UPAWS gets public input on future dog park

MARQUETTE, Mich (WLUC) - Staff from the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter are taking the public’s input for their off-leash dog park. They met up with people at the Ampersand Co-working building in Marquette.

The dog park will be at the new UPAWS location currently being built off of M-553.The two-acre fenced-in park would include a separate area for smaller dogs. The UPAWS staff says they have a few ideas of what they'd like to see in the dog park, but they want to hear what the public would like as well.

"Because we know we're not always the experts on things like dog parks especially around here we really need to build a dog park and have that in place and it has to be based off of the input of what the members of the community and the people who will use it want," said Kori Tossova, executive director of UPAWS.

Work on the new facility is progressing on time. The current schedule would have the facility open in October and they could begin taking memberships to the dog park in November.