ABC 15 & 3TV: AHS Unveils Portable Dog Park, P.U.P. Park
AHS, along with PetSmart Charities®, Inc., the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, and Sunburst Landscaping, unveiled its interactive P.U.P. Park and Walking Path at AHS’ Sunnyslope Campus on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
The P.U.P. Park, or Pop Up Pup Park, is a portable dog park that will be used to walk and exercise AHS’ dogs, including those recovering in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. The entrance to the P.U.P. Park is an innovative shipping container donated by PetSmart Charities Inc., which acts as a secure segue into the park, complete with 340 feet of expandable fencing, three clean-up stations, benches, solar powered lighting and a storage closet.
There are also a number of enrichment activities along the Walking Path leading to the P.U.P. Park, including dog-friendly plants and scent markers the dogs can enjoy while out for a stroll. These markers will have exciting scents like squirrel, raccoon and fox that will be rotated periodically.
The beautiful plants, rock and landscaping leading to and around the park were donated by Sunburst Landscaping.
The official grand opening concluded with some adorable, adoptable dogs testing out the P.U.P. Park for the first time!