Making Grass Island Greener for Greenwich’s Dogs

Jill Young holds her puppy while relaxing in the shade. Photo: Julia Moch

Jill Young holds her puppy while relaxing in the shade. Photo: Julia Moch

Greenwich could not have asked for a more beautiful day for an event billed as the “Spring Spruce Up” at Grass Island.

Members of the community all gathered at the Greenwich Dog Park from 9:00am-12:00 noon to paint, rake, plant, and enjoy each other’s company.

Parks & Rec director Joe Siciliano, PAWS of Greenwich founder Jessica Del Guercio, and Selectman John Toner. April 29, 2017 contributed photo

Parks & Rec director Joe Siciliano, PAWS of Greenwich founder Jessica Del Guercio, and Selectman John Toner. April 29, 2017 contributed photo

Attendees of the event all pose for an adorable photo with their pets. Photo: Julia Moch

Organizer Jessica Del Guercio was a major contribution to the execution of the event. However, the enthusiasm and passion from community during the event is what really allowed it to be a success.

Jamie Loner, owner of Jack and Jill Pet Sitting, helps put new mulch on the plants. Photo: Julia Moch

 

Jessica Del Guercio stands with two other volunteers showing off Paws of Greenwich gear. Photo: Julia Moch

PAWS of Greenwich provided many activities for visitors to learn more about dog care and the opportunity to see dozens of small canine friends enjoying the space. The organization prides in their”support for animal welfare initiatives to help support dogs and their owners in the local community.”

Their goal is to make towns all over Fairfield County “paw-some and pet-friendly.” For more information about PAWS of Greenwich and their efforts, check out their website at pawsofgreenwich.com

Isaac poses with his 10-year old dog Tessa. Photo: Julia Moch

Spot On Veterinary provided a booth filled with complimentary dog accessories and information. Photo: Julia Moch

Dr. Phillip Putter gets his arm painted at the event by Holly Osuch from Hollydays Creation. Photo: Julia Moch

Nick Shavez covers his forearms with dogs in spirit of the event. Photo: Julia Moch

Jill Young was one of the countless members of the community who visited the park on Saturday.

“It’s really important for dogs to have a safe place to come around and get the exercise they deserve.” Jill said.

 


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