East Tennessee's premier, private off-leash dog park:
a social gathering place, bringing together dog owners
and their best friends for relaxation and fun.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole ~ Roger Caras

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Bylaws PDF| Park Rules
Using the Park
Friday Yappy Hour

Members' Roster
Board Meeting Minutes
Contact Info for BOD and
Stewards of the Park

Holistic & Alternative
Emergency Clinics
Pet Sitters
Dog Trainers
Pet Burial/Cremation/Urns
Charities & Volunteer
Other Resources

Memorial Day Picnic
Shaggy Chic Super Sale
Memorial and Recognition
Dog Park Greeting Cards

In Memory
History of the Park

Photo History

Rusty's Place: We're No. 1!!
#1 Pet Friendly Community in the South

"Number one on the list for “dog park amenities” is Rarity Bay, an Eastern Tennessee Lake Tellico community.  In this captive yet serene environment pets run free at the community dog park.  The Dog Park of Rarity Bay is a true asset for the community and is one of the key elements in advancing home sales in this spectacular region. Socializing with neighbors has become very popular and is the place to be on Friday nights at 5pm during 'yappy hour'. 

Dog owners in the Rarity Bay Community anticipated the need for a dog park back in 2008. Soon residents with dogs created a plan to build one for the purposes of safety, convenience, and a neighborhood park-like setting for social use. Volunteers not only constructed this private park, but also raised over $40,000 to build what is now a premier dog park designed to match American Kennel Club standards for dog socialization and safety. Members subsequently determined they wanted more than a simple dog park so added features such as covered patios, handicap access, in-ground irrigation, golf cart parking, and landscaping that aligned with the design requirements of the residential community were added. It’s become a convenient, inviting location for residents to gather for events and neighbor conversations. The dog park’s common name is 'Rusty’s Place' in memory of a benefactor’s beloved late Rottweiler."
~ Real Estate Scorecard, posted February 15, 2015 by Margie Casey ~

Margie Casey (center) from Real Estate Scorecard visiting the dog park on
March 22 2013.
Pictured also are Tony Balio with Guiness, Nancie Guido with Jake, Marlene Eeg and Dave Polacsek with Kadie.

Click on Alice's photo to visit the
Memorial Page for those who
have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge

Cardinal Grayson Eeg
cordially invites you to become
a member of Rusty's Place

This website is for the benefit and use
of dog owners and their friends at Rarity Bay,
Vonore, Tennessee.