Wednesday, December 12, 2007

December Dog Walk Downtown L.A.

This is why we need a downtown dog park!

Tonight the Downtown L.A. Dog Walk made its way from Pershing Square to the new Nokia Theater/L.A. Live complex. While the walk and conversation was a blast upon our arrival to the main plaza of the L.A. Live complex we were "greeted" by the security staff and promptly asked to move off the main plaza grounds. Luckily the sidewalks of L.A. are still owned by the people and so our pack or merry dogs and downtowners moved over a few feet and enjoyed the view from a far.

This helps illustrates the need for the city to create more open spaces for downtown residents and their dogs socialize.

Regardless, everyone had a fun time making new friends and for some seeing L.A. Live in person for the first time. It was great to see new faces come out for the Dog Walk.

See you all next month at the Dog Walk on January 9, 2008

Say "cheese" and run!

Eric with Isis

Jim, Celia and Wonton again leading the pack.

Joe and Ruby

For all the photos.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November Downtown Dog Walk

Tonight over a dozen dogs and their owners took over the streets of downtown Los Angeles for another Downtown L.A. Dog Walk. The merry band of downtown residents first gathered at Pershing Square to share their stories of living downtown. People from all over downtown attended the walk; Little Tokyo, Historic Core, South Park and the Financial District. After a short meet and greet at the park the dogs took to the streets and headed to a farmers market at the Santee Village. While traffic was at a virtual standstill the dogs breezed along 7th Street leaving frustrated suburban residents making their way home wondering what all the commotion was. After an hour later both tired dogs, and their hungry owners parted ways agreeing to meet again at next months dog walk.

For all the photos see our "Photo Shop" link.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Howl-ing great time

Even though public space for dogs have yet to grow, the number of dog friendly events in downtown has grown. This past Wednesday The Lofty Dog (a Dog Walk Downtown L.A. supporter) held its first Howl-o-ween party. Not to be left out of the "trick-or-treat" affair, downtown residents and their dogs were treated to an ample supply of doggie treats, people snacks and spirits!

More photos

"Making friends"


LAPD Community outreach event

LAPD Senior Lead Summit will be held on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2007 at 6pm.
Location: California Hospital on Hope St, one building South of the Hospital.

It is on the same night as our November Dog Walk but if you have pressing matters you'd like to express to the LAPD please take the time and attend this event.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

LAPD joins dogs for a walk

Officer Duarte, LAPD Senior Lead Officer has graciously agreed to join Dog Walk Downtown L.A. for the next walk on November 14, 2007. Officer Duarte is the Senior Lead Officer for the LAPD patrol district that covers Pershing Square and the adjacent areas. Come out and meet Officer Duarte and bring your questions, concerns and extra doggie bags for the walk.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Blogdowntown on Dog Walk Downtown LA

The good folks on blogdowntown have been kind enough to mention us again. Hopefully with their help and support in getting the word out about the monthly dog walks this event will grow into something noteworthy and meaningful for the downtown community.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Dog Walk in the Downtown News

Dog Walk Downtown L.A. in the Downtown News!!

Come out Wednesday November 14, 2007 at 6:00 pm for the second Downtown L.A. Dog Walk and community gathering. Come meet your downtown neighbors and their dogs as we tour the streets of downtown.

Help make downtown Los Angeles a dog friendly community and help encourage City Hall to allocate public space for off leash dog parks!

Where: Pershing Square
532 S Olive St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

2nd Wednesday of the month.
Next walk: Nov. 14 @ 6:00 pm at Pershing Square
Walk route and other details TBA