In Santa Fe you can social network off line and off leash!
Santa Fe is known as a dog friendly community. And our dog parks are great social networking locations for you and your companions. Most locals will say and many visitors will even agree that Santa Fe has gone to the dogs. Why?
Water dishes are common in front of local shops and our community has several pet-friendly hotels. All Santa Fe Parks and Plaza areas are officially open to the public from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM every day except when our city officials have approved other activities. Unless there is a public notice, all dogs must be on a secure leash as voice command is not an acceptable form of restraint. And of course, no dog likes to be embarrassed in front of other dogs and their human companions, so remember to bring along a sanitary bag as a way to pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
Remember, only service dogs are allowed on the Historic Plaza with their human companions during all major Santa Fe Plaza events, including July 4th Pancake Breakfast, Spanish Market, Indian Market, Art and Craft shows and Fiesta. In fact, no other animals are allowed to attend. In addition, no dogs are ever allowed in Cathedral Park.
So where can our dogs play, jump and even social network outside their home? Fortunately, our community has several answers for their physical and social well being too. They are called Dog Parks. Here are the places where dogs rule and network in Santa Fe off lease and offline!!
Dog Park Ortiz
This is a dog favorite for locals and visitors alike. The area is a natural landscape of trails and open space with waste cans, benches and views. Dogs must be under voice control and if so they can be off leash. The only important thing to remember is the park is not fenced. So remember to play along with your dog companion and social network offline too. The park is close to the downtown not far from the Casa Solana neighborhood.
Directions: Go North on St. Francis Drive, West on Alamo, North of Crucitas and your dog will quickly pick up the scent of Ortiz Park on the left. The above image shows the terrain and mountain views of Ortiz Dog Park.
Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society Off Leash Park
This is a great park for your first dog park experience. Why? This off leash park is completely fenced and a great place to begin dog networking and socialization. The views are awe inspiring and the park is not as well know by visitors as yet. In other words it is not as busy. In fact, there are two fenced parks. One is for large dogs and more social dogs and the other for small and shy ones. The fenced areas give you and dog companion a great play to play, exercise and learn new things. Benches and waste containers are provided.
Directions: Due to new construction on the 599 ByPass which has temporarily closed CR62 the main access to the Shelter, drivers now must use CR 70 to access the frontage road and Caja del Rio Road. CR 70 is 2.3 miles north of CR 62. Follow signs to Caja del Rio Road and to the Animal Shelter.
Remember to bring water for yourself and your dog(s).
If you and your dog(s) are considering a move to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a lifestyle change you will quickly see how easy it is for you and your companion to meet new friends at our Santa Fe Dog parks. If you are interested in relocating to Santa Fe, contact us for experienced professional help and information about our Santa Fe Real Estate market. If you want to search for current homes, condos, land and ranches on the market, go towww.emilymedvec.com for a easy map or list search of current properties on the market. Or if you know Santa Fe is on your radar and you are ready to talk Santa Fe everyday, call Emily Medvec at 505-660-4541 to arrange for a brief phone consultation on current market trends and to schedule showings in advance of your visit.
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