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


April 30, 2017
(Mahoning County)

METROMUTTS: Tail Waggin' Trolley Tour
You and your MetroMutt are invited for an exclusive member-only ride through the park on our popular Cohasset Express trolley. Please call Ford Nature Center to pre-register to secure your spot by 4/23. MetroMutts members only, please.
Location: Mill Creek Metroparks

May 6, 2017
(Summit County)
Bark in the Park
Time: 11am - 6pm
Springfield Lake Park
2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, OH

Bring along your four-legged friends for a fun-filled afternoon at our most exciting event of the year! Participate in our popular pledge walk, enjoy vendors, food trucks, activities, raffles, and more!

May 18, 2017
(Geauga County)

Hound Hike: Metzenbaum Park Meander
Thursday, May 18, 6:30-8 PM
B Benner Metzenbaum Park, Wisteria Shelter
Bring your dog, one dog per handler, on a leash at all times (8 ft max) and explore the trails. Bring dog towels, a water bowl, poop scoop and bags for dog clean-up. Registration required.

Geauga Park District
(440) 286-9516
Toll Free (800) 536-4006

May 20, 2017
(Portage County)

Freedom Run 5K & 1.75 mi. MUTT STRUT
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Registration 7:30am, Race: 8:30am
Sunny Lake Park, 885 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora, OH 44202
Pre-registration $20, Same day registration $25

Presented by Freedom Greyhound Rescue (FGR) & City of Aurora Parks & Recreation Department

Sponsored by Aurora Veterinary Clinic.

Suitability: Adults, kids, family, individuals, and dogs. If you are unable to attend, you can complete the virtual 5K Run or 1.75 mile Mutt Strut from anywhere!

Online registration available at Search Freedom Run 5K & Mutt Strut Aurora. Dogs welcome to participate in the 5K or Mutt Strut. T-shirts guaranteed to all runners registering by May 1, 2017. Pre-registration cost $20 (until midnight 5/19/17); Same day registration $25; *Virtual runner registration $25. Pup Packs for participating dogs. Virtual runners receive t-shirt after the race. Same day registration and packet pick up open at 7:30 am. Both races will start at 8:30 am near the E. Mennonite Road entrance to the park. 5K participants will be running an out and back course while the Mutt Strut will continue along the 1.75 mile loop around the beautiful lake. Refreshments, raffle, and awards at the finish. Awards for overall top female and male finisher, as well as top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Awards for top three dogs in the Mutt Strut! 100% proceeds support FGR's retired racing greyhounds waiting for their forever homes. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and social with all breeds. No retractable leashes permitted for this event.
registration at

May 21, 2017
(Portage County)

Freedom Dog Fest 2017-Community Vendor & Adoption Fair
Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Tails & Trails Dog Park, 841 Page Road, Aurora, OH 44202
Free admission. Feeds required for some activities.
Presented by Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora & The City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Department

Suitability: Families, individuals, well-behaved dogs - must be leashed

Sponsored by Aurora Veterinary Clinic. *Fenced Dog Park *Rescues *Vendors *Greyhound Fun Run (11:00am) *Pet Fashion Show (12:30pm) - categories: funniest costume, best bonnet or hat, cutest collar, dog/owner look-a-like *Rescues on the Runway featuring adoptable pooches *Prizes *Raffles (2:30pm). All dogs attending MUST be current on vaccinations and able to socialize with all breeds. Please no retractable leashes.


July 23, 2017
(Summit County)
3rd Annual "Pet Daze Festival"
Pawsitively Savvy Grooming
10333 Northfield Rd., Northfield, OH

May 25, 2017
(Geauga County)

Hound Hike
Sunday, June 25, 9-10:30 AM
Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge Parking Lot
Bring your mutt and together, enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of summer as you hike through a forested ravine. One dog per handler on leash (max 8 ft). Registration required.

Geauga Park District
(440) 286-9516
Toll Free (800) 536-4006


A Dog-Friendly Festival

October 14-15, 2017
(Cuyahoga County)

The Cleveland Pet Expo
Saturday- 10am to 5pm | Sunday - 11am to 4pm
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Free Admission
(Please note that all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations, please)


Akron Dog Park

499 Memorial Parkway, Akron, OH 44310
For more information

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:

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).

Lake Metroparks -
Canine Meadow Dog Park
9010 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt 6), Kirtland, OH 44094
Hours - sunrise - 1/2 hour past sunset
Canine Meadow has a large dog area (2.57 acres), a swim area (1.84 acres) and a small dog area (1.02 acres). Access to the swim area is by way of the large dog area only.

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:
For dog park info:

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

Ashland County Park District

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


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

4499 Padanarum Road
Geneva, OH 44041


Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

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
Portage Lakes State Park Campground
5031 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio

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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