DogWorld’s mission was to create an off-leash paradise for dogs and their owners to safely play together and socialize. We found that most public dog parks were small, crowded space with no way to know if other dogs were vaccinated or friendly so we created a park where we could ensure all dogs were vaccinated and temperament screened.
Our 16-acre property provides a pond, two baby pools, an Olympic size swimming pool, and two water slides for swimming; acres and acres of fenced open fields to run; and an obstacle course to master.
Our check-in and software systems ensure that any dog entering the park is current on their vaccinations. Our temperament screening gives us an opportunity to see how your dog interacts with another dog prior to entering the park. During screening we assign a color-coded tag to give a visible indicator to others of your dogs’ temperament and play style. Our color code system allows you to know at a glance the personalities of the dogs around you and engage or move on accordingly. You can view our temperament color chart below.
Just like humans, dogs have different temperaments. Some are outgoing, some are shy, some prefer to keep to themselves while others love to chase and wrestle. No temperament is better or worse than the other.
Park rules have been carefully considered and specifically created to ensure a peaceful environment. We invite and encourage you to ask if you don’t understand why certain rules are in place. We know that we can’t prevent all issues, but we strive to create an environment that will set you and your dog up for success!
Creating a healthy envrionment for dogs means that we are here to help their humans understand dog play dynamics and body language. We seek to educate our guests on dog behavior and encourage them to ask staff members any questions. Educated owners and well trained dogs make for a happy park!
Socialization, exercise, and training are key to your dogs’ happiness – and yours! Let’s play!
Since 2016, StonePaw’s head trainer, Erin, has worked with thousands of dogs and their families. Prior to starting StonePaw Training Erin was head trainer for a local board and train company. Working with many different breeds, sizes, temperaments, and age ranges has given Erin the ability to help dogs with any issue!
Erin is passionate about pursuing continuing education opportunities – she has recently attended The Lemonade Conference through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, Training Between the Ears® Level 1, The Clicker Expo, NePoPo® Theory, The Aggression in Dogs Conference, Canine Con, and the Puppy Potential Workshop.
She is a member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers and an AKC Temperament Test and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator since 2020, and is insured through State Farm. Erin is certified in CPR and first aid for pets through Pet Tech®.
Erin works alongside her assistant trainer and high school sweetheart, Marco. Together, they spent much of 2021 working on DogWorld Dog Park in Kannapolis, NC, where Marco learned he had a passion for helping dogs and their people live their best life!
The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers are a Minor League Baseball team of the Carolina League and the Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. They are located in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and play their home games at Atrium Health Ballpark. The team was established in 1995 as the Piedmont Phillies.
When there is not a game happening you can visit Atrium Health Ballpark – home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.
Aside from hosting all home games of the Cannon Ballers, the team plans to provide music concerts and community events.
On non-game days, the facility is open to the public as a Kannapolis park from sunrise to sunset. You can get great pictures with your dogs!
If you are looking for a quick getaway, local campground, or an escape to nature then check them out! They are in close proximity of Salisbury, Mocksville, and nearby Charlotte. Centrally located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. They are close to Interstates I-85 and I-40. Stop by while traveling south for the winter or north for the summer. Experience Camping in North Carolina! Within a couple hours of the park you could be hiking the Great Smokies or relaxing on a beautiful beach.
Located 6 miles from downtown Salisbury, a historic destination for those wanting to experience a bit of nostalgia. Here you will discover quality restaurants, exquisite art, and the southern charm that makes everyone feel welcomed. Historic tours are offered to those interested in the backstory of lovely Salisbury, as well as seasonal festivals that make appearances quite frequently.
For the NASCAR fans, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is only a 35 miles drive to Concord, NC. Concord is also home of the Concord Mills Outlets for those with a little extra cash to spend.
From the beginning, we understood that keeping the park alive would be a difficult task and now we need your help more than ever. We understood the park would be a labor of love, but we wanted to do our best to keep it alive anyway. Whether successful or not, the experience and memories the park has given to our family and countless other families has been worth it all. Thank you to everyone who has experienced this journey with us.