Columbia, a small city located west of Lancaster and on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, is a pet-friendly area. There are three community parks and a trail that you and your pooch can check out in this historic borough. If you need veterinary care for your special pal, there are two clinics in town.
When you want to give your four-footed friend a chance to play with other canines, drive about 13 miles west to Canine Meadows in John C. Rudy Park on Mundis Race Road. There are three separate fenced areas totaling 14 acres of off-leash play space. Water stations are available in each play area.
A great place to take your canine companion when you want some one-on-one time is Rocky Ridge Park, located about 12.8 miles west of Columbia. This 750-acre forest includes more than 12 miles of multi-use trails. Dogs are permitted in the park provided you keep them on a leash and pick up their waste.
If you want to get a special treat or if you need supplies for Fido, check out That Fish Place -- that Pet Place, located about seven miles east of the city. This unique pet store has an aquatic touch tank, and it's stocked with all kinds of pet supplies. Dogs are allowed to accompany you in the store.
For dog lovers, Columbia offers a variety of ways to get out and have fun with your special pal!