Photo: Man’s best friend has fun in Shelton

Tim Sajda of Shelton enjoys spending time with his dog Buddy, a 13-month-old golden-doodle, at the Shelton Dog Park last week.

The Shelton Dog Park on Nells Rock Road (and Shelton Avenue) provides a large, fenced-in area where dogs can go off-leash. There is a separate side for small dogs.

It opened in early 2011 and has been a popular place for pets and owners. It is maintained by the city and some volunteers, including the Friends of the Shelton Dog Park organization.