Provincetown Dog Park Association, Inc. 

 Newsletter--Special Edition

September 2010

Issue # 4






Come welcome Reverend Dave Johnson and celebrate the spirituality of pets and the deeply felt bonds that we form with our animals.


A second offering will benefit the new Town of Provincetown Pet Emergency Shelter Fund



The Unitarian    

 Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown  

236 Commercial Street



Sunday  September 26th at 11am






The installation of a public dog/person water fountain on the lawn of Town Hall is almost complete. 

Dogs (and people) will be able to enjoy fresh, cold, filtered drinking water within the next week! 







dog town usa tee shirt  available at: 

    Recycled Retreiver

    Paws & Whiskers


    Black & White        

    sleeveless muscle  

    shirts available at 

    Mussel Beach Gym


Click Here to Purchase from our website:






Please help support Pilgrim Bark Park's ongoing maintenance


To Become a Friend Click here:




All Pilgrim Bark Park products: pet hoodies,
t-shirts, dog bowls, decals and more are
now available at

 Paws & Whiskers
256 Commercial Street, Provincetown
(across from Town Hall)




"You can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."  


      Immanuel Kant










 ** September 25th **


     As you probably know by now, in August Provincetown was named the most dog-friendly town in America by Dog Fancy Magazine!

    (Click Here:  to see The Boston Globe's article of DogTown USA.)


     The editor of Dog Fancy Magazine, Ernie Slone, will be officially presenting this award to the Town on Saturday September 25th at 10 am on the steps of Town Hall.   It will be a gala event steeped in Provincetown heritage as the Town Crier opens the ceremony and, in tradition of a bygone era, announces the news to the community. 

    Please plan to attend and, of course, bring your dog--surely, this will be a great photo opportunity to showcase just how dog friendly Provincetown is!  

     To add to the excitement this award ceremony happens to coincide with Pet Appreciation Weekend, an annual tribute to our canine and feline friends hosted by CASAS.

Click here for info.







 Animal welfare in Provincetown continues to make significant gains!


     A pet-friendly emergency shelter at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School has received the unanimous support of the Board of Selectmen, The Board of Health, The Chief of Police (emergency manager), The Animal Control Officer, The Council on Aging, The Disabilities Commission, The Chamber of Commerce, and The Visitor's Service Board.


                      **Attention Provincetown Voters**

     Please attend this fall's Town Meeting as three important articles have been placed on the Town warrant to promote both animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.


     The Town of Provincetown Pet Emergency Shelter Gift Fund has been established to fund the necessary supplies for the shelter.

Please mail your tax-deductable donation to:  

The Town of Provincetown

                                260 Commercial Street

                                Provincetown, MA 02657


     Make checks payable to: The Town of Provincetown Pet Emergency Shelter Fund.




     Pilgrim Bark Park's first float in Provincetown's annual Carnival Parade whose theme was 'Jungle Fantasy ' this year.


                       parade 2 


     An estimated crowd of 75,000 -- the largest ever--according to our Chief of Police, jammed the Town's main street to watch the festivities and vie for the colored beads being thrown into the crowd from the floats.


                   parade 1






    The holidays will soon be upon us.  A brick or bluestone in

Pilgrim Bark Park makes a great gift!




     Buy a brick or stone to celebrate or commemorate a loved one, or as an advertising annuity for your  business.  We will be submitting an order by year's end for installation in the spring.  
      ***All proceeds from bricks, stones, and t-shirts go directly toward maintaining Pilgrim Bark Park***




     We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for lending us their time and talent without cost to the park:


     - Artist Enterprises who refreshed the park's entry 

       sign with a fresh coat of stain

     - John Canto who smoothed out the parking lot gravel in 

        prepartion for the visit by the editor of Dog Fancy Magazine 

     - Misty Hill Landscape who annually services our irrigation system

     - Plumb Crazy who makes sure we and our dogs have water  

       every year

     - Ethan Poulin for always giving us more than the charges on his 


     - To the countless numbers of people who help maintain the park

      on a daily basis: sweeping, refilling poopie bags, clearing 

       the grounds of unwanted debris

     - And to our very own director Debbie Grabler for her landscape 

       design and her continous efforts in maintaining  the  

       park's beautiful surroundings


     A special thank you to Stop & Shop and Cuffy's for allowing us to fund raise at their locations. And finally, a loud and grateful "WOOF" to Ann Maguire and her team of coin counters who have rolled all the change from our fund-raising dog bowls located in front of Town Hall and the fire station.


     See you at Town Hall September 25th!


 Wags and Woofs!