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Leashed Pets Welcome!


Come on in! We're pet friendly!


Here at the Crosby Arboretum we realize that pets are an important part of your family. Please help keep the Arboretum pet-friendly by adhering to our policy below.


Policy: Pets must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Our ecosystem is sensitive, please pick-up/bag and properly dispose of all evidence if your pet relieves themselves. Trash cans are located near the visitor center and Pinecote Pavilion. Pets must remain under the owner's control at all times. 

Many of the plant collections in the Arboretum are priceless. For their protection and your safety, please be sure that pets remain on designated walkways and trails. Pets are not allowed in streams, ponds or other waterways.

Dog etiquette: Do not let your dog visit other guests or pets unless welcomed. Do not approach pets of others unless you ask permission. Restrain dogs from chasing or barking at arboretum wildlife.

Tip: Purchase a Crosby Arboretum Membership and enjoy free access to the Arboretum throughout the year.

Pet check-list: Leash, doggie waste disposal bags, drinking water, towel for dirty paws.

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Last updated: Last Edited on 11/22/13 . For more information about the website email