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Bayfield Tails on Trails

The Bayfield People and Canine Community (PACC) have partnered with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) to stress the importance of keeping dogs constrained on a leash when visiting the local trails.

A good portion of the trail system winds through private property and they would like to ensure that a good relationship continues to exist for all the interested parties.

Please be mindful of respecting the area and be sure to keep the trails clean by removing any trash or dog waste. Thank you.

A Sign of the Times

Keep an eye out for our signage that encourages dog owners to keep Bayfield clean and green year ‘round. These signs will be posted intermittently to remind visitors and residents alike!

Pawsitive Press

Find links to press releases and articles in our local paper, the Bayfield Breeze.

LIFE COMES FULL CIRCLE FOR POTCAKE PUPPY

January 25th, 2022 Vol. 13 Week 8 Issue 658, Bayfield Breeze


Reed is a volunteer with a rescue agency known as “the Bruno Project”. This group has a Canadian affiliate and regularly airlifts puppies and dogs to Canada where they are taken in by foster dog parents until permanent homes can be found. In addition to arranging the immediate care that the puppies needed in St. Lucia, Reed also provided names for them, and so it came to be that little “Elijah” ultimately found his way to Waterloo where he was placed with a foster family.

Read more here.

OBJECTIVES OF THE BAYFIELD PACC

January 25th, 2022 Vol. 13 Week 5 Issue 655, Bayfield Breeze

As a non-profit organization, Bayfield PACC is required to designate an executive board. Their current slate of officers has Julaine Brent as President, Janet Deline as Secretary and Sean Taylor as Treasurer. The group also includes a number of enthusiastic volunteers who assist in organizing various activities throughout the year.

Read more here.

DUDE TRAVELLED FROM BAHRAIN TO BAYFIELD TO FIND FAMILY

January 12th, 2022 Vol. 14 Week 3 Issue 653, Bayfield Breeze

Dude began his life as a stray puppy at a construction site in Bahrain. No one knows how he came to be there, but apparently Bahrain has many stray dogs living in difficult circumstances. One day, the young puppy wandered over to a school across the street where the children took a shine to him…

Read more here.

SCOTTISH TERRIER GIVEN SECOND CHANCE FOR A GOOD LIFE

December 8th, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 50 Issue 648, Bayfield Breeze

Meet Mary Hughes and Maggie Mae…
Hughes, originally from Guelph, is now a full time Bayfield resident and proprietor of “Bayfield Boutique Bed and Breakfast – Spa and Weddings”. She has always loved Scottish Terriers and was already the proud owner of two delightful little Scotties, Bo and Brae, aged 11 and one respectively.

Read more here.

BRITTANY SPANIEL CAME TO VILLAGE VIA THE CANINE RAILWAY

November 10th, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 46 Issue 644, Bayfield Breeze

Say hello to Irie, a beautiful Brittany Spaniel belonging to full time Bayfield resident Jennifer Ross Holton. Irie found her way to the National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network (NBRAN) after being discovered in a rural area in Kentucky in an abandoned shed with a litter of puppies.

Read more here.

BAYFIELD PACC PARTICIPATED IN ANNUAL TERRY FOX RUN

September 19, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 40 Issue 638, Bayfield Breeze

It was a gorgeous late summer day for the annual Terry Fox Run held on Sept. 19. Some of the members of the Bayfield People and Canine Community (PACC) took advantage of the beautiful weather and walked their dogs on a socially distanced 5 km hike through the village. “The PACC rose to the challenge and donated over $300 via the on-line virtual team registration. Way to go PACC!”

Read more here.

PEOPLE AND CANINES CREATE VIRTUAL TEAM FOR TERRY FOX RUN

September 15, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 38 Issue 636, Bayfield Breeze

“We invite everyone to join our team, and to run, stroll, or walk your dog in support of this event. Thank you to the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association for their efforts in organizing the annual run,” said Suzan Johnson, representing Bayfield PACC.

Read more here.

CANINE SMILES GALORE AT FAIR

September 1, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 36 Issue 634, Bayfield Breeze

“We would like to extend a big thank you to Shopbike Coffee Roasters for providing gift certificates to the five lucky winners.

As well, there were two very lucky dogs whose owners successfully guessed the number of dog cookies in the jar. Organizers would like thank Pet Valu in Goderich for their contribution.

Our Pet Photo Booth proved to be a popular attraction as did agility with dog trainer Bonnie Hirst from Greenacre Dog Training & Agility!

Read more here.


BAYFIELD PACC AT THE COMMUNITY FAIR

August 11, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 33 Issue 631, Bayfield Breeze

“We have some fun, kid-friendly, activities planned so make sure to bring the youngsters by for a visit. Look for a future announcement outlining the events we have in store. Prizes will be available! In the meantime, here is a hint…sharpen your crayons!”

Read more here.

SURVEY REGARDING OFF-LEASH PLAY AREA FOR CANINES COMING SOON

July 14, 2021 Vol. 13 Week 29 Issue 627, Bayfield Breeze

“The Bayfield People and Canine Community (PACC) has been diligently working on preparing a survey which will soon be presented to the community. The goal of this survey is to gauge the concerns and desires of citizens with respect to securing an off-leash play area for local canines. One does not need to be a pet owner to participate, in fact, PACC would encourage everyone to take part as the issue affects all, whether they have a pet or not. Read more here.

BAYFIELD PACC MEMBERS OFFERING CANINE SUPPORT NETWORK

June 2, 2021 Vol. 12 Week 23 Issue 621, Bayfield Breeze

“We can’t promise anything, but if enough members are aware of others who do need help, they may be able to find each other through social media. To facilitate this, we would encourage anyone who is willing to provide volunteer services to send private messages to those who require assistance via our social media portals. Who knows, you may even find a new human friend!” Read more here.

REMEMBER TO PICK UP AFTER PETS ON STREETS AND AREA TRAILS

May 5, 2021 Vol. 12 Week 19 Issue 617, Bayfield Breeze

“Good neighbours look out for one another and to this end we would like to emphasize the importance of respecting private property and ensuring that we leave no messes behind on our travels,” said Suzan Johnson, a Bayfield PACC member. Read more here.

TRASH COLLECTION SUPPORTED BY MANY DOG LOVERS

Apr. 28, 2021 Vol. 12 Week 18 Issue 616, Bayfield Breeze

The Bayfield PACC Facebook Group also decided to have a bit of fun amid all the cleaning up and held a little contest asking their members to post photos of their personal Earth Day activity. The photo that was judged best at conveying the Earth Day message and philosophy belonged to Janneke Vorsteveld and her canine pal, Sherlock. Read more and see photos from the clean-up here.

BAYFIELD PACC SUGGESTS COVID-19 SAFE COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP

Apr. 21, 2021 Vol. 12 Week 17 Issue 615, Bayfield Breeze

Apr. 14, 2021 Vol. 12 Week 16 Issue 614, Bayfield Breeze

PACC strongly believes that a modified clean-up day can still proceed within the necessary safety guidelines. Individuals or small family groups, practicing social distancing and utilizing masks, can still devote some of their time and energy on Apr. 22 to making a conscious effort to tidy up beautiful Bayfield. Read the full articles here and here.

GROUP TO ADDRESS NEED FOR CANINE FRIENDLY PLAY SPACE

Feb. 3, 2021 Vol. 12 Week 6 Issue 604, Bayfield Breeze

Are you a Bayfield dog owner? Do you wish there was a place where you and your canine companion could meet and interact with others in the community? Read the full article here.

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We gratefully acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Missisauga Peoples.

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