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Moose Jaw's Ami Froehlich enjoys a moment with her dog Bodhi on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Froehlich said an off-lease dog park is definitely something she would utilize in the Friendly City.
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.