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The Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park features a 2,000 gallon canine wading pool complete with water jets, an agility course play area, and grassy land with trees divided into several spacious dog runs based on canine size.

Our membership based dog park is the place to bring your dog for play, fun, and socializing! We provide doggie bags, toys, and water bowls so you don't need to worry about bringing your own!

All Dog Park members must have their dog go through a temperament test and their dog's vaccines must be up to date. You can rest assured that your dog is in a safe and healthy environment once you pass through our Dog Park gates!

JOIN THE FUN TODAY!

All potential canine members must be at least 6 months of age, spayed or neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations, and temperament-tested before being admitted into the dog park.

Dog Park Hours

If you are not receiving dog park email notifications, please email us at [email protected] to sign up today!

Office Hours:
Monday - Saturday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dog Park:
Open Daily
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The dog park will no longer close when temperatures reach 100 degrees or higher. It is up to your discretion if you wish to utilize the dog park during hot temperatures.

At Valley Animal Center, we do not recommend remaining outdoors when it is too hot for both you and your furry companion(s).

We are not responsible for any overheating and our low-cost clinic is not an emergency pet hospital. It does not have the resources to treat overheating.

Please check our resource HERE to inform yourself on heat safety, or look to our chart.

Please call 24/7 PetVets if you experience a pet emergency at (559) 486-0520.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HOT IS TOO HOT

MEMBERSHIP

All potential canine members must be at least 6 months of age, spayed or neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations, and temperament-tested before being admitted into the dog park.

Vaccination Records

You need to provide proof that your dog(s) are current on the following vaccinations: Rabies, Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza (H3N2 AND H3N8), and DA2PPv (or an equivalent – see the membership packet for accepted vaccines).

Proof of spay or neuter

Verification can be through spay or neuter certificate, paperwork from a veterinarian, boarding facility, etc. that states they are spayed or neutered, or visual inspection. Visual inspection of males does not require a tattoo. For females, a visible tattoo or spay scar is required for visual inspection.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

$100

  • Keycard to park
  • Separate dog runs for canines under 25 pounds and over 26 pounds
  • 2,000 gallon canine wading pool with water jets (for dogs only)
  • Several water stations that are filled with fresh water daily
  • A canine agility course with a variety of obstacles
  • Toys of all varieties included in each run
  • Doggie bag dispensers throughout the park
  • Bathrooms, drinking fountains, and a beverage machine

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

$10

  • Keycard to park
  • Separate dog runs for canines under 25 pounds and over 26 pounds
  • 2,000 gallon canine wading pool with water jets (for dogs only)
  • Several water stations that are filled with fresh water daily
  • A canine agility course with a variety of obstacles
  • Toys of all varieties included in each run
  • Doggie bag dispensers throughout the park
  • Bathrooms, drinking fountains, and a beverage machine

DAILY

MEMBERSHIP

$5

  • Separate dog runs for canines under 25 pounds and over 26 pounds
  • 2,000 gallon canine wading pool with water jets (for dogs only)
  • Several water stations that are filled with fresh water daily
  • A canine agility course with a variety of obstacles
  • Toys of all varieties included in each run
  • Doggie bag dispensers throughout the park
  • Bathrooms, drinking fountains, and a beverage machine

JOIN THE FUN TODAY!

All potential canine members must be at least 6 months of age, spayed or neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations, and temperament-tested before being admitted into the dog park.

 

 

SMALL DOG SOCIALS

Beginning Saturday, November 14th, Valley Animal Center and Tiny Paws Fresno will host Small Dog Socials at the Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park located at Valley Animal Center. Click on the button below to find out how you and your furry best friend can participate!