After reading for months about the controversy over dogs on Scarborough’s beaches, then reading the article about the dogs in Baxter Woods, it seems Greater Portland is going to the dogs (“Complaints rising over unleashed dogs in Portland’s Baxter Woods,” April 23).

What’s next, “people parks,” where people can walk without dogs?

On a side note, if Scarborough has to pay a fine for not protecting the plovers, I think the dog owners should pay.

Bruce Lind