Letters: Still needing a dog park

Dog owner wants Sooke to establish a off leash park

I am a dog owner – two big, happy, fun loving, people loving, other dog loving, rambunctious, friendly dogs.

I used to take one of them off-leash to Whiffin Spit. But he wouldn’t come when he was called, and he would race toward oncoming people to say hello. I can understand how seeing a 90-pound mass of brown hurtling towards you would frighten you. I get it. So I stopped going, and he doesn’t get to run around and play with other dogs or enjoy the water.

So, in response to the letter of Aug. 20, would you support having a dog park in Sooke, where dogs could play and run in a safe, secure area? Because they can’t do it anywhere else, south of Duncan. We have tried for years, with the previous mayor and the current one, to establish a dog park in Sooke.

For all of those people who don’t want off leash dogs around, help us find a place where they can be off leash.

Patricia Marsh

East Sooke

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