Marana, AZ is a moderately populated town northwest of Tuscon, offering gorgeous views of the desert and a few Fido-friendly amenities! Dogs in Marana are in good hands at the two veterinary clinics in town.
Need to stay in a pet-friendly hotel while you're here? You'll find plenty of options in Marana to suit your budget and needs. Check out Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, Motel 6 Tucson North, Days Inn & Suites Tucson Marana, or Marana Airbnb Rentals. The pet fees and weight limits vary for every accommodation, so you should check the pet policies when booking your room.
Marana is also a great place to go if you're looking to chow down with your hound! Check out the Vero Amore, or the Nico's Mexican Food if you are in the mood for some Mexican food.
If you're looking for something a little bit more adventurous to do with your pooch in Marana, you should try the Dove Mountain trails behind the Ritz-Carlton. If you tell the guard that you are there to hike, they will give you a map of the trail network so you won't get lost. The trails are well-marked; just make sure you bring water and waste bags to clean after your pup.
San Lucas Community Dog Park is a pretty spacious park that is perfect for running freely and exercising with your pup. It includes two separate areas -- one for small dogs and the other one for large dogs. In the park, you can find small and large buckets with water provided for the doggos. There are plenty of trees that provide shade over the park which makes it the place to be on those hot summer days! Make sure you bring some waste bags to keep the park clean. The park is fenced and has plenty of parking and a children's playground in the vicinity.
James D. Kriegh Park Dog Park is around 19 miles away from Marana, located in South Oro Valley. This fenced, off-leash park isn't very big, but don't fret just yet! You can find everything you need here for your pooch. The park includes a water drinking station and benches so you can watch over your pup as he plays and socializes with other dogs. The park has a couple of waste stations, too, and trees that cover almost half of the park in shade. The ground is sandy and gentle on your pup's paws!
In Northwest Tucson, approximately 21 miles from Marana, you'll find Sixth Avenue Dog Park. This park is not too large but it offers lots of amenities for your pooch. This fenced, off-leash park has a double-gated entry system for extra security. The ground is partially grassy, partially sandy, which is good for your pups' paws. Water, waste stations, and plenty of tennis balls are provided -- everything you and your pup need to enjoy the pawfect day out! You can chill at the picnic tables while your pal plays. Keep in mind, though, that the park doesn't provide separate areas for small and large dogs, so if you have a timid pup, this might not be the best place to play.