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BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the PTC can take their furry children to the Peachtree City Dog Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is located on McIntosh Trail. The park is a 3.5 acre area behind the BMX track. The park is fenced and surrounded by a forest. The park is located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

The brand new, Bark Park, in Hampton is a dog park with lots of clever attractions.

3rd Annual PAWS for a Purpose to be held on April 16

3rd Annual PAWS for a Purpose to be held on April 16

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Residents should gear up for the 3rd Annual “PAWS for a Purpose” charity dog walk. The walk is a festival for dogs and it features stations for: dog health, family health, pet adoptions, working dog demonstrations and contests.

 Local vendors will also be on hand to lend their services. The festival will be held on April 16 at Shamrock Park in Tyrone.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Fayette County Human Society, Reading PAWS, the Good Shepherd Pet Rescue and Canines for Combat Veterans.

Shamrock Park is located on Senoia Road in Tyrone.

Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest

Does your furry friend make everyone go "gaga" during it's daily walk? If so, enter he or she into Metromix's "Cutest Dog Contest" .

Applicants will be accepted until September 26th.