Dogs

By - 10/16/17 - 9:18 am

Transit Police report arresting two New Yorkers at the Salem commuter-rail parking garage yesterday evening after finding their French bulldog dead of apparent overheating after being left alone in a car for five hours. Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 12:26 pm
Sign wants people to stop dropping their dog poop on Marlborough Street

SafeResponsibleMover shows us a sign taped to a tree on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. Yesterday, somebody filed a complaint (complete with photo) about somebody who keeps dropping his or her pet's rear-end extrusions next to one particular tree on Dartmouth Street in the South End.

By - 9/11/17 - 12:42 pm
Two dogs in a car in West Roxbury have AC, water and NPR to listen to

Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.

UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.

By - 9/10/17 - 12:51 pm
Dog dressed like a lamb in Somerville

Jay K. took in the "best dressed" contest at the Somerville Dog Festival today.

By - 8/29/17 - 5:09 pm

Travis Gustafson failed to appear in court for his arraignment today on a charge of animal cruelty for the heat-related death of a pit bull in his pickup truck on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

As a result, a West Roxbury Municipal Court judge issued a warrant for Gustafson's arrest, the DA's office says.

By - 8/2/17 - 8:37 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports BPD will charge him with animal cruelty and improper confinement because his dog was found dying in the pickup on Burroughs Street in JP yesterday.

By - 8/1/17 - 7:05 pm

WCVB reports ISD inspectors responding to a complaint found the dog in a car on Burroughs Street near Jamaica Pond today; rushed the dog to Angell Memorial, but it was too late. The owner could face charges.

By - 7/30/17 - 6:44 pm
People and dogs on Charles River paddle boards

Chris watched two people on paddle boards with dogs along the Allston shoreline today.

By - 7/15/17 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports DCR has decided not to convert a street-hockey rink on Anson Street into a dog park because of opposition from street-hockey fans.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:32 pm

Transit Police report arresting Pamela Tyler, 51, on a charge of animal cruelty after officers watched her repeatedly beat her young pit bull around 10:30 p.m. yesterday at Dudley station. Read more.

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm
Big dog on the Blue Line

Matt Cadwallader shared a Blue Line car with this big dog today.

By - 5/15/17 - 10:04 am
A dog in a bag on the Red Line

Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:39 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Someone keeps leaving bags of dog poop in the street outside our house. What are the best means of catching the poopetrator?

By - 3/22/17 - 9:59 am

On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.

By - 3/20/17 - 8:59 pm

Backers of a plan to turn a needle-infested, abandoned recreation complex in Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park get a chance to convince DCR to let them go forward at a meeting in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:13 am

A couple days ago, of course, when there was still lots of ice. Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 1/26/17 - 10:36 am

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department holds a public meeting on Feb. 7 to hear what people think about the idea of carving out part of Fallon Field for a dog area.

The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 1/24/17 - 10:47 pm

For 40 minutes, puzzled newcomers at a meeting of the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston tonight couldn't figure why DCR had abruptly abandoned work with the group to turn the decaying nine-acre Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation into Hyde Park's first dog park - to the point of refusing to even let group members see the consultant's plans the group had partially paid for. Read more.

By - 1/23/17 - 7:34 pm
Brodi the missing BPD K-9

UPDATE: Found on Lenoxdale Street.

Boston Police report they are looking for Brodi the K-9, last seen in the area of Hallet and Hill Top streets near Pope John Paul II Park and the Neponset River.

By - 12/12/16 - 11:40 am
Dogs in Boston Common

A fed-up citizen files a complaint that some dog owners took advantage of the season's first real snowfall to let their beasts go in the Public Garden.