Pooch is a dedicated volunteer organization that has been working to place a dog park in for almost 3 years. We have held several fundraisers and became a non-profit 501 (c)(3) and moved forward via the city on getting a negative declaration report for a Dog Park at the Sanchez site after getting the go-ahead from Council in December of 2008.
On Monday, September 13, Council will vote on this project. We ask that people come out to speak on behalf of this item and or talk with or write to Council. Please attend this important meeting and just be a presence with a show of hands for the project. No need to talk unless you are so inclined.
POOCH and City staff have met often with the tenants and gained the support of the three non-profit agencies, long-time public contributors on behalf of citizens. It was considered that the dog park would be an asset.
The report was conducted and the PB&R Commission made a unanimous recommendation for the Dog Park to go forward at the Sanchez site, as the report was favorable.
This particular site is good for local business. This proposed site is on the way or close to many “errand” destinations. Currently when folks leave town to use other dog parks, they often have coffee or lunch, fill up their cars with fuel, shop and spend money near those dog parks and not in Pacifica. I would love for people to be able to visit, live, and shop here in Pacifica while they also visit the dog park. Keep the dollars in Pacifica.
We also find this site ideal because it is easy to walk to and is truly a . It is a safe- it is not too isolated and is ideal for people with limited physical abilities.
The Impact Report, along with thousands of successful dog parks across the country, indicates this could be an asset to the community. Pacifica, usually on the forefront of many endeavors, is lagging behind as it is just about the only city on the Peninsula that does not have a dog park.
Pacifica Organization Of Canine Helpers
a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization