Shaw Dogs meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Helix at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW. Meetings are open to the public. Shaw Dogs is the volunteer group responsible for operating the Shaw Dog Park on the 1600 block of 11th Street NW. You can join the Dog Owners of Greater Shaw listerv at Yahoo! groups.
Shaw Dog Park rules are likely to be the main topic of discussion tonight’s meeting. There have been alleged violations of the rule that limits the number of dogs any one person can bring to the park at one time (three dogs). In fact, Shaw Dogs placed a poster at the park with a photo and information about the alleged violator who was reported to have been brining 10 to 20 dogs to the park at one time.
In DC, the dog parks are operated and maintained by volunteer organizations that are formed specifically for each park. This is done in conjunction with the city. In other words, some official policing capacities in the hands of citizens and not government staff, i.e., DC Urban Park Rangers. There is a separate organization for the the 17th Street dog park, Circle Dogs.