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By Marcy Moyer | Agent in Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Holding Meeting Tonight to Discuss Dogs

alo Alto Holds Meeting Tonight For Discussion About Dogs


I am about to go to a city wide meeting about dogs, and how to deal with the dog issue. In case you are not aware, dogs, and the paucity of places for them to run is a big deal in this town.  Many dog owners, myself included, let their dogs run of leash in places that they are not allowed to do that. It is true that Palo Alto has several dog parks, one at Mitchell Park, and one at Hoover, but these dog parks are not ideal.  They are small, are not grass, and sometimes are places where dogs can get in fights. Dog owners often go to fields that are not used during daytime hours to get a larger, softer space for the dogs to run, or just a place to do some easy socializing in an area without other more aggressive dogs. It will interesting to see what comes out of this discussion. I just spent the week-end in Monterey where the own has re-invented itself as a dog friendly city. Dogs are now allowed in some hotels, (I had a lovely stay at the Portola Plaza Hotel on the wharf), on the wharf, at outside seating at most of the restaurants on the wharf, and off leash on the beach. Several years ago you could hardly take a dog anywhere in Monterey, even on a leash. I guess the city was loosing too much tourist business to Carmel, where dogs are welcome everywhere. Maybe, if Palo Alto becomes more dog friendly it will be a boost to the businesses and make housing more attractive to dog owners.


I will keep you updated.


Marcy Moyer

Intero Real Estate




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By Jonp,  Tue Nov 17 2009, 20:51
I visited Paris once, and dogs are taken everywhere (inside restaurants, stores). Not allowed in churches or grocery stores, but everywhere else. That is so cool. Parisians didn't die of doggie germs. I would support that.

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