503 S Center Road, Birdsboro 610-921-2348
Click here to see the horses at the Ruiz-Murphy Center!
The HSBC's third facility in Berks County, the Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Center for Animal Welfare is a combined free community dog park and multi-acre equine rescue center.
The Ruiz-Murphy Dog Park is open seven days a week during daylight hours and is free to the public. All rules and regulations are posted at the park. Please enjoy the park safely and remember that although it is free to you, but not free for us to operate. Make a donation online now to support the park or pick up a donation brochure when you visit to make a donation by mail!
Important notice for park goers with "rough playing dogs", sailor's mouths and unruly children: We have received a few complaints (I emphasize few because mostly we've been getting glowing comments which we greatly appreciate!) that fall in three basic categories: Owners with dogs who play rough, owners with improperly supervised children, and people who don't know how to act and speak in a civilized society. If you fall into any of these groups, please take the following into consideration:
It is the tiniest fraction of a minority who create issues. We truly appreciate your efforts to not be among that minority and to allow us to keep the park open, free and fun for everyone. Thank you!
The Humane Society maintains the Ruiz-Murphy Center as a free community dog park for residents of Berks County and their furry friends. But brother, that ain't cheap! In addition to financial support from donors like you, the HSBC seeks donations of items and services to help us keep the park open, beautiful, and free. We'd like to thank the following businesses for their support, and we ask that you remember to support the businesses that support the HSBC!
A very generous donation from J.P. Mascaro & Sons and the Mascaro family established the Ruiz-Murphy Center in 2010. Their support enabled the HSBC to realize a long-planned community dog park, and we can't thank them enough!
Click here to visit J.P. Mascaro & Sons' website!
Wanner Gardens of Douglassville has supplied landscaping materials and advice to the HSBC for a number of projects over the past four years, including donations to the Ruiz-Murphy Center.
Visit Wanner here!
7:00 am to dusk (Seven days a week)Equine adoption by appointment only.Please call 610-921-2348, ext 18 to make an appointment.
From Pottstown AreaTake 422 West toward Reading. Turn left at traffic light onto S Center Rd/Route 345 (cross Rte 422 Eastbound). HSBC is approximately 1/4 mile after Rte 422 Eastbound on the left (look for iron archway.)
From Reading AreaTake Route 422 East toward Douglassville turn right onto S Center Rd/Rte 345. The HSBC is ahead on the left.
1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 - phone 610-921-2348 - fax 610-921-5833
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