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Sep 14

Carlisle Area Dog ParksOctober Yappy Hour!

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It’s that Time again! Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 6pm to 8:30 pm for Yappy Hour!


We hope that you will join us for our Yappy Hour. The CADPA sources of revenue are from our annual membership fees and our fundraising activities. We thought you might be interested in our 2014 budgeted expenses. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Andrea, our Fundraising Co-chair, at 717-979-4060

Our annual expenses are:

Insurance  – $4,000

Property/tree maintenance – $2,000

Phone/internet/computer – $600

Wacor (gate security system) – $1200

Water/electric – $600

Fence maintenance – $1,000

PO Box/postage – $500

Miscellaneous – $500

Security camera system – $1,500

Total Expenses – $11,500

Jul 14

Carlisle Area Dog ParksYAPPY HOUR!

It is that time again! Join us for the summer time version of Yappy Hour! Yappy Hour is our main fundraiser to help us keep on unleashing the fun! Right click on the images below to print them out and send in your reservations today. Have something you’d like to donate to our silent auction? Email us at

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Mar 14

Carlisle Area Dog ParksDon’t let THIS happen to you!



Oh no!!!! Parkie’s human forgot to renew his membership and now his key fob doesn’t work! Don’t let this happen to you. If you haven’t renewed for 2014 the time to do it is now! You will need a letter from your vet showing us that all vaccinations are up to date AND you’ll need a photocopy of your county license valid for 2014. Put it in an envelope along with your membership dues and mail it to us at:

Carlisle Area Dog Park Assoc.

P.O. Box 1016

Carlisle, PA 17013

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Feb 14

Carlisle Area Dog ParksGet your very own Carlisle Area Dog Parks t-shirts and sweatshirts!

Dog park tshirtAll the best dressed humans are ordering these incredibly stylish, comfortable, heck…..down right sexy CADPA t-shirts, and now you can, too! You have from now until March 13th to get your order in. Click below for the order form, print it out, fill it out and mail it back to us before the 13th!! All proceeds go towards helping us continue to Unleash the FUN!

T-shirt & Sweatshirt Order Form CADPA

Nov 13

Carlisle Area Dog ParksIt’s that time again!!!!!

The Carlisle Area Dog Parks Association is a non profit organization that is managed and funded through the efforts of its members. We raise funds throughout the year to both pay our bills and further our mission of educating the public about the importance of responsible dog ownership and the benefits of dog parks in our communities. Electric bills (for the electronic gate), monthly insurance premiums and maintenance costs are just a few examples of why we need to successfully fund raise. But hey, we aren’t complaining! We love our fund raising events! And our favorite fund raiser is…

Yappy Hour!!!!!


(left click on the form above to enlarge the picture, then right click on the enlarged picture and select “print”)


Join us on January 18th, 2014 for an evening of fun, food, drink, silent auctions and raffles! 100% of the proceeds go towards the park. Invite your friends and family to joins us. This is a human-only event (sorry puppies).

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Nov 13

Carlisle Area Dog Parks200 wet noses, 400 fluffy ears, 800 paws……

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…..It doesn’t matter what part you count, it all means the same thing!

Help us get 200 four-legged members by 2014.

We have over 160 canine members who enjoy unleashing the fun. We all know somebody whose four-legged best friend would also enjoy everything the Carlisle Area Dog Park has to offer – running free, fantastic smells at every tree, friend sniffing, massive tail wagging, stick chasing, group water bowl slurping, chillin’ at the chairs, runningsohardthatyousleepforhours! We can’t keep that all to ourselves, can we?

Of course not! Share the fun! Refer a friend!

From now until the end of the year, all new members get the rest of this year for free with their paid 2014 membership. 2 FREE months of all that tail wagging, tree sniffing, unleashed, “WOOF” worthy F U N!

But wait! There’s more!!

If we reach our goal of 200 four-legged members by 2014 – All new members who sign up between Oct. 1st and December 31st 2013  for a paid 2014 membership will be entered into a drawing for a FREE year’s membership for 2015! Yup! One new member will win a second year membership for their canine companion for FREE!

Not done yet! 

Current members can win a FREE year, too! – For every paid new member that you refer between Oct 1st and December 31st, your name will be entered into a separate drawing for a free 2015 membership! Just make sure that your new member notes who referred them to our park on their new membership form! *If the winning member is already a lifetime member, we promise to give you something cool!*

Click here for membership registration information and forms and we’ll see YOU at the park!


Sep 13

Carlisle Area Dog ParksSaturday’s Open Park Weekend video!

Check out this video from the first day of our “Try out the park” open weekend! We met so many new faces and had a blast! Hope to see you at the park today from 1pm-5pm for day two!



Sep 13

Carlisle Area Dog ParksOur FREE “Try out the park” Open Weekend!

The Carlisle Area Dog Parks Association presents our FREE

Try Out the Park” Open Weekend

Saturday, September 21st from 9am until 1pm and Sunday September 22nd from 1pm until 5pm at Shaffer Park (1649 Spring Rd, Carlisle PA)

All area residents are invited to join us that weekend to try out the only member run dog park in the Carlisle area! Current members will be on hand all weekend to show you the spacious, fenced in small and big dog play areas. Meet fellow animal lovers and their dogs for a weekend of bark-worthy fun!

No pre-registration is needed; however, you MUST bring the following items in order to try out the park:

LICENSE – you must have a current PA dog license tag OR the official license paperwork from your county treasurer’s office.

VACCINATIONS – you must have documentation from your veterinarian’s office showing that your dog is current on both RABIES and KENNEL COUGH (Bordetella).

SPAYED/NEUTERED – any dog older than 6 months old must have documentation from their veterinarian’s office showing that they have been spayed or neutered.

LEASH – please leash your dog while in the parking lot area (non retractable leashes are preferred!).

For more information about the Carlisle Area Dog Parks or our open weekend, please visit our website: or Like US on Facebook

email us at or give us a call at (717) 609-5433

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Aug 13

Carlisle Area Dog ParksShaffer Park Road closure August 15th and 16th.





The borough will be paving the driveway leading into Shaffer Park this Thursday and Friday. The dog park will remain open, but members will have to park elsewhere and walk to the park. Sorry for the late notice! We’re looking forward to the improved driveway.

Jul 13

Carlisle Area Dog ParksJoin us at Knisely’s!

Come visit us at Knisely’s Vaccine Seminar and Doggie Ice Cream Social on September 7th! You can learn about our up coming “open weekend” at the park for folks and pups who are thinking about joining our park!

Are you getting ready to clear out those closets in time for back to school? Want an easy way to donate those clothes, bedding, and other household items? Drop them off in the Community Aid bin at Knisely’s! Proceeds from your donations in this bin go directly to CADPA.


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