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07 December 2005 @ 10:58 pm
(mostly directed to those of you in the colder climates, but input from all is definitely welcome)

- if there was an indoor dog park (possibly with dog training, grooming, retail, and boarding services, but first and foremost an off-leash dog park) complete with climate control, artificial sunlight, and all the things an outdoor park has, like pools (not the plastic ones, like, built-in shallow pools), sand mountains, tunnels, etc. catered to smaller dogs (under 30-ish pounds), would you go?
Lizzybellamslizzybella on December 8th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
I live in Phoenix Arizona and from april to october you would have to beat people out of there with sticks.
Kat: Smarsonkittehkat on December 8th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
Agreed. 120+ degrees is hell for humans and furbabies alike.
salden04 on December 8th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
know all your enemies: fish facekelliee on December 8th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Jenn: Puppy Loveastridlynn on December 8th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
Depending on cost....but definitely! There was a place similar to that that had play nights on Wednessdays, but it was too expensive for my budget and wasn't very convenient. Something that was open on the weekends or during the day would have been better, plus they charged about $15 for a couple hours of playing (which I thought was too high--poor college student).
hold_the_frame on December 8th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
i'm kind of taking inspiration from an outdoor park in jacksonville, fl. where the price is around $7/day for unlimited time. it's just a park, offering no boarding or anything, but they do have a bath area inside the reception house that people are welcome to wash their dogs in for an extra $3 (shampoo, brushes, towels, all included). there is a pond out there and most dogs like to roll around in the sand/mud!
lilymello_tune on December 8th, 2005 08:00 am (UTC)
Oh god, yes.
fairweathrsmile on December 8th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
Probably not, because Kylie likes to play too rough for the little dog scene. But what do I know, I live in Florida ;)
hold_the_frame on December 8th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
i am thinking about having two separate areas - one for big monsters and one for small, and that way i'm not excluding any families with both kinds! then people with dogs like yours would be welcome in the big dog area if they want. plus, those families would have the option of letting the smaller dog play in the big dog area (maybe depending on how crowded it was), since they're probably used to that. i don't think i could guarantee no doggie injuries or anything; although i could suggest those types of dog owners (the ones who are worried about their dogs having actual contact with any other dogs) get there earlier to avoid crowds.
fairweathrsmile on December 8th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
All great ideas :) If there was a big dog area, I'd come!
NH: Maizyxsaltyx on December 8th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
Probably not, but just because my little dog hates other dogs and I couldn't bring my big dogs! :)
Meredithmeredith_md on December 9th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
I would absolutely bring my pigs to a place like this!
I'm just a girlcute_bunny on December 9th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Absolutely. I can hardly find any dog-friendly places around where we live (Massachusetts). Something like that would be perfect for dogs around here, especially for the short nosed short haired dogs like bostons. You'd make a KILLING. There is NOTHING like that around here, which is surprising because a lot of people in Mass are dog lovers.