www.sierra-dogs.com) and Sierra Luna Photography (www.sierralunaphoto.com) in Placerville, issued a $750 challenge last November for Hacienda Dog Park that enabled us to raise $2,250!

Now We Have a New Challenge!

doc and dogDr. David Barnes, owner of Goldorado Animal Hospital in Cameron Park (www.goldoradoanimalhospital.com) is thrilled with all the work that has gone into bringing about "this great dog park". He has already generously donated $550 towards the park and has pledged an extra $250 for a new challenge of matching funds.
Thank you, Dr. Barnes!

"So let's join in support of this wonderful park!"
David Barnes D.V.M. Cameron Park, April 2014

Another New Challenge for Hacienda Dog Park

Long-time EDDOG supporters, donors and volunteers, Joanne Blossom and Bob Haltom of Cameron Park, have issued a new challenge for Hacienda Dog Park. They know how much we need the funds to purchase water fountains and benches for the park and wonder, like we do, what we are going to do about the grass in the dog parks.


pawprintThey have issued a personal challenge to Cameron Park residents and dog lovers to match their pledge of $1,000.

pawprintThey will match every $1 donated by you to their challenge.

pawprintSo, double your money and help raise $2,000 - almost the cost of one third of a water fountain - yes, they cost about $6,700!

pawprintYour dogs are having a ball racing around off-leash and enjoying each other's company! Won't you please consider making a donation to provide the extra amenities that we need to maintain our park as a safe, clean and beautiful space?

pawprintWhat a wonderful gift for our canine companions!

pawprintPLEASE take the challenge! Thank you!

El Dorado Hills Community Park Dog Park Approved by El Dorado County Planning Commission!

Those of you who have participated in EDDOG activities or followed our progress for the last 8 years will understand and share our excitement that there will finally be an off-leash dog park in El Dorado Hills! This year! 2014!

On July 24th, the El Dorado Planning Commission approved (by a 4 to 0 decision) the new location and plans for a dog park at Community Park on El Dorado Hills Blvd. It has been a long time coming. At a special Board Meeting in June 2013 the Directors of El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) voted unanimously to approve a budget for the 2014 fiscal year that included an additional $50K for the off-leash dog park and together with $50K budgeted in prior years provided a substantial nest egg for its development.

The original plan for the park was estimated to cost several hundred thousand dollars and had been languishing on the books for years. We owe special thanks to EDHCSD General Manager, Brent Dennis, who spearheaded the latest iteration of the dog park. He was inspired by a visit to Hacienda Park in Cameron Park, where EDDOG was instrumental in raising funds and constructing the first off-leash dog park on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in collaboration with our partners, Cameron Park Community Services District. On returning to Community Park Brent located a new site for the EDH dog park, situated similarly in the shade of lovely oak trees, and developed a plan that will provide our dogs with a wonderful place to play! His hand drawn plans are shown below.

Proposed park plan

The newly approved dog park will be located on the west side of New York Creek (blue line) adjacent to the ball fields that have been undergoing renovation this Spring. It is smaller than originally envisioned, but still incorporating a large-dog area (outlined in yellow) and a small-dog area (outlined in orange) with a focal entry plaza displaying the Memorial Bricks that you can purchase through EDDOG to commemorate your canine companions. This will be adjacent to the new bridge that crosses the creek. The bonus? The projected cost of the new park is approximately one third that of previous estimates from several years ago.

EDDOG will continue to raise funds for dog park fixtures such as water fountains and benches. We look forward to working with Brent, his staff and the EDHCSD Board of Directors to make this park a reality and an amenity of which our community can be proud.

A park to be proud to have in your community

So we thank all who may have written or called the Planning Commission in support of this project and provided encouragement over the years. Thank you to Aaron Mount, Associate Planner, County of El Dorado, who lead the charge for the county and gave his recommendation to approve the project. And to everyone who spoke on behalf of the dog park: Brent Dennis (General Manager EDHCSD), Kevin Loewen (Director Parks and Planning, EDHCSD), Noelle Mattock EDHCSD Board President speaking as a citizen), Wayne Lowery (current EDHCSD Board Member, ex General Manager of 20 years and speaking as a citizen), Holly Morrison (EDDOG President) and Supervisor Ron Mikulaco (EDC, District 1) - thank you!

There were no opposing voices at the meeting!

To quote Holly: "Congratulations to us all and to all the pups who have been waiting for a safe place to run freely in El Dorado Hills!"

Enhance the Quality of Life for Your Dog and You

Be a part of the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild (EDDOG), an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the creation of off-leash dog parks in El Dorado County, where our canine citizens can socialize and exercise in a clean, safe environment.

We organize dog owners who wish to advocate for dog parks with local governments and park departments, to fundraise, and to educate the dog-owning community about how these facilities should be used for the betterment of our canine and human residents.

El Dorado County is a great place for us and our families, and we want to enrich the lives of our canine companions by providing them off-leash, enclosed environments so they can socialize and enjoy El Dorado County as much as we do.

We invite you to learn more about us, our community, and our ongoing partnership with El Dorado County Community Services Districts to maintain a safe and healthy place for our four legged companions. Better yet, consider being a volunteer and learning why you should care. Your dog will be glad you did, and so will you.

Take Abby's Challenge in El Dorado Hills 

An EDDOG member has pledged to contribute $50 for every $100 that is donated to EDDOG for the El Dorado Hills CSD dog park — up to $2,000! (read more...)

Meet with Us

Monthly meetings are a great way to find out what’s going on with EDDOG and how you can get involved.

EDDOG General Membership meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Cameron Park Community Services District, Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA (map).


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