Tag: patterson park
The head of the Maryland Transit Authority’s police force went above and beyond the call of duty over the weekend when — in the midst of plenty of other snow-related challenges — he took the time to rescue a lost dog.
Colonel John Gavrilis, lured the dog over to his vehicle after spotting him along Moravia Road near I-895 in Baltimore.
The dog, it turned out, had run off during a walk with his owner in Patterson Park on Saturday.
“The dog was just in the middle of the street, so I got a ham sandwich out that I had packed with me and I lured him into my car,” said Gavrilis.
Shortly after that, Gavrilis spotted a WJZ news crew on Boston Street — and got the dog some airtime.
Jason Grady, meanwhile, the owner of the dog, named Toby, had put a photo and notice of the missing dog on Craigslist.
Once the three-year-old hound turned up on the news, emails and phone calls started pouring in — to WJZ and at Grady’s home in Bolton Hill.
Grady had this message for Gavrilis, upon the return of his dog:
“Thank you Colonel … sorry about your sandwich …”
Posted by jwoestendiek February 9th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, baltimore, dog, dogs, found, john gavrilis, lost, maryland transit authority, missing, news, patterson park, pets, police, rescue, rescued, returned, reunion, reunited, snow, toby, wjz
Officials from the city Recreation and Parks department will be presenting and discussing plans for off-leash dog hours at Riverside Park at tonight’s meeting of the Riverside Neighborhood Association.
Baltimore opened its first enclosed off-leash dog area, at Latrobe Park in Locust Point, last month.
The city is considering establishing off-leash hours in unfenced areas of several other parks, including Riverside, Patterson, Wyman and Herring Run.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, at the corner of Randall Street and Battery Avenue, across from the park.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 26th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: areas, baltimore, designated, dog parks, dogs, fenced, herring run park, hours, off-leash, parks, patterson park, pets, recreation, riverside, riverside neighorhood association, riverside park, times, unfenced, unleashed, wyman park
The weather cooperated beautifully this time around as BARCStoberfest — delayed for a week due to rain — drew large numbers of dogs and their owners to Baltimore’s Patterson Park for a day of contests, activities and a fund-raising walk held under crisp, clear skies.
Contests were held for best costume, owner-dog lookalikes, best kissers and more. In addition to those official contests, we’ve got some unofficial awards:
Best leg warmers — second place:
(Official Lifesavers entry?)
Best leg warmer — first place:
(And a pretty dazzling flyball player, to boot.)
Best non-portable urinal:
(Toilet trees — for the man who has everything)
Cutest dog — scruffy division:
(If Hollywood ever needs another Benji…)
Best Hannibal Lecter imitation:
(Actually this fella was a sweetheart, all 195 pounds of him)
Highest Flying Dog
(Chi Chi — flyball star, Karma Dog, and friend of Ace)
Cutest dog — wiener division:
Posted by jwoestendiek October 25th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: agility, animal welfare, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue & care shelter, barcs, barcstoberfest, dogs, event, festival, flyball, fundraiser, leg warmers, patterson park, pets, photos, rescue, shelter, toilet tree, walk
BARCStoberfest — rained out last weekend — will take place this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Baltimore’s Patterson Park, in the area around the pagoda.
The festival’s costume contest, a perennial favorite, starts at 1:30 pm. Dogs can compete in any of several categories: Best Halloween Theme, Best Hon/Best Boh, Matching Dog & Human and Most Original.
A Best in Show winner will be selected (by audience applause) from the four category winners. There’s a $15 entry fee for each category, and prizes in the contest are donated by Dogma.
Other contests at BARCStoberfest include most unique pet trick or talent, best tail wagger, best singer or howler, best kisser, fastest treat eater and smallest and largest dog. There’s a $5 entry fee for those competitions.
The 5th annual BARCStoberfest is a festival for animal lovers that helps raise funds for BARCS, which takes in 12.000 animals a year.
Due to poor weather conditions for both this Saturday and Sunday, BARCStoberfest has been moved to Sunday, October 25th. Same time, same place — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Patterson Park — and the delay allows those participating in the Strut Your Mutt walk to raise even more money.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 16th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, baltimore, baltimore animal rescue & care shelter, barcstoberfest, delay, dog, dogs, event, festival, patterson park, pets, postpone, rain, rescheduled, strut your mutt