Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who Do You Love?

Want to do something Special for that Special someone in your life this Valentine's Day? You know the one we're talking about: the one who always meets you at the door when you come home, the one who is always glad to see you no matter what your mood is, the one who will be faithful to the end. That's right, your beautiful, understanding and always loving companion... your dog!

Do something this Valentine's Day to really show your love. Help us give them a safe place to play, meet their friends and let you watch the fun.

There are 72.1 million dogs in the United States, and over 11 thousand registered in Monongalia County alone. It's our bet that not only do you have one of these wonderful companions, but that you know yours is the best of the lot, right? MDOG shares that love because all of us have one of the best ones as well.

MDOG, the Morgantown Dog Owners Group, are the volunteers who brought you Stanley's Spot off the Rail to Trail, West Virginia's first off leash dog park. It has been so successful, we really need to build a second one. We have the land within Krepp's Park in Suncrest. It's been groomed of unwanted debris, and all we need is your help to fence it and build the entrances.

Here's what you can do:

* You can support a cleanup station on the Rail to Trail or in one of our many beautiful parks for $350

* You can buy a 4x4 tile honoring your dog which will later be displayed in the new park for $25

* You can contribute to the cost of a bench in the park for you and your friends for $50

* You can support our purchase of a flowering tree to be planted in the spring for $150

* You can support our cause with a tax deductible donation in any amount

Or if you really want to do it up right, we will name the new dog park after a significant donor. Give the park a name that will last forever for only $5000 (contact us for more information).

Here is what you do. Print a copy of this message to send to the MDOG address above and check off how you want to support Morgantown's dogs. Include your check made payable to the Mon Valley Greenspace Coalition. Remember, it's tax deductible. If you have questions or need more information, contact us!

Thanks in advance for your consideration and keep all tails wagging on this Valentine's Day!

Cliff Harvey, President