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Who We Are

We are the not-for-profit advocacy group for the Homer’s Dog Run in Inwood, Manhattan. We also serve as a community forum to discuss issues about pet ownership in our neighborhood. We share tips, ideas, resources and doggie kisses in the run. If you have a dog, live in Inwood, and are interested in joining Inwoof, we hope you will!

Becoming an Inwoof member allows you to vote in elections, receive notices of events, gain access resources and photos, and subscribe to our Facebook discussion group all about 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! Join here: facebook.com/groups/inwoof

Inwoof's Officers
President: Valerie Fullarton (Theo & Rupert) - term ends January 15, 2020
Vice President: Lauren Elmore (Cal) - term ends January 15, 2021
Treasurer: Rebecca Klein (Toby) - term ends January 15, 2020
Parks Liaison: Alanna Prohaska (Milo) - term ends January 15, 2021

Officers can be contacted by completing this form or saying hello to us in the Run. 

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

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

Where We Come From

Homer Young Kennedy III

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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. You can read more about Homer here.

Debra Jeanne Snyder

Deb, with her dog Nick

Deb, with her dog Nick

Debra Jeanne Snyder was a long-time resident of Inwood. As the Founding President of Inwoof, Deb worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of all the four-legged and two-legged creatures 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 before her death. She spent many happy hours with Nick in Homer's Run, Inwood Hill Park's dog run.

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