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Old 10-24-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend an area in suburban Raleigh- D-CH-C that might have either condo or town home rentals near open space where a dog could be run off lead ? I am not into dog parks as they are the # 1 place for dog injuries ! I am talking an area like a state park, state forest, etc. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I thought keeping your dog on leash was a legal requirement in the Raleigh area (with the exceptions of your own property that is fenced in, a recognized dog park, a doggie day care that is fenced in, etc.)

Am I incorrect?
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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No off leash areas in state parks or forests but that certainly doesn't stop people from doing it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Don't be that guy. Seriously. The laws are the way they are for a reason. Everyone thinks their dog is just wonderful....until there is an incident. No one walking their dog legally, or out hiking with their children, want to deal with your dog.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Thank you, Dire Wolf. I'm a dog mommy, but I'd never let my dog off leash in a public area. Not safe for my dog (who is, of course, the sweetest and nicest dog in the world ). It's also flat out disrespectful to people who don't like dogs or are afraid of dogs. They have a right to enjoy hiking, too. More than an unleashed dog.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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I hike in Duke Forest (Koristan Division) all the time, and see plenty of off-leash dogs. Some do come right up to me without being encouraged, and their owners don't seem to have much ability to stop them. I'm fine with it though, because I like dogs a lot. However, I can certainly see how someone that is afraid of dogs, or just doesn't like them, would not be happy about this. I think someone that owns this type of dog, and lets them off-leash, is slightly rude, and it doesn't even seem like the right thing to do for the dog since they don't listen well enough and could potentially get hurt. What amazes me though are the people with dogs that walk within a short distance of their owner, heel on command, and don't leave their side as I walk by. That dog is as good as on a leash. I, or a child for that matter, would need to actively reach out towards him in order to make contact with that dog, and the same would be just as possible if the dog were on a two foot leash. All this being said, people still shouldn't break the law. If there is a law in place for leashes then you should follow it. Duke Forest is private property, but it seems likely that they have signs posted near the entrances that say to keep dogs on leashes --- I don't know though for sure as I don't usually enter at the entrances.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:55 AM
 
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Enter everyone getting on their soapbox about off leash dogs and who has rights over who and their bad experiences blah blah blah. Gotta love the internet, everyone has an answer for a question no one asked.

To answer your question OP instead of thumping my chest, your best bet may be a VRBO listing in the woods/hills somewhere where the person has acreage and you can roam around the property.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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Enter everyone getting on their soapbox about off leash dogs and who has rights over who and their bad experiences blah blah blah. Gotta love the internet, everyone has an answer for a question no one asked.

To answer your question OP instead of thumping my chest, your best bet may be a VRBO listing in the woods/hills somewhere where the person has acreage and you can roam around the property.
It's pretty simple, the law is to keep your dog on a leash. You may not like it, but its the law.
My dog was attacked by an off leash dog in a public park. I picked him up and kicked the attacking dog in the head. The owner, who was jogging about 100 yards behind, came up and started yelling at me because I kicked her dog. In addition to a few choice words, I let her know that if it ever happened again, it wouldn't be just one kick.

Keep you dog on a leash.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Durm
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It's pretty simple, the law is to keep your dog on a leash. You may not like it, but its the law.
My dog was attacked by an off leash dog in a public park. I picked him up and kicked the attacking dog in the head. The owner, who was jogging about 100 yards behind, came up and started yelling at me because I kicked her dog. In addition to a few choice words, I let her know that if it ever happened again, it wouldn't be just one kick.

Keep you dog on a leash.
Right, exactly - my dog has been attacked by off leash dogs and we won't even hike in a very large state park anymore because of them (I won't name it, because I won't encourage the OP). But in this state park we were about a mile from the trailhead when we encountered a couple with two off leash dogs. They were able to get ahold of the aggressive one, but the older puppy made a beeline for my dog and jumped all over her - this didn't go over well, but no blood was drawn, fortunately. Had my dog been injured I never could have carried her for a mile.

Your best bet OP is private acreage somewhere in the country where there are a lot of off leash dogs. Please do NOT do it in parks. The leash law is in effect throughout the triangle.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's pretty simple, the law is to keep your dog on a leash. You may not like it, but its the law.
It depends on where the dog is.

For Wake County, it appears the only restrictions are on public parks, animals in heat and dogs deemed as potentially dangerous.

http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/North%20Carolina/wakecounty_nc/wakecountynorthcarolinacodeofordinances?f=template s$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:wakecounty_nc

91.07 (C) It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any dog to take the dog into or allow the dog to enter any public park without being at all times under the restraint of a leash unless the park is designated as a dog park.

91.07 (D) It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control charge, custody or control of a female dog or female cat to allow that animal to be at large during its estrus period. During this period, the owner or person having possession of the animal must restrain the animal in an enclosure in the manner that will prevent the animal from coming in contact with a male of its species. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the intentional breeding of animals on the premises of the owners or keepers of the animals involved.



Other parts of Wake County are under control of the respective towns.
Animal Control
"Wake County Animal Control responds to requests for service from citizens in the following locations:
  • Unincorporated Wake County
  • Apex
  • Morrisville
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Knightdale
  • Wendell
  • Zebulon
  • Wake Forest
  • Rolesville"
I know Cary has a leash law for dogs (and cats).

For other parts of NC, GS 67 seems to apply, which looks to have similar rules as Wake County
North Carolina General Assembly - General Statutes - Chapter 67: Dogs.
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