Among rolling hills and small-town charm, you'll find the pet-friendly Ada, Oklahoma. Ada is a hospitable town with tons to offer families with four-legged companions. With origins dating back to the late 1800s, Ada has 7 buildings registered on the National Historic Register and stories of American outlaws running amuck through the early pioneer town. Ada was also the home of the Chickasaw Nation, and remembrance of the tribe is seen across town. Now, Ada is a peaceful place to call home and has amazing places to walk with Fido around scenic forested hills. "Okies" love looking out over the prairie grasslands into the horizon with their doggos by their side, and Ada is no exception!
Dog owners love calling Ada their home. Ada has 5 veterinarians and animal hospitals, 4 pet groomers, and a pet shop right in town. There's also a community dog park where you can take Fido's leash off for him to get some leash-free exercise with the other "Okie" pups. If you love taking your dog everywhere you go, there are 3 pet-friendly restaurants that offer outside seating areas so your dog can join you for a meal.
Ada is a pawesome place to call home!
Does your dog go crazy over the smell of a good steak? If he's lucky enough to live in the North Hills neighborhood, then he can join you on a "steak-out" at the dog-friendly Santa Fe Cattle Company. The restaurant specializes in hickory grilled steaks but has a diverse menu for any eater. There are Southwestern favorites like fajitas and Mexican takes on western favorites. If you're hankering for red meat, go for the T-Bone with a flavorful strip on one side of the T and tender filet on the other side. Don't forget to save a little gristle for Fido!
Does your dog fight tail-and-paw over the argument that Oklahoma should be indoctrinated as the fifth staple of "Bark-B-Q?" If your dog's a proponent of "Okie" barbecue, then he might live in the Lonnie Abbot neighborhood, where he can smell the pits smoking at Rib Crib! This BBQ chain does its due justice for finger-lickin' good cuts of meat. Fido approves of this message! At Rib Crib, you can try the Southern classics, like a crispy catfish basket or Southern fried steak. From the hickory smoke pit, you can grab an order of the Ribsanity with the Oklahoma sauce — sweet and sticky.
Does your dog like take the leash off every once in a while and get in some "ruff" games of chase in at the dog park? Living off Latta Road puts you within easy access to an amazing place: The Ada Dog Park. This off-leash puppy paradise has two fenced-in areas — one for the little "pupperonis" and one for the big boys! The park is well-maintained and has all the amenities you need to spend a few hours playing. There are shaded picnic benches, water fountains, and bathrooms. The locals are friendly — both canine and human — so you and Fido will have a great time!
Does your dog like hiking through a park with a challenging trail that will give him plenty of exercise? You can head to Wintersmith Park in the Cradduck neighborhood for a day outing you won't "fur-get!" You can walk with Fido along one of the two trails that wind their way through the park, or set up a picnic by the small pond. One trail is a single mile, while the other is two. The second one might be a little tough for smaller dogs because there is a vertical part with some rock climbing. Fido's going to love hanging at the Wintersmith Park with you!
Does your dog like to "ruff" it when he goes camping? Even if your dog's more of a glamping fan, he'll love spending time in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The park is a quick 35-minute drive down the OK-1 and turnpike before you pull into Chickasaw. The park has a great trail system for hiking. You can also fish, swim, and rent a kayak or canoe. There are lodges and cabins as well as primitive camping if you and Fido want to pitch a tent. Fido's barks mean he loves the stars beaming underneath the sycamore canopies that dot the landscape!