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Should the City of Sandpoint consider revising its policy about dogs in parks, trails and open space areas and add additional dog friendly areas?

245 registered responses


Do you live in the City of Sandpoint?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 73.5% 180
No 26.5% 65

Are you a dog owner?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 75.9% 186
No 24.1% 59

If you own a dog(s), how many do you have and what is the size?

Small dog (25 lbs or less)
Response Percent Response Count
1 22.7% 42
2 7.6% 14
3 1.1% 2
Large dog (25 lbs or more)
Response Percent Response Count
1 54.6% 101
2 22.7% 42
3 2.2% 4

Where do you take your dog to exercise and/or socialize? (Please check as many as apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
In my yard 80.7% 155
Walk around my neighborhood 86.5% 166
Ponderay PetSafe Dog Park/next to Panhandle Animal Shelter 30.2% 58
Balto Dog Park/Dover Bay 20.3% 39
Lakeview Park 17.2% 33
Hickory Park 9.4% 18
Humbird Mill Park/Ponderay Bay Trail 42.7% 82
Other City of Sandpoint Parks 10.9% 21
Former University of Idaho Property (North Boyer) 17.7% 34
Sandpoint/Dover Community Trail 36.5% 70
Mickinnick Trail 32.8% 63
Syringa Trails 33.9% 65
Sand Creek Trail 46.9% 90
Baldfoot Disc Golf Course (Baldy) 12.0% 23
Other 24.5% 47

On a scale of 1 - 5 with 1 being too generous to 5 being too restrictive, how would you rate Sandpoint's current policy on dogs? (Sandpoint City Code 5-4-5 as explained in the survey introduction.) https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/sandpointid/latest/sandpoint_id/0-0-0-2086

Response Percent Response Count
1 -- too generous 7.3% 18
2 9.0% 22
3 23.3% 57
4 29.8% 73
5 -- too restrictive 30.6% 75

Do you think Sandpoint should consider the following? (Select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Fenced Dog Park(s) 66.9% 164
Off-leash hours in certain locations 44.5% 109
Dogs allowed in off-season in certain locations 61.6% 151
Dogs allowed on pathways in all parks 56.7% 139
Additional off-leash locations with no hour/time of year restrictions 42.0% 103
Additional on-leash locations with no hour/time of year restrictions 59.6% 146
Other 14.7% 36
None of the Above 5.3% 13

Would you make use of a dedicated dog park(s) in Sandpoint city limits?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 58.4% 143
No 41.6% 102

If you think Sandpoint should have a fenced dog park(s), where would you suggest?

Answered
108
Skipped
137

Are you willing to drive to take your dog to a specific area?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 84.8% 179
No 15.2% 32

If yes how far?

Response Percent Response Count
1/2 mile 3.9% 7
1 mile 16.7% 30
Over 1 mile 79.4% 143

Do you travel outside of Bonner County to visit dog parks?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 11.6% 25
No 88.4% 190

What do you consider the most important feature, for a dog park? (rank)

Located close to home
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 14.7% 32
Important 42.7% 93
Less important 22.5% 49
Not important at all 6.4% 14
Fenced
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 52.8% 115
Important 22.0% 48
Less important 13.8% 30
Not important at all 5.0% 11
Drinking water
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 40.4% 88
Important 31.2% 68
Less important 16.1% 35
Not important at all 2.3% 5
Bins
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 37.2% 81
Important 23.4% 51
Less important 14.2% 31
Not important at all 11.0% 24
Seating
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 10.6% 23
Important 34.4% 75
Less important 28.4% 62
Not important at all 13.3% 29
Toilets
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 9.2% 20
Important 27.1% 59
Less important 33.5% 73
Not important at all 15.1% 33
Agility equipment
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 2.3% 5
Important 15.1% 33
Less important 40.8% 89
Not important at all 25.7% 56
Separated spaces, i.e. dog size/temperment, etc.
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 26.1% 57
Important 33.5% 73
Less important 21.6% 47
Not important at all 9.6% 21
Terms of use signage
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 33.0% 72
Important 33.0% 72
Less important 16.1% 35
Not important at all 5.0% 11
Shade/Shelter
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 36.7% 80
Important 37.2% 81
Less important 11.9% 26
Not important at all 4.6% 10
Landscaping/vegetation
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 15.6% 34
Important 33.5% 73
Less important 28.4% 62
Not important at all 7.8% 17
Lake or other water access
Response Percent Response Count
Most important 20.2% 44
Important 25.2% 55
Less important 28.0% 61
Not important at all 16.5% 36

What is your greatest concern for a dog park?

Response Percent Response Count
No concern 19.6% 46
Socializing with unfamiliar dogs 3.8% 9
Noise 1.3% 3
Animal vaccination 4.3% 10
Aggressive dogs 37.0% 87
Maintenance 11.5% 27
Area size 3.8% 9
Parking 1.3% 3
Other 17.4% 41

Some dog parks have separated areas, for example separate by size or temperment. The areas may be defined by a fence or clear boundaries, with signage. We would like to gather your feedback on these spaces.

Answered
113
Skipped
132

Would you use additional dog-friendly spaces that are open seasonally only (i.e. September - April)?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 79.4% 173
No 20.6% 45

What parks or other areas do you think should be considered for seasonal use only dog-friendly spaces (other than dog parks)?

Answered
127
Skipped
118

Are you in favor of allowing dogs at City Beach?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 17.6% 43
Yes - with restrictions 56.6% 138
No 25.8% 63

If you answered yes with restrictions to dogs at City Beach. What restrictions would you be in favor of? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Dogs on leash on pathways only 27.8% 44
Dogs on leash but restricted from sand 44.9% 71
Dogs on leash during certain hours only 23.4% 37
Dogs off-leash during certain hours 36.7% 58
Dogs on leash during certain seasons only (i.e. September - April) 25.9% 41
Dogs off-leash during certain seasons only (i.e. September - April) 53.2% 84

Additional comments:

Answered
135
Skipped
110

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Drinking water
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Seating
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