Dog Park

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We reached our $5000 limit to have gifts
+ Matched by Mull Foundation and
+ Matched by Farris Insurance

However, we still need contributions!

The dog park will be as big as donations allow. We are targeting a 2 acre dog park with amenities like a shaded picnic shelter and dog obstacles.


The J Alex and Vivian G. Mull Foundation Charitable Fund awarded FVR a grant for fencing — if we raised $5000 from the community. For extra motivation, Farris Insurance Agency matched community donations up to $5000.

Donate online or via check.


Dog Park Donors
($8170 total donated + $5000 Mull Foundation + $5000 Farris Insurance)

Mr. B’s Fun Foods
College Pines Health & Rehabilitation
Burke County Board of Realtors
Bark Side Pet Grooming
Junk In The Trunk Thrift Shop (Michael & Jennifer Setzer)
Animal Hospital of East Burke
The Beagle Nation
WNC Orienteering Club
Rudy Knight
Zeke Farris
Abby & Baxter Clack
Spot Carothers
Lucy Heile
Pig Dog Killerman
Trooper Zimmerman
Ghost and Jacko Fletcher
Madison, Riggs, and Finn
Sadie Byers
Biden Teffeteller Kitching
Fenway and Abbey Jones
Chance, Hank, and Cooper Woody
Azul & Reba Simpson
Tyson  & Brandy Deal
Biggz & Tater Cline
Truvy Bradley
Tater Jarrett
London Elizabeth Reiss
Sammy Byrd

**We have an additional $2000 from the Barry Crawford, and Whoopi, Memorial

Donors of $50 or more will have their name (or their dog’s name) listed at the dog park area.

Why are dog parks so great?

  1. To see your fur baby have the time of his life – running at full speed, zig zagging with other dogs, playing fetch – all without the constraint of a leash.
  2. Socializing with pet parents – sharing training tips, vet and groomer recommendations and just talking about the weather.
  3. Human and canine heading home mentally refreshed and physically tired.

FVR has hosted Tails and Trails group walks on the greenway for owners with leashed dogs. With the fenced park we are looking forward to Bark in the Park events with contests, pet education stations, rescue groups and more.

Fence installation will start after Valdese Lakeside Park Phase 1 construction is mostly complete beside the area close to the future dog park.