I LOVE taking my dogs to the park. They love it too! Did you know that all parks in Mesa are dog friendly? That doesn’t mean they are all dog parks and dogs are allowed off the leash. The City of Mesa has put together a great list of Doggie Do’s and Dont’s. So before you visit one of Mesa’s great parks with your pooch, be sure you know the rules and common courtesies.
Whether you are visiting one of the designated dog parks or not, owners are responsible for the behavior of their pet, requested to keep their dog under control and pick up after them. Common sense tells us that not every PERSON is dog friendly. Even though you love your dog and your dog loves people, there may be people or kids around that are terrified of dogs. Be respectful and keep your dog on a leash if NOT in a designated dog park. No one wants to see your dog’s poo…so be prepared and bring some poop bags with you to clean up after your pet.
According to the Mesa City Code if you don’t want to follow the sate law and a park ranger catches you with your dog off leash, or not cleaning up after them, you can be convicted of a violation, be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months, or by both fine and imprisonment. IS IT WORTH IT?