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Posted: May 23, 2020

Fernie Fox Hotel supports off-leash dog park initiative

The Fernie Fox Hotel has shown its ongoing commitment to the Fernie community, with a $5,000 donation to the Fernie Pets Society and Railyard Dog Park.

“We are thrilled to receive this donation and the ongoing support of the Railway Dog Park,” said Pierre Dupont, Fernie Pets Society President. “The money will be used to offset the costs associated with fencing the perimeter of the park, ensuring separation with traffic and pedestrians, and providing a contained space for socialization.”

Jeremiah Pauw, owner of the Fernie Fox Hotel said, “Dogs are such a large part of many Fernie residents’ families, that supporting this local initiative to offer a safe place for them to socialize was a no-brainer. And rebranding to a Fox logo, well, it all just made sense.”

The Railyard Dog Park is a community-led initiative to redevelop an under-utilized segment of city-owned land into a valuable amenity for residents and visitors to Fernie. The 10-acre park is located adjacent to the CP Railway line through town, on the east side of the tracks. Formerly a vacant lot, the area has been rejuvenated by the development of a paved pathway, parking lot, dog waste stations, and signage. The organization is planning to fence the park over the coming months to increase pet safety, and provide a more secure location for off-leash dogs to exercise and socialize.

The Fernie Fox is a 43-room hotel operated by the Pauw Family, who recently took the opportunity to become independent after 12 years operating under the Super 8 flag.

Learn more about the off-leash dog park on Facebook or by email to Fernie Pets Society at [email protected]

Lead image:  Fernie Pets Society members and Fernie Fox Hotel representatives. Photo submitted by birr


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