Who Like Dog Parks!

  1. Dog parks have sprung (is that a word oh ye grammer police? Or is that grammar?:chuckle ) up all over town here. We love to go. Our favorite is this one at the beach.

    I'm not sure if he likes to swim or just tolerates it.

  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   KC CHICK
    I wish we had one here.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Are these somehow different than any other kind of park?
  5. by   KC CHICK
    The pups don't have to be leashed and can run with other pups.
    I think they're usually fenced in areas too.
  6. by   BadBird
    Looks nice from the pic. I wish we had a dog park.
  7. by   emily_mom
    Looks so warm there! I'm jealous.

    We don't have dog parks in these here parts. We've got 80 acres for them to run, poop, swim and play.

  8. by   Stargazer
    Spring, sprang, sprung. See, you were right.

    We have a number of dog parks in Seattle. There is a small park in an area of downtown Seattle that is notorious for the number of drug buys that take place there. The Seattle PD has something like triple its normal level of patrols in that area, specifically in that park, round the clock, but it's getting to be too much of a problem and they're talking about closing it permanently.

    Some creative soul suggested making it into a dog park. Having a bunch of unleashed dogs running around would make it significantly less private or comfortable for junkies and drug dealers, give the downtown area a badly-needed place for dogs to run unleashed, and allow the park to stay open so that the neighborhood kids who play basketball there, for example, and have no place else to go, could continue to use the park. I think it's a great idea from every angle.
  9. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Are these somehow different than any other kind of park?
    Russ, in urban areas dogs can't be unleashed. Especially they can't go to the beach. But the last five years, and especially the last two years, these dog parks have exploded everywhere here. They are fenced in, have water facillities, and poopy bags to scoop poop (don't you dare let your dog poop and not pick it up), and Caesar gets to play and run with other dogs and get some exercise in a large fenced in area safe from traffic.

    The human companions are fun to "talk dog" with. Plus straight guys say they can pick up chicks there sometimes.

    Stargazer, that sounds like a great idea. Dog parks are a big hit here.

    Kristy, it was a gorgeous 84 degrees today. Thank God, I was so sick of winter, even in Florida.
  10. by   delirium
    I always tease my brother and his wife because they take their dog Princess to the dog park. That's about as yuppie as it gets, deliberately taking their dog to a park so she can 'socialize' with other canines, with their little fold up dish and bottle of Deer Park water for when Princess gets thirsty...

    Yep, I'm jealous. No dog parks here, but we do have a couple of beaches within my housing development that the dogs can go to.
  11. by   kaycee
    84 degrees, I'm sooooo jealous. Don't have any dog parks here but my dog would be livin in the water. She's an old gray lab who still loves to swim.
  12. by   aimeee
    I wish they had them here too! I would love for my lab to be able to socialize with some 4 legged buddies. The cats just don't seem to "get" labrador games. :chuckle
  13. by   researchrabbit
    We have a little one here. Our whippet (who LIVES to run) loves it. The other two don't care so much; they're little and running across the living room does it for them.