COVID Hours: Closed to the general public.Visits by appointment only.
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 separate 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).
Just a reminder, we are no longer using codes to get in and out of the park. Our new gate system uses electronic cards to swipe in. If you have a current membership, please stop by the shelter during our public hours to pick up your new card!
Your purchase of a dog park pass helps us feed and care for the animals at Watauga Humane Society! All memberships include 1 electronic card to swipe in and out of the park.
Applications are available at the Adoption Center during regular hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:30 - 5:00 pm. Stop by today to fill one out, pick up your gate card and start having fun!
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 us via email or fill out a Volunteer Application!