I'm proud to say that I have been a dog owner since I was seven years old. My first dog was a German Schnauzer named Duncan, who was always by my side.

Then, I owned a high-string Jack Russell Terrier, named Oliver; who always wanted to play and never stood still. He was perfect for high school me.

My parents still own a maltipoo named Kasper, who is a b all of energy, and always happy.

Now, my fiancée and I are proud owners of a pit-bill/beagle mix, named Odessa. She's a rescue dog, who we adopted at the SPCA Serving Erie County. She's the best decision we have ever made and we can't imagine our life without her.

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During the spring, summer, and fall, we walk Odessa in the neighborhoods of South Buffalo, and I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but South Buffalo almost seems like the capital of dogs in Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs.

There are many dog-friendly apartments, plus, so many of the home owners have dogs. Seriously, everywhere we go in the part of South Buffalo near Abbott Road and McKinley, features dogs at every corner.

I grew up in north Amherst and lived in Hamburg. There are plenty pf dogs there too, but I have never seen as many dogs in one area, like I do with South Buffalo.

South Buffalo is a great area for restaurants and bars; and awesome for someone in their 20's or 30's, but also amazing for dog owners.

Has anyone else noticed this about South Buffalo?

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