FAQ

Frequently Barked
Questions
Dogs on a table

Frequently Barked Questions

How do I get started?

For humans to attend the park, can walk up anytime and enter free of charge. To bring a dog, register the dog at our website, complete the waivers and rules acknowledgement, upload vet records, and purchase a day pass or a membership. You need only to register for park once, however vet records will need to be updated once they expire. You can register at the park, but it's possible there could be a delay in validating vet records preventing you from entering at time of registration.

What are the age requirements?

All individuals must be at least 18 years old to enter. Dogs must be at least 6 months old.

What do I need to enter?

To enter, please bring a valid government ID for all people entering. For dogs, it's best to register online in advance. To register at park will need documented proof of vaccinations.

What vaccinations are required?

To visit Off Leash Social, your pup must be up-to-date on bordetella, distemper/parvo, and rabies vaccinations. Vaccination records can be uploaded directly to your pet’s profile. To ensure the safety of our guests, we require all vaccinations be given by a licensed veterinarian. We do not accept dogs who are given at-home vaccinations.

I don’t have a dog, can I still come?

Absolutely!

Are there any breed restrictions?

We love all dog breeds at Off Leash Social. We try to balance being as accessible as possible without compromising the safety of our patrons and all the dogs in the park. Generally, all well-behaved and social dogs are welcome to play as long as they meet our age, vaccine and spay/neuter requirements. Dogs who exhibit extreme discomfort or aggressive tendencies will be asked to leave. Some fight bred dogs may require additional scrutiny to be approved for entry. Off Leash Social employees and management, at their sole discretion will determine eligibility of dogs of certain breeds.

Is the park monitored?

The park is monitored at all times by security cameras. The park is staffed at all hours of operation. Park staff are tasked with monitoring behavior, cleaning up after dogs, checking in guests, and working the concessions. While they do their best, they can’t reasonably be responsible for picking up dog waste and intervening in unruly dog interactions. We ask that every member be a good park citizen.

Who picks up poop?

You do! You should monitor your dog and promptly clean up waste. Our staff patrols the park and is constantly cleaning up, but its impossible for staff to individually monitor and cleanup after all dogs. There are going to be instances in which your dog poops and you don’t see it. We understand. It's good karma to pick up after another dog if you see it on ground or witness a dog relieving itself and you are closest. Always remember, cleaning up another dog’s waste is for YOUR DOG’S BENEFIT.

Do you open rain or shine? Snow?

We are open year-round, rain or shine. We have a large, covered pavilion to protect humans and dogs from the elements. In the event of extreme weather, we will close when conditions are unsafe for our staff or our members.

Do humans have to pay to enter?

NO! Humans are free to enter. Dogs need a membership or a guest pass to enter, not humans. We will ask you to complete a short form and sign a waiver at the Check-In Desk prior to entering.

Do you have WIFI and TV’s?

YES and YES! Work from home? Freelancers? Self-employed? Stay at home parents? Company event? We’ve got you covered with Wifi and TV if you need to be connected, stay up on current events or watch your favorite team.

Why no grass or artificial turf?

We devoted a lot of time and energy researching available options for park surfacing. Engineered Wood Fiber is a clean hardwood product that compacts down to a point it is ADA compliant for wheelchairs, however it is much soft to protect from injury from falls, a common occurrence in dog parks.  We worked with turf specialists at UT but were unable to provide a natural grass product that could stand up to the demands of our park. Artificial turf, while aesthetically pleasing, was never strongly considered. Artificial turf always holds remnants of dog waste after it is picked up and has tendency to smell, especially in summer heat.  This park was designed foremost with dogs in mind and a focus on safety.