Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Only The Unleashed Wildlife Allowed In Sheppard’s Bush

The man is going about his business, while the dog is also occupied with its own affairs.

I just wish that the Town of Aurora posted fines on their signs throughout the town and enforced them for walking with unleashed dogs and for dogs pooping and owners not scooping after their dogs.

Please, please learn from your neighbours and visit Fairy Lake or the Tim Taylor Trail in Newmarket. They got something right.

Dogs must be leashed

We were on our way out from Shepherd’s Bush on Sunday afternoon. A man with a very nice big white dog walked by. The dog sniffed and walked away. The dog was not on a leash.

A few minutes later, as we were exiting Shepherd’s Bush, another man was just walking in with a dog. I will not describe it, but I will leave a series of pictures here for your interpretation.

A man with unleashed dog, Sheppard’s Bush parking lot
A man with still unleashed dog, entered Sheppard’s Bush trail
The man is going about his business, while the dog is also occupied with its own affairs.
Unleashed dog all the way, Sheppard’s Bush

Obviously, a lot of dog owners do not know how to interpret the signs. Maybe we should all change them to “Only Unleashed Wildlife Is Allowed” and “Do Not Scoop After Wildlife.”

Kidding aside, do you think this is right?


Barry Bridgeford said: October 17, 2011 at 11:15

I’m with you Anna! It’s not just the messy poop. It’s the aggressive dogs too! I’ve had to literally kick the odd dog that has charged aggressively at my leashed dog. Many other less aggressive ones I’ve had to grab by the collar and hold away from my dog. Quite a stretch of the arms, I’ll say! Oh, and no word of apology from the offending dogs’ owners… either averted eyes, quietly claiming their dog or over the top with verbal abuse! Too many uneducated and uncaring dog-owners.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 17, 2011 at 23:55

Barry, you are right many uneducated and uncaring dog owners. I shall add, ignorant. These are some crazy incidences. Something needs to be done … my sidewalk issue is now completed, this shall be next. I will be accumulating evidences. On the side note, my issue is that dogs smell fear in me. I think I have gotten better lately because they don’t charge at me as they used to. Having Matthew with me actually scares me. I had some big dogs growling at me, and they were unleashed.

Marvin said: October 27, 2011 at 00:07

Our town has a strong movement to shut down the dog beach, because the dog owners don’t clean up, don’t keep their dogs on a leash, and they don’t stay on the dog beach (they wander up and down the beach where they’re not allowed). Dog owners just don’t care. So I think they should be banned from public places, myself.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 31, 2011 at 01:00

Town would never do that here. They need customers and unfortunately many of them have dogs.


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