"Take the dog for a walk in the New Orleans" New Orleans Local Custom Tip by atufft

New Orleans Local Customs: 180 reviews and 211 photos

  Dali meets a new friend on the Mississippi River
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  • Dali meets a new friend on the Mississippi River - New Orleans
      Dali meets a new friend on the Mississippi River
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      Hey! Dali pose for the picture!
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      Walk the dog in the Garden District
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  • Wide sidewalks in Garden District - New Orleans
      Wide sidewalks in Garden District
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  • Lake Pontchartrain Levee for off leash time - New Orleans
      Lake Pontchartrain Levee for off leash time
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New Orleans French Quarter has more dogs on leashes than most urban hot spots I've seen. Most are cute little pooches whose security for the master is emotional not physical. We took our miniature schnauzer, Dali, on the road trip and he found it quite pleasant smelling the pungent smells of the French Quarter, but he also enjoyed a walk along the river and lake fronts. We took him for a scenic walk through the Garden District as well. Some hotels actually cater to pets, but ours didn't so we had to leave him in the cage in the car. That wasn't too bad, especially since he likes his cage and the car was kept in a secure garage. Since Katrina, if the weather is right, leaving the pooch overnight in the car is OK, but I'd be careful when the weather gets warmer. In any case, the pooch will love mingling with other dogs and children that love to pet them. We also saw a few street vagrants with larger dogs that seemed tolerant of exchanging smells with our overly pampered pooch. I recommend a six foot leash and choke collar if the dog is a puppy. Ours is trained enough, but I like keeping close control of the pooch on city streets. The Garden District, Bayou St. John, and the shorelines at the river or Lake Pontchartrain are more wide open areas that are easy to walk the dog, in some cases even off leash.

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2006
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