How many dogs live in Surrey and how many are walked in off-leash dog parks?

Dec 16, 2008

Through the Freedom of Information Act I found out how many dog licenses were bought in 2007:

Whalley...............2,421 (14%)

Guildford.............1,783 (10%)

Fleetwood...........2,104 (12%)

Newton................3,987 (22%)

Cloverdale...........2,611 (15%)

South Surrey......4,694 (27%)


But this is not a good reflection of the true number since many people do not license their dogs.

My recent course from Duquesne University is Animal Health and Behavior in a She...

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Jane Goodall in Vancouver

Nov 26, 2008

I was in elementary school when I first saw Jane Goodall on the cover of National Geographic in December 1965. And of course, like most little girls back then I fell in love with the idea of studying animals in the wild. My question now is, "Why did it take me so long to meet Dr Goodall?" I recently went to her lecture October 30th in Vancouver and have since made a promise to see her any chance I get in the future. She is indeed a messenger of hope for people and animals and our planet.


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Here is my prescription for adding joy into your life

Oct 29, 2008


Five orphaned kittens arrived on our doorstep and have been bottle-fed, and given tender loving care.

Thanks to the caring community of Surrey, Flo's vet bills were covered, and all five have found homes


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Off-Leash Dog Parks Survey

Apr 23, 2008

Surrey's population in 2006 was 437,685 and the estimate for 2011 is 509,523. Dog licenses sold in 2007 were 17,600 (of course this doesn't show the large number of people that don't buy dog licenses). Can the small off-leash dog parks sustain this many people and dogs?

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Areas for off-leash dog walking tiny compared to size of Surrey

Apr 23, 2008

I grew up a time when dogs ran free and the list of animal control bylaws was small. Times have changed and one of the things that I have noticed over the years is that off-leash dog walking is being closely monitored and is being squeezed into smaller and smaller areas. The areas where dogs are not allowed off-leash are too many to mention. Here are the City of Surrey designated dog off leash areas:

Freedom Park (15452 - 84 Ave) Dogwood Park (13485 - 20 Ave) Tynehead Park (172...

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