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Get Involved

You Can Make a Difference

Your support is important to our work at There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Who We Are:
We are a volunteer group of Newtown resident dog lovers who joined forces in 2009 in order to establish an official off-leash dog park here in Newtown. The town provided us with a parcel of land and we have raised over $31,000 through the donations of our loyal and enthusiastic supporters, as well as through our major annual fundraising events, Strutt Your Mutt and Howl-O-Ween.

In 2012, our efforts were further boosted by the extremely generous bequest of two long-time Newtown residents, Frances Hair and Hazel Bouchard. As part of their $2 million legacy to benefit the animals of Newtown, Park and Bark was awarded $171,368 for costs associated with establishing the dog park.  In 2013, following the tragic loss of 26 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and staff, the family of Olivia Rose Engel, selected Park and Bark as the beneficiary of donations received
world wide in her honor.

Donations from local vendors as well as public contributions keep things running.  We are most grateful for the daily support of Newtown Parks and Recreation Department.

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