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Mission

The Potsdam Community Dog Park is a project of the Potsdam Humane Society (PHS). The Park will support the mission of the Potsdam Humane Society by providing a safe, off-leash, smoke-free, enriching environment for dogs and their people, creating a welcoming space that supports the network of animal lovers in the North Country region and beyond.

The Dog Park will be a beautiful, natural environment for both new and experienced dog lovers to foster responsible pet ownership, and it will increase community awareness of the shelter and the many animals in need of forever homes. Park facilities and services will be used by residents and visitors to our region and their pets.


Community benefits

The Potsdam Community Dog Park offers the following benefits to the community and the region:

  • Provides community members an opportunity to let their dogs run and play off-leash, legally and safely

  • Provides an opportunity for visitors to meet, socialize, and walk on new woodland trails and enjoy a new green space in the Potsdam area

  • Offers an opportunity for the public to learn more about animal care and Potsdam Humane Society programs & services

  • Provides an alternative opportunity for volunteers that want to assist the shelter

  • Offers a practical, beautiful, and environmentally efficient use of previously unused land

  • Enhances St. Lawrence County’s image as a pet-friendly location

  • Provides a location for local utility crews to bring woodchips for re-use