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Davey Tree Expert Company

Tree and Lawn Care Experts Since 1880

Provides Hardwood Chips

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K9 Kare Boarding

Where Your Dog Feels At Home

3 $50 Certificates for K9 Kare Services

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Dogma Grooming and Pet Needs

We Believe in the Best for your Pet!

$25 Gift Certificate

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The Barking Lot

$75 Gift Certificate!

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Cool Stuff for All Breeds of Humans

$50 Gift Certificate

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Little Beagle Attacked by Pit Bull



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Can Can Brasserie

$50 Gift Certificate

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Aikido RVA

Self defense for the mind, body and spirit.

Month's Free Membership

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Friends of Barker Field Dog Park

Caring for Richmond's First Dog Park


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Grass Cutters Etc

Taking Care of Your Lawn Care Needs

One Grass Cutting

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Barker Field Swag!

www.zazzle.com/fobfswag* is our Sweatshirt & Hoodie Factory. Sally Brant, a founding mother of Barker Field, sketched the new 'two dogs chasing' logo and more than 30 other full and mixed breed dogs. Click Sally Brant Dog Sketches to see all these beautiful sketches. Buy your favorite on tee-shirts, hoodies, sweat-shirts, or aprons from FOBF Swag! The price includes a generous markup for FOBF, about $7 on a Hoodie, $5 on a Sweatshirt, $4 on a Tee.

Enrichmond Foundation:     Enrichmond Foundation Logo

Friends of Barker Field is organized under the 501C3 umbrella of Enrichmond Foundation. Contributions to Barker Field are fully tax-deductable. Encourage your employer to contribute!. FOBF is recognized by the City of Richmond as the organization that cares and advocates for Barker Field Dog Park. Without care, dog parks quickly become nasty mudholes! Without advocacy, dog parks become dangerous. We post the rules, get the chips, keep the grass cut, clear the drain field for the the watering area, fix the gates, and do all we can to make Barker Field the best it can be. We appreciate those who speak up to violators of our rules -- call 911 if it doesn't work.

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Click Donate On-Line to visit Friends of Barker Field's page at enrichmond.org and make a gift with PayPal.

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Rescues & Adoptions

Barker Field heartily encourages dog rescue groups & folks who provide foster care and work hard to find forever homes for dogs. Adopt a dog, and help them however you can! Many, or most, of Barker Field's dogs were rescued and adopted, some of them from these Rescures:

Help FOBF Enforce The Rules

Peer pressure is the best way of enforcing Barker Field's rules. Nearly 100% of incidents involving injury or threats to persons and dogs at Barker Field would have been prevented if our rules had been followed.

Please speak up, politely, to violators of our rules, especially the top 3:

  • No Chidren Under 12
  • No Un-neutered Dogs
  • Supervise & Clean Up After your Dog

Click Barker Field's Rules to see the full list of rules.

Protect Your Dog from Intestinal Parasites

Soil at Barker Field harbors larvae and eggs for intestinal worms and giardia. Most of the holes dogs dig have at least one kind of larvae or egg! If your dog eats dirt or plays with dirty balls he or she is likely ingesting parasites!

It's better to prevent parasite infections than it is to kill adult parasite after a dog has been infected. Use a Heart Worm preventative that also protects for Whip, Hook, and Round Worms.

Not every heart worm preventative protects against all three types of worms!

Let your Vet know your dog goes to the dog park. Ask for advice about preventatives and de-worming. Flea control is the best preventative for tapeworms. Always take a stool sample when you take your dog to the Vet Let the Vet rule out worms, giardia, or coccidia if your dog develops loose or mucusy stools without a change in diet.

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