Adoptable dogs star in Achieva’s Puppy Bowl

Event celebrates the grand reopening of Achieva Credit Union’s Paw Park on Feb. 2 in Dunedin

DUNEDIN, FL (January 31, 2019) — Achieva Credit Union will hold a grand “reopening” ceremony on Feb. 2 to celebrate the expansion of its Paw Park located at 1659 Virginia St. in Dunedin. Dog lovers and their furry friends are invited to join this free event featuring an array of vendors, adoptable dogs from Dunedin Doggie Rescue, and a Puppy Bowl.

The Puppy Bowl will feature a group of adoptable chihuahuas available through Dunedin Doggie Rescue, who will chase a stuffed football across a mini football field with yard lines and goal posts. Other breeds of adoptable dogs from Dunedin Doggie Rescue will also be at the event cheering the chihuahuas on.

Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski and members of the Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department will also join Achieva in a ribbon-cutting to officially unveil the expanded Paw Park at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2.

Achieva teamed up with the City on the dog park’s expansion as a way to bring dog owners together in a community setting – specifically to help fill the need for a bigger dog park in Dunedin, since Happy Tails Dog Park will permanently close in February. The 1.25-acre Paw Park has plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to roam and play.

Among the highlights of the expanded Paw Park are a taller fence for the large dog area, new trees for additional shading and more seating options. Other amenities include agility poles, dog tunnels, water fountains and waste stations.

The Paw Park, which is next door to Achieva’s corporate headquarters, has been open since 2016.

“We’re proud to work with the City to offer a great dog park experience for the Dunedin community,” said Gary Regoli, president and CEO of Achieva. “We love to look out our windows and see our neighbors interact with each other while their dogs romp around the Paw Park.”

The free grand reopening event is on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paw Park. The ribbon cutting begins at 10 a.m., while adoptable dogs from Dunedin Doggie Rescue will star in the Puppy Bowl at 11 a.m.

Event guests are encouraged to dress their pets in their NFL best as a way to pre-game for the Super Bowl.

For more information about the Achieva Paw Park, visit or call 727-431-7362.

About Achieva Credit Union

Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it is rated a Superior 5-Star credit union by Bauer Financial and has more than $2.7 billion in assets and 25 branches serving more than 160,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties, or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva. For more information, visit


Christine McLarty

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