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ArlingtonDogs is a 500+ member all-volunteer organization that advocates on behalf of responsible dog guardianship. By working to establish and maintain off-leash dog exercise areas where dogs can exercise and their human companions can congregate and share information about training, vaccination, spaying/neutering, and proper waste disposal, ArlingtonDogs members seek to promote responsible dog ownership and healthy dogs. ArlingtonDogs also provides assistance and raises funds for shelter, foster care, and other canine health and welfare activities throughout the year, as well as organizes and participates in park and recreational efforts to improve the quality of all parks in Arlington.

ArlingtonDogs History in Brief

ArlingtonDogs formed to respond to changes in the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources (DPRCR) Operating Memorandum (OM) E.24 governing off-leash exercise areas.

ArlingtonDogs provides a unified voice for Arlington County dog owners to address County organizations, neighborhood civic groups and others on the need for dog exercise areas.

ArlingtonDogs Objectives

Assist County residents in establishing off-leash areas in their neighborhoods by:

Educate County officials and residents on benefits of dog exercise areas and proposed new areas by:

Assist and educate the ArlingtonDogs membership on where areas are located, proper conduct in and maintenance of those areas providing:

Community Benefits

Today people are often reluctant to converse with other neighborhood residents. Dog exercise areas and parks bring people together and create a greater sense of community.

Dog Parks offer many benefits:

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