Pet Friendly Spaces in Curitiba (PR) – Vida de Picchu

Passeio Público, Curitiba’s oldest (PR) park, is one of the places with a dog park in the city (Photo: Daniel Castellano/SMCS)

The capital of Paraná does not disappoint when it comes to outdoor space to play with dogs. This is because since 2019, the city has many Play Scattered across parks and other conservation units.

The spaces called “Amigo Bicho” are located in different neighborhoods of the city. According to Curitiba City Council, the venues aim to ensure animal and teacher safety in moments of recreation, as well as encourage the citizen to take better and better care of pets. Check out some of these places below:

Espaço Amigo Bicho in Passeio Público Municipal de Curitiba (Photo: Hully Paiva/SMCS)

Espaço Amigo Bicho in Passeio Público Municipal de Curitiba (Photo: Hully Paiva/SMCS)

Curitiba Municipal Public Park

Opened in 1886, Passeio Público is the oldest park in Curitiba. In addition to housing a playpetwhere teachers can take their dogs for a walk outdoors or play with other pets. The park, which covers an area of ​​more than 69,000 square meters, has a bird cage, three lakes, a digital platform, a suspension bridge, an air-conditioned playground for children with special needs, a walkway For hiking, bike path and bike rack.

Curiosity about the place concerns its main entrance gates, which are inspired by the entrance to the Paris cemetery for dogs, “which set a world-class example of love and respect for animals,” according to the town hall.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: R. Presidente Carlos Cavalcanti, Centro, Curitiba, PR.
Km: Free entry.

The Arnaldo Faivro Busato Animation Center has a pet-friendly space (Photo: Luiz Cosat/SMCS)

The Arnaldo Faivro Busato Animation Center in Curitiba also has a pet-friendly space (Photo: Luiz Cosat/SMCS)

Animation Axis Arnaldo Faivro Busato

The Arnaldo Faivro Busato animation hub is on the central core of Avenida Presidente Wenceslau Braz. In addition to the space for pets, the venue has a skating rink and an outdoor gym.

When: Open 24 hours.
Where: Avenida Presidente Wenceslau Braz, 2031, Lindóia, Curitiba, PR.
Km: Free entry.

A theater for exhibitions and cultural performances, Praça Zumbi dos Palmares is also a place to walk your pet (Photo: Daniel Castellano/SMCS)

A theater for exhibitions and cultural performances, Praça Zumbi dos Palmares is also a place to walk your pet (Photo: Daniel Castellano/SMCS)

Zombie dos Palmares Square

A pet-friendly place, Praça Zumbi dos Palmares is the stage for various cultural exhibitions and presentations. In addition to the kindergarten, where dogs can play and exercise, the space also contains an amphitheater, playgrounds, and an exercise area.

When: Open 24 hours.
Where: R. Elói Zeglin, Pinheirinho, Curitiba, PR.
Km: Free entry.

The importance of walking with dogs

Taking your dog for a walk is part of the care you take with your dog. According to the vet Juan Justino de Araujo NevesProfessor of Veterinary Medicine Course at the University of Porcopas Center, this practice is beneficial to animal health.

“Walking with dogs stimulates different systems of animals, developing natural instincts, such as sniffing, running, and zoning, as well as encouraging them to carry out their physiological needs. The pet ends up exercising and consuming the accumulated energy”, confirms the professor.

Although important, before going out with dogs to parks and yards, it is essential to take some precautions. “It is very important for your pet to be up to date with worms and vaccinations, in addition to protecting him from fleas and ticks. It is also necessary to monitor the dog’s behavior in public environments: does he yell at people or other dogs? Could he be aggressive? In these cases, it is recommended Always contact the trainer first or walk with a muzzle in the least disturbed places,” notes the vet. Rodrigo Capitanio GoldonI, a professor at UniAvan.

Professor Guan also highlights other important points before releasing pets into playpens, such as checking that the fence delineating the space in the area is intact and without any kind of structural problem that could lead the animal to escape, noting the presence of objects in the soil, such as Sticks, plant thorns, glass, etc., can hurt pets; check the cleanliness of the site; And always remember to keep your pet hydrated.

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