The La Plata County Humane Society has completed renovations on its “new and improved” dog play yard.
In a video announcing the renovation, dogs frolic in a beautiful grassy field lined with maple trees and unobtrusive metal fencing. One dog ponders entering a great big tube that tunnels through a grassy knoll, and a team of energetic dogs scamper around a giant rock mound, mindless with joy.
“After the play yard was originally built, I didn’t want to stop there,” said Chris Nelson, the Humane Society’s director of animal services in a news release. “It was good, but what I wanted for the dogs was something phenomenal. I always imagined the play yard with grass for the dogs to roll around on and with lots of trees for them to find shade. The play yard is a place where I want the dogs to relieve that built up stress and for them just to be dogs.”
True Blue Landscaping started construction on the play yard Oct. 1. The modification took about three weeks of landscaping. Humane Society puppies had to wait another three weeks while the sod established itself.
Jonell Jones, the Humane Society’s marketing director, said, “With a lot of waiting and anticipation, the day finally came for them to use the play yard! The dogs were released into the yard and there were plenty of smiles and wagging tails.”