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Who We Are

We are an advocacy group for the Dog Run, as well as issues around pet ownership in our neighborhood. We share tips, ideas, resources and licks in the run. If you have a dog, live in Inwood, and are interested in joining Inwoof, we hope you will do so!

Becoming an Inwoof member allows you to vote in elections, receive notices of events, access resources and photos, and subscribe to our facebook group,a discussion group focused on Homer's Run. Inwoof membership is free. 

To join Inwoof, send a request to join our Facebook group. One of our officers will be happy to welcome you to the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/inwoof/

Inwoof's Officers
President: Valerie Fullarton (Theo & Rupert) - term ends January 15, 2020
Vice President: Larissa McDowell (Boomer & Willow) - term ends January 15, 2019
Treasurer: Rebecca Klein (Toby) - term ends January 15, 2020
Parks Liaison: Lissette Guillermo - term ends January 15, 2019

 Inwoof's officers at the 2017 Howl-O-Ween event. From left to right: Rebecca Klein (Treasurer), Larissa McDowell (Vice President), Lisette Guillermo (Parks Liason), Valerie Fullarton (President)

Inwoof's officers at the 2017 Howl-O-Ween event. From left to right: Rebecca Klein (Treasurer), Larissa McDowell (Vice President), Lisette Guillermo (Parks Liason), Valerie Fullarton (President)


Inwoof's officers can be contacted through this form or in the run. 

 

Where We Come From

 

Homer Young Kennedy III

Homer Young Kennedy III was a great friend to Inwood Hill Park and a tireless advocate for the neighborhood of Inwood.  He was also a dog lover, proud Papa to Josephine, a lovely Chocolate Lab.  

It was through Homer's hard work and perseverance that we are able to enjoy a fenced in dog run for our canine companions to play in, and the Dog Run is named in his honor.

We lost Homer in 2004, but he will remain with us as long as Homer's Run is part of the neighborhood.

 Homer and his dog Josephine with Santa at Santa Paws, 2003

Homer and his dog Josephine with Santa at Santa Paws, 2003

You can read more about Homer here.

 

Debra Jeanne Snyder

Debra Jeanne Snyder was a long-time resident of Inwood. The founding president of Inwoof, Deb worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of all the four legged and two legged who crossed her path. Deb loved the beach, reading and was in the midst of writing a collection of short stories based on her adventures with Nick, the Wonder Dog. She spent many happy hours with Nick in Homer's Run, Inwood Hill Park's dog run.

 Deb, with her dog Nick

Deb, with her dog Nick

Shortly before her sudden death, "Dog Run Deb" was interviewed for a video feature on neighborhood personalities for DNAinfo.com. She made noteworthy comments on the importance of continuity in community organizations, even when facing the death of community leaders. This advice was especially poignant, as she lost her battle with a long-time illness shortly afterward. 

Deb passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at The Allen Hospital, New York City, at the age of 54. We love you, Deb. As our Inwoof community continues on, know that your memory and legacy are honored everyday.

 Deb as "Santa Paws" in winter of 2003, with her favorite elf, Nick

Deb as "Santa Paws" in winter of 2003, with her favorite elf, Nick