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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

 

April 6, 13 & 27, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks
April 6, 13 & 27, 2014
10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org




April 26, 2014
(Geauga County)

Hound Hike: Trail Bound Hounds

Step outside after a long winter and head for a hike to enjoy a tail-raising experience. Only one leashed dog per handler. Reservation required. Geauga Park District - Headwaters Park 440-286-9516 www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

May 3, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Ranger K-9 5K and 1-MILE POOCH PARADE

"Ranger K-9 5k and 1-Mile Pooch Parade"
Sat, May 3 at 9 a.m - Noon
Edgewater Park, Lakefront Reservation

1-Mile Pooch Parade: $10 pre-registration
Ranger K-9 5k: $20 pre-registration

The event is dog-friendly and will include local vendors, dog-adoption trailers, K-9 training demonstrations and more.

Proceeds from the event will go towards kevlar vests and other equipment for the Ranger K-9 unit.

To register and for more information, visit website.

 

May 4, 18 & 25, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks
10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org


May 17, 2014
(Richland County)

Malabark in the Park
Malabar Farm State Park

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Individual Price: Free
Many fun filled doggie activities, demonstrations, competitions, and displays.
Pooch Parade for all breeds, featuring Bromfield's beloved boxers.
Food available and vendors selling dog products.
Fee charged for some activities
Call 419-892-2929 or Contact: mffspecialevents@yahoo.com
4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website

May 19, 2014
(Geauga County)

Hound Hike: Pitter Patter of Paws

(Mon. 6:30pm - 8pm)
Paws with your favorite canine to enjoy the signs of spring at while hiking the trails. Only one leashed dog per handler. Reservation required. Geauga Park District - Orchard Hills Park 440-286-9516 www.geaugaparkdistrict.org


June 7-8, 2014
(Lake County)

Working Dog Weekend
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

June 7 & 8, 2014 • 10 am to 5 pm

Join us as canines of all shapes and sizes demonstrate the many ways they have assisted and entertained humans throughout the years. See demonstrations by Buckeye DockDogs, police canine units, the Horse & Hound challenge and much more. Once you've seen the skill with which these canines work and play, kids (of all ages) can try their "paw" at guiding the blind or Flyball, Frisbee and agility. Hey kids! Bring your favorite stuffed toy dog and march with it in the toy dog "parade of breeds". Take your favorite toy pooch to the "Working Dog Weekend Pet Hospital" for a check up. All kids may create a dog toy to take home. Meet the breeds, talk to handlers and trainers plus discover the many sports and activities you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2 and Farmpark Members, Free

For more info website

June 8, 22 & 29, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks
10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org

June 14, 2014
(Lake County)

WOOF, WAG & Wine!
Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant
5750 S Madison Rd, Madison, OH 44057
440.298.9838
Lake Humane Society's 5th annual Woof, Wag & Wine is June 14th from 12:00 â€" 6:00 p.m. at Grand River Cellars in Madison! Bring your four-legged friend along for a tour of the vineyards while you enjoy a wine tasting, live music, the chance to win great prizes in the Silent and Chinese auctions and much more!
website

 

July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks
10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org

August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks

10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org

August 17, 2014
(Wayne County)

Paws in the Park Pawty
Hours: 11:30 am-4 pm

Location: Freedlander Park, 400 Hillside Drive, Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-262-0152

Website: www.wchs.org

Description: A Dog Day Festival of swimming, trailing, walking, games, food, demonstrations and a whole lot more for you and your furbuddy. Two great annual events on one day for one price to benefit your Wayne County Humane Society.

 

September 7, 14, & 28, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks

10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org

October 12, 19, & 26, 2014
(Summit County)
Woof Walks

10am - 6pm
Location: Estate - outdoors

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org

   
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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