Why Your Dog Loves Boise


If you're considering Boise, Idaho for your next move and your beloved doggie is a high priority, you'll love the dog friendly atmosphere of Boise, with several outlets for you and your dog to enjoy life.

Off leash, dog friendly parks include:

Morris Hill Park at 10 Roosevelt St, offers a 1-acre grassy fenced dog park with mulch ground cover, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, trees, and a drinking fountain for your dog. There are also fire hydrants and dog toys, and mutt mitt dispenser and trash cans to aid in picking up after your doggie.

The Military Reserve at 750 Mountain Cove Rd has a dog off-leash area located at the entrance to the Military Reserve, at the corner of Reserve St. and Mountain Cove Road. Everyday from sunrise to sunset you can run your doggie along the 10-acre dog park area. Here you'll find mutt mitt dispensers and trash cans, but no doggie fountain. There are also several controlled off-leash trails located throughout the Military Reserve.

There are several other parks in Boise that have recently opened up off-leash dog areas that aren't completely finished yet, and other parks that have been approved to host an off-leash dog area.

There are a host of controlled off-leash areas in the Boise foothills, such as Corral's Trail #31, Curlow Ridge #26, Shane's Loop #26A, and the Ponds Loop #21. These areas all fall outside the Boise city limits and are on public land.

Other doggie friendly events & places:

Every year, Boise hosts the See Spot Walk one mile dog walk through downtown, on the first Saturday of October. Every year the annual event gets bigger, where thousands of dogs and people gather to raise money for homeless animals. This fun canine parade marches through downtown from Julia Davis Park. You receive a T-shirt and doggie bandanna, fun and entertainment for everyone with games, contests and prizes. There are plenty of sponsors, vendors, and food booths offering treats for you and your dog. They also provide on-site vaccinations and microchipping (for add'l fee).

The Boise Greenbelt system is the premier destination to get some exercise for you and your dog. The Greenbelt follows the Boise River for 25 miles by mostly paved pathways (some dirt) that connect most the city's parks (850 acres worth!). The Greenbelt system starts at Lucky Peak reservoir (also a great place to play with your dog) and meanders through downtown and clear through Eagle. Your dog will love the friendly people, towering trees, lush growth & of course, the birds n' squirrels. Provided you're aware of the other bicyclists, runners, and walkers at all times, you and your dog will enjoy countless warm and cold afternoons or evenings walking or running along this paved wonder. Keep your doggie on a leash that's no longer than 8 feet, and you'll both look forward to your daily exercise.
There are also plenty of areas along the Boise River that are perfect to let your doggie do some swimming!

Boise residents love their city and their pets. So, if you're planning a visit to check out some Boise homes for sale, bring your best friend with you and take advantage of some of the area's pet friendly hotels.

Our on-call agent is available for you 24/7 at (208) 571-7145.

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