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Patricia Simonet Laughing Dog Park


Dog Park Brochure (PDF)

Petiquette brochure (PDF)

How Does an Off-leash Dog Park Work?

SCRAPS' off-leash dog park is for the dog-loving community. Here is what the park has to offer:
  • Open year-round, dawn to dusk
  • Restrooms for people and drinking fountain for dogs (not available during winter months)
  • Double gated park entrance and 6 foot chain link perimeter fence
  • Grassy area for playing fetch and a wooded, natural area for walking
  • Paved path surrounding the grassy area makes the park wheelchair accessible
  • Baggies for cleaning up after your pet are provided for your convenience
  • Picnic tables available within the park
  • Ample parking available

Dog Park Rules

  • Hours of operation are dawn to dusk
  • You remain liable for damage and injury inflicted by your dog(s) and subject to all applicable Washington State and Spokane County laws while in the off-leash area
  • Dogs deemed potentially dangerous or dangerous by any recognized animal control authority are prohibited
  • You must maintain control of your dog(s) at all times
  • No more than 3 dogs per handler and dogs must be attended at all times
  • Any dogs exhibiting dangerous or aggressive behavior, e.g., biting and fighting, are prohibited and must be removed immediately.
  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed
  • You must leash your dog when it is outside the off-leash area; you must carry a leash for each dog while you are inside the off-leash area
  • Remove your dog’s pinch or choke collar before entering the off-leash area
  • Dogs must be vaccinated
  • Any person bringing a dog into an off-leash area must clean up feces after the dog, dispose of feces in the containers at the off-leash site, and visibly carry equipment for removing feces at all times
  • Any children less than 16 years of age in the off-leash area must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Bring food into off-leash areas at your own risk - no glass containers or alcohol allowed
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and other wheeled items are prohibited inside the off-leash area

Dog Park Petiquette

Meeting & Greeting

  • Encourage dogs to greet slowly
  • Side glances are good
  • Curving the body away from the other dog is better
  • Smelling the rear-end is always best

Take Control by Managing the Situation

  • Ask your dog to face you
  • Give your dog a treat for facing you
  • Allow the unfamiliar dog to sniff your dogs behind
  • Now have the unfamiliar dog face his owner
  • Allow your dog to sniff the behind of the unfamiliar dog

Proper Dog Park Etiquette for Humans

  • Ask first before you give a treat to someone else’s dog
  • If your dog is a Dog Park "first timer," then visit the park during quiet times
  • Please do not allow your dog to mount other dogs
Need more information? Check out our Petiquette brochure.

What If I Encounter a Problem?

If you experience problems, please call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532.
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