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MHS PPIP Rules & Guidelines


  • All dogs must be Pooch Park members.
  • Park open dawn to dusk.
  • 3 dogs maximum, per member, at one time.


  • Only 1 dog family at a time inside the double gated area. Wait for others to exit before entering or exiting this area.
  • Leash your dog(s) until safely inside the double gated area. Remove leash prior to entering the fenced parks. Keep your leash with you at all times while in the park. When exiting, leash your dog while in the double gated area and then exit.
  • Ensure each gate closes behind you.
  • Dogs already in the park should be kept away from the gates as other dogs enter and exit.
  • Dogs must wear a flat buckle collar. No prong, spike,choke, or pinch collars.


  • Dogs must be 4 months or older.

  • Current rabies, Distemper-parvo, Bordetella vaccines required.

  • Healthy dogs only

  • Spaying and neutering is strongly recommended for safety reasons.

  • Female dogs in heat are NOT allowed.

  • Bites must be reported to Animal Control : (910) 947-2858.

  • Dogs with a history of fighting/biting are prohibited.

Owner Responsibilities

  • Humans must wear shoes

  • Dogs must be supervised at all times by their owners.


  • If your dog digs, fill in the holes.

  • Owners are responsible for any injury or damage caused by their dog/dogs.

  • If inappropriate behavior is observed, take immediate action.

    • Move your dog to another part of the park.

    • Give your dog a time out.

    • Leave the park. (have a leash with you all times so you can remove your dog promptly.)

These are “No-No’s!”

  • No food (dog or human), no smoking, no alcohol, no drugs, no weapons.
  • No bikes, strollers, wagons, roller blades, coolers, or children’s toys.
  • No dog toys with the exception of tennis balls.


  • Adult must accompany children under 16. Children under 12 are not allowed in the park.
  • Children must be strictly supervised.
  • Warning: Children can easily be run over by dogs.
  • Children are to behave in an adult-like manner:
    • Quiet voices, standing, walking, no chasing dogs.
    • Petting of dogs with owner permission only.