The small community of Mendota lies along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River and southwest of St. Paul. This area features private residences, some restaurants, and a few churches. When you need professional services for your pooch, you can find a veterinary clinic just three miles to the east in Mendota Heights.
Treat your furry friend to a day in the park by heading northwest about 3.5 miles to the Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park. This riverfront facility has hiking trails and water access. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated, and you'll need to purchase an annual permit to gain access to this city dog park.
Another furiffic off-leash park for your canine companion to try is High Bridge Dog Park off Randolph Avenue on the west bank of the Mississippi. There are seven acres here where your pooch can run and play with others. Make sure you bring your own water and some waste bags with you. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated to use the facility.
When you want one-on-one time with your fur baby, visit Cherokee Regional Park. This 100-acre facility features trails and a scenic overlook. Wander through the woods or along the river with your fur baby in this puptacular park. You can bring dogs on a leash as long as you clean up their waste.
For dogs and their owners, Mendota and the surrounding areas offer a variety of pet-friendly activities.