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Canine Cove dog runs on Marco

Visitors take care of each others' pets at Canine Cove on Marco. Island resident Sue Darrow, and Emma Lukowski, 7, visiting from Lancaster, Penn., take turns operating the drinking fountain for other people's dogs to lap up some water between spurts of playing at the dog runs.

Photo by KELLY FARRELL, Staff

Visitors take care of each others' pets at Canine Cove on Marco. Island resident Sue Darrow, and Emma Lukowski, 7, visiting from Lancaster, Penn., take turns operating the drinking fountain for other people's dogs to lap up some water between spurts of playing at the dog runs.

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  • Pat Sawin, visiting from Michigan, joins Ginger and Andrew Schoen of Hideaway Beach on a romp at Marco's dog park, Canine Cove in Mackle Park. Sawin, left is with an Irish Setter named Caitlin; Ginger Schoen is with Sophie a standard poodle and Andrew Schoen is with Diva and Rockie, two standard poodles.
  • Visitors take care of each others' pets at Canine Cove on Marco. Island resident Sue Darrow, and Emma Lukowski, 7, visiting from Lancaster, Penn., take turns operating the drinking fountain for other people's dogs to lap up some water between spurts of playing at the dog runs.
  • Introductions: Besides a few awkward hellos exchanged between dogs, visitors to Marco's dog park, Canine Cove, report no serious scuffles at the fenced-in runs, which opened in December 2009.
  • Dogs romp in the fenced-in run for big dogs at Canine Cove.
  • Marco resident Kim Peet rounds up several small dogs, who sit obediently on a bench in Canine Cove, along with her dog named Fred (left). Small dogs Joe, Al and Nick are the pets of Cindy MacQuarrie. Also, visiting from Pennsylvania, the small dog named Mia rushes into the frame, but doesn't make the bench.
  • A popular addition to Mackle Park has been Canine Cove, foreground, which allows dogs to run free.
  • Sisters Emma Lukowski, 7, and Sarah Lukowski, 5, visit Marco's dog park from Pennsylvania and enjoy playing with all the dogs, including their own, which got to join them on vacation for the first time now that the dog park is open.
  • Sometimes it's a dog-eat-dog world, but so far, not at Canine Cove, Marco's new dog park. Worries of frequent dog fights and problems did not come to fruition in the past couple months since the dog runs opened in December of last year, park officials and visitors report.
  • New canine friends are made at Marco's dog park.
  • Pushing the button on the drinking fountain at Canine Cove brings lots of fun for Emma Lukowski, 7, and Sarah Lukowski, 5, who visited Marco Island from Pennsylvania. The two sisters enjoyed working the fountain and watching all the dogs come running for a drink.
  • People could use some brushing up on the rules at Canine Cove, visitors to the dog park report.
  • Emma Lukowski, 7, gives a dog a drink at Canine Cove while her family from Pennsylvania watches on from a picnic table in the dog run for large dogs. The family brought their two dogs on vacation for the first time due to the opening of the park.
  • Dogs sniff each other out at Canine Cove.

Canine Cove dog runs on Marco Island add a social life for people and pets in southern Collier County.

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