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Dog Areas in Lafayette

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21 Groomers

At around 62,000 pets, Lafayette has a large pet population. To best cater to these animals health, needs there are 69 local veterinary hospitals and clinics. The Louisana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) lists 12 hospitals and care centers within Lafayette proper. Having been found in 1905, the LVMA is focused on advancing the art and science of veterinary medicine by working hand-in-hand with local veterinary members.

If you're planning on taking Fido out for a treat, there are local pet stores like Pets Unlimited and Cats by Francy that are staffed by helpful people who will guide you and your pet in every way possible. Considering upping the ante to something a bit more extreme? How about taking Fido to the Spoiled Pet Spa and Boutique? It’s the perfect place for your furry friend to enjoy the best grooming and love in Lafayette (especially after a visit to the veterinarian!)

If you want your dog to stretch his or her legs without a leash, then you may want to make a visit to Lafayette Dog Park. Lafayette Dog Park is fully fenced and features lights, benches, and a strong water system. Lafayette Dog Park and it is located in the Youth Park area. Another great place for your pets to have a leash-free happy run is the Brown Memorial Dog Park, located in the far left corner of the Brown Memorial Park. There are benches, a few waste stations, a lot of grass and a one-mile walking track if you and your pup want to go on a quick jog or structured walk.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lafayette

#1 Pont Des Mouton

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#1 Pont Des Mouton

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Pont Des Mouton is a cozy neighborhood in North Lafayette with well-developed infrastructure that will be happy to welcome your Fido to play and exercise in the Brown Memorial Dog Park. Yes, yes, you heard that right! It’s a dog park, so it’s time for an off-leash walk in a place where Fido is sure to make new fur-iends! The park has all the amenities for keeping it clean, including special waste stations. But what makes it one of the favorite local attractions is the grassy area where your buddy can play and tumble as much as he wants. There is also a one-mile walking track onsite if you want to get moving with Fido.
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#2 Johnstone Street/ East University Avenue

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#2 Johnstone Street/ East University Avenue

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Thinking of going to the city center? The Johnstone Street/East University Avenue neighborhood is one of the central neighborhoods where your pooch is welcome in Lafayette Dog Park at Youth Park. Being located almost in the center of the city, the neighborhood offers a wide choice of local cafés, restaurants and shopping spots for pet owners. But your little friend will be happy to visit the dog park which is fully fenced and provides drinking water and special equipment for agility training. What’s more important is that it has lights, allowing visitors to come after sunset! This is especially good for busy owners who want to go for a late walk with their pups! There are rumors that neighbors here are the friendliest ones. Want to make sure? Check it out for yourself!
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#3 Long Bridge

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#3 Long Bridge

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Long Bridge is a remote neighborhood on the north side, near the Pont Des Mouton neighborhood. There are not so many shopping spots or cafes, but a great place for adventurous owners and their loyal friends is the Atchafalaya Experience. This nature spot is known for providing a “natural swamp experience” with boating through a partially-submerged forest full of marine life, flora, and fauna. The best thing for tail-waggers is that they are allowed to join the owners free of charge, with the only requirements being remaining on a leash and under owner control at all times. So, are you ready for a boat trip and an adventurous weekend? Then make sure to visit the Atchafalaya Experience soon!
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#4 Verot School Road/Fortune Road

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#4 Verot School Road/Fortune Road

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Another neighborhood on the south side of town provides a special place for dogs and owners to bond together, make new friends and have fun-tastic day out. The Verot School Road/Fortune Road neighborhood, apart from having huge baseball and golf courts, has a dog-friendly spot as well – Fabacher Field and Acadiana Cane Cutters Park in Youngsville. If you are in the center of the city, it will take you approximately 13 minutes by car via East Pinhook Road to arrive. Even though you this park isn’t entirely a dog park, there’s plenty of room around the field for walking, playing, chasing and sniffing. For those pups who like swimming, the spot has a nice pond to splash and dabble.
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#5 Louisiana-Lafayette/ Johnston Street

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Lafayette Horse Farm in the Louisiana-Lafayette/Johnston Street neighborhood is a favorite Saturday morning attraction for the locals because of its Farmers Market. The market has a convenient location and fits perfectly among other shopping and dining spots in the neighborhood, and it's always buzzing with people looking for something new. If you’re thinking of treating your canine companion with something tasty, fresh and locally made, you'll want to stop by. Have a nice walk via Johnston Street (about 50 minutes) or go by car (6 minutes) to get to the market from the center of the city. It’s an entirely dog-friendly area, so it is possible to meet other tail-waggers and have a nice walk on-leash together.
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