NOLA City Bark, the city’s first large-scale dog park hosted their official groundbreaking this morning in City Park. Donors, sponsors and dog lovers were all in attendance with their furry friends. Excitement was definitely in the air as City Bark President Jackie Shreves announced the official groundbreaking and everyone helped celebrate with a dog second line and plenty of dog biscuits! City Bark hopes to open officially in late Fall 2009.

Please read our Q&A with President Jackie Shreves.

For more information and to donate to NOLA City Bark, visit

Or you can do your part by attending “Bar Barking” at Clever Wine Bar in the American Can Company Apartments on Wednesday, May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Part of the proceeds from all wines bought goes directly to City Bark. They’ll even have some dog-themed wines!