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.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

the snooty snout

the snooty snout boutique is closing. their close out sale dates are saturday, february 28th and sunday march 7th! for those of you who dont know the location 8 east liberty street (across from the hilton) i thought i would pass the info along. just to prewarn all the big dog owners, most of the items are for small dogs!! but they do have gourmet dog treeats yum yum

Thursday, February 19, 2009




Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anika needs a home - Forward from Voice for Pets

Anika was rescued from Animal Control. She is right around 1 year old and mostly Basset. There may be a little Chocolate Lab in her. She has lots of brown and her fur is incredibly soft. Anika weighs only about 35 lbs. which is a good thing as she thinks she is a lapdog. Anika had her spay surgery yesterday and at the same time the vet removed a pellet from the side of her head/top of her ear. It amazes me that dogs that have had bad experiences still love humans. What jerk shoots at a dog? I know, happens all the time but that doesn't make it ok. I am still hoping for 'what goes around comes around'. Anika is the most loving dog you can imagine. She does not have a bad bone in her body. She loves humans, big and small, cats, dogs, my bunny, the Guinea Pig and doesn't bother with my pet rats. She is the best dog anyone could want. If anyone would like to give her a permanent loving home please contact me at
Thank you

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Puppies need homes!" Info was false.

Sorry for the posting regarding puppies needing homes. It was a hoax. It really upsets me to think there are people out there that thinks this is funny. apologies.


Monday, February 2, 2009

A chat with Commissioner Holmes.

On Sunday District 2 Chatham County Commissioner, James J. Holmes stopped by after church to see how everything has been going at the Beasley Dog Park. I had the pleasure of chatting with him about the pros and cons of our wonderful park. He mentioned he would soon ask the County to do an assessment on the park.
Mr. Holmes has shown an interest in the park since day one. I believe he was instrumental in getting the second waste station with bags installed on the South side of the park. On Sunday he voiced concerns about the dead grass, missing plants and overall wear and tear of the dog park.
As many of you know the park has been open nearly a year and is the only publicly owned dog park in Chatham County. Although it was funded by the county, Park and Tree Officials have requested dog owners maintain and police its use.
In our short conversation, I mentioned to Mr. Holmes the deteriorating condition of the fence, lack of mowing from the Nelson Group (contracted by the County to maintain MMB Park) and the problems with standing water at the front gate and around the faucet. He promised to look into it and address urgent issues such as the fence immediately. I also asked that someone provide a pile of dirt to back fill the holes left by neglectful dog owners.
BEASLEY DP BLOGGERS: Please either post your concerns and comments or email me directly at Keep in mind that WE are responsible for most of the mess at the park and WE should take measures to clean up after our pets and keep an eye on our dogs at all times.

Respectfully, Stephen Morton

Some of my best friends....oh and their owners too.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

sweet boxer needs a home - asap...

today we found a stray wandering around henry st. and waters ave. with a little coaxing and some hot dogs, we managed to catch the dog and put her on a leash. at first, she was very scared of us, but hot dogs can do wonders for new relationships. she is a very cute older boxer mix who has had a litter(s) of puppies at some point. she is actually really sweet and wants to stay with us, unfortunately we have 3 dogs and the economy has not been nice to us. we tried to call the humane society & animal control but apparently they don't work on sundays. we can't bring her into our house and have nowhere else to put her. as of now, she is laying on our front porch with a blanket and some food & water. she's in pretty good shape, a little starved and has some kind of skin rash on her tail, but nothing serious. she is really a sweet girl and we want her to find a good home. if you have any advice or are interested in adopting her, please comment on this post or email me at thanks!


today we had a sad loss at the park. the brand-new chuck-it is now dead. I'd say it lasted about 2or 3 weeks? It showed up suddenly at the park one day and all the fetch-playing dogs loved it. I would like to take this opportunity to thank whoever left it and also apologize that it didn't last longer....