Hermon Dog Park is an off-leash park adjacent to the historic Arroyo Seco of Northeast Los Angeles. The dog park is supported by the Friends of Hermon Dog Park, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised entirely of volunteers and dependent on donations.
The park has two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small, elderly and disabled dogs. Facilities include a double-gated entrance, trees, benches, and water dispensers for the dogs. The surface is decomposed granite, for mud free, easy clean up. Biodegradable doggie waste bags are available in dispensers. Hermon Dog Park is open every day from dawn until dusk.
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March with the "Santa Paws Squad" in the Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade December 1st
"YAPPY HOUR" November 24th 3-5pm
On Sunday, October 27, Friends of Hermon Dog Park once again hosted our annual HOWL-oween costume contest and peanut butter lick-off. This "doggie social event of the season" feaured tons of fun for canines and humans alike!
Large dogs and small turned out for this year's event. Scariest, Cutest, Silliest and more categories were all represented at this year's HOWL-oween. Our emcee, Christine Offutt, got things started when the small dogs strutted their stuff on the ruffway. We had some great teams this year, and the large dogs got some love too when it was there turn in the spotlight.
Over 50 entrants participated, and about 75 dogs descended upon the park in costume. Our judges Ronnie Wilson, Wendi Riser, Yolanda Nogueira, Jim Offutt and student Carlos Martinez had their work cut out trying to decide between all the creative costumes! Special thanks to all our volunteers, including the students from Academia Avance and the Girl Scouts from Troop 1955.
Ready, Set, Lick! Always a fun contest, the dogs really enjoyed themselves (they got a trip to the park and a creamy treat!) Champ (pictured above) won for the large dogs, and Singha, won for the small dogs. They took home a great prize too, what else, but Peanut Butter Biscuits!
Join the "SANTA PAWS SQUAD" on December 1st!
Hermon's Got Talent! We had a fun time on Sunday September 29 when our September Yappy Hour featured a Doggie Talent Show. Cybelle was our hands-down winner after bouncing a beach ball off her nose, jumping through a hula hoop, and performing a variety of other tricks.For some, just sitting politely for their close up was accomplishment enough, and we rewarded all who tried a nice little goodie bag. See inspiring photos here.
Our August 25 Yappy Hour featured a special Pet Health Care "Pet Ed" seminar with Dr. Lisa Hsuan, DVM of Animal Health Care Center in Eagle Rock. Dr. Lisa spoke about the difference between emergency and regular vet visits. She talked about the importance of dental health (did you know that the best way to extend the life of your pet is to brush his or her teeth?), what common foods and plants can be toxic to pets (the ASPCA site www.aspca.org is a great resource and they have a fee-based hotline: (888) 426-4435) and the difference between open and closed fractures. Dr. Lisa also answered lots of audience questions about pet health. Everyone enjoyed the seminar and even the dogs learned something. Check out the photos on Facebook.
Free Spay/Neuter for Dogs!
"ARE YOU MY MOTHER?"
Are You My Mother? Twenty three dogs and cats found forever homes on Saturday, May 11, when the Friends of Hermon Dog Park co-sponsored a Mother's Day adoption festival on the grounds of the North Central Shelter! The event was free and open to the public. Adoption fees were discounted and included spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, and, in the case of dogs, license.
Our master of ceremonies was the talented actor/writer/comedian, Tim Homayoon from Comedy Central, MTV and SNL, among others. Tim is an animal lover who has supported numerous rescue causes both on and off stage.
And you didn't need to be in the market for a new pet - we had a oon Bounce, SMART Team animal rescue demonstrations, food, games and a raffle. Girl Scout Troop 1955 made goody bags for newly adopted pets and hosted a "Make-Your-Own-Mother's-Day-Card" workshop. Everyone had a blast!
We also had a Microchip Clinic and booths with great information and giveaways from pet-related businesses, non-profit groups, and city organizations.
Special thanks to all of our volunteers, vendors and sponsors! We could not have done it without you and your committment to helping animals!
Check out photos of our event on Facebook.
We are also still collecting mementos for the public art sculpture "Hermon On The Ball" by local artist Jolino Byrd. He will be including mementos from the community in memory/honor of our Hermon Dog Park pets. Items must be ceramic, metal or anything that won't deteriorate in the elements - dog tags (or cat), ceramic animals, a water dish (which will be broken into pieces) or anything that has meaning for you. Find out more about "Hermon on the Ball".
Friends of Hermon Dog Park Co-President, Kat Spofford, and her talented dog Spencer, are members of Therapy Dogs International. TDI is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. Read Kat's story of how Spencer became a therapy dog.
Hermon Dog Park was named number 7 of the top 40 dog parks nationwide for 2010 by Dog Fancy Magazine! For more about America's Best  Dog Parks, read the PR Newswire press release here:
From the 110 (Arroyo Seco Parkway) exit Via Marisol and turn
right. Turn left into the Hermon Park driveway and go to the end of
the parking lot. Walk under the overpass and you've arrived.
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