Build a fenced dog park

Letters

After reading many letters lately about loose dogs being unsafe and owners not being responsible “pooper-scoopers,” I would like to suggest that one thing we could do is to have a secure, fenced, off-leash dog park.

We are the responsible owners of two chocolate labs. While they get daily walks and time in their own backyard, the dogs do not have a place where they are free to run and interact with other dogs. The nearest fenced dog park is in Duncan. On the few occasions we have visited the Duncan Dog Park, our pups have enjoyed running free safely, and interacting joyfully with other dogs.

The owners are scrupulous about picking up after their dogs, and it is an absolute joy to watch the dogs play and run in a safe environment.  While I know this won’t eliminate all the problems about loose dogs and dog poop problems, maybe it will alleviate the problems by giving dog owners a safe place to let their dogs loose. If you agree, please petition Sooke council members to consider securing a site for a dog park.

Patricia Marsh

East Sooke

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