Friday, August 28, 2009

Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks

photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

Titus, a 4-year-old harlequin great dane owned by Larry Aparicio of Richardson, investigates the environment at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks in Dallas on Saturday, July 18, 2009.

Dogs play at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks in Dallas. The nation's only private indoor dog park will soon be featured on the CBS Evening News.

Henri, a 10-month-old French Bulldog owned by Clay Likover of Dallas, (bottom) tries to outrun Dakota, a 6-year-old English Labrador retriever owned by James Stapleton of Garland, (top) at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks.

Dogs play in the two runways at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks in Dallas. Larger and more energetic dogs run in the big "Bodyslammer Park" on the left while smaller and gentler dogs visit in "Powderpuff Park" on the right.

Owners watch as their dogs play at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks.

Harley, a year-old Australian Shepherd, jumps for a ball thrown by her owner and Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks employee Emilie Williams at the park.

Romeo, a 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Liz McElroy of Dallas, (bottom) stands to sniff the foot of another dog at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks.

Trapper, a 10-year-old pomeranian, rests after a romp at Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks in Dallas. Trapper is now owned by Peggy Sinclair of Dallas, but was previously owned by a Manhattan resident killed during the 9/11 attacks.

Please read, "Dogs and owners find shelter from the swelter at nation's first indoor park" by Steve Blow / The Dallas Morning News


Kyla Duffy said...

Great photos and a really cool idea. As far as the dogs are concerned, though, are they inside or outside? Where do they go potty? Just curious...

Mark M. Hancock said...

Everything is inside. The staff cleans constantly. You can read more about it in the story posted above.