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"Dog doo doo..." Venice Warnings Or Dangers Tip by mapakettle

Venice Warnings and Dangers: 273 reviews and 314 photos

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by mapakettle

Venice has a real shortage of 'green' areas, therefore dogs can not run as we are used to allowing them to do in North America.

You'll never find a dog roaming free, but out walking the master, sharing the same streets as visitors use. All dogs in Venice are required to be kept on a leash, and those that are agressive or larger than normal, are required to wear a muzzle, and be walked by a person with the ability to control them.

Nature calls, and is sometimes 'MISSED' by the dogs owner.

You must be cautious when walking about, enjoy the magic of Venice, but keep a careful eye occasionally cast downwards. I watch for the sideways 'hop' of the pedestrians walking in front of me. This early warning system can prevent a nasty slip and fall accident, so adjust your radar.

Enjoy the trinkets you purchase, not the 'EXTRAS' you pick up along the way. Take it from one who knows...

Poop and scoop laws are basically the same as everywhere else.

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2004
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