The Cape Elizabeth Poor Farm Off-Leash Dog Area is a non-fenced area designated for dogs to run free. The park is located near the Lion's Field and excludes the little league field area. The designated dog park is basically an ungroomed area of the park that permits dogs of all sizes to visit.
Dog owners are advised to keep their dog’s vaccinations current to help prevent the spread of disease through animal feces. Also, a rabies vaccination and license are required to visit the Cape Elizabeth Poor Farm Off-Leash Dog Area. Pet parents are responsible for their dog’s behavior at all times. Injuries and damages done to property or people need to be resolved between the parties involved in the situation.
Dogs that enjoy running around in nature, playing fetch, and socializing with other dogs will benefit most from the Cape Elizabeth Poor Farm Off-Leash Dog Area. It is also excellent for dog breeds that require a lot of exercise. There is plenty of space for you to play a great game of fetch with your dog so bring a ball along for the game.
Avoid bringing your dog’s favorite toys to the park. Other dogs like to join in the game, and some dogs are protective of their favorite toys. This often leads to aggression between dogs. All dogs that show aggression when visiting the park need to be removed immediately for safety reasons.
Be prepared by bringing doggie waste bags to clean up after your dog. You should also be prepared to hold onto the waste bag until you find a trash can. Keeping the Cape Elizabeth Poor Farm Off-Leash Dog Area clean helps create a healthy natural environment for dogs to play.
Overall, this dog park is large and allows your dog to have the freedom to run free. Dogs that are not trained well might run out of the designated area. Only unleash your dogs if you are sure they will return by calling out a verbal command. Otherwise, keep them on a leash and take a nice walk through the park.