Buffalo's First Off-Leash Dog Park

Buffalo's First Off-Leash Dog Park

There are 46 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Sep 3, 2007, titled Buffalo's First Off-Leash Dog Park. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time to open up Buffalo's first dog park, right on the waterfront.

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Lockport, NY

#1 Sep 6, 2007
There's a WAY better "dog park" in the AMHERST STATE PARK at 400 Mill Street in Williamsville....
Huh What

Niagara Falls, NY

#2 Sep 7, 2007
The dog park in Amherst is not an official dog park! LaSalle Park OLA is . This is an area where dog owners can legally allow their dogs to run off leash in a fully gated dog park. It is operating under the approval from the County Parks Dept and City of Buffalo...So what do you have Amherst?

North Waterboro, ME

#3 Sep 7, 2007
awesome. i have a sib husky and she always has to be on a leash. im happy us dog owners are getting more options! she loves water...and with a leash... man i always get soaked
Owned by a Beagle

Buffalo, NY

#4 Sep 13, 2007
This is a great idea!!!! It's not only good for excercise but socialization as well. Dogs like to sniff, play and run with other dogs. I have been to dog parks in many other states and they work out beautifully. People and dogs really appreciate them. I have a backyard for my dog and I still take her to the dog park. She loves it!!
On a side note...People need to not be so stereotypical when referring to Pit Bulls and various other dogs...It depends on how the dog is raised. So, if a pt bull becomes over aggressive maybe you should point your finger at who owns the dog and not the dog itself.

Atlanta, GA

#5 Sep 13, 2007
Just wait until Muffy gets killed by another dog. Then what. Who will get sued?? LOl.

United States

#6 Sep 13, 2007
Does Vick know about this??? I'm thinking Pit Bulls, Rotweillers, Dobermans, Oh my!!!!

Buffalo, NY

#7 Sep 16, 2007
The last time I was at the "Amherst dog park" I got a ticket for letting my dog run off leash-it's NOT a dog park.

Buffalo, NY

#8 Sep 16, 2007
The last tme I was at the "Amherst Dog Park" I got a ticket for letting my dog run off leash - it's NOT a dog park.

Dunkirk, NY

#9 Sep 16, 2007
If you go, make sure to pick up after your pooch cause the clientile that hang out in My pal park might complain...oops I meant Lasalle Park

United States

#10 Sep 16, 2007
Forget cleaning up after my two monsters. My two 230lb+ English mastiffs build brown statues that would make a donkey choke. I took them to the Buffalo park on Labor Day and got cussed out by an old codger who stepped in a pile my dog left. Dude must have been in the Navy or something because he let loose a tirade.
Gracies Girl


#11 Sep 23, 2007
Today was our firt time at the Lasalle Dog Park (and the name Pal Park is a great name by the way Bill). I have to admit that I was scared to let my pup Gracie be loose with all the other dogs but it all went so well. She had a ball and the dogs were so happy! A big thank you to JIM, the volunteer, who was able to quickly make me feel comfortable with letting her go on her own. I so hope that they keep the park open year round. I bet the dogs would LOVE to play in the snow too! Great going to all who made this possible and to all the nice dogs and nice dog owners out there. It was well worth the drive in from Lockport.
Holly from Amherst

Lockport, NY

#12 Sep 29, 2007
Tom wrote:
There's a WAY better "dog park" in the AMHERST STATE PARK at 400 Mill Street in Williamsville....
It is nicer in that it is a bigger cleaner space. But owners there can be jerks.

United States

#13 Sep 29, 2007
AKJ wrote:
Just wait until Muffy gets killed by another dog. Then what. Who will get sued?? LOl.
Isn't that the truth!
Holly from Amherst

Lockport, NY

#14 Oct 7, 2007

New forum for dog owners
Lee P

Niagara Falls, NY

#15 Oct 9, 2007
Hi "Trunckin" - if you can't handle cleaning up after your dogs then dont bother bringing them. I sugget you get some tips from a zoo keeper. But seriously , dog poop sucks and no one else should haveto deal with your mess. There are baskets there so scoop the stuff up in a big hefty bag and throw it in the basket. Easy enough . And btw have some respect for others , especially former military. You do sound like a dirty fat loser .
2 great dogs

Rochester, NY

#16 Apr 22, 2008
Love the park! People need to be more responsible though. Twice while there, a mini dob pincher was attacking the other dogs and the owner was laughing about it. Now, what happens if my 90 pound boxer/lab didn't find it funny to be jumped on and bitten on the back so many times and bit him back - she's be mad at my dog casue he's bigger. I wish people would learn when to not bring there dog or to leave.

Saco, ME

#17 May 3, 2008
There's a difference between playing and attacking. I take my flat-coated retriever so a playgroup in Tonawanda and to some people, it looks like the dogs are fighting. In reality, they're playing. Remember, dogs have much thicker skin than we do, so mouthing and biting are just part of their play. Although, if anyone starts growling, it's time for the dogs to take a break. If your dog has been properly socialized, they'll let the other dog know he's playing too rough without hurting him.


#18 May 24, 2008
I didn't get further than 3 feet into the dog park today when a large dog came over to my 12 pound dog, and started growling and nipping at her behind. My dog squealed and the owner came up and I told him his dog is trying to bite my dog. Instead of controlling his dog, or removing him, the owner said "you're crazy, lady". I said, I'm leaving. How much longer are you going to be here, thinking I would come back a little later. He answered me in a sarcastic tone, and said all day. I think there should be more hours for small dogs, not just 2 hours on Sun and Tues. How about a couple hours on Saturday? I would be willing to pay a few dollars as an entrance fee if there were someone official in charge to make jerks like that leave.

Grand Island, NY

#19 May 31, 2008
I agree that there needs to be more than 2 hours, 2 days a week for small dogs. Also people need to read the signs, if it says small dogs only, then don't bring your large dogs in! I was there last week and some lady was questioning me and asking why her big dog couldn't come in. We only get 4 hours a week, please respect that!!!

Buffalo, NY

#20 Sep 8, 2008
What if there were an large indoor/outdoor facility that you could have an inexpensive monthly membership to for your dog? Where you can take them and play, run and be free. Or drop them off to let them have fun? If all dogs were screened for vaccinations and temperment...would you guys be interested? I'm thinkin of doing it!!

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