Shaffer Dog Park

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Park Rule: Off Leash
Restroom: Unknown
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: Yes
Fee: $50.00
Description
The Shaffer Dog Park, also known as the Carlisle Area Dog Park, is located within the 18-acre Carlisle Shaffer Park. This private park is fenced-in and offers a considerable amount of space for Fido to run around and play with other dogs. The park provides separate areas for small dogs and large dogs, which is defined as less than 30 pounds for a small dog or more than 30 pounds for a large dog. There are also water fountains to keep Fido happy on hot days. The trees also provide enough shade for Fido, but there's still plenty of space to bask in the sun's rays.

The parking lot is only a few steps from the dog park, but you'll nevertheless have to keep Fido on his leash until he is within the fence. The ground is covered in grass and has some woodchips. There are plenty of benches for you to sit on when you want to relax, but be sure to keep an eye on Fido and pick up after he goes to the bathroom. 

This private park requires you to apply and that your dog is up to date on his rabies, bordetella vaccinations, and is spayed or neutered. He must also be wearing his collar and be able to respond to your call. Aggressive dogs are to be removed from the park immediately without any questions, as aggressive behavior is not tolerated. Don't bring in any treats or food for you or your dog, and if Fido decides to dig to the depths of the earth, make sure to fill in the hole. 

The park is accessible by an electronic fob only, which you can get when you become a member. They do offer free day trials, so contact them if you're interested in seeing the park. The park is maintained by the Carlisle Area Dog Parks Association (CADPA) and they hold many to foster community at the park. The $50 membership fees help maintain the park and fund any improvements, as the park is not funded by the town. While the park sits along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, you can access the park on Spring Road. 

Address
Carlisle Spring Rd (Route 34)
Carlisle, PA
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Address
Carlisle Spring Rd (Route 34)
Carlisle, PA
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset