Halifax Humane Society (behind the Culler Boarding, Grooming & Travel Center)
2364 LPGA Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
The opening of the dog park, funded with the help of a $400,000 Volusia County Echo grant, features 3 acres of land dedicated to the community animals of Volusia County. The dog park’s prime location off I-95 makes it a premier destination for pet-centric travelers and community members alike.
The project, built by Coleman Goodemote Construction, includes agility courses, fenced & shaded areas, walking trails, and water stations for pet owners and their animals. The addition of the dog park brings the hope of increasing visitors to Halifax Humane Society to further aid in increasing adoptions. The average individual visits HHS every 5-7 years, and we are hoping to increase that frequency.
In addition to increasing traffic at the shelter, Halifax Humane Society plans to offer opportunities such as agility & training at the dog park, special events, and much more, to strengthen the human & animal bond in the community.
The dog park is available to dog owners with pets, not shelter dogs. The shelter dogs have 3 (soon to be 5) exercise areas and are walked daily. Some shelter dogs are not friendly with other dogs so we would not want a shelter dog to injure a pet visiting the dog park. As well, a pet is usually responsive to it's owner, whereas shelter dogs don't have a constant handler with whom they can develop a trusting relationship. For the protection of privately owned pets, their owners, any other adults and children in the park, and the safety of the shelter dog and handler, it is our policy to keep shelter dogs separated from public pets and thus not allowed in the dog park.
The dog park was also partially funded by Subaru of Daytona.