Get Posters for Your Neighborhood Now

Admiral:  [Download Poster in English] [Download Poster in Spanish] Alki:  [Download Poster in English]  [Download Poster in Spanish] Broadview:  [Download Poster in English]  [Download Poster in Spanish] Capitol Hill:  [Download Poster in English]  [Download Poster in Spanish] Central District:  [Download Poster in English]  [Download Poster in Spanish] Crown Hill/Loyal Heights:  [Download...
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Our Email Campaign to Seattle City Officials

Click HERE to automatically create this email in your email client, or if that doesn’t work for your computer, here it is for you to send or modify as you like: Here is our template of the email we’re having everyone send to Seattle City Officials: To:  ed.murray@seattle.gov, council@seattle.gov, Debora.Juarez@seattle.gov,...
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Small Dog Areas!

Seattle only has four small dog areas, and 1/4 of Seattle’s dogs are small or tiny!  Speaking of which, the dog above is named Tiny!  Please donate today to help COLA help the tiny dogs of Seattle!  Tiny will thank you:     – Photo by the Beautiful Lucy Escarcega  😉

Dogwalkers vs. Muggles

by Erica Browne Grivas, Guest Blogger January 20, 2016 I’m always surprised by comments from fellow dog owners like: “I like to come early – before the dog walkers get here,” or “I just don’t believe one person can really handle that many dogs.”  Maybe that’s because my dog and I...
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COLA coming to your neighborhood?

COLA board members are beginning a tour of as many neighborhood district council meetings as we can get to to discuss the need for more Off-Leash Areas in Seattle.   The announcement for the Delridge Neighborhood District Council appeared on the West Seattle Blog this morning: “DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT COUNCIL:...
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New Dog Park for Fremont?

Several Fremont citizens have written us this month, wishing Fremont had a dog park and suggesting the park near the Troll.  Fremont residents, join your neighbors in collecting signatures that somewhere in Fremont there must be land where dogs can play, at the Troll or not, by visiting this link...
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Furry 5k!

COLA volunteers were out in force at the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Furry 5k Today! They had nearly 2000 registered walkers and runners!  We helped setting up the race course and then spent time taking photos and handing out flyers about next week’s Fremont Fair Dog Parade, we met a lot of...
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Summer Events

This summer is packed full of events where you and your dog can get out on the town and enjoy the sun! Join COLA as we celebrate our dog-friendly city at local street fairs and festivals throughout Seattle. The best part about volunteering for COLA is that you get to volunteer...
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GiveBig Results Are In!

On May 5th, 2015 Seattle Citizens for Off-Leash Areas took part in The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig event. This annual online event supports charities from throughout the Puget Sound who are working to make our region a safer, healthier and more enjoyable place to call home. With the support of nearly 100 much...
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Official Citywide Dog Ownership Survey!

This July, Seattle Parks and Recreation, COLA, and the Seattle Animal Shelter have launched a citywide survey about dogs ownership in Seattle. This survey’s importance cannot be understated — it will inform the City Council-mandated Master Plan for Dogs Off-leash in Seattle, being written later this year. The more people we...
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Magnolia Manor Survey

If you haven’t heard, the Magnolia Manor dog park is currently being considered for redesign, to make it 15% smaller to handle concerns of the rest of the users of the Park. Though the wide angle lens photo above makes it look big, the OLA is currently only 19,000 square...
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Discuss Improving I5 Colonnade on May 17!

Informal workshop to experience Colonnade’s off-leash area and discuss improvements: Sun., May 17, 2015  2-3:30 pm (Dogs welcome!) Meet at the off-leash area’s south end, near the corner of Franklin Ave. E. and E. Garfield St.  If you can’t come, please fill out the on-line survey on the Colonnade page (eastlakeseattle.org)...
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COLA Dog Park Tour!

As a part of our revitalization, COLA volunteers are coming to a dog park near you — to hear your input, share our plans, and recruit new members to enable us to enrich your dog’s experience of Seattle Parks! On Sunday, April 26th, we’ll be in Genesee Dog Park waiting...
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What Makes Dogs Fight?

COLA has been working behind the scenes to improve signage in Seattle’s dog parks, and now are about to begin production on new signs for the entrance of every park! To do this, we worked with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Animal Shelter (which Animal Control is a...
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Back Home to Nest at Marymoor Park

This article in the Seattle Times is of interest to Seattle dog off-leash advocates, interested in having more off-leash areas.  Though Marymoor is not a dog park that COLA manages, many times, wildlife advocates argue that it displaces bird populations in an unhealthy way for the ecosystem.  Take a look at...
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When will the water come back on?

Have you ever wondered why your dog park’s water is turned off in winter? Parks starts turning water on in 450 built locations beginning in late March, early April (last frost date April 15)  to tennis, ballfields, restrooms, irrigation,  ending with fountains and wading pools Memorial Day and end of...
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COLA Photos of the Month!

COLA is sponsoring a photo of the month competition.  We’re looking for the best action shot, best work party photo, photo of best volunteer nominations, best photo of good off-leash area etiquette in a Seattle Off-Leash Area! Submit your photo today, and judging will be the first of every month!...
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The Great Debate: Magnolia Manor

UPDATE:  The Board of Park Commissioners has unanimously approved Magnolia Manor for permanency, with some conditions.  They’d like to explore better signage, shorter hours, and a custom stewarding agreement to help encourage our good neighbor policy.   So not permanent yet, but on its way!  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO...
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