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Pooch Park Application ONLINE Here + FAQ
The Pooch Park application is finally here!
Apply online at http://whitmanpets.org/poochparkapplication
The most critical pieces of information you need are the date of your dog(s)' rabies vaccination and/or titer and the (approximate) date of your dog(s)' spay/neuter. Please be considerate - dogs over 14 months MUST be spayed or neutered to use the park.
If you use Paypal to pay online, you will receive a code for temporary access to the dog park until your access card can be mailed. At this time, access cards cannot be picked up in person, and you may experience a 1-2 week lag in receiving your card.
You may also mail in your payment to WCHS, PO Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163.
Please remember there is a first-time $5 card fee when you become a member. Therefore, an annual membership is currently $65 ($60+5), and a trimester membership is $30 ($25+5). You may experience a 1-2 week lag in receiving your card if you pay by mail.
If you wish to mail in your application, waiver, AND payment, here are PDFs of both the application and waiver.
Please print a copy of the application and waiver for your records. If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail email@example.com.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers about the dog park:
Why all the rules?
Please note that the rules are in place to protect you and your dog(s). WCHS is not liable for incidents that occur if/when you use the park.
Where/when/how can I apply to become a member?
Our application and waiver are available online. We prefer Paypal as a payment method. If you have questions about the application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept applications and waivers by mail. Please be aware that there may be a delay of 1-2weeks for applications taken by mail. Applications, waivers, and payment will be taken in person at a later date.
How do I get to the park?
Please feel free to park up at the AnimalHaven pet shelter. Walk PAST the dumpster, a shed, and the cat building. PLEASE USE CAUTION near the cat building, which is a high-traffic area for not only dogs and people but sometimes cats and other domestic pets. Enter the first gate, keep your dog's leash on, and proceed down the gravel path to the tri-gate.
What if I have more than two dogs?
At this time, the Pooch Park Committee requests that you submit separate applications for a 3rd and 4th dog, etc. One reason is because an individual is only permitted to bring two dogs to the park at a time. Another reason is the more dogs that use the park, the more wear and tear it will experience.
What if I have concerns about the park?
If you have any concerns/questions/compliments/complaints at all about the park, please e-mail email@example.com with your concerns. We would appreciate having these in writing so that they can be referred to our committee. If you have major concerns about the behavior and/or actions of a person or a dog, please consider contacting non-emergency police dispatch at (509) 332-2521 or emergency 911.
Additional Information: whitmanpets.org/poochparkapplication
Volunteers Needed: Pooch Park and Lentil Festival Beer Garden
When: ASAP and Friday, 8/16
WCHS is looking for your help!
The Pooch Park Committee wants to make YOU a deal! In exchange for your assistance dumping the trash and filling the dog waste stations with baggies, the Pooch Park Committee will permit you and your dog to use the park for free for a trimester! You and your dog must, of course, fulfill all of the regulations of the park such as being neutered if 14 months and older and being current on rabies and other vaccinations. If you are interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WCHS also seeks help running the Lentil Festival Beer Garden on Friday night, August 16. Duties will include identification checks, ticket sales, exit monitoring, and everyone's favorite - beer pouring! If you can spare 3-4 hours of your time, please e-mail email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for supporting WCHS!
Thanks for Coming to Dog Day at the Park!
When: Sunday, 4/28
Thanks to everyone who took their dog out to the ballgame on Sunday! Check back soon for the final donation tally, which is all in support of our low-cost Spay Neuter Program. Thanks again to WSU Athletics/Marketing and Becca McLaughlin for spearheading this event!
Want to donate your older SUV/minivan to WCHS?
When: Any time
Does anyone out there have an old - but
working! - vehicle they would like to donate to WCHS to help transport
of our adoptable animals to the WSU vet school and to outreach events? A
minivan or a small SUV would be ideal. You can even claim it as a
charitable donation! (but check with your financial advisor first!) If
you or someone you know might be willing to donate, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank
Administrative Office CLOSED Effective March 24
When: March 24 - ?
Please note that the administrative office will be closed indefinitely beginning Sunday, 3/24, as we transition to a new administrative manager. Thank you for your understanding!
KITTEN Foster Homes Needed
WCHS is looking for foster homes for kittens and/or mom cats who are
nursing their litters.
Please visit http://whitmanpets.org/fostercare for more information and/or contact
our shelter staff directly at email@example.com or 509 332 3422.
You MUST have landlord approval if you are a renter. Thank you!
Additional Information: whitmanpets.org/fostercare
Handmade Jewelry at Vanities Salon in Pullman Benefits WCHS
Board President Amy Williams has created several handmade pieces of
jewelry which are for sale at Vanities Salon in the ProMall on Bishop
Boulevard in Pullman. You may choose to have 75% of the purchase price
become a donation to WCHS' general operating fund. Check out these
items before they're all gone!
After-Hours Stray Dog Receiving Policy
Special thanks go out to Bill Hiscox for volunteering his time and expertise to install a keypad lock and perform needed door maintenance.
Lost or Found a Pet? Post Online
We're pleased to announce the newest feature of our website, a Lost and Found database. If you have lost or found a pet, you can fill out a form online which will be viewable by our shelter staff as well as members of the general public. Your post will be active for 30 days. If you wish to have your post removed from our website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: your contact information will be made available to those who view your posting. We suggest that you still contact our shelter staff by phone (509 332 3422) or e-mail (email@example.com) for updates.
Additional Information: whitmanpets.org/lost/form.asp
Got Wildlife? Leave 'em Alone!
Deer, like other non-domestic animals, are better left alone. Interactions with humans can jeopardize their lives and result in euthanasia. Please read these articles for more details:
Please also note that steel-jawed leghold traps are illegal in the state of Washington (RCW 77.15.194).
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Additional Information: www.facebook.com/whitmanpets