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The dog days of summer

July 15th, 2019

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Last year we spotlighted some of the dogs of Grange Park and you absolutely loved it! Hot off the heels of the Grange Park revitalization two-year anniversary, we wanted to celebrate some of the park’s most beloved furry friends once again.

Grange Park, located just behind the AGO, has become a local hotspot for activity each summer. Visitors to the park come to enjoy a picnic, play games with friends, view the art, and even create their own art. The park offers a space for everyone – including our most frequent visitors of the four-legged variety – to enjoy.

Browse through #grangeparkdogs on Instagram and you’ll see some of the fluffy-faced fans of Grange Park’s off-leash dog park. Canines of all shapes and sizes visit the park from sunrise to sunset each and every day – some all year long! We suggest taking a walk by the park after your visit to the AGO for some puppy love. Or, get your daily dose of dogs’ noses here:

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Name: Pants
Age: 1 year, 4 months old
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Favourite thing to do in the park: “Attack” the bigger dogs.

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Name: Echo
Age: 1 year, 4 months old
Breed: Goldendoodle
Favourite thing to do in the park: She loves to play catch!

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Name: Benji (right)
Age: 3 years old
Breed: St. Bernard / Hound
Favourite thing to do in the park: This doggo’s favourite thing to do is play with friends and dig holes.

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Name: Bruce Wayne
Age: 3.5 years old
Breed: Chihuahua (rescue)
Favourite thing to do in the park: It’s split between visiting with dogs and visiting with people. He thinks he’s people.

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Name: Linus
Age: 11 months old
Breed: Polar Bear Lab
Favourite thing to do in the park: Linus loves wresting and socializing.

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Name: Bowie
Age: 4 years old
Breed: Potcake (rescue from the Caribbean Islands)
Favourite thing to do in the park: He likes to avoid other dogs, especially Pants. And in case you can’t tell, he loves to get his photo taken!

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Name: Maximus
Age: 5.5 months old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Favourite thing to do in the park: Maximus loves to wrestle with friends!

Want even more pictures of park pooches? Follow Grange Park Dogs on Instagram:

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