Countryside Veterinary Dog Park
The Countryside Veterinary Dog Park will be located on a 2.4 acre site on South Highlander Way off of Grand River in Howell. The location was leased from Livingston County by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority in order to create a much-needed dog park within the Howell area.
Click here to download a membership application and waiver. Be sure to watch the video "At the Dog Park - The Importance of Participating" before signing the waiver on the application.
Please review the Dog Park Rules before submitting your membership application.
How do you join the Countryside Veterinary Dog Park?
Step 1 - Obtain a current dog license and vaccinations.
Dog licenses can be obtained at city, township, or county offices in the Historic County Courthouse in downtown Howell on Grand River. Current vaccinations that are required to obtain a dog park membership and FOB (keyless entry) are:
- DHLPP (distemper)
Contact your vet or the Livingston County Humane Society on Dorr Road for their monthly clinic. You need to bring proof of these items when you register for a dog park pass.
Step 2 - Complete and sign the appropriate application forms.
These forms are available online by clicking here.
Step 3 - Purchase your membership and park entry FOB
With your completed documents (including dog license certificate) and Distemper and Bordetella vaccination/shots record in-hand, you can then purchase your membership and obtain your park entry FOB at the Bennett Recreation Center located at 925 W. Grand River in Howell. The cost is $70 for a family and one or two dogs.
The park is located at 400 S. Highlander Way Road, south of W. Grand River, next to the County Dispatch building and in front of the County Animal Control building. Parking is at the rear of the Dispatch building. There are lights throughout the area and a gate where you activate your FOB to release the lock. At that point, you can choose to go left into the "large" dog park or right into the "small" dog park.
Countryside Veterinary Hospital stepped up with an incredible donation to help make the Countryside Veterinary Dog Park a reality. Donations are still being accepted to help construct and maintain Livingston County's premier dog park. All donors will be recognized on a Donor Board to be located within the park. Donation levels are:
Mastiff Level - $1,000 +
Labrador Level - $500
Terrier Level - $200
Chihuahua Level - $100
Donations are always being accepted and can be sent to the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority at 925 W. Grand River in Howell, MI, 48843. Please make checks payable to "Howell Area Parks & Recreation."
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For more information on the Countryside Veterinary Dog Park, please contact Steve Manor at firstname.lastname@example.org.