In this town, man's best friend will soon get to mingle more often with other canines.
The Calabasas City Council unleashed its approval Wednesday night for a play area where dogs can run untethered.
"We've been studiously looking for a place in our city to have a dog park," said Greg Johnson, Calabasas community services director. "Our [existing] park areas didn't seem to lend themselves."
The city plans to build a new, nearly one-acre dog park on a vacant plot of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District land--across from A.E. Wright Middle School--on Las Virgenes Road.
The park should open by the end of the year, Johnson said.
In the agreement between the water district and Calabasas, the city will spend $20,000 to develop and build the park and will be responsible for its maintenance and operation, as well as legal liabilities.