New Post from Som-Dog!

A few points of interest for the Somerville Dog Community!

Dear Somerville Dog Owners and Friends of Somerville Dogs,

Happy New Year! It's time to license our dogs for 2010. All dogs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to be licensed each year in the city or town of their owner's primary residence. If you had a dog license in 2009, you should have already received information from the City Clerk about how to get your license for 2010. Information about how to obtain a dog license is also available online: Click Here.

Support for off-leash recreation at Sheepfold and the Middlesex Fells is growing: The Board of Aldermen recently passed a resolution supporting off leash dog areas in the Middlesex Fells and requesting that DCR designate such areas, and the DCR has released a statement saying that the agency “is currently looking into the possibility of off-leash areas at a number of state parks and facilities across the Commonwealth, and the Middlesex Fells will certainly be part of that discussion” and that they, “appreciate how popular the idea of off-leash areas is among dog owners.”

The Somerville Dog Owners Group is still trying to get at least ten Somerville dog owners to write letters to the Middlesex Fells Trail Plan (More information is available on our website: http://www.somdog.org/news/1852.php). If you enjoy walking or hiking together with your dog on the trails of the Middlesex Fells or socializing your dog at the Sheepfold, it's not too late to write a letter. If you have already written a letter, please let us know; if you have not yet written a letter, please write or e-mail today and let us know when you do!

Middlesex Fells Trail Plan
136 Damon Rd
Northampton, MA 01060

Mark your calendars! The professional dog trainers of City Dog Training are offering another free clinic to teach your dog to stay and to come when called, Sunday afternoon, January 17, at Powder House Park from 1:00 to 2:00. Please check the City Dog website for weather cancellation: City Dog Website Here. (Photos from the first Free Recall Clinic are online at Som Dog Flicker Site.)

Finally, a seasonal reminder that, even if its dark and cold outside, please leave no pile behind!

Wishing you another great year living with dogs in Somerville,