Detroit may not have nature trails or tons of parks, but the city does have a few great places that have been created especially for you and your beloved pooch. Check out these awesome dog-friendly places in Detroit you and your furry friends will absolutely love.
1. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is a great place to take your pooch, especially on a warm summer day. With as much as five miles of views, both you and your dog will love the long stroll along the river, taking in the fresh air. It is located at 600 Renaissance Center #1720, Detroit, MI 48243.
2. Sit, Stay, Swim
If you are looking to take your dog someplace to cool off, let them enjoy a swim at Sit, Stay, Swim. They also provide a fitness center for your dog if you are trying to help them lose a few pounds. It is located at 29855 Ford Rd, Garden City, MI 48136.
3. Midtown Detroit Dog Park
Dog parks may seem hard to find in the busy city, but thankfully, there are a few locations in the downtown area where your dog can play and run around with other happy pups without a leash. Both Shinola and Midtown Detroit, Inc. partnered up to create this wonderful dog park. It is located at the corner of Cass Avenue and West Canfield Street in Detroit, MI 48201.
4. Petsmart P.U.P.'s Detroit Dog Park
Petsmart P.U.P.'s Detroit Dog Park was Detroit's first dog park thanks to contributions from Petsmart and funds from a Kickstarter. The park offers plenty of space for your pet and has awesome views of Michigan Central Station. It is located at 17th St & Rose St Detroit, MI 48216.
5. Grand Circus Park
Grand Circus Park has tons of greenery and is a beautiful place to sit and relax. There is a special area for your dogs to hang out and the park regularly hosts events for dogs like fitness classes and parties. The park is located at 1601 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226.
6. Belle Isle
This 982-acre island park in Detroit is a perfect place to take your dogs. Walk around the beautiful island and take in the views of the Detroit skyline. Just don't forget, your dog must be on its leash at all times. Belle Isle Park is located at East Jefferson and East Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48207.
7. Traffic Jam & Snug
Traffic Jam & Snug is one of Detroit's hidden gems and offers delicious food and has an in-house brewery. Now that it's summer, TJ's outdoor area is open and allows you to bring your dog whenever you want! Just make sure he or she is friendly! It is located at w 48201, 511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201.
8. Drinking With Dogs
Canine To Five is a dog daycare in Detroit and always hosts a ton of events for you and your furry friend. Every Sunday through September at 10:30 a.m., there are guided pack walks along the Detroit Riverfront. The daycare also hosts Drinking With Dogs where they bring dog owners and their dogs to local eateries to sample food and drinks. The locations vary so make sure you check out their website for more information. Canine To Five is located at 3443 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.
9. Michigan Renaissance Festival
The Michigan Renaissance Festival is always a good time and what makes it even more enjoyable is that you can bring your dogs! Dress them up in the best outfits too! The festival starts on August 19th and is located at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.
If you're looking for some cool accessories, treats and toys for your pet check out 3Dogs1Cat4Det. The pet shop has really cool items like 313 and Detroit collars and unique toys. It is located at 2472 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207.
Let us know if there are other dog-friendly places in Detroit in the comment section below! Also check out these awesome places in the downtown area your
kids will love!