Dog Park to receive $2,000 grant for park enhancements
The Nutro Company, a manufacturer of natural pet food products, has selected the Warwick Dog Park to receive a $2,000 grant on behalf of the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project.
ROOM TO RUN™ is a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas. The grant provided to Warwick Dog Park will be used to help make improvements that will provide dogs and their owners with an enhanced interaction space.
Warwick resident John Concannon submitted the winning application on behalf of Warwick Dog Park.
“One brings a pet to the dog park not only to learn to socialize with other dogs, but also to learn to socialize with other humans besides their owner,” said Concannon. “At the Warwick City Dog Park, we don’t much care about what pedigree the dog has, or what pedigree the dog-owner has, as long as they love their dog. And all the dogs here are loved.”
Since the program’s inception in 2010, ROOM TO RUN™ has committed more than 3,000 man hours to enhance 90 dog parks across North America. Additionally, as an extension of ROOM TO RUN™, The Nutro Company provides ongoing support to its own local dog parks through sponsorships of three parks in the Nashville area, where the company is headquartered.
“Enhancing dog parks is a natural fit for The Nutro Company, as we have a longstanding commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for pets by providing them with natural pet food for more than 80 years,” said Monica Glass, senior corporate affairs manager, The Nutro Company. “Many of us use our own local dog parks as a place to interact and bond with our dogs, so we are excited to give community members the opportunity to take action and apply for grant support to help enhance their own local parks.”
To learn more about the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project, visit The Nutro Company’s Community Initiatives page at www.nutro.com/
about-us/community-initiatives.aspx or on Facebook at www.facebook.
com/NutroProducts (and click the ROOM TO RUN tab).