Animal Cause “PAWS of Greenwich” Hosts  2nd Annual "Spring Spruce Up" at Greenwich's Grass Island Dog Park | Greenwich Moms



THIS Sunday, MAY 20 | 11 am – 3 pm

PAWS of Greenwich a local animal advocacy nonprofit and a network of Greenwich-area dog lovers, owners, and businesses, will join forces this Saturday, May 19, 11 am – 3 pm (rain date Sunday) for a paw-some day of clean up and pet-friendly activities at Greenwich’s Grass Island Dog Park. To learn more about PAWS online at

The second annual dog park clean-up furthers PAWS of Greenwich’s goal of revitalizing the town of Greenwich’s only dog park – located off Exit 3 in downtown Greenwich on Grass Island. The park was built on land “fill” debris, overlooking the swells of the town’s Waste Treatment Plant. The park lacks an essential grass cover and is mainly mud, dirt, rocks, and hazardous debris “fill” that comes up through the ground, harmful to dogs and their owners. PAWS of Greenwich will continue their efforts to clean up the park to attract new residents and paws and make it a safe and enjoyable environment for both dogs and their owners.

Event Activities:

  • Planing of new grasses and trees provided by the Town of Greenwich
  • Greenwich Animal Control resources + information for dog owners
  • Pet Pantry treats and giveaways
  • Fun & colorful drawing table set up by Kids Draw for Free
  • Hudson Valley PAWS for a Cause dog therapy team
  • Adoptable dogs from area rescues including Town & Country K9 ResQ
  • Complimentary tennis Balls + treats donated by Blue Buffalo
  • A PAWS selfie station for pups and their owners
  • Event raffle will feature giveaways from local businesses including: Venture PhotographyActiveDog LLC., WashAShore Store Leashes, Tia Designs, Lucky Dog Treats and more!

With the support of the Town and donations from the community, PAWS hopes to raise funds to for the following projects:

  • Installation of K-9 Grass – a dog-friendly astroturf substitute for grass
  • Repairs to the stairs leading up to the park to accommodate & addition of pathway for those with disabilities
  • Dog Park Signs
  • Dog & Owner Water Fountain
  • Fence and Gate Repairs 

The POG “Argument”:

  • Over 50,000 pet owners in the town of Greenwich but only one dog park in foul location
  • 70% of apartment seekers search for pet-friendly apartment housing via[1]
  • Approximately 75% of Americans in their 30’s have dogs, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel[2]
  • Since 1996, the pet industry has grown three-fold: to $63 billion[3]
  • Off leash dog parks are community centers, offering residents the opportunity to socialize, share ideas, and truly create a sense of community
  • Clean, safe, and attractive off-leash dog parks where residents can legally exercise their dogs will decrease off-leash complaints

Donations accepted online at

About Paws of Greenwich (POG): PAWS of Greenwich is a non-profit organization and a collective of dog lovers, working to make Greenwich a paw-some, pet-friendly community. Funds raised will support Grass Island Dog Park revitalization efforts and other local pet-friendly initiatives, as well as animal welfare causes in the community. Visit or join the social conversation via our Facebook PageFacebook Group, and Instagram.

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