It is not a worse neighborhood. It is only a different neighborhood. Generally, a friendly response from the folks. The kids want to pet Zumm because he is a bit out of the ordinary. All that.
At the end of Calle San Jorge there is a little plaza overlooking the valley where what I call "the projects" are. We are going to descend. Then we will turn left and walk past the park. Then we will turn left again and ascend, running the gauntlet of the dogs.