good Market dogWe love being a dog-friendly market, but at this time of the year, when the Market is so busy and crowded, it’s more important than ever to follow the dog rules. Here is a link to the full list of dog rules for the Market, but we would like to highlight the following two rules in particular.

  • Dog visitors must be kept on a short lead and remain by their owner’s side. (Keeping dogs on a short leash will help keep them under their owner’s watchful eye. But more importantly, long leads are safety hazards for all customers.)
  • Dog visitors must not pee on plants, flowers, table or tent legs, signs, or anything within the confines of the Market.

There have been complaints lately that in the crowded conditions shoppers are tripping over dogs that are not on a short lead and right next to their owner’s side. Please keep your dog right next to you and out of the way of the other Market visitors. We don’t want shoppers or your dog to get hurt.

We also had an incident last Saturday of a dog being allowed to pee on the concrete right next to a front tent leg of a booth. Please make sure your dog has had an opportunity to take care of business before coming to the Market. And if your dog cannot refrain from peeing while you are there, please leave them at home.