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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 PM
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Not at all.

I can't bring dogs into hardware stores, they aren't allowed offleash anywhere except a dog park and long lines are illegal (6 foot leash or under). They are pretty much not really welcome anywhere. We also have a very strict amount of animals you can own (2).

The biggest pet friendly thing we have is my one forest preserve dog park.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:59 PM
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Not really, sadly. Not allowed in most stores. Not allowed off leash most places. And not a very dog sport oriented place. Also sadly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:06 PM
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Not as bad as some areas but certainly not what I would considering dog-friendly either. If you are allowed anywhere it's pretty much only on leash (though there are several places where they look the other way as long as you have your dog well in hand). Other than petstores, none allow pets. Outdoor seating in restaurants is often a no as well (though to be honest there's not that much outdoor restaurant seating anyway). Public transportation -- forget it.

We do have a lot of dog sports and such but I considering that somewhat separate. In term of the general public's integration of dogs into society...no. Just no. Around here, pets are for leaving at home or maybe taking on a walk around the block.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:39 PM
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Yup. Especially Annapolis area, but surrounding too. Pretty much all stores in downtown (clothing and all) allow dogs inside. All restaurants have outdoor patio seating where they're allowed. All the local Lowe's, Home Depot's, etc are all pet friendly, as far as I know, they've never questioned me. Lots of pet stores, boutiques, grooming places, parks, etc. Banks all give out doggy biscuits. He's been with me to a few different car places - car wash allows him in while I pay, then we go sit outside and wait for my car to be done, mechanics let him inside while they rotate my tires, change oil, etc. I think maybe because we're by lots of water - we have a lot of outdoor restaurants, lots of people bring their dogs on their boat, etc.

MD actually made a 'law' about it not too long ago.. http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/stor...storyid=156846
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM
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Yup. Especially Annapolis area, but surrounding too. Pretty much all stores in downtown (clothing and all) allow dogs inside. All restaurants have outdoor patio seating where they're allowed. All the local Lowe's, Home Depot's, etc are all pet friendly, as far as I know, they've never questioned me. Lots of pet stores, boutiques, grooming places, parks, etc. Banks all give out doggy biscuits. He's been with me to a few different car places - car wash allows him in while I pay, then we go sit outside and wait for my car to be done, mechanics let him inside while they rotate my tires, change oil, etc. I think maybe because we're by lots of water - we have a lot of outdoor restaurants, lots of people bring their dogs on their boat, etc.

MD actually made a 'law' about it not too long ago.. http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/stor...storyid=156846
I've suddenly decided I'm moving to Maryland :P
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I've suddenly decided I'm moving to Maryland :P
DO IT! lol.

I actually was so ready to get out of MD for a while, but I realize I don't take advantage of a lot of the things it has to offer! We're so close to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, DC, Annapolis, etc. I don't go nearly often enough! I still have yet to take Jackson to the Inner Harbor OR DC (both on my list of things to do this summer!)
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:58 PM
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Nope.

Pet stores and dog park, really the only places dogs are allowed. The banks give out dog biscuits at the drive through, which Juno thinks is the coolest thing ever (cue drool), but it's not like I could bring her IN the bank. There really just aren't options for things to do with them or places to bring them. Unless I am totally misinformed.

We ignore leash laws, but one of our favorite places to go, people complain a lot about dogs being off leash (it's right outside the dog park so it attracts the dog crowd even though it's not part of the off-leash park) so it's not uncommon for police to crack down on that spot. Which sucks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:55 PM
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This general area is a good dog place though. Many many hiking trails. Most say dogs have to be on leash, but a couple say does must be on leash OR "under control" at all times so that's nice! Lots of agility trainers, a herding trainer, and a wonderful obedience trainer too I was disappointed at the thought of moving but the place we're ending up moving to is quite doggy as well. It has an awesome gravel pit, conservation area, my herding trainer is 5 mins one way and a big dog sports facility (which hosts lessons, trials, and clinics) 5 minutes the other way.
Can I move where you are? Haha.

Uhm, I live sort of in the country, but not really, but Kalamazoo really isn't very dog friendly from what I know. If I didn't have private land available, or know of some local parks and go to a lot of hiking trails, my dogs would be screwed. Thankfully we are SUPER close to the Kal-Haven Trail, so we frequent there a lot.

Fort Collins was pretty dog friendly. A few restaurants had "Dog Ice Cream" and would let you sit with the dog on the patio. Plus a lot of great hiking in the mountains.
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Basically what Meagan said.

Not any special stores/restaurants that allow dogs, but we do have a bit of sport in the area, and the premier! Which is nice for competitors, but doesn't do much for most people. At least there's no BSL, we can have a few dogs in the city, and animal control isn't up everyone's butt about leash laws in private parks.

Could be better, but could be much worse.
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