TOP 10 Places to walk your Pug

From: The Pug W.
Sent on: Friday, December 19, 2008 2:42 PM

For all you new Pug Meetup members out there who are looking for a fun place to take your Pug to play, there are many spots in the Metroplex. Lord only knows how important it is to take our Pugs for daily walks to keep the pounds off. Pugs need a minimum of 1 park walk a week simply to not go crazy. A minimum of 3 park walks a week is needed to keep the weight off. I hope you find this Top 10 list useful. If you would like to add your own favorite neighborhood park to the list, please visit the message board at Meetup and add it to this thread. Who knows, maybe some new Pug friends will show up and start a Pug walking trend in our neighborhood!

Don't forget, meeting with others in person are a great way to meet trustworthy owners to trade pet sitting gigs with. There is nothing better than having another Pug to vacation with when your owners are off vacationing without you!!!

The following sites have been chosen because of their nearby water access in case a Pug overheats and their earthen trails. One should NEVER walk their Pug on concrete during the summer since the paw pads are the priimary cooling mechanism. Dipping your Pug's feet and belly in water is critical in an emergency. Another consideration is the friendliness of other park patrons towards dogs in general and the lack of bicycles.


  • Shiloh Springs (Campbell & Shiloh Roads in North Garland)
  • Richardson Spring Creek Nature Trails on Braeburn St. (the earthen trails)
  • Arbor Hills Nature Center, Carrollton (the earthen trails)
  • Bob Woodruff Park, Plano
  • Irwin Park, McKinney
  • Idlewyld Park, Carrollton (entrance at Katie Jackson Park)
  • Wichita Forest Preserve, Highland Village
  • Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve, Cedar Hill
  • White Rock Lake Fish Hatchery Trails on the Spillway
  • Katie Trail, Dallas

One word of warning, parks not on this list are sometimes popular with mountain bikers so please don't let your Pug off lead when on such trails. Even just a slight collision with a biker can be permanently disabling if not deadly for your dog. All cities in Texas have leash laws for this very reason.

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