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A page just for man's best friend.

In Memoriam of our faithful and constant office companion who inspired this page.
Hunter - Our English Black Lab

 
 
DOG EVENTS

Dog Field Trials and Dog Training Areas
Ohio Division of Wildlife
For additional information - website

 

Tuesdays
(Stark County)

Pups on The Piazza

Tuesdays
12PM to Close
Gervasi Vineyard welcomes guests to bring their dogs to the Piazza. Enjoy al fresco dining along with your furry companion! We appreciate your interest and cooperation in advance and ask that you please review our Pups on the Piazza Guidelines*.

For more information view website.

Gervasi Vineyard
1700 55th St. NE
Canton, OH 44721
330.497.1000
www.gervasivineyard.com

 

July 10, 2016
(Portage County)

Pancakes in the Park
9am-11am
Kiwanis Moore Park, 35 W. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202

NEW VENUE!
Suitability: Individuals & Families including the fur-kids!

Enjoy a park setting while a delicious pancake breakfast is prepared and served to you by Freedom Greyhound Rescue volunteers. All you can eat pancakes. All well-behaved dogs on leashes welcomed! Cost: $6.00 adults/$4.00 kids/under 4 eat free!

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora
From track, to house, to loving home.....
www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org
330-562-0555

 

August 14, 2016
(Portage County)

Pancakes in the Park
9am-11am
Kiwanis Moore Park, 35 W. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202

NEW VENUE!
Suitability: Individuals & Families including the fur-kids!

Enjoy a park setting while a delicious pancake breakfast is prepared and served to you by Freedom Greyhound Rescue volunteers. All you can eat pancakes. All well-behaved dogs on leashes welcomed! Cost: $6.00 adults/$4.00 kids/under 4 eat free!

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora
From track, to house, to loving home.....
www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org
330-562-0555

 

August 14, 2016
(Wayne County)

Paws in the Park Pawty
Wayne County Humane Society

Bring your dog for a walk through the park then a swim in the pool. Local vendors, good food for both dogs and people. Benefit for the Wayne County Humane Society. Freelander Park NOON-4 PM 330-262-0152
Website: www.wchs.org

 

August 20, 2016
(Greene County - SWOH)
Doggie Dash 'n Splash
Time - 10 am - 3pm
Fairgrounds Recreation Center
210 Fairground Road, Xenia
For more information view website.

First Friday Canton
September 2, 2016
(Stark County)
Canton First Friday
"Downtown for Dogs"

First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30, followed by the full-out event downtown from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year 'round!

For more information view website.

October 8-9, 2016
(Cuyahoga County)

The Cleveland Amazing Pet Expo

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM
FREE
Pets welcome

The Cleveland Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet!

If you're a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you'll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.

Website

Spooky Pooch Parade
October 15, 2016
(Cuyahoga County)

Spooky Pooch Parade
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Kauffman Park, 15450 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

Description: The 7th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade is Saturday October 15, 2016. The Downtown Lakewood area filled with proud pet owners parading their dogs in this favorite event. The only one of its kind in the region, Spooky Pooch attracts pet lovers from all over Northeast Ohio. RAIN OR SHINE Join in the fun as dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions strut their stuff in the heart of Lakewood's business district.

Contact info and/or website: www.spookypoochparade.com

 

DOG PARKS


Akron Dog Park

499 Memorial Parkway, Akron, OH 44310
For more information www.akrondogpark.org

Alum Creek Dog Park
Delaware, OH -  is 4-acre free public dog park at the Alum Creek State Park. It includes fully fenced areas for small & large dogs and a dog beach at the lake. All areas have shade trees and benches. Drinking water is provided seasonally. Alum Creek State Park,
3992  Hollenback Rd, Lewis Center - 740-548-4631.  For additional info: www.alumcreekdogpark.com.

Avon Lake Park 4 Paws

Weiss Park, 33401 Weber Road, Avon Lake

Brunswick Dog Park

Cross Creek Road

Chagrin Falls Dog Park
Approx. one mile outside Chagrin Falls on Chagrin Rd, just a little past Chagrin Pet and Garden Store.

Cleveland's Tremont/Clark Field Dog Park
The dog park is located in South Tremont at Clark Field. The park offers a fountain just at the right height for your pup.

Eastlake Dog Park

Lakeshore Blvd., slightly east of Route 91

Furnas Park
(Hankins/17th St. NE)
City of Massillon Parks and Recreation


Keyser Dog Park, Off Leash Area

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Lakewood Dog Park
About two acres small gravel and grassy area, water fountain, "poop" bags and responsible owners. Location: Lakewood Wastewater Treatment Plan off of Detroit Road in the Metroparks. Directions: I 90 to McKinley exit. N to Detroit Road. L to "Boat Ramp" and Metroparks entrance (about 1 mile).

