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AHS to Unveil Interactive P.U.P. Park and Walking Path

Written by: Kimberly Ring

Introducing the P.U.P. Park and Walking Path at AHS' Sunnyslope Campus!

AHS, along with PetSmart Charities®, Inc., the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, and Sunburst Landscaping, will unveil its interactive P.U.P. Park and Walking Path at AHS’ Sunnyslope Campus on Tuesday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m.  The official grand opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, as well as some adorable, adoptable dogs testing out the P.U.P. Park for the first time. The P.U.P. Park, or Pop Up Pup Park, is a portable dog park that will be used to walk and exercise AHS’ dogs, including those recovering in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. The entrance to the P.U.P. Park is an innovative shipping container donated by PetSmart Charities Inc., which acts as a secure segue into the park, complete with 340 feet of expandable fencing, three clean-up stations, benches, solar powered lighting and a storage closet. There are also a number of enrichment activities along the Walking Path leading to the P.U.P. Park, including dog-friendly plants and scent markers the dogs can enjoy while out for a stroll. These markers will have exciting scents like squirrel, raccoon and fox that will be rotated periodically. The beautiful plants, rock and landscaping leading to and around the park were donated by Sunburst Landscaping. “At the Arizona Humane Society, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality experiences for the animals in our care,” said Debbie McKnight, AHS’ Director of Field, Behavior and Animal Experience. “Thanks to our great partners at PetSmart Charities, Inc. and Sunburst Landscaping, we have a beautiful and enriching site for our dogs to enjoy. It is because of generous supporters like this that we can take our pets’ experiences to the next level.”

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January 16, 2018