Pet park fosters play, friendships

Written by Charlene V. Martoni
Published in The Journal News

PIERMONT—Daniel Sherman and Richard Skipper used to drive their Yorkie, Horace Vandergelder, from Sparkill all the way to New City for some pooch playtime, but now Horace can mingle closer to home.

Sherman and Skipper teamed up with friends from Piermont, including Margaret Grace and Linda Hacker, to organize the Piermont Dog Run, off Ferry Road just behind the Art Rittenberg Field park.

“It’s just a simple project that some local folks put together,” said Grace, who visited the dog run Thursday with her French bulldog, Miss Giles.
The Piermont Dog Run opened in May after a successful fundraiser at Happy Dog Gallery.  The event generated about $12,000, exceeding expectations, said Sherman, who volunteered as the project’s landscape architect.

The group used the money to design the dog run with canine fun and safety in mind, making sure to consult experienced professionals.

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