Dog Playground :: Orlando, FL
January 27, 2015
At AlternaScapes, we LOVE pets! We believe in the unconditional love and companionship offered by pets and in the power of pets to help and heal people.
According to a study entitled The Health Benefits of Companion Animals, “Among other benefits, animals have been demonstrated to improve human cardiovascular health, reduce stress, decrease loneliness and depression, and facilitate social interactions among people who choose to have pets.”*
Adopting a pet from a shelter is a great option! There are so many wonderful pets waiting in shelters to be adopted.
Take a tour of just one of these shelters, Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, Florida. We installed EasyTurf artificial grass at their facility in 2011 and they just love it! At 1:51, you can see their Dog Run-Playground area, where they bring people out to play with dogs waiting to be adopted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q22tVQkim4A
Watch this precious puppy, Monroe, in action as she plays on the dog playground at Orange County Animal Services – https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152981805735569&fref=nf
Read more about this terrific organization:
Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals. Animal Services welcomes more than 23,000 animals to our shelter each year and receives nearly 65,000 calls annually. We provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities. Our Field Operations group responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to citizens’ calls regarding:
– Animal abuse and neglect
– Loose and nuisance animals
– Injured animals
– Animal bites and attacks
– Abandoned pets
They offer a number of different programs and services, including:
– Pet Adoptions
– Foster care program
– Volunteer program
– Community outreach and education
If you live in the Orlando area and are considering a pet, we urge you to visit Orange County Animal Services! And tell them AlternaScapes sent you!