Group walks for dog owners

Fernie Pets Society is organizing group walks every Sunday this summer, as a way for dog owners to meet up – and exercise their dogs.

  • Jun. 22, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Fernie Pets Society is organizing group walks every Sunday this summer, as a way for dog owners to meet up – and exercise their dogs.

The first group walk will leave at 9 a.m. every Sunday from Fernie Aquatic Centre off leash dog area.

“One in six people in Fernie owns a dog, so we wanted to create an event for dog owners to get out and enjoy our beautiful trails, meet new people and also get their dogs socialized and exercised,” says Rebecca Edwards of Fernie Pets Society.

“The whole community benefits from having friendlier, better-behaved dogs, and regularly giving them the chance to play and walk with other dogs is the best way to make sure they are properly socialized.”

Walkers can meet at the off leash dog area next to Fernie Aquatic Centre at 9 a.m. each Sunday. Walks will use easy trails and will last around one hour, taking a different route each week. Please bring a leash and poop bags.

Fernie Pets Society is an organization aiming to encourage improved facilities in Fernie that will enable more people to be responsible pet owners.

More information at

Just Posted

Fernie’s Sam Goodison representing Alberta at Canada Winter Games

Fernie’s Sam Goodison will be representing Alberta at the upcoming Canada Winter… Continue reading

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

The first step towards addressing the issue of carcass pits in the… Continue reading

Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner commits to another two years

Fernie Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner has committed to another two years… Continue reading

Fernie affordable housing project starting to take shape

Fernie Family Housing Society reveals project design; aims to start construction in September

Stranded men rescued by snowmobilers near Sparwood

Sparwood Search and Rescue praise quick action with forecast calling for below -20C overnight

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Local skier bound for Canada Winter Games

A total of 251 athletes from around B.C. will represent the province… Continue reading

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read