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Old 02-22-2013, 09:27 AM
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Very much so

- Dogs are allowed on public transport (buses, trains)
- nearly all clothing stores/electronics/furniture/anything but food stores I've encountered are dog friendly
- At banks etc..
- Dog friendly apartments are common
- Dog friendly restaurant patios (and a few places with dog items on the menu!)
- Dog friendly parks have off leash dog areas
- Dog people are everywhere lol
- Lots of "doggy business" (Bakeries, day care, groomers, pet stores, pet spas etc..)

The dog culture is strong as well. It's a large, tight knit group. People are strict about picking up poo (poo pickup police!) and dog manners in parks because we DO RISK losing the park access we have if dog owners as a whole misbehave.

If it's an area where dogs aren't allowed off leash or you don't pick up poop..somebody is going to tell you.
If you dog is acting aggressive or you walk into the dog park and don't take your dog off leash.. someone is going to tell you.

It's so much of a MISSION to have a dog in the city that I've noticed when people do, they do it well.
I don't run into a lot of "just the family dog" people. Lol the city is very DOG PEOPLE friendly.

Everyone I encounter who has a dog is really INTO having a dog, which I think is awesome. Everyone has a favorite training center, daycare, park, pet store, dog bakery etc..
I just decided I'm bringing a dog when I visit my in-laws in Boston lol
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:52 AM
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Yes and no.

Dogs are allowed on buses and in banks and most salons.

There are 7 pet stores in a city of 80,000 people. A bit excessive.

We do have three dog parks but they put one on a rattlesnake reserve and the other two are overrun with deer and therefore also coyotes. I don't go to dog parks for those reasons and because people keep an interesting mentality about how dogs behave here.

Most of the public parks, unless there's a festival going on or something, are fairly quiet and as long as your dog is under control no one cares if they're off leash. We have the coulees too (a big hilly valley) and dogs are almost always off leash there.

Izzie is only on leash near roads or when it's busy during a festival (we're usually performing agility demos off leash for those anyway and are being watched closely so we behave when we're not performing).

We have zero dog friendly patios. Even if the dog sits outside the rail. Though we don't have many patios anyway.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:03 AM
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I live outside of Boston, so what Fran said.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:13 AM
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The suburb I live in is not dog friendly. We have the usual stuff but generally dogs aren't allowed anywhere. I was able to bring them on the patio at Dairy Queen and haven't tried the other patios yet but I'm not holding a lot of hope. I have my secret off leash hiking areas, but dogs aren't really allowed off leash there. I am very, very strict on leashing them up when we see someone though and not allowing them to go say hi as I don't want to get in trouble.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:25 AM
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No, where I live (the ghetto, lol) is not even remotely dog friendly. Even the more well to do parts of town are not especially dog friendly.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Fran101 View Post
Very much so

- Dogs are allowed on public transport (buses, trains)
- nearly all clothing stores/electronics/furniture/anything but food stores I've encountered are dog friendly
- At banks etc..
- Dog friendly apartments are common
- Dog friendly restaurant patios (and a few places with dog items on the menu!)
- Dog friendly parks have off leash dog areas
- Dog people are everywhere lol
- Lots of "doggy business" (Bakeries, day care, groomers, pet stores, pet spas etc..)

The dog culture is strong as well. It's a large, tight knit group. People are strict about picking up poo (poo pickup police!) and dog manners in parks because we DO RISK losing the park access we have if dog owners as a whole misbehave.

If it's an area where dogs aren't allowed off leash or you don't pick up poop..somebody is going to tell you.
If you dog is acting aggressive or you walk into the dog park and don't take your dog off leash.. someone is going to tell you.

It's so much of a MISSION to have a dog in the city that I've noticed when people do, they do it well.
I don't run into a lot of "just the family dog" people. Lol the city is very DOG PEOPLE friendly.

Everyone I encounter who has a dog is really INTO having a dog, which I think is awesome. Everyone has a favorite training center, daycare, park, pet store, dog bakery etc..
I need to merge to Portland or to Boston for the first year of my ACD's life. XD Holy socialization opportunities!
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:29 AM
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Germany as a whole is pretty dog friendly. You can bring your dog into almost all stores (except supermarkets) and you're allowed to bring dogs to reteraunts with outdoor patios and sometimes inside. Depending on where you live there are no leash laws ( my parents town for example). All parks allow dogs anyways.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:47 AM
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Not at all. There are no patio areas. No dogs on buses (we don't even have full sized buses on our public transportation system). No dogs in stores. Half the town doesn't even have sidewalks, so there's not many places to walk dogs. No dogs in parks, aside from the dog parks. No dog classes besides the co/mart ones. You have to drive to Vegas if you want actual dog training classes. (almost an hour and a half away)

There is a little park that has one small stairwell where I so want to take a pic of Goose at in the spring months, and every year I debate if I could sneak her in long enough to snap a few pics I have seen dogs in that park, but it's a no no.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:25 PM
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I'm a little jealous of those who say dogs are allowed on public transit in their areas, though. That is one thing we don't have, unless they're in a carrier.
(although apparently, someone forgot to tell this coyote)
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