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Old 12-01-2007, 10:42 AM
Status: "Fall is in the air-too soon!" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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They sure are cute.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Boulder is very dog-friendly.
However, I never thought of Denver as being dog-friendly at all.
Denver's dog parks never happened without a whole lot of lobbying, and when they did, the locations chosen were dusty and weedy (no water, no shade) and were tucked into out-of-the-way places.
For someone living in central Denver, there was no off-leash place to legally take your dog on foot, it always involved getting into a car.
None of Denver's many green spaces, Wash Park, Cheesman Park, etc allow dogs off-leash.
And if you do let your dog off-leash in those parks, beware of the white van. It does drive right on the grass, and you will indeed be ticketed.
Now, Cherry Creek State Park (Aurora) is great, and so is Chatfield. But for a day-to-day Denverite off-leash romp, I'd say the pickings are slim.
And Stapleton (at 20th and Syracuse) is wonderful, if over-used, but it is not technically a *Denver* park, it is Stapleton's. It does have water and shade.
Maybe Highlands Ranch or other suburbs are dog-friendlier.
Denver--not so much.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Thanks. I sure do miss them (I'm in Kuwait right now).
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:05 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Stay safe! Even little Louisville has a doggie park, plus an off-leash area in its open space.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I am close to deciding whether to move with my rascal bichon mutt to Boulder so it is great to hear how dog friendly it is. Does this extend to apartment rentals as we will be looking for a place to live? What about bars or restaurants?
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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I see owners walking their dogs everywhere here! So yes, very dog friendly!
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder is VERY dog friendly. Here's a link to photos (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=marley&w=86846941%40N00 - broken link) of us playing in Boulder or nearby with our golden Marley.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Boulder is the most dog friendly place I've ever lived, but it's not a good idea to expect all the dogs to behave well (good idea anywhere really).
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Boulder is the most dog friendly place I've ever lived, but it's not a good idea to expect all the dogs to behave well (good idea anywhere really).
I'll add that it's not a good idea to expect all dog owners to behave well either. I live in Boulder and have seen a lot of poor behavior on the part of dog owners. The winner so far is someone who brought a small lap dog into Safeway, carrying it in their arms, and went through the self-checkout. Since they couldn't operate the checkout machine one-handed (with the dog under the other arm), they set the dog down right onto the checkout counter, where you swipe the food items. None of the Safeway employees even said anything. Ugh!
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:36 PM
Status: "Fall is in the air-too soon!" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I went ice skating with my daughter today at the Louisville ice rink, and someone had their dog there, a little fluff ball. Cute, but out of place, IMO.
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