posted on Apr, 20 2021 @ 10:07 AM
originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: rickymouse
Nope...not where i was..I had every right to have my dog off leash there. Plenty of signs around informing people they were entering an offleash
Had my dog off leash down there countless times around plenty of other people and other dogs. No issues until today.
I didn't realize that they had off leash areas in cities. There are no such areas here in our towns. Around here, all dogs need to be on leashes
unless they are on your own property and have a shock collar and buried cable to keep them on your property. Or, if your yard is fenced in of course.
The cops do not usually bother people walking their dog without a leash unless someone complains and most complaints come from people who almost hit
the dogs or if the dog is a pit bull or some breed that people are afraid of. Also if the dog growls at someone.
We have not had a dog for over twenty years now, and ours was an alaskan mix, part sleigh dog. It could get off it's chain and was friendly as hell,
down the road someone called the cops and they came out and the cop knew his name and he jumped in the front seat of the cop car and he brought him
down to the Humane Society....again...they loved Alex, he was always loose there and I was a builder, I never had to pay a fine, I helped them do some
projects and I would swear that when they needed some help figuring out what to do they would pick up my dog so I would come down. Never a ticket
though. The cop told the lady that Alex liked to get eye to eye with people so would stand up and put his arms on their shoulders. He usually was
picked up within ten miles of our house, he peed on every mailbox when he went for a walk.
He disappeared one day and we thought he was dead, there was a dead dog on the highway three miles away. But five years later I saw him with some
kids, He was old and they said he showed up at their house and never left, they played with him all the time. I recognized him and he automatically
stood up and put his paws on my chest and looked into my eyes, I knew it was him and questioning the kids at the ice cream stand they said he showed
up about the time he disappeared. I guess dogs have the right to choose their family, he was chained up here way too much, he was an outdoor dog. He
would get too anxious in the house and knock everything over. They said he was hyper for months and had to stay in their garage and they trained alex
to be a house dog. The wife and I worked and the daughter was always busy with our friends and gone. I am glad that Alex found a good family. A
place where he had five kids to play with out in the country. He pulled them around on toboggans which we never mastered, he was too wild, he may
have been a sleigh dog but nobody had ever trained him, the daughter got dumped off the sleigh about five times before we said no more.
I told them about him talking for over a half hour and explained he was always twisting off his chain or out of his leash and bumming all over and
looking for a place he felt at home. I mentioned I was glad he found what he was looking for and the kids were all happy. He was part of their
family. He found where he belonged. After that I questioned as to Why we believe that we have the right to determine an animals life? We did not
own Alex, he just stayed with us for a while and chose who he wanted to live with...a family at least six miles away by road, and he never walked in
the woods much, there were no mailbox posts to pee on in the woods.