The Mother Matilda Beasley Park is located on East Broad Street in downtown Savannah. The dog park was created in Spring 2008 and is maintained by the Chatham County Commissioners.

This site is very unofficial and is for the benefit of dogs and dog owners who frequent the park or those that are interested in visiting. We have no authority over the park except for our mutual interest in keeping it a vital community space.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Don't forget Mrs. Claus....

Alli keeps telling us her New Year's resolution is to not miss a day at the dog park ( I guess that would be the human equivalent of gym).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas


Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I spent it in Atlanta. It was warm and great. Got a giant bone and alot of treats. Can't wait to see everyone at the park this week. -Boone

Thursday, December 25, 2008

christmas day at the dog park!


i admit i am a little chicken today. there was a new person at the dog park, letting and encouraging his 2 doxin dogs to dig in the pre existing holes. then one of them peed in the water bowl! i didnt say anything and just left because this person made me very uncomfortable. i hope others are more vocal than me. and i apologize for not defending the park we all love!!! ALSO. a GIANT GINORMOUS THANK YOU to BOONS owner for coming in with his shovel and filling in the major holes along the fence and water area. it made a huge difference and next time some one allows their dog to dig, i will try and muster up the courage to say, hey dont let them do that!! (the person actually was saying GET IT like there was something at the bottom of the hole for their dog to get!!!)

so if you were a squirrel..............this is what baker would look like to you!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas you'all


May we have peace for all creatures

from Nemo and his Xmas present from Tara, Minnie-Maureen

Friday, December 19, 2008

some pictures from a perfect day at the park

this is what baker looks like
when he waits for owner to throw the ball
this is spencers booty as he runs
along the table top


this is sasha claiming the pool
as her own!


oh this is the real spencer! very fiesty!
and that is big raleigh:)



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ahab playing at the park


Ahab's new dog park habit because we all know that he can't play.

DOG PARK DANGER!

well, i was just trying to get your attention with that heading! if you are reading this it worked. i just wanted to share with people a concern i have........and a solution as well :) so about 3 weeks ago, during the day...it was not crowded at the park at all. i was there with baker throwing the ball. precious sasha was there and about five other dogs. a woman was standing not exactly in the middle of the dog park, im not sure her name but she owns Moakely- a jack russel mix>? any way............she was knocked clear on her butt/back! it was a little scary. she was indeed fine. but can you imagine if she landed the wrong way, could have been hurt! luckily it wasnt baker that knocked her down. but thats just it, it happened so fast, no one really knew which dog it was.
WHATS MY POINT? lately ive been seeing people come in in with babies and it makes me very uncomfortable. its not safe no matter where you stand. the dogs are fast and get up under the tables, on the tables. and they are dogs, it is their park. i did notice a new couple at the park and they had a great game plan for them, their english bull puppy Cash, and their baby. the mom stayed outside the gate with the baby and the dad stayed inside to monitor the pup, pick up poop and what not. they switched later and the mom came inside.
it also reminds me of late summer when the adults came into the park in the late morning with a dog and a young child that just learned to walk im guessing? he was walking around unattended and one of the dogs almost bit him. some people might even be weirded out i go to the park being pregnant, but one thing is for sure. babies can cause dogs to be curious and jump- they might think it a toy. i just wanted to share about the couple the Cash, it truely was a great idea. and when Liam(my hubby) and i saw how they were able to dfo the dog park thing, we thought!-PERFECT solution, because just because a baby comes along...........my baker will not be dethroned from the life he knows. oh yeah, just a fact to share with yall- pitbulls used to be called NANNY DOGS because they are so tolerant of children. has anyone ever pulled on bakers ears or bit his face?hehehehe, well lots of dogs do that to him at the park and he takes it like a gentleman!!well there is my rambling........blablablalblabla

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12.19 - Friday night at 8pm

Some of us DP regulars are going to check out The Distillery - a new brew pub that has opened at 416 W. Liberty St - this Friday night and wanted to extend the invitation to anyone else interested in showing up. There's a full pub menu and apparently over 20 beers on tap and 30 in bottles.

Feel free to just show up and share a drink.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Savannah's Finest

Jealous Dogs Don't Play Ball

Did we need a scientist to tell us that dogs don't like being treated unfairly? I can tell by the fact that whenever I pet other dogs at the dog park, Ahab immediately comes to my side to remind me that he's number one. Maybe that's why he doesn't like to play fetch with me?

A Dog in Need of a Home

A 13-month old boxer mix needs a home. He was left at the Barkie Bow Wow Pet Salon on Montgomery Crossroads three months ago and he's still living there. His previous owner moved overseas and couldn't take him. He looks like he weighs about 50 lbs. He's a very sweet dog who needs a home with a yard. He's housebroken and knows basic commands. Call (912) 927-1422 to inquire.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dear Diary... It's me, Lola! 12:2:08



What the what?!
So Thanksgiving rocked! I ate turkey and all kinds of yummy stuff that the humans concocted- and when I thought no one was looking, I put my snout into Kate's luscious apple pie. (And that's not a euphemism.) On the balcony, during girl talk, I licked Alice's face and tried to sit in her lap. I know I am slightly bigger than Jack , but I think she kind of liked it anyway. Later, Ahab and I made a Ron sandwich on the couch. He let us love all up on him and it was great. Then Dan petted me under the chin, which according to him, is the best spot. I'd have to agree. I love all the humans who came over. My human and I slept soundly all night. Ahhhh... Thanksgiving.

