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Is Boston Going to the Dogs?

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As a dog owner, living in Boston, I know it can be challenging to find places where you can bring your dog, and not feel like you're accompanying a monster.

Catie Copley, the "Canine Ambassador" at the Copley Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Korri Leigh Crowley)
Catie Copley, the "Canine Ambassador" at the Copley Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Korri Leigh Crowley)

Many parks and beaches around town have "no dogs allowed" signs posted, and even in the places where dogs are permitted, it's rare to find a spot where dogs can be off-leash. Some might say, dogs don't belong in the city...urban environments are not compatible with dog ownership, but in fact, dogs have been a part of human civilizations for centuries. We examining our relationships with our canine friends, and looking at some ways to make the city more dog-friendly.

This program aired on August 7, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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