Unleashed dogs are a nuisance in Palo Alto parks
Original post made by Dog Owner, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Sep 7, 2010
It's an incredible nuisance for those of us who comply with the city's ordinance requiring dogs to be on a leash. My dog doesn't like being bounced on or crowded. I keep her on a leash so that I can control her; but what am I meant to do when two other dogs rush over, many feet away from their owners, and start to annoy her? We've not had a fight yet, but it's only a matter of time.
Am I and my dog to be prevented from walking in Palo Alto's parks because we stick with the rules and others don't? I wish the city police would take a bit more notice. There's a big fine, you know, for letting your dog run around off the leash - if anyone were to be bothering to enforce it.
Dog owners, make use of the city dog runs. That's why they are there.