Doggies continue to plague the market

Jul 07, 2016
Photo by: Brian Soergel Happy and innocent dogs continue to descend on the Edmonds Summer Market, violating policy.

Despite signs saying otherwise, dog owners continue to bring their best friends to the Edmonds Museum Summer Market. The policy of “no dogs allowed,” except for service animals, was begun in August 2012.

The decision was made due to complaints received about the misbehavior of some pets, said market spokeswoman Bette Bell, after a dog threatened to bite a child at the Garden Market earlier that year.

“Much to the museum’s dismay, we have had to ask pet owners to leave their best friends at home,” Bell said recently.

“The market has many vendors who put things on the ground, in and around their booths. None of us can keep a constant eye on the activities of our pets, and there is a potential for unpleasant issues to occur.

“The market is usually rather crowded. The opportunity for a small child, or a pet, to inadvertently get hurt and or suffer significant stress is high. Their reactions never can be predicted.”

To be fair to visitors, many of whom are from out to town, signs stating the policy are not highly visible, and there doesn’t appear to be anyone monitoring the situation.

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