Dogs

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.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:24 pm
Small dog found in Roslindale

Conor Gately reports finding this friendly, feisty dog yesterday on Sycamore Street between Cummins and Poplar in Roslindale. He's currently at the Boston city animal shelter on Mahler Road if you misplaced him.

By - 11/4/16 - 7:28 pm
Dog in Starbucks

A concerned citizen doesn't want any hair of the dog and files a complaint about a South End Starbucks:

Third time in 10 days I have seen a dog in this Starbucks at 627 Tremont in the south end. Management is oblivious. These are not service dogs.

By - 10/25/16 - 12:38 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000, but he won't be going anywhere because a Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an unrelated Malden case, per the Suffolk County DA's office. Should he get out, he has to stay away from Sarah, currently limping but in stable condition at Angell.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say repeatedly punched and choked an 11-month-old Husky around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at North Station. Read more.

By - 10/20/16 - 9:44 pm

WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.

If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.

By - 10/20/16 - 9:17 am

The Bulletin reports on the efforts of the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston to convince the state to turn the long shuttered Thompson Center in Hyde Park into a dog park. In addition to general state inertia, the group also has to contend with advocates for children - who say the center should be restored to its original use as a park for kids with disabilities - and senior citizens.

By - 9/29/16 - 2:27 pm

The Arnold Arboretum reports the guy who let his dog loose to attack two weed-eating goats the other day at least got a fine, but now is asking other people fed up with random wildlife being ripped up by dogs to help catch irresponsible pet owners: Read more.

By - 9/26/16 - 11:57 am
Sadm

Transit Police report arresting a man they had a threatening pit bull on a bus Wonderland and then began swinging the dog at cops as they tried to escort him out of the station.

Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 1:06 pm

Boston Magazine reports the shih-tzu lost a leg and about 40% of its blood after being hit between Roslindale Village and Forest Hills last Thursday, but is now recovering nicely as the MSPCA puts her up for adoption.

By - 9/19/16 - 5:25 pm
Two dogs found in the Arboretum

Boston Animal Control reports:

We need your help! These two sweet girls were abandoned tied to a tree at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday (9/17/16). If you recognize these dogs or saw anything, please let us know. 617 635 5348.

By - 8/31/16 - 2:50 pm

The MSPCA says it's closed its South Huntington Avenue dog park again, this time to protect a mother rabbit and some new baby buns currently nesting there:

We anticipate re-opening the park in two to three weeks after the babies have been weaned and are able to move on. We ask for patience as we prioritize the safety of #wildlife who share this space with the community. We can all live skillfully (and enjoyably!) alongside wild life such as these rabbits.

Via Jamaica Plain News.

By - 8/24/16 - 10:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the MSPCA has re-opened its South Huntington Avenue dog park - but is now banning professional dog walkers following an incident in which one dog mauled another.

By - 8/22/16 - 11:00 am

MSPCA-Angell has temporarily closed its dog park on South Huntington Avenue: Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 10:53 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the one-year jail sentence a Quincy man got after his conviction for animal cruelty in an incident involving his girlfriend's annoying little dog. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 1:21 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), says he understands the need to keep dogs from running loose in the tiny Beecher Street Park. But O'Malley says the dog owners of JP need a place where their pets can legally roam free and socialize.

In a letter today to Leo Roy, commissioner of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, O'Malley says the Southwest Corridor Park through Jamaica Plain has more than enough land to spare some for a dog park. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 11:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the city Parks Department says dogs running loose in the Beecher Street Park is just not a good idea.

By - 7/14/16 - 11:45 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the animal-cruelty conviction for a man who shot a dog that kept showing up on his property in an attempt to "sting" her and make her stay away. Read more.