Along with the Saluda Community Land Trust, the Saluda Dog Society created and developed the Saluda Dog Park on land owned and generously provided by the City of Saluda. The Saluda Dog Society and the Saluda Community Land Trust partnered to collect donations to fence the property and provide benches under the shady trees, and the generosity and “spirit of Saluda” came together to make it happen.
The Park was dedicated and officially opened on November 5, 2011 and is located on Chestnut Street in Saluda. It is open from sunrise to sunset every day and the Park Rules are posted on the main gate. There are two gates for the safety of the dogs… enter the main gate and after once it is closed, remove the leash and then open the inner gate for your dog to enter the play area of the Park. No dogs on leash in the Park as they feel defensive and may become aggressive as a result. When departing, open the inner gate and while in the “safety zone”, put your dog on leash before opening the outer main gate and leaving the Park.
Current vaccinations, license and id tags are required for each dog and owners must be in the Park within view of their dogs. Owners must also clean up after their dogs using the plastic bags provided and garbage containers in the Park. Please do not bring food into the Park and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Remember…owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by them.
The Saluda Dog Society has rescued many dogs and cats in the last few months, the most well-known was “Bridge Dog”. All dogs have now been placed in loving homes. The organization gratefully appreciates all donations as these funds are utilized for continuing rescue and assistance. For further information or inquiries, email SaludaDogSociety@yahoo.com or call Pat Waring at 828-749-1332. The monthly meetings are the first Friday of each month at 1:15 pm at the Transfiguration Episcopal Church Hall in Saluda.
The Saluda Dog Society is a group of caring individuals devoted to assisting and rescuing dogs and cats in our community. Their Mission Statement is: “The Saluda Dog Society is a group of concerned citizens who work cooperatively with the City of Saluda and other organizations to assist stray and needy animals, with all efforts and funds received going directly toward accomplishing this mission, as well as providing education, recreational facilities, public awareness and advocacy. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” (Anatole France)
From Main Street in downtown Saluda, turn onto Greenville Street. Drive a few blocks and turn right onto Chestnut Street. The Saluda Dog Park is 1/4 mile on the left.