Every dog parent is crazy about their dog. We overspend on things that we believe would make our dogs happy, and that’s fine. A lot of people do that. But have you ever heard of a fur parent naming a dog park after their pooch? Apparently, in San Francisco, this happened. This is the story of Jaime Kornick and her dog Patrick.
Jaime has already given everything that her dog, Patrick, could ever want. But she loved her pup so much that she wanted to do more for him. So, how about a dog park? Well, just to be accurate, it was a made-up dog park. There’s a patch of land in the city where Jaime and her friends always convene for play dates and Jaime, decided to name that space as “Patrick’s Park.”
She accomplished that by naming the space on Google maps, and in order for this place to be recognized, she created an event for dog lovers and their pets. Jaime called it, “Patrick’s Pawade.” The initial plan was to invite just a few people for some fun at “Patrick’s Park.”
Little did Jaime know that the event has garnered so much attention that over 350 participants confirmed. Her email was already blowing up. She even received emails from dog websites who wanted to attend the event. Patrick’s Pawade started to get sponsorships from pet companies, and of course, Jaime put the money to good use.
The funds raised from the event were being donated to Rocket Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization in the city. Participants took part in dog parades, doga sessions, live music, and many more. It was a great way for dog parents in the city to bond with like-minded people.
Even if Patrick’s Park isn’t officially recognized, Jaime made sure that the event that is now being held annually was legal. She always acquires the permits and the necessary paperwork for the occasion. Patrick’s Park is not yet official, but the landmark that Jaime set on Google maps has already been used by thousands of people, because of the event.