Dog social on Saturday, Aug. 17

Event will raise funds for upgrades to the off-leash dog park on Gladwin Road

Ellwood Park Animal Hospital in Abbotsford is hosting an event on Saturday

Ellwood Park Animal Hospital in Abbotsford is hosting an event on Saturday

Ellwood Park Animal Hospital in Abbotsford is hosting an event on Saturday, Aug. 17 to raise funds for upgrades to the off-leash dog park on Gladwin Road.

The “dog social” takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the animal hospital at 1900 North Parallel Rd., in Parallel Marketplace.

A silent auction and bake sale are included. Dogs are welcome, but they must be leashed.

The organizers hope to improve several aspects of the park, including adding fencing around the site, creating a specific area for small dogs, an activity field, and a covered shelter for owners.