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Lisa Hoxie: Let the dogs in

Lisa Hoxie
Erie, Colo.

Please don’t say “no” to our four legged furry friends at public events

My family volunteered in Breckenridge for the Pro Cycling Challenge, and it truly was a wonderful experience; one we hope to repeat for years to come. Before and after volunteering in Breckenridge we had the chance to be spectators at some of the other town venues hosting the race. Breckenridge is the only venue we visited that did not allow dogs at the event. At the other locations, we observed well-behaved dogs on leashes walking side-by-side with their owners. Breckenridge Police were advised to tell anyone with a dog in tow to take them back home.

For many visitors attending the event, “home” is a hotel or condo, and leaving a dog is not acceptable. My family spent days making the tour with the cyclists with our son and dogs all along the different routes. I would like to urge Breckenridge officials and residents to reconsider allowing dogs on leashes at public events. We have a second home in Breckenridge, and as a family it is important for us to know that our two Vizslas are as welcome as we are. If not, then there are many other choices of beautiful Colorado mountain towns that do, and we will choose to spend our leisure time and money with them instead.


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