San Jose - The most dog UN-Friendly City?

Correct me if I’m wrong ;)

It seems to me that San Jose has become one of the most dog un-friendly cities. I was watching a program called Dog Friendly Cities, and it seems that many large Cities (San Francisco, Miami, New York etc) are very dog friendly.

On the other hand San Jose is terrible by comparison.

For a start there are very few dog parks, and the ones that there are are very small, and are unlit, and close too early. In fact District 6 has NO dog parks at all! Everytime they try to open one someone complains.

The recent change in the Title 7 Animal control laws are prohibitive, dog unfriendly, and probably unconstitutional.

All San Jose Street fairs ban dogs, even though, last time I looked, dogs are allowed on City streets when on a leash.

You can get your dog seized by Animal Control if it pee’s on someones lawn and they complain, I hate to think what would happen if the dog were to poop on someones lawn! (Regardless of whether you pick up or not).

Most City parks ban dogs, even on leash. All school fields ban dogs, even though our tax dollars pay for those fields.

All establishments (except a few pet stores) ban dogs, and I have never seen tie outs or loops outside where you can tie your dog up if you want to go inside (to get coffee etc).

So I vote San Jose as THE MOST DOG UN-FRIENDLY CITY.

Thanks San Jose, I’ll be thinking about that next time you want to hike my taxes or have me vote for you.

Posted by wolfmanjm on Saturday, January 26, 2008