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Dogs Aren't Welcome in Redondo Beach's City Parks (But Dog Owners Want to Change That)


Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, parks, dog friendly city, environment )

Cher Away
- 1710 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
We know Huntington Beach has a reputation for being the most dog-friendly city in Southern California. But what city is the least dog-friendly? Vying for that dubious title, at least if you ask some residents, is Redondo Beach. All of Redondo's 20-plus



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Chuck Roomi (2)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 11:40 am
Pets are unsustainable. If the city of Rondondo Beach chooses to not have dogs in their city parks, that is their choice. Pet owners should get a life.
 

Michelle Bafik-vehslage (12)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 12:09 pm
If people watch and pick up after their dogs why would it cause such a hardship? After all dogs are companions too.
 

Alicia v. (181)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 1:50 pm
Dogs need parks to exercise, so, if they don't let them they'll end up with all kinds of ailments. But it is the owners who should keep track of their pet's poo. It is supereasy, clean after your dog, simple.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 3:15 pm
Alicia, you are right. Clean up after your dog and no prob, bob.
Shirley H.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 3:19 pm
Chuck Roomi,
You are sooooo wrong. Pet Guardians have a life, and an important part of our lives is our precious animals.
Don't be so smug with your comments.
Shirley H.
 

Kelly D. (8)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 3:42 pm
Dogs have just as much right to enjoy our parks as we do, as long as they are on leash, controlled and well mannered, and cleaned up after!
 

marie tc (166)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 5:17 pm
Kelly D has said it all
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 5:52 pm
Maybe the City has a higher regard for the safety of the public than the "If, leashed, if well mannered,if picked up after" people. There is just as high a percentage of irresponsible pet owners as there are drivers that toss or dump trash and garbage from their cars, and with some cross over no doubt. SORRY BUT ONE DEAD OR MAULED CHILD OR ADULT IS TOO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY, for the convienience of dog owners to use the park of their choice and not the one provided.
 

Mandi T. (421)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 9:30 pm
Thank you Cher, Dog parks can be a problem, but here we have them all over. People appreciate that they can take their dogs to parks and are very good about the leash law and picking up after them. Some of the parks even have litter bags to use.
 

David B. (34)
Sunday November 22, 2009, 3:51 am
ah ,i think if you were to check things out loyd,you'd find there's more to worry about humans mauling and killing children than dogs!! but it's a democracy,so have a referendum.let the people deceide!!but make the fines etc stiff enough that if people aren't responsible then they will pay a heavy price! thank you Cher.
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Sunday November 22, 2009, 5:26 am
There is a public park near where I live and I used to go there quite often to watch the birds.However I now no longer go there because of the amount of uncollected dog faces it's disgusting.I also one day found a young mother in great distress because her three yer old son had been playing in the grass and came back with his face and mouth covered in dogs mess.On another occasion I was witness to a man being savaged by a dog let off the leash by it's owner who rather being concerned for the mans welfare seemed to think it was funny.He also had the audacity to claim his dog was " only playing".Irresponsible behavior such as this should not be tolerated.
 
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