The Friends of Canine Court and Bash Dibra are pleased to announce that Canine Court, located in Van Cortlandt Park, Riverdale,The Bronx, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on April 14th, 2013. Since that time thousands of dogs have brought their owners to the 14,000 square foot fenced in playground to frolic on the obstacle/agility course with hurdles, hoops, see-saws, slides, tunnels, crawl spaces and self-contained "free play" area.
And with it's creator, Celebrity Pet Laureate and Dog Trainer-to-the-Stars, Bash Dibra, at the helm, Canine Court has provided New York City with a "paws on" fun-filled venue to promote responsible pet-ownership in conjunction with city-wide pet-related issues, events and charities that enhance the community and educate the importance and value of the human\companion-animal bond.
Since it's inception, Canine Court's celebrity status as the World's First Dog Playground has garnered world-wide attention, attracting visitors from all across the U.S. as well as the globe-inspiring many to follow in Canine Court's historic paw prints and to replicate both the playground and it's commitment to responsible pet ownership in their own communities.
Canine Court's 15th Anniversary will be celebrated on May 4th, 2013 at the upcoming Fitness With Fido Dog Walk. Bash invites dog owners and their pets to "take a walk in the park" and help us celebrate Canine Court's Anniversary. Proceeds from Fitness With Fido will go towards the upkeep of Canine Court dog playground. Canine Court is also in the process of being renovated funds are needed,please donate.
We have created the a 'Story of Canine Court' on YouTube that can be accessed at
Save the Date May 4, 2013
Exercising for fitness and good health
that will benefit children, adults and seniors
A fundraiser to restore the parks and Canine Court for the
better use of pets and people to enjoy the beauty of
Van Cortlandt Park
Celebrate how pets and parks enrich
peoples lives in New York City
and promote responsible pet ownership
Must pre-register: $10 per dog
Registration form at:
All proceeds will go toward upkeep of the
Canine Court dog playground
Canine Court in Van Cortlandt Park is a living symbol of Fieldston Pets belief in giving back to the community. America's very first pet playground, Canine Court is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastimes that includes an agility course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt Park's rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation, socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.
Canine Court in Van Cortlandt Park is a living symbol of Fieldston Pets belief in giving back to the community. America's very first pet playground, Canine Court is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastimes that includes an agility course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt Park's rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation, socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.Canine Court is the cornerstone of Fieldston Pets' mission to ensure that all pets have "forever homes". A safe and inviting sanctuary, Canine Court is a playground for pets, and a meeting place for "pet parents" to exchange ideas, build support systems, and create safety nets for lost, at-risk, or homeless pets. And because pets are our passion, and our mission is to ensure that pets who have homes remain in those homes, and that pets who are abandoned to shelters can be adopted into good homes, Fieldston Pets also offers educational classes, seminars and training sessions.The Story of Canine Court and Fitness With FidoSummer Begins with a scorch of the Early Dog days Of Summer...When you take your dog to Canine Court and enjoy the cool shade of the new willowsplanted in the Park, and drink from the water fountain opposite Canine Court, made especially for both people and dogs...Remember its beginnings .....Canine Court Dog Run in Van Cortlandt Park was created by Bash Dibra and opened on April 14, 1998 and celebrated it's 14th year this past April.It was the first agility dog run in New York City..We have created the story of Canine Court on YouTube that can be accessed on Bash Dibra's website at www.pawsacrossamerica.comIf you could pass along this address to your readers it would be greatly appreciated.The story in briefIn the beginning Bash Dibra created Canine Court Dug Run on April 14, 1998. But last year torrential rain and winds came and Canine Court wasflooded. The dogs hadlost their playground. The floods went away but some of the trees were missing so Canine Court volunteers helpedplant trees, and they are flourishing. This year on May 6thBash Dibra created theFitness With Fido Dog Walk to raise needed funds to repair the fencing.Canine Court needs your readers and dog lovers support.Howl-O-Ween is the next big event that will take place on October 28, 2012.Look for the Save The Date info in your email box in a few months.#####################################################