Hiking With Dogs is free and open to every dog-lover. This group is for anyone who wants to be outdoors in the company of dogs. Hikes will be setup in the Eastern part of CT. Since the current leadership has some sense of direction, we may still get lost, but that adds to the fun. Consider yourselves warned! :)
Please put your Hikers name and Your name in your description.
Anyone who has sugestions of hikes that are in out of the way places so we don't irritate people with our off leash walks please let me know!! There is a link below to suggest a meetup.
Anyone who would like to organize a hike/gathering at a favorite location or at a special time is welcome to send me a note and I will post the details.
Operating Principles - please read.
We really want to keep this dog hike group fun and loosely-structured but under control. Here is a "charter" of sorts that we operate under:
HWD is free. But the web site is not! All members are asked to make a yearly donation of $15 per household, organizers included, to keep the website running. This will cover the expense of the site, plus money for chips dips and bones, no alcohol (byob) for a few small picnics. After the small fees for the donation transfer company are removed ALL remaining monies are given as charity in the support of veterans and dogs in the HWD name. Please Contribute - Join the group, attend a couple hikes then please donate and donate again on your yearly member since date. We would prefer that you donate thru the machine.
Hwd's supports United States Military Veterans and Dogs, Service Dogs and any combination of. Bring your input to Jones/Chet
We have added a Paypal button/link for people to donate to this group to help cover the yearly expenses of running this site. We have added some affiliate programs that will help sponsor this site if you click on the links on the right side to purchase your items we will receive a small percentage. Thanks for helping!!
Links of importance for dog lovers:
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com - I would like to ask everyone who is a member of this group to please Click the Purple button on this rescue site. Every Click (once a day) provides free food for animal rescues. It is free and easy and a huge help!!
If anyone is interested in helping animals during an emergency here is the website to register.
Ruff Wear's Emergency Manual for your pup!
Advice for the Trail: Things to look out for:
* Dogs run ahead and then come back looking for their master.- All ways acknowledge your hiker when they come back looking for you or they will get nervous and really go looking for their master! - NEVER ASSUME THAT HE/SHE SAW YOU! Pet them on their head. That seals the deal. Or your dog will go hiking the trail in reverse and both you and them will be upset, including the host!!! lol :)
* Hunters during hunting season
* Physical Exhaustion
* Heat Exhaustion
* Hurt or cut paws from sharp rocks and terrain
* Torn paw pads from excessive exercise
* Fleas, ticks and other parasites
* Keep your dog off the thin ice in winter. Bees in summer...Asteroid's and Meteorites etc.
Contact Chet 203-824-2253 (voice or text on sundays and e-mail during the week) with any questions, concerns. We are out there to have a good time.
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Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
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Until February 1.