Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rocklin’s RRUFF Dog Park to Receive a $2,000 Grant for Park Enhancements

The Nutro Company, a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products, has announced that Rocklin’s RRUFF Dog Park (5480 5th St.) has been selected to receive a $2,000 grant on behalf of the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Appreciation Project.

ROOM TO RUN™ is a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas. The grant provided to RRUFF Dog Park will be used to help make improvements that will provide local dogs and their owners with an enhanced interaction space.

Victoria Bottini Curtis, Rocklin resident, and founder and president of Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido (RRUFF), submitted the winning application. “ROOM TO RUN is a perfect match for us because even though we are open and very busy, we have few enhancements for our park users. This grant will allow RRUFF to make much needed improvements to our grounds so they will be safe and clean for both dogs and their people,” said Curtis. “Dog parks provide a safe place in communities for both dogs and their people to exercise and socialize. A local dog park also gives residents a sense of belonging, and promotes new friendships and cooperation. The residents of Rocklin have shown their support for our dog park and we are now able to show them our appreciation for that support by making their park the best park ever.”

Since ROOM TO RUN™ began in 2010, more than 3,000 hours have been committed to enhancing 60 dog parks across the U.S. and Canada. This year, 30 dog parks nationwide will receive grants from the program. “Having clean and safe outdoor areas for dogs to exercise and play is essential to their health and happiness, and that is something we at The Nutro Company believe in strongly,” said Kent Cunningham, vice president of marketing for The Nutro Company. “The improvements that will be made with these grants will help give dogs and their owners an enhanced natural space to play and bond.”

To learn more about the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project, visit The Nutro Company’s Community Initiatives page at or find them on Facebook at (and click the ROOM TO RUN™ tab).

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of The Nutro Company.

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