Paw Paw's Patch dog park

Named for a beloved beagle who lived out his days at Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, Paw Paw’s Patch is a dog park that provides a safe place for Tioga County pet owners to enjoy, exercise, train and socialize their pets. 

The larger park is for Second Chance’s Heading Home Center to rehabilitate and socialize shelter dogs. This area provides adopting families special time and added training with their pets. Community dog training classes and special events are also held there. The smaller park is open for community use, following the guidelines, daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. A pavilion, secure entrance locks, double gates for anyone mobility impaired and other convenience items are available. The park is free for public use, but monetary donations are appreciated to help maintain the facility.

How to use the park

  • Before you enter the dog park you must be registered and have a PAW PAWS PATCH. To get one, complete the registration form available for download here or at Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries' Heading Home Center, 725 Gee Rd., Tioga, PA.

  • Bring the form and immunizations verification from your veterinarian to the Heading Home Center during open hours (12-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

  • SIGN IN at the dog park EVERY TIME you visit and carry your PAW PAWS PATCH. 
  • Follow all rules in the brochure (available for download here or at the shelter) to keep all pets and people safe and happy.