~Lola

Thursday, November 6, 2008

And the world waits....

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/the-search-for-the-first-puppy/

Mela thinks the White House needs a rescue dog.

x

Saturday, October 25, 2008

wag-o-ween october 25th 2008 pics












baker in the car............on the way to pick up out map for wag-o-ween 2008!! we saw superman walking past the sence pence pub! we saw another superman meeting a pilot with his friend little bumble! that particular bumble bee was wearing a black tutu as well. we saw tin woman walking a dog named mustang-also dressed as tin dog! and there is baker, you see he is a land shark every day. but today, he is JAWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




wag-o-ween 2008 more pics












a side view of a cowboy!! the cutest lobster ever! (tied with elvis, not pictured), a little dinosaur, the front of cowboy and of course the cookie monster!!!



wag-o-ween 2008














a butterfly/ballarina, a bumble bee with an angel, big bird, last but not least.....baker, i mean jaws wondering why this scarecrow wass not handing him out and treats!

pictures from the night!



often times when baker shows up to the park late at night, his favorite playmate Cricket is there . she is fast, tough and can outplay any dog at the park! shes WILD!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the dogs love it here!




























juliet looking at baker, bella, bellas precious eyes!, loki posing perfectly, bacon and baker taking a break!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Missing Pregnant Dog

Pet Name: Bita
Species:
Dog
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Primary color: Blue/White
Sex: F
Weight: 45 lbs.
Birth date: 7/12/2007
Microchip number: 4956117468
Area last seen: WOODLAND AVENUE IN SAVANNAH GEORGIA: Zip: 31404
Day last seen: 10/19/2008

If you think that you have seen this pet, please call our 24/7 recovery center at 1 888 HomeAgain (1 888 466 3242) immediately!



Saturday, October 18, 2008

a new dog park petition

i know that having the dog parks are very nice, but at times it seems a bit overcrowded and came across this web site while in a search to find more off leash areas for teddy.

http://www.wtoc.com/global/story.asp?s=8513703

it is a petition for another dog park through WTOC

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hello everyone :) It's your favorite dog walker Kelly.

So for a documentary photo class this quarter I've decided I want to photograph the dog park. I need to shoot dogs and their owners together at the park and if time permits I wanted to shoot dogs and owners at their homes too. 
If anyone wants to be a part of this let me know ! I need to either shoot in the morning before the light gets too harsh or the late evening, like around 6:30/7 ish. 
I'm not sure who is there at those times but let me know! Thanks everyone. 

Dear Diary... It's me, Lola! 10.15.08



Dear Diary,

I am sitting here on my bed after disemboweling my teddy bear. Its fluffy white guts strewn about the bedroom as a gift to my human. She loves decorating the house so I know she's gonna love how I've helped her. All the white guts are so pretty, I have to roll around all over them and bask in my accomplishments. Now the teddy bear is just a limp, raggedy shell with holes in the head and butt where I can stick my snout into to retrieve the rest of it's guts. It's so cool. I am gonna play shaken baby syndrome with it later to make sure it isn't really alive. For now I must rest.

~Lola

Found Dachshund

A miniature dachshund was found around Hall Street in the past couple of days by Branton. He feels like he might have seen this dog at the park before. If you are missing him, or know of somebody who is missing their dog, please contact Branton at 803-210-6235.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

the life of a pitbull at home!!






the first picture is baker being teased with chocolate cake! (no, he did not get any. he gets usda approved dog food, innova). the second picture is him being pathetic in order to get on the bed...which he was rejected! and the third pic is baker doing what he does best.........looking so handsome! and maybe a little chubby?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Association for Improvements?

Dear dog parents,

I'm Pauline, Sacha's mom. Sacha and I, both long-time dog park veterans, are both thrilled that this new dog park came along. The short drives, wildflower strewn vistas & church steeple, the open spaces with soft stuff to run on, the cool people and cooler dogs.

But we see things that could be improved. Though Sacha loves the mud and I can live with it (it miraculously disappears from her coat), many people hate it. The beautiful grass is fast disappearing. The gate has a gap so big that small dogs can get out and that brings out the worst in dogs with a tendency to gate-aggression. The uncovered garbage cans stink. One of the pools is broken. There is not enough seating, and the picnic table benches are very uncomfortable. There are no umbrellas or anything for shade.

All of these things would take money to improve. The park is free, and the county is obviously doing the minimum.

I propose that we take these steps:

--first, have a couple of open meetings on a Saturday or Sunday morning to brainstorming what we want to buy or fix and how we want to do it, and figure out how much money and work would be involved.

--to meet a specific monetary goal, encourage voluntary donations from users based on ability to pay and amount of use and...

--have a program of fund-raising activities, such as a used-book sale or holiday party

--recruit volunteers for whatever activities we need to realize our plan, from advertising events to making purchases to to laying paving stones.

I know everyone is busy. I myself work eight to thirteen-hour days all week. And nobody wants a holier-than-thou junta unilaterally laying down the law or anything like that. But I think there are probably enough of us with either a little bit of time or a little bit of money, or both, to spare that could make a really good dog park into a great one.

And it could be fun.

Is anyone interested?