Albany Officials: Dogs Welcome At Capital Hills

Apr 4, 2019

Albany city officials say a publicly distributed flyer is fake news.

A call-to-action notice says "The City of Albany is threatening to revoke off-leash dog walking privileges at Capital Hills Golf Course," and urges citizens to show up for a weekend meeting at the Bach Library.

A spokesman for Mayor Kathy Sheehan says the "flyer is 100% false” and “there are no plans to change dog rules."

In March 2016, Sheehan dedicated the Whalen Way Nature Trail at the Capital Hills at Albany Golf Course to honor Albany’s 73rd mayor, Thomas Whalen, a dog-lover. 

Unveiling the sign at the dedication of the "Whalen Way Nature Trail" February 27, 2016.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas