Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is the dog park?
See map on main page
2. Why are there no signs
One it’s the Village of Bellevue ordinance. Where signs can be placed. Two the dog park won’t officially been given the land until the minimum of $60,000 needed to start construction has been raised.
3. When will it open?
4. How much money do you need to raise?
We have reached our goal, but we are still fund raising to maintain and improve the park
5. How big is the dog park?
6. Why are dog parks needed?
Dogs need sufficient exercise to maintain their physical health and to learn appropriate behavior when socializing with humans or other dogs. They also need regular outings to reduce boredom, release pent-up energy at home, and decrease aggressive behavior. Owning a dog encourages people to exercise and visit their local park. More than most other park facilities, Dog Parks have been places where neighbors and other local residents regularly meet and greet, often forming the beginning of longer-lasting community ties. Dogs and their owners have been affected first by planning for communities and public open space and then by its management. As more people live in compact types of housing surrounded by heavier traffic, greater demands are placed on public open space. More intense user conflicts within existing parks, especially those in more urbanized areas, have often meant greater restrictions on domestic animals to public open space.
7. Who operates the dog park?
It will be a Village of Bellevue Park. The cost and maintenance will be paid from the non-profit charity-Laura and Peter Mossakowski Family Dog Park Ltd. AKA Bellevue Dog Park Charity.
8. Who are Laura And Peter Mossakowski?
Laura Mossakowski is a financial planner and the dog park committee president. She gave a significant donation to buy the naming rights to the dog park. Peter is her husband and a Village of Bellevue Firefighter.
9. Can any dog use the park?
All fully immunized, licensed, non-aggressive dogs are welcome at the dog parks. Female dogs in heat are prohibited.
10. Is there a fee to use the dog park?
Yes $3 per day, $30 per dog per year, $60 family
11. Can my dog run off leash?
Yes, Inside the park only. Must be on a leash from your vehicle to the double gated entry.
12. How will the dog park be maintained?
By the charity.
13. How can I get involved?
Consider using our sponsors businesses. See the red box on the main page for links.Come to the meetings. Volunteer. You can sell items on Ebay with a percentage of proceeds going to the dog park.You can buy items we have on Ebay for sale. We are affiliated with Amazon. Buy using the link on our main page, we make a small commission. So many more ways it would be easiest to answer that in an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Can I attend the meetings?
Yes you can attend the meetings and join in the discussions. We value all input. Meeting schedules are linked from the main page. It includes all previous agenda’s & minutes
15. Do you have a facebook page?
Yes. Follow link on top left of main page.
16. How do I know your really a charity
Click the link near the top left of the main page. It contains our IRS charity document. Our EIN number 46-4381064. Our financial documents are there also.
17. Where to find donors?
Donations from your Business, employer, unions, clubs..etc. Many employers have a program to donate to employees charities. Ask your HR. Unions are always willing to donate to support there brothers & sisters. Ask them. Clubs will some times donate to members charities.