Last weekend the Brooklyn Dog’s Life pack spent a fun-filled day at Brooklyn Bark’s People BBQ and Dog Swim at Croton Point Park in Westchester. The shindig was hosted by the Fort Greene based dog walking and sitting service. We’re glad they let us in on this great spot where dogs can be dogs and people can enjoy the outdoors. Perfect for a day trip, the park is just a 40-minute drive from NYC or a ride on dog-friendly Metro North. You can also camp and hike there if you’re looking for more than just a day trip.
Rachel and Helen Bowers of Brooklyn Bark were the perfect hosts. Upon arrival, guests received personalized tote bags featuring their dog’s photo that were stuffed with goodies. While the humans socialized and feasted on a grilled Mediterranean spread, dogs enjoyed quality time off leash. The brave ones went for a swim and the naughty ones tried stealing the occasional kebab from the grill. Check on both counts for Laly.
Event highlights were live demonstrations by Wild Coyote Studio and Calm Dog Energy Training. James Morrissey of Wild Coyote was on hand to capture the action and share pet photography tips and Anthony Newman of Calm Dog Energy Training held a mini dog training workshop and answered questions throughout the day.
Brooklyn Bark’s People BBQ and Dog Swim gets four paws up. It was a great way to thank their patrons and foster a sense of community among Brooklyn dog owners. A lucky guest even won a day of dog-friendly sailing at the nearby boat club. We look forward to next year’s BBQ and know we’ll be spending quality time at Croton Point Park now that it’s on our radar.