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Dogs Allowed in Dormont Borough Parks

Dormont Council voted earlier this month to allow dogs in the borough's parks. Have you taken your pup for an adventure yet?

Dogs—previously banned from Dormont's parks—are now free to explore the areas, provided their owners follow a few rules.

voted earlier this month to allow dogs in borough-owned parks, as long as they remain on a leash and are kept on walkways, roads or trails, or immediately adjacent to those areas.

Dogs still are not allowed on or near playground areas, and are not allowed on baseball or sports fields. Owners must clean up after their pets.

On Saturday, a number of playful pups could be found walking their humans in . Have you taken your dog to explore new territory yet?

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Bob Dini August 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I hope they create a related ordinance for not cleaning after their pets with related fines !
Jennifer August 27, 2012 at 02:09 PM
i clean up after my pet and am glad they finally changed this!
Seth D. August 27, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Any opportunity for a Dog Park within the Borough where dogs could be off leash?
Nazy H August 27, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Surprise! Dogs have always been in the parks. Good thing Dormont caught up with what was already happening.
pgh resident August 27, 2012 at 04:58 PM
agree with Nazy however I am guilty now I feel less like a criminal...
Erin Faulk August 27, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I think the "dogs in parks" issue comes up in every community. I was at Dormont Park on Saturday and saw several people walking dogs—all seemed to be following the rules. It seems like this will be a good thing.
Leigh August 27, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I have seen many dogs in the park including mine. I really hope people keep their dogs off Pop Murray. DABA and the borough spend too much time and money trying to keep it nice.
Cindy Lucas August 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM
It is nice that dogs are now permitted in Dormont Park. I would like to see the borough take the next step and create a Dog Park. There are many Dormont residents who would like to see this happen.
Josh September 06, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Anyone have any when they might take down the "No dogs in park" signs? I still feel weird when people see me in the park with my dog.

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