Rising Sun is a community based around a very large commercial and retail center. Housing here ranges from newer apartments to single-family row houses. Living here means you can find just about anything you could want from furniture to dog food and from fitness centers to great places to eat. While this an older area of the city, the residential areas are well kept and offer sidewalks for you and your pup to wander along on your daily outings. This is a very busy area so while you are out and about, keep a close eye on traffic. Being close to Adams Ave. makes commuting fast and less stressful but does bring a lot of noise to the area.
As for the weather here, you can expect weeks of freezing weather, snow, ice, and sleet during the winter months. On the opposite side, summers here are quite wonderful with temperatures that rarely climb out of the low 90s.
The terrain in Rising Sun varies from residential streets to retail parking lots and main streets. Thankfully, no matter whether you live in the row housing or apartments, there are plenty of sidewalks for the two of you to take your daily outings on. You should always wear light-colored or reflective clothing on your walks and keep your pup on a leash for safety. You should, of course, carry bags just in case they decide to leave a little reminder on the sidewalk or grassy berm.
If you live in the apartments to the south, there are pathways running between all of the buildings, creating a network of paths for the two of you to explore. The more effort you put into making each walk a little different, the more fun they will be. Just remember to give your pup's paws time to get used to walking on pavement before going out for distance on your hikes.
Despite being a large retail area and residential region, there is a lot of green space in the Rising Sun neighborhood. Unfortunately, most of it is to the southwest. The Tacony Creek flows along the western and southern side of the community. With the creek comes a wide swath of nature in the form of grassy fields, playgrounds, athletic fields and courts, and miles of trails along the creek and through the woods. If you are really ambitious, you can take the trails all the way to the north end of Tacony Creek Park where you can watch the local softball and baseball games.
Beyond this, there are several cemeteries in the area, but you should probably check to make sure it is okay for you and your pup to walk through them. If you do, be sure to clean up any messes they might leave behind.