It is with great sadness that we are announcing that Dog Wood Park will be permanently closed, effective February 27, 2023. Our last full day of business was Sunday, February 26.

This is not a decision that was made lightly. However, there are major issues with the land and building that need to be addressed and there was no way to do that or come up with a solution to fix these issues with people and their pets coming and going. It would not be safe and there would be no way to do it without a lot of risk.

Although we know people will be disappointed, we are comforted by the fact that we still have many wonderful places in Jacksonville to take your pets and we have posted likes on our homepage highlighting those places and services. In addition, every member will receive a refund check for the remaining time they have on their membership. These checks will be mailed on February 28 so please be on the lookout if you are a current member. It will be business as usual between now and then with our office still open, along with bathing and, of course, ice cream for sale!

We are so proud of the great service we have provided to the Jacksonville community over the years. Specifically, we stayed open every single day of the COVID lockdown in 2020, we have offered one free day per week to the members of our military, healthcare, school system and law enforcement and we have fulfilled Christmas wish lists for many children each year, in addition to sponsoring numerous charity events and organizations.

With the issues facing our land and building, this told us the time had come to say good-bye.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who made us smile and allowed us to be a part of your pet's life story.