November 10th, 2011
There is a resolution before the Common Council of the City of Buffalo, sponsored by Richard A. Fontana, asking that parks close at sunset. The Barkyard would be affected by this new rule, as many users visit after work, when it’s dark. Please contact Richard Fontana’s office at 716-851-5151, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to voice your concerns.
The Barkyard Board of Directors
September 15th, 2011
The 2011 NFJC Walk for CommUNITY will be held at LaSalle Park on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 12 noon. This is a dog-friendly event that not only brings the community together to walk as one, but also helps to raise much-needed funds to continue all the outstanding diversity programming the NFJC offers year round. To learn much more about the NFJC, visit their website at www.nfjcwny.org.
July 23rd, 2011
To Thank You for All Your Good Work
Please join the Barkyard for PET TALES DAY, an event honoring Anne Neville (Buffalo News Pet Tales columnist) and encouraging pet adoption. We are inviting all local rescue groups to participate in this public awareness opportunity. Pets of all kinds are also welcome! Organizations may set up their tables, tents, etc, inside or outside the Barkyard, understanding that only spayed/neutered dogs can be inside.
We are also inviting food vendors, including Lloyd’s Taco Truck and James the Ice Cream Cycle Guy.
While this is not specifically a fundraising event, organizations are welcome to accept donations, distribute flyers, recruit volunteers, and raise interest in their own fundraising events. You and your group do good work for animals and pet adoptions. Please help us get the word out! Post this on your websites and Facebook pages.
For more information, please contact the Barkyard at email@example.com or call (716) 281-0303
- Location: The Barkyard (in LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY)
- Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
- Time: 10 am – 1 pm
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
May 16th, 2011
May is National Dog Bite Prevention Month. Treat man’s best friend with kindness and teach your family how to identify signs of stress in your dog. Let’s prevent dog bites!
April 10th, 2011
The Barkyard will be the venue for a Bully Breed Awareness event, April 30, 2011. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The Small Dog Area will be closed during this event.
March 28th, 2011
Is it April already?!
This year’s April Stools Day will be Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
We can use all the help we can get, so if you can spare some time to help keep the Barkyard a fun, safe, and clean place to visit, please stop by!
March 1st, 2011
We’ll be in the 2011 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, on Sunday, March 20th at 2pm on Delaware Avenue. We hope to win Best Community Float again!
If you or your dog would like to be on our float, please contact us for more information.
February 5th, 2011
The Board of Directors of Buffalo Off Leash Area Inc., operators and overseers of the Barkyard, would like to thank everyone for their support over the past year. 2010 was a terrific year for the Barkyard. We saw a great increase in our user base and people continue to come from near and far to use our beautiful park.
Representatives from the Barkyard marched through slush in the first annual Powder Keg Parade, and participated with our pooches in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, taking home the trophy for Best Community Float. Watch for us again in this year’s parade. We continued to be a part of the many wonderful events around town, including the marketplace at Pride Buffalo, as well as two fundraising events for the SPCA of Erie County: Wine & Wags and Paws in the Park.
2010 was also the beginning of the Barkyard’s 1st annual Mitzvah Day—a park project day shared between the folks at Westminster Presbyterian Church and Temple Beth Zion. Last year they painted the old benches and the new kiosks—they’ll be back again this year for another project.
The Barkyard also held a dog bite prevention seminar at the Falk School as part of our education program, and held a successful fundraiser at the neighboring Buffalo Yacht Club. Most excitingly, we spoke with representatives from Hamburg , Lewiston and Chautauqua County regarding their interest in creating off-leash areas in their communities. I am very happy to say that Hamburg has already broken ground and Lewiston is up and running!
We are only a few weeks into the New Year and we have exciting news to report: We now have a shelter for inclement weather. It will keep us cool in the summer and warm (or at least less cold) in the winter. We have big plans for the interior, to be announced later this spring.
The Barkyard is also excited to launch our Friends of the Barkyard membership program. To continue to run the park and make necessary improvements, we need your help. Please remember that we are a not-for-profit group that runs solely on donations from pet-loving individuals like yourself. We can’t do it alone, so please consider becoming a Friend of the Barkyard.
Thank you again for continuing to make Buffalo’s first off-leash area a great success.
Buffalo Off Leash Area, Inc. (The Barkyard)
October 13th, 2010
Come support The Barkyard at our third annual Party for the Barks, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’re excited to hold this event so close to the park, at the Buffalo Yacht Club. Enjoy delicious hors-d’oeuvres, beer, wine and more. Enter basket raffles to win some fantastic items! Single admission is a donation of $25, or pre-sale two for $40. Admission includes one complimentary serving of beer or wine.
Buy your tickets now!
September 17th, 2010
The Barkyard will be conducting our yearly cleanup, “Back to Stool,” on Sunday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. The park will be open, but volunteers will be roaming the park cleaning up any overlooked “deposits.” You’re welcome to come volunteer. For more info, feel free to email us at email@example.com, or simply meet us there!
September 10th, 2010
The Barkyard will have a booth at this year’s Paws in the Park, September 11, 2010 at Beaver Island State Park. Stop by, say hello, and pick up a sticker or a t-shirt to show your support!
July 14th, 2010
Buffalo Spree voted the Barkyard as the 2010 Best Place to Hang Out with Your Dog. The award was presented at the Best of WNY 2010 Party (benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate New York Chapter) on June 24, 2010 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.
July 9th, 2010
Run for Rover
The Barkyard will be on-hand at the Pet Emergency Fund’s Run for Rover
, this Sunday, July 11th, at LaSalle Park. Visit us at our booth during the event, or at the Barkyard afterward. We’ll be available to answer your questions, and we’ll have Barkyard T-shirts and stickers available. See you then!!
May 2nd, 2010
We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed a wonderful Sunday at The Barkyard. Everybody had a fantastic time watching demonstrations, doing some “pawlates” (pilates for dogs), and trying out the dog-agility equipment.
April 25th, 2010
Join the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and Pet Emergency Fund at the Barkyard, to celebrate the National Pet Week theme of “Pets & People Healthy Together,” Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Canine Sports Complex will be presenting agility demonstrations, and there will be games and prizes for pets (and their people, too)! This is a free event. For more information, contact the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society. You may also download the event flyer (PDF).