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 www.ferniepets.org