DOG PARK FAQs
How big is the dog park?
Our dog park is 1,060 SF. At the time we launched the dog park, that is what our rescue could manage financially. We hope to grow in space and in amenities with the support of the community.
What does private dog park mean?
This isn’t the public dog park you see around your city. This is an appointment-based dog park, meaning one group per 30 minutes. We do offer group play on the weekends, however.
What are your hours?
Thursday - Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where is the park?
Our address is 7316 Ridgewood Road in St. Cloud. We are down the street from Pam’s Auto and Brenny Transportation. Our building has a big sign on it that says Honer Excavating but you can see Grey Face Rescue banners and signage on the fence. We’re usually the only one with cars in the parking lot and lights on at night!
How much is it Per visit?
A private 30-minute visit is $10 (up to 2 dogs). You are welcome to invite friends or family to join your 30-minute private visit for an additional $5 per dog.
Example: If you have 1 dog, it’s $10 for a private 30-minute visit.
Example: If you bring your dog and a friend brings her dog, it’s $10.
Example: If you bring two dogs and you invite 2 friends and they each bring a dog, then it’s $20.
Group play is $5 per dog.
What if my dog is not altered?
If your dog is not altered, then they are more than welcome to have a private 30-minute visit, but unaltered dogs are not allowed in group play.
I have two dogs and Neither is altered. can I visit?
We do not allow more than one dog over the age of 1 year unaltered in the dog park at a time even if they are the same sex. Dogs begin their interactions with one another largely by scent, in addition to other social cues from the play group and the environment. Intact male dogs and unspayed females add additional mating and dominance dynamics to the mix and those dynamics can result in aggression, competition and other behaviors that can cause serious harm to other dogs and sometimes people. Under no circumstances is a female dog in heat allowed to play at our park.
As a rescue, it’s our mission to continue to promote the benefits and medical advantages of spaying and neutering. However, if you bring a note from a licensed veterinarian with the medical reasoning behind not altering your dog, we will review your situation. Some exceptions do also apply to puppies under 1 year — please contact us to discuss those circumstances.
What vaccinations/Tests Do you require?
Rabies, distemper and bordetella. We also require a current negative fecal test. We adhere to the highest standards to keep our facility disease-free while accommodating a large number of animals. Our vaccination and fecal testing policies are necessary to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases. Some internal parasites (what the fecal test looks for) are zoonotic in nature, meaning they can pass to people, including and particularly children. A dog that is infected doesn't mean it is a dirty dog or in bad environments — parasite eggs can live in regular outside soil for years. Most people won't know their dog is infected until a test is conducted.
We don’t want to turn you away at the door, so if you sign up for a playtime slot, please email a copy of your records in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a confirmation email prior to your appointment letting you know that everything is ready to go!
What do you provide?
Poop bags, toy (LOTS of toys), treats. We also have a complimentary coffee bar for the humans.
What should we bring?
If it’s your first visit, then veterinary records (this is a must to play), water bowl and treats for those with a special diet. We do have a picnic table and desk if humans are wanting to work during their time.
DOES THE STAFF LOOK OUT FOR MY DOG?
While our team always makes a best effort to ensure safety, your dog is ultimately your responsibility. You must keep an eye on your pup and be in control of them at all times. Always remain in sight of your dog to ensure safety and don't turn your back on them.
CAN WE TAKE A TOUR?
You bet! We love to give tours as well as answer any questions you might have about our facility and rescue. We’re very proud of our building and the plans our organization has in mind for growth and we can’t wait to show you around! Email us or give us a call to set up an appointment for a tour.
Can we sponsor the park?
Absolutely! You can find all the information here!
Can we donate to the park?
YES! We’re always looking for items to help with upkeep in the park (cleaning supplies); otherwise, we would welcome agility equipment, toys, paper towels, HP 62 ink and/or $10 gift cards for our volunteers who help keep everyone in the park safe and having fun!
Can I sign up to volunteer?
Of course! We’re always happy to meet more dog-loving people. Get started HERE!