Rebel’s Dog Park
Where Dogs Can Go To Be Dogs!
Rebel’s Dog Park is now closed and will remain closed while we raise the remaining funds for fencing and other enhancements. We regret any inconvenience and encourage everyone to plan accordingly. To receive updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
If you would like to help with our fundraising efforts, please contact Sondra Novo at 410-218-0673.
Rebel’s Dog Park will be relocated to another larger area on the grounds of HSHC. We are excited about this and hope to create an award-winning dog park with your support.
Our vision of the future park includes
- 2 acres;
- 3 separate double gated entry play areas;
- 1/4 mile walking trail around the perimeter of the park;
- soft grass;
- fun stuff;
- easier access; and
- more to come!
You are invited to Purchase a Memory Brick. Bricks will be incorporated into the entry path that leads to the new park. Our goals for the expansion of the new park rely solely on community donations and support! During construction and before the park can open and be enjoyed, extra time will be needed to establish the turf; therefore, funding help is needed now. Please click here for more information and to purchase your brick(s).
What is Rebel’s Dog Park?
Rebel’s Dog Park is a public dog park on the premises of the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). Founded by Beverly Francis, the park is dedicated in honor of her loving 14-year-old black lab mix, lost to a 4-month battle with cancer. Bev adopted Rebel from HSHC in 1993. It is through this venue that Bev hopes for Rebel’s Dog Park to increase community awareness of the shelter and the many animals in need of forever homes. Rebel’s Dog Park opened in November of 2006 and has been a huge hit in our community.
Socialized dogs from the community are invited to play off leash with other dogs and their people. The current park is separated into two areas: one for small dogs and one for larger ones. There is a double-gated entry that separates the two areas. You’ll find benches around the park perimeter and plenty of space!
On over an acre of picturesque ground, families and pets can learn to relax, socialize, and enjoy the natural beauty of the grounds…and consider adopting another pet.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rules & Regulations
(the complete list of rules and regulations is posted just outside the park)
- All dogs must be: vaccinated and licensed, over 4 months old, spayed or neutered and off-leash inside the park
- Dog waste must be removed
- No food permitted inside park
- No children under 8 years old, please
Thanks to your generous donations, Rebel’s Dog Park is open to our entire community—a wonderful place for dogs and their people to exercise, play and make new friends!
Benefits of Rebel’s Dog Park
Just some of the benefits include:
- Dogs have a safe, enclosed place to play.
- A well-exercised dog is a happier, healthier dog.
- Overweight dogs shed pounds.
- Shy dogs make friends.
- Abused dogs learn to trust.
- Off leash play creates a special bonding experience for pets and their people.
- Creates special friendships between dog lovers.
- Dogs help shy people ‘break the ice,’ bringing people together.
- Rebel’s Dog Park will introduce more people to the Humane Society of Harford County, promoting more adoptions.