What we're barking about...

our mission

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.

goalS

  • 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

WHY?

  • 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