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Posted on January 25 at 10:48 a.m.

Santa Cruz Trail: One of the most popular trails. It goes 1.5 miles to Nineteen Oaks Camp, then 4 more to the top of Little Pine Mountain. If you continue on this trail, you can enter the San Rafael Wilderness. The trailhead is at Upper Oso Campground.

Canyon Regulations
Access to the Canyon, as well as general access to the river, and most picnic areas are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Pets are welcome as long as you keep them under control. Generally this means keeping them on a leash.

So here are the facts ! Yes your dog is to be leashed & the owner does need to take responsibility for allowing his dogs to run off leash ahead of him & out of sight that is not a responsible pet owner ! It is a tragic sham of what happened to the dog but initially it is the DOG OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO BE IN CONTROL OF THIER PETS @ ALL TIMES

On Remembering Billy the Dog

Posted on January 25 at 10:46 a.m.

6.08.020 Animals Running at Large and Grazing Prohibited-Exception-Nuisance

A. ANIMALS AT LARGE. It is unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any animal, to cause or permit or allow the same to stray or run, or in any other manner to be at large in or upon any unenclosed lot or place. Whenever an animal is found running at large, the same shall constitute prima facie evidence that the owner permitted it to run at large. It shall likewise be unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any animal to cause or permit or allow the same to be staked out, or to herd or graze any animal upon any unenclosed private lot or land in such a manner that the rope or other attachment by which such animal is tethered may permit such animal to be or to go beyond the boundaries of the unenclosed private lot or land. Any animal, suffered or permitted to be at large, or otherwise to be within the City in violation of the provisions of this Title, is declared to be a public nuisance.

B. DOGS IN PUBLIC. No dog is permitted upon a street or other public place unless on a leash not in excess of six (6) feet in length and under the immediate care and control of the owner or other person having the care and custody thereof, except during supervised dog training classes, shows or exhibitions held in City Parks when authorized by a Park Use Permit issued by the Parks and Recreation Department.

C. OFF LEASH DOG AREAS IN CITY PARKS AND BEACH. Notwithstanding anything in this section to the contrary, properly licensed and tagged dogs without vicious, dangerous or aggressive propensities and are healthy and not in heat may be exercised off-leash within the areas designated in paragraph C(2) if under the care, custody or control of a person responsible for the off-leash dog.

1. Responsible Person. A person having possession, charge, custody or control of the off-leash dog must remain present with the off-leash dog at all times, must carry a leash, must leash the dog at the first sign of aggression, must clean up dog feces created by the dog, and bears full responsibility for filling any holes and repairing any damage created by the dog. The person responsible for the off-leash dog must comply with rules and regulations regarding the park, and must remove the dog when the off-leash dog park is closed.

Santa Cruz Trail: One of the most popular trails. It goes 1.5 miles to Nineteen Oaks Camp, then 4 more to the top of Little Pine Mountain. If you continue on this trail, you can enter the San Rafael Wilderness. The trailhead is at Upper Oso

Canyon Regulations
Access to the Canyon, as well as general access to the river, and most picnic areas are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Pets are welcome as long as you keep them under control. Generally this means keeping them on a leash.

On Remembering Billy the Dog

Posted on January 24 at 5:08 p.m.

It is a terrible what happened to the dog - but also the owner is to blame there is a leash law in the state of California - no matter how sweet the dogs are you must obey the law & have your dogs leashed to many people having their dogs off leash @ beaches - trails - parks etc.. Are ruining it for responsible pet owners , you can exercise your dog on leash I do it every day & have a very happy fit dog , I could let my dog off leash he actually is professionally trained & obedient , but I don't because it is breaking the law even the owner said he herd his dog barking , the hunters may have been a bit over doing it but also the owner of Billy is more to blame he put Billy in harms way & like I said I'm sorry for his loss but he needs to face the fact that he put Billy in harms way !

On Remembering Billy the Dog

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