West Passyunk is an older neighborhood consisting of row houses and single-family homes. Much of the area is in disrepair and may not be the best place for you to go walking on your own, even with your dog. The streets here are very narrow with wide sidewalks, many of which are crumbling and could present a hazard to walking. There is a small park on the western edge of town with a couple of baseball diamonds and some grass to walk on. There are also numerous restaurants worth checking out and pet supply stores nearby.
The climate here is moderate in the summer with highs in the 80s to 90s: perfect for walking your dog. However, the winters can be challenging with temperatures dipping below freezing and staying there for days on end. You can also expect snow, sleet, ice, rain, and hail, so be prepared to avoid these conditions as best as you can.
The terrain in West Passyunk is flat and unremarkable beyond being mostly a concrete jungle. Most of the row houses have no backyards and nothing more than front stoop. Taking walks here that are enjoyable is going to be challenging. Not only should you take your dog along with you, but you should probably have someone else with you due to the high crime rates in the neighborhood.
Things you should know about walking during the hot summer months is that once the temperatures hit the mid-70s, the pavement can quickly become hot enough to burn the pads on your pup's paws. During the winter months, the opposite can happen as the ground freezes. Try working with your pup at an early age to get them accustomed to wearing booties. With boots to protect your pup's feet, you can keep up your walks all winter and summer long!
West Passyunk is, for the most part, a flat concrete jungle. Even the homes here have nothing more than a front stoop and a paved alleyway in the back. The only green area in the community is the Smith Playground, a small park with grass for the two or three of you to romp around on. Because of this, your best bet is to hop in the car and head south to FDR Park which covers 348 acres and includes a large lake in the center of the park and the FDR Golf Course. There are trails running all over the park for the two of you to walk along, grass to play on, a skatepark, and several other activities for you to enjoy.
To the southeast lies Marconi Plaza, a large park with plenty of trails for you and your dog to wander along, grassy fields to play in, and lots of trees for shade.