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April 10, 2012

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April 10, 2012

This is a great group of Houstonians who care about making the most of the parks for their pets! They are all volunteers who are building a sense of community through educating pet owners how to be responsible and enjoy the outdoors.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

I became involved with Houston Dog Park Association after the grand opening of a dog park that's near my house, which I go to as often as I can. This dog park grand opening was sponsored by HDPA, and I was impressed to see the dedication of the members and their committment to dogs and improving the welfare of dogs. After the event, I started going to board meetings, and got more involved as a volunteer, doing things like representing the organization at various dog-related events throughout the city. After a few months, I indicated I would be interested in being on the board, and a few months later, I was voted to be a board member!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

comments from people who are aware of the organization, increase in membership, increase in comments on the organizations Facebook page, increase in numbers of dog park users who are aware of responsible pet ownership practices

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

obtain a more reliable volunteer base

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I had seen the website before I went to a dog park grand opening which was sponsored by the organization: after the dog park grand opening, I became involved

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

educate dog park users about dog parks and responsible pet ownership, making dog parks safe and fun

What is its top priority in the long run?

in addition to the short term priority of education, dog park safety, and responsible pet ownership : growth of the organization and the volunteer base would be long term goals

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

The organization has come back from near dissolution in the last two years and the amazing new board is working hard to make dog parks safe and fun for everyone. Goals for 2011 are to develop the board and committees structure further, to increase membership 200% and to implement a strong education program at the dog parks around Houston. HDPA is also working to develop a northwest area dog park. I am proud to be a member and a board member so I can support dog park development and directly help make Houston a more dog friendly city.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting the first dog park in Houston, hosting grand opening events for several dog parks, advising other cities on how to build good dog parks. donating additional amenities to dog parks, volunteering to improve a dog park, adopting a dog park.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more passionate committed volunteers to help at events

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