Winners of the 2012 Halloween Costume Contest
It was a brisk day on Saturday, perfect for the Barktoberfest celebration. There were impressive dog demonstrations, plenty of dog-related exhibits with cool dogs for adoption and fun dog-related products on sale, a remote broadcast by 1310 AM The Ticket, our annual Halloween dog costume contest, and the 2012 mayoral election. It was a fun day!
In total, our donation jar and the mayoral election garnered $948 for the Fort Worth Dog Park Association. The Association will be using the proceeds to help with the establishment of a great second dog park in Fort Worth at Z. Boaz. Thank you very much to everyone who helped make this event a big success!
Elected Mayor of Fort Woof
Fort Woof Mayor Pro Tem
Every two years Fort Woof holds an election for mayor during the weeks prior Barktoberfest with the results announced during the Barktoberfest event. The Fort Woof mayoral candidate who raises the most cash wins.
This year we had four worthy candidates, with Chance and Atticus Finch garnering big donations from an apparently vast base of supporters. It takes a lot of hard work to raise money for a successful campaign, so the Fort Worth Dog Park Association extends an especially big thank you to Chance and Finch, their humans, and to everyone who donated! The money from this year’s election will go towards ensuring that the new dog park at Z. Boaz is a successful second Fort Worth dog park, so thank you!
Unfortunately, Chance passed away unexpectedly the night before Barktoberfest, so the mayorship fell to his running mate and adoptive sister, Sasha. We all mourn Chance and offer our condolences to everyone who loved him. He was a great dog.
Fort Woof, Fort Worth’s first fenced off-leash dog park, is located at Gateway Park, north of Interstate 30 between Beach Street and Oakland Boulevard, east of downtown. Open from 5:00 am to 11:30 pm daily, the park provides an ideal place for dogs and their owners to have fun (within the limits defined in the park rules).
Fort Woof provides two large fenced areas for dogs to roam, one for dogs 40 pounds and more and a separate area for dogs weighing less than 40 pounds. Each area has picnic tables (no food of any type in the park, please) and park benches for humans, a watering station for both humans and dogs, and multiple poop-disposal locations, each with a supply of plastic bags (for humans to use when cleaning up after their dogs, as is required by the rules).
5 AM - 11:30 PM
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