What we're barking about...
PAWS of Greenwich is a non-profit organization and a collective of dog lovers, working to make Greenwich, CT and the greater Fairfield County area, a paw-some, pet-friendly community. Funds raised will support Grass Island Dog Park revitalization efforts and other local pet-friendly initiatives and animal welfare causes in the community.
- Revitalize Greenwich's Grass Island Dog Park - the town's only legal off-leash dog park - through volunteer park cleanups, new plantings of trees and bushes, fixing the fence and making other changes in an effort to attract more residents to use a cleaner and safer park
- Promote Greenwich, CT as a welcoming pet-friendly community, in an effort to attract new residents considering moving into the area
- Promote local pet-friendly businesses, that welcome furry friends
- Encourage pet-friendly housing in the area to cater to pet owners needs
- Support local animal rescue efforts including the Greenwich Animal Control at 393 North Street in Greenwich, CT
- Partner with local organizations to promote pet-related educational and therapeutic programs
- Work collaboratively with the town of Greenwich, dog owners and dog walking companies to communicate the importance of dog park rules, leash laws, dog licenses, etc.
- Act as an online resource for new and current residents to find information about pet-friendly businesses, services and local pet laws
- Over 50,000 pet owners in the town of Greenwich, and only one unkept dog park, located next to sewage treatment plant
- 70% of apartment seekers search for pet-friendly apartment housing via Apartments.com
- Approximately 75% of Americans in their 30’s has dogs, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel
- Since 1996 the pet industry has grown three-fold, to $63 billion
- Off leash dog parks are community centers, offering residents the opportunity to socialize, share ideas and truly create a sense of community
- Clean, safe and attractive off-leash dog parks where residents can legally exercise their dogs, will decrease off-leash complaints