New Zealand Dog News

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June 10, 2011

Group says it's a dog's life without canine playgrounds

Calls for a dog playground in Palmerston North are mounting.

The Dog Parks Action Group has been formed to encourage the development that has become a feature of many overseas cities, and has been picked up in New Zealand in Christchurch. Group members Bruce Thomson and Sue Flynn put the proposal to the Palmerston North City Council's community wellbeing committee yesterday, using the chance to comment on the draft dog control policy to put their case.

They asked the council to develop one or two fenced, trial dog playgrounds.

Mrs Flynn said having a place to go where dogs could play off the leash while their owners met for a chat would provide an important opportunity for people to socialise.MORE>>

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