Posts tagged "dog friendly areas"

Dog-Friendly and Nature-Friendly Communities

Dog-Friendly and Nature-Friendly Communities
Stephen Jenkinson is a manager of green spaces and development – Hear my conversation HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on how he  works to make sure that communities have adequate room for pets. He explains how this helps make communities better for everyone. He says local community officials are very good at telling people... Read more »

Party for Puptown Dog Park

Party for Puptown Dog Park
The first ever Party for the Pups to support the Puptown Dog Friendly Area (on the south end of Margate Park in Uptown, Lawrence Avenue at Marine Drive) is Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.. at Burkes Public House, 5401 N. Broadway. I will pop into the event to offer my support, so I hope... Read more »

Still Searching for Owner of Dog Who Killed A Pomeranian

Still Searching for Owner of Dog Who Killed A Pomeranian
His picture has appeared in the media – still no absolute identification. Reportedly, the man pictured here took his pit bull-type dog to Montrose Dog Beach (Mondog) on St. Patrick’s Day. And his dog attacked and killed a Pomeranian, while several witnesses watched, including the dog’s owner Audrey Fisher and her 12-year old daughter. The... Read more »
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Put That Dog on a Leash, Or Not

Jen Weigel of the Chicago Tribune wrote about what happened when her dog, Max, crossed paths with a large dog off-leash. What would it hurt for dogs to be off-leash on beaches or within fenced-in tennis courts in winter? Max, a rescue, has his quirks, including that he doesn’t play well with others. The presence... Read more »

Stop Hitting Your Dog

My wife Robin hollered “Stop it! Stop hitting your dog. Stop!” She even tried to get between the woman and the dog who was being hit. It all began innocently enough, on a brisk and typically windy day walking north along Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview. On this walk – one of our dog’s, Ethel... Read more »

Dog Park 101

I love dog parks, and even helped to spearhead their official creation in Chicago (though Wiggly Field had already begun as a trial). In Chicago, these fenced off dog parks are within larger parks, so they are called Dog Friendly Areas (DFA’s). The Chicago Park District offers lots of information – including DFA rules and... Read more »
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