It's becoming refreshingly repetitive but Boise has made another top 10 list. And this ranking should bode well for our four legged canine friends. According to a report from Boise ranks #1 on the Top 10 U.S. Cities with the most off-leash dog parks per 100,000 residents. The report states that Boise has 6.8 dog parks for every 100,00residents. Also making the list is Henderson NV, Portland OR, Tampa FL and Albuquerque NM. Making this list should give you and your furry friend reason to wag a tail. According to there are many positive benefits dog parks can bring to a community.

Dog parks can act as a gathering spot for pet parents. They bring their pets to the park to get exercise and socialize with other pets. Dog owners do the same thing. While the dogs are playing, community members are more likely to form relationships, participate in conversation and exchange community information such as events, doctors, and veterinarians.

  • As leash laws continue to become increasingly restrictive, many community public leadership committees are seeing dog parks as a way to let dogs run free without penalty to pet owners or damage to private property. Dog parks also promote safety because the pet owners are not walking on busy streets.
  • Public dog parks allow dogs to get ample off-leash exercise and social activity with other dogs. When dogs get the adequate physical and mental exercise they need, humans are able to notice a decrease in the level of troublesome behavior from their dogs which will benefit society as well.

As a dog lover and proud father to a 12 year old Chihuahua named Bella, this is a Top 10 list I'm happy Boise is on.


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