Beary on Cloud 9 at Pooch Park
Playing at the local dog park has become our new favorite weekend hobby. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve visited a few dog beaches in San Diego, but never a dog park, and never in NorCal, so I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what to expect.
On our first trip to the pooch park, we walk with our friends Sara, Tyler and their dogs Jack, a golden lab, and Kaya, who IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know her breed. We think she’s a border-collie mix and we call her princess Kaya because sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a super-cool chic. Anyway, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re off to the park. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a gated grassy area about the size of a baseball field. (Mike thinks itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s longer). Inside there are probably about 10 dogs with their respective owners socializing on the sidelines.
I let Beary off his leash and he enters dog heaven or something quite close. Mike and I no longer exist in his world. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all about the dogs. Immediately a fair amount of butt sniffing commences: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who are you? What did you eat today? Do I know you?Ã¢â‚¬Â Sara throws a tennis ball and Jack, Kaya and Beary are off to the races. Our little westie can hang with the big dogs like the best of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem. His tongue is flapping, ears back and feet racing. Mike and I smile Ã¢â‚¬â€ our baby is happy.
Dog Park Pros:
Beary can run off his leash without fear that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s headed to the street.
We get to play with a variety of pups, from a welsh corgi and a golden retriever to a basset hound and a shibu inu puppy, who is effortlessly adorable.
Water is plentiful, with a dog-person combo fountain.
People are responsible and clean up after their dogs. Bags are provided.
Beary is on cloud nine chasing the pups.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really have any cons. The park is a bit on the small side, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to complain. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m happy we found it! For more information about Laguna Community Dog Park, visit http://www.yourcsd.com/parks/parks_dog.asp.