Rio Verde is a small town set on the edge of the Verde River and is only an hour northwest of the bustling capital of Phoenix. Here, you’ll find the Bartlett Lake Marina, open all year round so there is plenty water fun for all. There are two pet-friendly pontoon boats available for rental no matter the season.
The closest vets are around 11 miles away in Fountain Hills, but there are four to chose from. Also in Fountain Hills are many dog-friendly places. Check out Phil’s Filling Station Grill and Streets of New York if you’re looking to share a meal in the sunshine with your pal. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, check out Chocofin Chocolatier, where the outdoor seating is open to you and Fido.
If you’re looking for a hike, head over to the The Arizona Canal Trail in Scottsdale. This trail also connects to a number of other trails along its route, including the Southern Canal Path, Cave Creek Wash Trail, Skunk Creek Trail, Indian Bend Wash Trail, Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path, Crosscut Canal Path and Pima Road Trail, which makes this a whopping 69.7 miles long! It is advertised that some of the businesses along the trail are pet-friendly, so ask before entering.