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City of Lowell Ordinance §104.29.1
Effective July 1, 2011
Please see the NEW Dog Park Rule #17 on our Rules/FAQ’s page
Questions & Answers:
Q: Can I bring my American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terrier to the dog park?
A: If your dog is a pure breed or mixed breed (with predominant features of the noted dogs) then you are required to follow the ordinance inside the dog park. Dogs that are required to wear a muzzle are not permitted inside the dog park, your dog must be exempt from the muzzle portion of the ordinance by having passed a training course in section J-3.
Q: At what age is my dog subject to follow the Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Ordinance §104.29.1 and required to wear a muzzle?
A: Your dog is not required to be registered with the City where you live until they reach 6 months of age. Per Massachusetts State Law §137
Q: Is there assistance for dog who need to be spayed or neutered?
A: Yes, you can contact MSPCA Pit Pals Program to see if you are eligible for a low/no cost spay or neuter. If you are unable to get your dog altered by July 1, 2011 then you should contact the facility where you are having them altered and make an appointment.
Q: Where can I go to get my dog trained by a nationally accredited certified dog trainer?
A: There are several options near Lowell to choose from, participating providers with Lowell Unleashed are: AllBreed K9 Training – Pelham, NH
Q: I adopted my dog from the Lowell Humane Society, do I have to do anything?
A: Yes, your dog must be wearing the LHS ID tag at all times to identify that your dog is exempt from the muzzle portion of the ordinance.
Q: What kind of muzzle should I purchase for my dog?
A: You should purchase a basket muzzle which allows your dog to pant and open and close their mouth freely. DO NOT purchase nylon muzzle which constricts the dogs ability to breathe a pant.
We are working to help keep our patrons of the Lowell Dog Park informed on this new ordinance. If you have further questions we have asked that you direct them towards Lowell Animal Control at (978) 970-3321. More information is also listed on the Lowell Humane Society website. There are special registration forms located at the City Clerks office.
While at the dog park if you feel threaten by ANY BREED OF DOG please contact the Lowell Police at (978) 937-3200
The Lowell Dog Park functions on donations from it’s patrons. Donations go directly to the upkeep of the park.
Please donate today to keep us moving forward in 2012!