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Penny The Pill’s August Adventures

Friday, August 21st, 2015


Hello to all of my human & furry friends!  Well, this summer is almost over – but that doesn’t mean the sunshine is going anywhere! My owner has taken me to some really FUN places around the Yakima Valley… One of my favorite adventures this summer was a trip to Elk Ridge Campground just 35 minutes outside of Yakima.  My owner promised me that there would be friends for me to play with and she was right!  I was greeted by lots of smiles & licks .. I even hung out with my friend Scrappy and the official Elk Ridge Camp Dog Chloe! The campsite has lots of room to run, relax and I’m still dreaming about my swim time in the water.  My owner loved all of the cabins because each one had such character & personality! The campsite has some of the best tent & RV spots too, and for those who prefer nice bathrooms & showers (like my owner) – this is the place you’ll want to camp! Elk Ridge is also open all year round with plenty of activities to enjoy – hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, festivals, hunting and snowmobiling.. just to name a few!! The owners Julie & Tim made me feel right at home and my owner said she can’t wait to come back.  This is certainly one spot you’ll have to check out while visiting the Yakima Valley.  ~Penny the Pill


New Dog Park Opens In Yakima

Friday, December 5th, 2014

randall parkAfter several months of construction and countless hours invested by volunteers, the first dog park built by the City of Yakima is opening its gates. As of December 3rd, the dog park located on a 1.6 acre section of Randall Park south of Wide Hollow Creek near 48th Avenue is open for dog lovers. A few final touches will be added when warmer weather arrives.

Work on the park started earlier this year after a dedicated group of dog lovers approached the City about building a place for dogs to roam and enjoy. The group not only helped to design the dog park, but also helped raise money to pay for its construction.

“The people who volunteered their time to turn the dream of a dog park in Yakima into a reality worked very hard to make this project happen,” said Recreation Supervisor Traci Bennett. “They really believed in the value of getting a dog park built on the west side of Yakima and pushed to get it done. Yakima is a great place to live and the addition of the dog park at Randall Park is going to make it even better for dogs and dog lovers,” said Bennett.

The dog park project involved clearing, leveling, and fencing the area. New water service was also extended to the property that is now home to the dog park. New signage and a pathway were also installed as part of the project.

Next spring, a shade structure and a drinking fountain for dogs will be added to the park. Installation of dog waste bag dispensers also still needs to be completed. In the meantime, dog owners are asked to bring their own waste bags and to use them to clean up after their pets.

Randall Park is located at 1399 South 48th Avenue Yakima WA 98908.

A Walk in the Park with Hugo Boss

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Hey there!  I’m Hugo Boss (not the fashion designer, just a Maltese Yorkie mix).  Memorial Day weekend I visited my all time favorite park in Yakima, Franklin Park. I live in the Barge-Chestnut neighborhood just blocks away and I’m always pulling at the leash for my owners to take me there.  Here are my top five reasons I love to go:

First, it’s huge, especially for a little guy like me! There are acres of open ground, lush with grass and lots of shade trees. Plenty of room to roam but always on a leash (that’s the rules folks). For humans there’s a running track, tennis courts, kids playground, picnic tables and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

Second, the Rotary Pavilion has summer evening concerts on Friday nights that welcome well behaved pups.

Third, dogs get their own watering hole! The Yakima Valley Museum has built an ever flowing watering station.  I love to jump up and get a really good drink.

Fourth, the Museum allows very well behaved dogs inside. My owner just carries me around.  And there’s an old fashioned soda fountain that has outdoor seating, so I can hang out with my owners while they have an outdoor feast of hamburgers and fries.

Fifth, and most importantly… there’s lots of dogs about so you may make a new friend!

Hope to see you there soon and remember, tell your humans to keep you on a leash and clean up any messes.