Boston needs some dog parks!
I support the creation of official, off-leash dog parks, runs, and/or areas in Southwest Boston. Off-leash dog parks provide a place for dogs to socialize with each other, getting the physical and mental exercise they need to be good companions. In addition, such off-leash areas benefit the community in general by becoming a gathering-place for dog-owners, who can revitalize a little-used area. Other community benefits are: - they promote responsible pet ownership - they also promote public health and safety - they provide a tool for realistic enforcement of dog control laws - well-exercised dogs make better companions -- and better neighbors - for elderly and disabled people, a dog park is often the only accessible place to bring their dogs to socialize - dog parks help keep the rest of the area