Medina Dog Park

Directions: From the town square travel north on Court Street. At the intersection of Court and Homestead streets (stoplight there...also a landmark is the Red Cross building) turn right onto Homestead. Follow Homestead until you come to a city park entrance on your left hand side. There is a sign that reads "Medina Dog Park". Please read and follow the rules as posted. Amenities: The 13,000 s.f. dog park has a double gated entry way, benches throughout the park, fully grass with trees for shade, bags and garbage cans for dog waste. The official hours of the dog park are from "Dawn to Dusk". The surrounding Memorial Park includes a City Pool, Large wooden playground "JUMP", and pavilion area for picnicking.


Mentor Dog Park
The Mentor Dog park is located Route 615 from Route 2, then go left on Tyler and then right on Hopkins.

MetroBark Park - Osborn MetroPark in Huron Township
The area is already a favorite for many dog owners that walk the park year round. Benches, water fountains, waste stations, shade trees and a covered shelter are located within the park. A separate area for small, older or less active dogs is also available. Access will be through a secure, double-gated entry. A bulletin board at the entrance will post announcements, rules and other information. Dogs need to run and socialize with other dogs to be healthy, both mentally and physically. Dog owners are required to stay in the dog park at all times while their dog is utilizing the dog park.

Mill Creek Metroparks - MetroMutts
For more information: website


Mosquito Lake State Park - Dog Park
(Official open 7/17/09)
1439 State Route 305, Cortland, OH  44410-9303
Park Office 330-637-2856
For additional general park information: www.dnr.state.oh.us
For dog park info: http://ow.ly/h84n

Peppy Paw Pooch Park, Ashland
For more information: website

South Euclid Dog Park
Located at Quarry Park.  Corner of S. Belvoir and Monticello

Stow's Bow Wow Beach
5027 Stow Road, Stow, Ohio
Hours: dawn till dusk - There is no cost.

What a blast! Bow Wow Beach offers a 7 1/2 acre fenced in dog park surrounding a 5 acre lake. There are both beaches and grassy areas, sunny spots and shade, as well as a small dog section for the wee pooches. Pet waste stations are located throughout.  There are a set of gates to get into the park thus preventing any pets leaving the area.  There is a wash  basin and hose located at the entrance/exit for rinsing your pet off.

Twinsburg Dog Park
It is 3/4 acre with a double gated 5ft fence.
Location: Liberty Road. Directions: It is located off Liberty Road near the new baseball and soccer fields.


Western Reserve Greenway
The Western Reserve Greenway is a 43-mile, mostly rural rail-trail that cuts a north-south course from Ashtabula to Warren, Ohio. The greenway's start is only a few miles from Lake Erie, and a planned extension will bring it right to the shoreline. For now you can start at Herzog Rotary Park, where signs detail the importance of northeast Ohio in the Underground Railroad. For more info http://www.traillink.com/trail/western-reserve-greenway.aspx

DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY OR VISIT
Ashland County Park District

Audubon Wetlands Preserve
Dogs permitted under full supervision.
1763 St. Rt. 60
Ashland, OH 44805
website

 

Cuyahoga Valley
National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dog Rules:
Dogs are allowed on all trails in the park. They are required to be on a leash that must be 6 feet or less at all times. The “verbal leash” is not acceptable

 

Geneva State Park

440.466.8400
4499 Padanarum Road
Geneva, OH 44041
http://www.ohiostateparks.org

 

Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
440.946.4400
www.holdenarb.org

Dogs are welcome at The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a leash while visiting. Guests should also remember that the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden is a dog-free zone.

Mutt Mitts are available at the gatehouse entrance, the information desk at the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center and at several locations on the grounds for your convenience. Please clean up after your pet.

 

Ohio State Parks 60th Annivsary

Ohio State Parks

Camping - Pets are allowed in all 57 of our campgrounds in designated areas or sites, maximum 2 pets per site. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Parks do not provide horses for equestrian camping.

Cottages - Pets are welcome at select cottages at the following state parks: Burr Oak, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Hueston Woods, Lake Hope, Maumee Bay, Pike Lake, Punderson, Pymatuning, Salt Fork, and Shawnee.

Resort Lodges - The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake offers a number of pet-friendly rooms.

Pets are permitted in most day use areas, with the exception of swimming beaches, and must be on a leash. Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches.

For additional info click here

 

Portage Lake State Park
Camping
Portage Lakes State Park Campground
5031 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio
330-644-2220

The campground at this state park offers 74 sites with no electric hookups. Up to two dogs per pet campsite are allowed and they must be leashed and cleaned up after.
   
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