Event Notices

RUFF Spring Grand Opening of Prince Street Dog Park on April 28th

Please join RUFF and the City of Boston for the Spring Grand Opening of the dog park. We are planning a wonderful morning celebrating the beautiful new park. Water features will be turned on and all updates completed! Doggie photo-booth and lots of give-a-ways! You don’t want to miss this!

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North End Dog Owners Group Holds Spring Fundraiser at Crudo

RUFF is hosting a dog park fundraiser this Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm at Crudo on Salem Street in the North End. Enjoy bites, wine, and company while supporting a local cause. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here or at the door. Read full event details below.

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RUFF’s 2nd Annual Dog Show Set for October 8th

Second Annual FUN DOG SHOW A fundraising event for our Dog Park! Sponsored by R.U.F.F. When:  Saturday, October 8, 2016 Where: North End Dog Park @ Prince & Snowhill streets Time:    Registration @ 10:30 (available at the park) Cost:     $12.00 per dog entry (one entry fee to enter multiple categories) Categories: 11:00 – Read More…


RUFF Hosts Doggie Soiree to Celebrate PetSafe Grant

Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) hosted a fun soiree to celebrate their $25,000 Grant from PetSafe to help build the permanent Dog Park in the Gassy (Defilippo Park). PetSafe was present at the event that was packed with dapper attire, while owners and pets enjoyed some human and doggie desserts, and a RUFF photo booth.  The team from PetSafe gave away Read More…


RUFF Receives $25,000 Grant to Help Build Permanent Dog Park

Responsible Urbanites for Fido (R.U.F.F) has landed another milestone in their fundraising efforts to complete the buildout of their permanent dog park in the DiFilippo (Gassy) Playground. Recently, the group was selected as the Northeast Region winner of “Bark for your Park,” a program brought by PetSafe that awards grants to help create safe, off-leash areas for pets and Read More…


Dozens Wandered to RUFF’s Ice Cream Social in DeFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park

Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) shared some photos from their event that brought about 30 dogs through the park to sample some refreshing treats. Crate Escape in Charlestown was their ice cream sponsor, catering to dogs and new RUFF members, who had a blast running around and enjoying some cooling refreshments!   Follow RUFF North End, the neighborhood dog owners group, on Facebook!


Richmond Dog Run Expands; Mystery Waste Dispenser

New fencing was installed recently at the Richmond Street dog run by MassDOT, the State property owner around the tunnel. In the process, they reconfigured the layout of the fences so as to greatly expand the usable area, giving the pooches much more room to roam and run. RUFF, the North End dog owners group, Read More…

Health & Environment

Despite Weather, RUFF Reminder to Clean Up After Dogs

To all dog guardians in the neighborhood, RUFF would like to remind you that even with all the snow, it is still important to clean up after your dogs. People have been noticing above average amounts of dog mess in the parks and we would like to remind folks how important it is to clean up.

Event Notices

Reminder: Annual RUFF Doggie Trick-or-Treating

This Thursday October 30th on the eve of Halloween, RUFF will be hosting their annual Doggie Trick-or Treat at Richmond Street dog run. Starting at 6:00pm, Chat with local dog owners and enjoy treats for dogs and owners alike as the doggie trick-or-treating will go through the North End and will follow with neighbors celebrating Read More…