Yappy Hour Celebrates Grand Opening of Dog Park

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Pets and their people are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Big Bone Dog Park at Starlight Ranch Monday at 6 p.m. 
 
Families and dogs can enjoy live music and fun at “Yappy Hour.”
 
Big Bone is a members-only dog park.  Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society has  partnered with the Starlight Ranch to provide animal evaluations for members.  The purpose of the evaluation is to ensure the safety of all pets and families visiting The Big Bone Dog Park.
 
Each dog must meet the following standards at the time of the evaluation:

Veterinary Assessment:
– Dog is at least 6 months of age judged by the presence of all adult canine teeth.
– Current on the following vaccines (cannot expire within 30 days of evaluation)
       Rabies
       Distemper Adenovirus Parvovirus Parainfluenza (DA2PP/DA2LPP)
       Bordetella
– Microchipped
– Neutered (if male)
– No apparent fleas or ticks
 
Behavioral Assessment:
The behavioral assessment will test for two conditions: human aggression and animal aggression. Any dog that is deemed to be aggressive towards humans or other dogs by APHS staff will be refused membership.

Dogs that do not meet these standards will have the opportunity to visit their primary veterinarian and then reschedule evaluation. Some items are offered by the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society at the discretion of the on-duty veterinarian.
 
*Membership Fees
2018-2019 Annual: $100.00 paid at evaluation
2018 Annual: $60.00 paid at evaluation
Monthly: $20.00 paid monthly
3-Day Pass: $30.00
Starlight Ranch Select Park Member: No Charge
Additional Dogs: 50% of base charge per dog (3 Additional Dogs Max)
The following items are included in the Membership Fee:
– APHS Evaluation
– Microchip with Lifetime Registration
– Unique Permit/Identification Tag
 
Annual Membership Benefits
APHS will have an allocation of 100 specially priced tickets for selected music events at the Starlight Ranch. These tickets are reserved for members with an annual membership; tickets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The ticket entitles the member and their dog to attend the selected event.
All members receive a 10% discount for attendance at APHS premier fundraising events with a limit of 4 tickets per member.
All members are eligible to purchase Ruff Tough Kennels at a special members only price; call APHS for kennel size and pricing.
Members receive a 15% discount on all APHS adoption fees.
Members may have their animals spayed or neutered by APHS for a flat fee of $40.00. Limit of 4 animals per member.
Members may have their animals microchipped for $10.00 per animal.
 
Big Bone Membership entitles members to the use of other dog parks at no charge. Likewise, members of the same parks are entitled to use Big Bone Dog Park at no charge. A list of affected dog parks is available from Big Bone Dog Park.
 
Blackout Dates
Big Bone Dog Park is located in the Starlight Ranch. As such, there are dates when the park is not available for member use. These dates occur when the Starlight Ranch has been reserved for private events or when a major concert is taking place.
 
*Information courtesy, Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society 

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