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Old 04-28-2009, 10:49 AM
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My husband and I are considering a move to Boston and are wondering if Boston is dog-friendly or if there are certain neighborhoods or suburbs that might be more dog-friendly than others... We have a border collie mix so she will need lots of walking and preferably an off-leash park.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Location: Boston
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I love to take my basset hound to the castle island/City point area of South Boston. Great for good long walks along the coast (Columbia Road/Columbus Park). Very popular with people and thier dogs.

But anyways, check this link from Boston.com. It lists all the great boston Dog parks, description, map and leash/unleash

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:35 PM
Location: Dallas
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Within the city of Boston it is quite difficult to find a dog friendly landlord. I totally agree with Nate about Castle Island - my dogs loved that park and I loved taking them there. Yup everybody loves dogs in BOS except the landlords. I think most people who have dogs in BOS live in condos or houses. I know that's not good news, but I'm afraid it's true. Dog friendly landlords are tough to find. Try to find some nice old Irish lady in Southie. Irish people love dogs. High rise managers not so much so. Small dogs less than 25 lbs fare better.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:50 PM
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I live in JP and there are multiple off leash, fenced dark parks in the area...some you can only use from dawn until 1pm, but there is still Jamaica Pond and the Arboretum. People at Jamaica Pond often have their dogs off lead as well because of the water and the interaction of all the pups. I have met tons of people just out walking DJ, my Lhasa Apso, and more and more places to take him.

I do agree with Bostonian08 about the landlord situation though. It was tough finding an apartment to move to that would allow DJ, but I had a really great realtor who called properties where the landlord said "no dogs" but got me in to have the landlords meet DJ. We got a couple to say "yes" to DJ which was great and the building I am in now has a ton of tenants who have dogs, so DJ has lots of friends.
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