Arko Dog Park
4/23/19 - We want to give a huge shout out to Thomas Brown Construction, LLC for all their hard work!! We are in the midst of doing major renovations to the Arko Dog Park and they have been a major help! Renovations include french drains, concrete pads around the spigots, and hydro seeding to solve standing water and mud issues. The dog park will be closed until further notice while it undergoes these changes. We will keep everyone up to date!!
Before there was the Adoption Center there was the Arko Dog Park! This fenced in, off leash, dog park has been enjoyed by dogs and their owners since 2006. From sunrise to sunset, your dog can run free with other pups, splash in doggie pools, and play fetch for as long as they desire. Three seperate fenced in areas create plenty of space for both large and small dogs.
Arko Dog Park is open to members daily! Long term memberships and short term passes can be purchased at the Adoption Center during normal hours. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required (rabies certificate or medical documentation).
Dog Park Fees
Your purchase of a dog park pass helps us feed and care for the animals at Watauga Humane Society!!
- Regular Member (up to 2 dogs) $85/year
- Seniors (65 and above)(up to 2 dogs) $65/year
- Student (up to 2 dogs) $60/year
- Each additional dog $15/year
- Day Pass $10
- 3 Day Pass $25
- 1 Week Pass $30
- 1 Month Pass $40
- 6 Month Pass $65
Applications are available at the Adoption Center during regular hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:30 - 5:00 pm.
You may also register for a Dog Park pass online here.
Check out our Dog Park "Pet-iquette" and Rules so you and your dog can have an active good time while being friendly, responsible and respectful of our park and its guests!
- Dogs must be leashed until inside the holding area, and can be turned free to enter the play area.
- Dogs must be 4 months or older, and should be of good health and up to date with vaccinations. Rabies vaccination is required.
Food, tobacco products, and glass containers are not allowed.
You must be the owner of the dog you brought and you must have a current dog park pass or membership. You know your dog best!
Dog waste must immediately be cleaned up and diposed of in one of the "poop stations". This helps prevent spreading disease and keeps the park clean for everyone!
Owners should be actively engaged with your pup for their safety and pleasure.
If your dog decides to burrow please fill in the hole and repair any damage
You must have a leash with you at all times and use it promptly to remove your dog if he or she is disrupting the play of others.
- Please leave dog toys at home that can easily be destructed.
- While it is not a requirement, please practice safety and be aware when bringing unaltered dogs to the park.
Volunteer Jude and her WHS adopted companion, Tucker! They love the dog park!
Watauga Humane Society is always looking for dog loving volunteers to join our Dog Park committee! Help keep Arko Dog Park clean with daily upkeep of waste containers, provide landscaping as needed, and help carry out dog park rules for a safe and fun time. If interested in volunteering, please reach out to email@example.com, or fill out a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION!