The City of Moose Jaw currently has 2,386 active dog licenses registered locally. However, while there is the equivalent of a small town of canines who call the Friendly City ‘home,’ there currently isn’t anywhere for these four-legged residents to legally roam free and off-leash.
However, that could all change in the very near foreseeable future.
As part of the 2012-16 capital budget, the city is investing $72,000 towards developing an off-leash dog park, either constructing one eight-acre park or two four-acre parks.
On Wednesday city recreation services manager Barb Fysh told the Times-Herald it is likely the city would choose to pursue a single dog park at this time, and look at potentially creating a second park later on. She said it is important to find a location that will be viable long-term.
She said the hope is to have a report ready for council by Aug. 20 listing potential locations.