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FYI: Dog Social/Play Group at The Crossings of Colonie

The Event: Bring your dog out for a walk, some dog play and social fun at The Crossings Park. Your canine friend will love you for it and it's sure to put big smiles on both your and your dog's faces! This is a recurring informal event (with no set host) happening daily. I'm posting it for every Saturday but please feel free to let others know in your RSVP comment if you'll attend on a different day. Even if no one from our group is signed up - you are sure to meet other dogs and owners that frequent The Crossings. Check it out!

Your Host: There is no set host for this. It is an informal recurring FYI gathering.

Parking: Enter The Crossings from Albany/Shaker Road and take your first right into the semi-circular parking lot.

A Map: This shows the semi-circular parking lot and open lawn areas as well as on site buildings with public restrooms and water fountains:

http://www.colonie.org/parks/crossings/images/TrailGuide_8_11.pdf.

The Meeting Spot: The semi-circular capped field stone bench in The Arboretum between 2-2:10pm.

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Duration: About 2 hours.

Pace: Rev yourself up by running/playing with the dogs or take a liesurely walk on the trails. You decide!

Gear & Special Circumstances: Gear up appropriately for the weather conditions of the day. Pack water, snacks and TOYS for yourself and your dog. Please also bring what you need to dispose of your pet waste by bagging and placing it in the trash cans on site in this popular area. Please practice responsible leashing. Even though the park rules recommend dogs be kept on leash, I've seen most owners of well socialized dogs either let go of the leash or let them off leash to run & play - knowing when to reconnect. Keep in mind that others using the park may not be as comfortable around or as fond of dogs as we are so each dog owner's discretion is advised.

More about The Crossings: http://www.colonie.org/parks/crossings.

Safety Note: Before signing up for our events, you must be aware that there are inherent risks in this and any activity and agree to be responsible for yourself and your dogs. All participants and dog owners are responsible for themselves and their dogs and any safety issues that may arise due to their own and their canine's behavior. You know yourself and your own dogs best and are responsible for safe socializing within the group. If/when you let your dogs off-leash, keep in mind variables that could cause safety issues: terrain, traffic, obedience/temperament, other dogs, park regulations, etc... Your participation in this event is based on your full understanding and agreement that you will not transfer responsibility from yourself to CDC or any other Meet-Up group involved in the event - especially in the rare case of personal or self injury or dogs injuring themselves or others.

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  • Cindy A.

    I wish I could go on Saturday, June 21 but I will be at the Catskill Farm Animal Sanctuary.

    June 15, 2014

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