Dog Owner Information

Our four-footed friends love to play and run around as much as people do. Not all dog owners pay attention to the rules when they walk their dog – this creates tensions among our visitors, results in harassment of wildlife, and can negatively impact our river and recreational resources.



The Trustees offers good guidance for dog walkers suitable for almost everywhere in the Westfield River watershed.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation

The Department of Conservation and Recreation also offers  guidelines for dogs on their properties.

The American Bird Conservancy

The American Bird Conservancy has information about the impacts of cats on bird populations in the US.