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VIDEO: Community dog walk at Mitchell Park

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More than 100 dog owners and volunteers showed up at Mitchell Park on Sunday, June 24, for a community dog walk and fundraiser held by the Silicon Valley chapter of One Brick.

Attendees strolled around the park, listened to talks on pet health issues and browsed vendors selling dog portraits, food, jewelry and other dog-related products.

One Brick is a national organization that promotes volunteering by organizing one-day events with local non-profit and community organizations.

Executive Director of One Brick Clive Charlwood said the event raised $5,000.

Video by Bryce Druzin/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by michelle
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I attended this event and it was GREAT! Happy people & happy pooches.
Looking forward to it happening again next year.

The One Brick group is a wonderful organization that helps many neighborhood non-profits and well worth supporting.

A great time & a great cause, what could be better?

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Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

I live across the street and never heard about it!

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Posted by Comment
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

I hope you all thoughtfully kept your pooches on leash and brought your poop scoopers and didn't leave a big mess in our community park. I am really tired of off-leash dogs. The owners always say, "Oh, don't worry, he wouldn't hurt you." after their dog scares the heck out of you. I am tired of walking across land mines left by inconsiderate dog owners.

I know many owners are considerate (and thank you to those good folks. We all appreciate it.), but we need some more enforcement on this for the albeit dog owners who let their poorly trained dogs run ripshod through the parks. They are inconsiderately creating risk and diminishing the comfort of the park environment for other park users (including other dog owners whose dogs are sometimes attacked.)There are just enough of these folks to be a real problem.

I hope they used this event to publicize the rules about dogs and to encourage people to be more considerate about sharing park space with others.

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Posted by Jan
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

Take a look at Hoover Park on any morning. You will see no less than 9 dogs in the little league outfield or just outside the LL fence, all off leash. And the dog run is totally empty. And the dogs sometimes seem to find the flag football camp an attractive group to run after. Animal control apparently has more pressing things to deal with, as I've asked them to have a word with these dog owners three consecutive days this week alone. How about some citations to get their attention. We spent tax dollars to enlarge the dog runs, but I guess those places are for "other's dogs".

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