Support for a small dog park in Austin, Texas

It is essential to have your voice heard if you want this small dog park. We, as small dog lovers/owners, need to convince the Austin Parks and Recreation Department that having a special designated area at the existing off-leash parks for small dogs is essential to our community. Let your voices be heard, sign this petition and get your neighbors and friends to sign too. Austin already has 12 off-leash parks around the city--which is great. Yet there is not one place in Austin to safely take small dogs to play with eachother off-leash. Small dogs cannot safely play in the same areas as larger dogs. Therefore, we are asking the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to construct an enclosed small dog area at one or many of the existing off-leash parks for the following reasons: + There is not a facility in Austin to accommodate safe, small dog \"off-leash\" activity + Small dogs need exercise over and above human limitations; leashes limit the dog


I own a 6 month old Papillon (4 lbs.) named Chili and have been wanting to take her outside to play off-leash. I have visited many of Austin\'s area parks and have been unable to even set her down without multiple large breeds bombarding us--I know this is out of love--but one accidental move and Chili could get very hurt. She is extremely active and loves to play. If you are in the same situation - please contact me at


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    John Roedel, United States

    5 years ago State: California
    Country: United States
    Comments: I am moving to Austin in July 2010 and would like an off-leash area to walk my pug.
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    Penelope Swan, United States

    5 years ago State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Comments: -
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    Lisa Carlson, United States

    6 years ago State: TX
    Country: US
    Comments: Please provide a place for our small friends to play.
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