Don’t let the small town charm fool you, as the city of El Reno is a growing place. El Reno has plenty of parks and easy access to the accommodations of the nearby city of Oklahoma City, making it a desirable place to raise a family, including the family dog of course! There are three highly rated veterinary clinics right in the city, making caring for your puppy convenient. In case the case of an emergency, you can zip over to Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City, which provides 24hr full service emergency care.
Locals and dogs of El Reno love getting back to nature at Lake El Reno in the west end of town. This large lake is said to have a clean and natural feel. With 170 acres of land and 4 miles of shoreline, the lake offers pawfect opportunities for camping, fishing, and swimming. You can even take a hike with your dog along the ATV trails!
If you’re looking for a place to stay with more comforts than a campsite, head over to Best Western Hensley’s just south of the Highway 40. This is a favourite among travelers and their road dogs. They welcome up to two dogs per room for an additional fee. In a small town with so many pet amenities and parks, it’s no wonder pups and their owners love calling El Reno home!
You won’t run out of options for areas to walk your dog in the Foreman Road neighborhood. This neighborhood boasts three great parks to enjoy. Adams Park is the most diverse park to choose from, with a large variety of athletic fields. It even has a golf course, skate park and rodeo grounds. There are restrooms available in this park as well. Some smaller options are Burton Park and Frank Knight Park. You can enjoy the views of Fourmile Creek on your walk with Fido, which gently rolls through Burton Park. Frank Knight Park is located in the east end of the neighborhood, and features a playground and lots of grassy space for your dog to dig his claws into. You’ll need to keep your dog leashed in these three parks, and don’t forget the poop bags!
The Fairway Breeze neighborhood is a desirable place to live in El Reno. Families and their dogs alike love the nearby green space that can be found in El Reno Legion Park. The paved walking trail is easy on the paws as you and your pup take in views of the fishing pond. The park also includes amenities such as a large splash pad, playgrounds, a swimming pool and tennis courts. Pack up a picnic basket along with the dog biscuits to enjoy a picnic under the pavillion! None of the areas in this park are designated dog areas, so please keep your dog leashed and pick up after him.
You don’t need to go too far out of El Reno to get to a great dog park. The Pets and People Dog Park in the Cedar Avenue neighborhood of Yukon is worth the drive. This fenced dog park is run by the local dog shelter, so you’ll need to register and sign a waiver at the main office. The park is free, but they do accept donations towards the shelter. This park offers benches for you to relax on while you watch your pup run, rinse and repeat in the swimming pond, or scamper over the agility course. Waste bags are not provided, so you’ll need to bring your own, and watch out for “land-mines” left by other dogs.
I have trained 2 packs. I have raised 1 litter. Trained a pit bull puppy for tricks and search and retrieve. Walked dogs for a shelter. I have trained other house pets. Dealt with aggressive hyper skidish frightened abused and elder dogs.