Coeur d’Alene has been called a slice of heaven; as we know, all dogs go to heaven.
No single person, organization, or law can make a city dog friendly. It takes ongoing effort and dedication from many people.
Although lots of dogs have lived in the town of 47,000 for as long as anyone can remember, it was just last year that the first dog park opened. In 2008, the city and the Kootenai Humane Society partnered to give homeless dogs a better adoption chance. Two years ago, the Dog About Town website launched, hosting a doggie events page, and a year later its publication began for dog lovers in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding areas of the Inland Northwest. Dog d’Alene an annual downtown dog celebration, kicked off four years ago. The city of 17,000 dogs has made great strides in a few short years.
To read more about this wonderful DogTown, pick up the October issue of DOG FANCY.