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.

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?