The Trust for Fido’s Land

By Trust for Public Land
Published September 11, 2014

The Trust for Fido’s Land


Making new friends is tough. Add the challenge of acclimating to a new city and a new culture, and the going gets even tougher. When Johanna Nelson left Sweden for a new life in Tigard, Oregon, she struggled to feel at home. 

That’s until she discovered Potso Dog Park. The local park, protected by The Trust for Public Land in 2010, was the perfect place to play fetch and make friends—for Johanna as much as for her pup, Scottie. We followed Johanna and Scottie on a walk to Potso to meet the warm and welcoming community that has sprung up around the park. 

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