I saw an aggressive dog in a park. What should I do?
We encourage you to contact the police if you witness or are involved in incidents of aggression towards people, other dogs, or wildlife. They are available at 617-730-2222, 24 hours a day, or 911 for emergencies. Brookline's bylaws are quite clear that aggressive dogs are not permitted off or on leash.

If individuals feel they or their pets are being threatened, then it is reasonable for the offending dog to be put on leash and/or removed from the area depending on the severity of the situation. Owners can lose off-leash privileges and/or be fined, and dogs can even be impounded if the situation warrants it. Brookline Park Rangers and the Animal Control Officer also patrol the parks regularly and can assist in these situations.

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1. How do I register and sign up for the Green Dog Program?
2. Why do I need to pay a fee to participate?
3. Where can I take my dog off-leash and how were the off-leash hours and parks determined?
4. I visited a park during off-leash hours, but was told my dog had to be on-leash. Why is this?
5. I visited a park during off-leash hours, but the park was closed. Why is this?
6. My usual park is closed for renovations, or due to field conditions. Where can I go with my dog?
7. Why doesn’t Brookline have a dog park, so dogs can always be off-leash?
8. Why are there no evening off-leash hours?
9. Could off-leash hours or parks change in the future?
10. I’m a dog walker. Can I bring my clients to play and exercise off-leash?
11. Can my friends and visitors bring their dogs to play off-leash in Brookline?
12. Why do I need to license my dog?
13. What are Green Dog Liaisons?
14. Why do I have to pick up after my dog?
15. I saw an aggressive dog in a park. What should I do?
16. How do I report a violation of off-leash hours or other dog issues?
17. How do I find out more information or make suggestions about the program?