Brooklyn, also known as Brooklyn Park, is a city that is not quite in Baltimore County or Anne Arundel County. While it is part of Baltimore by jurisdiction, it is similar in style to the towns in Anne Arundel. If you are looking for a place with a little bit of the best of both worlds, Brooklyn Park may be the place for you. The area is a mix of suburban and urban charm, with plenty of dog owners with pups of all sizes to meet and greet on your walks through town. You will find one animal hospital in Brooklyn Park, and two more right outside of town in Anne Arundel County. The staff at any of these facilities will go above and beyond to keep your pets as happy and healthy as they can.
Dog owners in Brooklyn can be seen walking their dogs at any time of day. Dogs legally must be kept on leash, and you need to keep your dog’s rabies license either on their collar or on your person at all times. Making sure your dog is comfortable and confident on leash is the key to their success and safety in the densely populated neighborhoods found in Brooklyn Park.
Northern Brooklyn is a quiet residential neighborhood that rests right on the shoreline. The neighborhood is home to Garrett Park. You can visit this small neighborhood park with your dog on a leash. There are no fences, so be mindful and vigilant during your visit. The park can get crowded at times, so plan ahead for moments if your dog gets overwhelmed easily by other dogs, adults, or children. Bring plenty of clean-up bags and a blanket if you want to relax here on an early morning visit. Your dog will love walking through the streets here with you, smelling the birds and squirrels that thrive in this part of the state.
Central Brooklyn is the hub of this middle-man town. This neighborhood is characterized by streets full of rowhomes and apartment buildings, many of which allow small dogs (under 25 pounds) and cats. Large dogs are permitted on a case-by-case basis in some buildings, but you should know that breed restrictions are unfortunately common if you are planning a move into the area with a large dog breed. Walking your dog along the streets here will require a leash and plenty of clean-up bags. You will also want to be vigilant if your dog gets nervous around other dogs, and allow yourself the space you need to keep your dog calm on small sidewalks.
Reed Bird Island is a green area just north of Central Brooklyn. The area is not an island at all, but rather a waterfront area that is open to visitors and leashed pets. Make sure you bring waste bags with you and help keep this high traffic area clean. You will also want to keep plenty of clean towels with you, as the water here is pawfully tempting! Your dog will be thrilled to splash and sniff and make friends with a goose or two along the way while visiting Reed Bird Island. Bring plenty of clean drinking water as well for both you and your dog.
Shoreline is another pawesome Brooklyn neighborhood where you and your dog are sure to find plenty to scratch and sniff as you walk along the residential streets. Shoreline is just five minutes from Reed Bird Island and Central Brooklyn Park. The area is open and peaceful, which makes it ideal for anxious dogs whose families need to be close to the major highways or work in Downtown Baltimore. You will find plenty of green grass and open sandy shores in this part of town. Just keep clean up bags and some clean towels with you to keep everyone happy while you make your way around with your furry best friend.
Southern Brooklyn Park is a busier part of town with a dense population and plenty of excitement to go around. If your dog is easily excited or gets anxious, you will want to pay close attention to her signals while walking through this neighborhood. Brooklyn Park’s local recreational park is found in this part of town. Leashed dogs are permitted to walk with their owners here. While you won’t find a lot of room for a game of fetch, you will find plenty of grass to roll around in while visiting this local park. Just keep waste bags with you and pay special attention to your pup when the park is busy.