Small Dog Run in Crown Heights
  • I have been watching this forum for years hoping that we may be able to organize/create a dog run in Crown Heights. I was thrilled and inspired by our Franklin Ave. community garden and sad to see it abruptly shut down. While I'm still hoping we will eventually find a location and the funds to open a dog run, in the meantime my dog has been stuck socializing at fire hydrants when we're lucky enough to run into friends.

    I have a safe, fenced in backyard where my dog plays, and I was thinking it would be nice to have a small dog meetup where dogs could run free in my yard, possibly on a Saturday 10-11am. I am located near the corner of St. Marks/ Classon Ave, (Neptune Diner).

    If you have a small dog and you are interested, let me know. If you'd like to join us but that time doesn't work for you, send me a note also.


  • Rather than waking your neighbors with a group of barking dogs at 10 AM on a Sat., or run the risk of being sued if a two legged or four legged friend suffer an injury on your property, you might want to take a 15-20 minute walk from home and check this out instead:

    http://www.fidobrooklyn.com/

    Good luck either way.


  • Tons of local dog owners head to Mount Prospect. We bring our dog there. Good times, indeed.


  • Thanks guys. I need a fenced in space for my dog, can't take her off leash just yet. Urbanexplorer, thank you, those are some good points. I wasn't thinking about having a large group of barking dogs, just a couple. Don't expect to get a huge response. But although my neighbors are extremely dog friendly,(and a few dog owners) you're right. 10am is way too early to be bothering neighbors. I'll think about what you've said and see if I can figure something out.


  • This is a really great idea. I wish I could take you up on it, as my dogs really need the exercise and socialization. But I have both a big dog and a small dog. I hope others in the neighborhood can take advantage of your offer.

    I've been living in the neighborhood for about 2 years, and when I first moved in, I was excited to hear about the efforts to get a dog park in Brower Park (or somewhere similar). I had reached out to someone running Brower Park Dogs and spoke to them briefly, but then nothing really came of it after that. I know they were successful in getting off-leash hours, but that doesn't really help me (I have a very distractable Husky mix).

    I know the dog park idea has been ongoing (off and on, at least) for several years - anyone have any current information? I'd love to see that happen somewhere in the neighborhood.

    I know it's probably further east than people might want, but instead of Brower Park or something closer to Prospect Heights, Lincoln Terrace Park might be a good place, too (or the area right across from it, where people take their dogs off-leash now).


  • Hey travelriter, I have a ten pound little terrier mutt and live on St Marks at Classon as well. Any luck organizing a doggie meetup?


  • Hi Travelriter,

    I live on Classon and Lincoln and have 2 very friendly, playful young Terrier/Chihuahua mixes. I love your idea and would definitely welcome some kind of meetup where all the pups could run around and get some energy out in a safe, enclosed outdoor space. So, please reach out if you'd like to give it a.whirl. It sounds fun. Thanks so much!


  • Anything ever come of this? Wilford is definitely not getting enough exercise in this nasty weather.
  • Bumping this thread because I'm interested too. We have a small pitbull and discussed trying to find a place with another small pitbull owner. Anyone have any ideas?

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