The small mountain town of Oracle is set in the northeastern hills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The place has a fascinating history, innumerable stories, and offers a few simple facilities, both for visitors and those who decide to settle here. You'll love that everyone in the shops and stores here will treat your pal like one of their own, and even though Oracle does not have any veterinary clinics in the area, there are plenty of them (at least five and counting) in the Tucson area.
Oracle State Park, set in the southeastern part of the town, is more than just a place to bring Fido. Although it doesn't offer any designated amenities for pooches, the park welcomes leashed pups to explore miles of hiking trails, sniff everything around, and become a real bloodhound for at least for a few hours. You will need to pay attention to signs in the park; some trails are not dog-friendly.
Want to immerse yourselves in the history of the town? The Kannally Ranch House, one of the most prominent attractions in Arizona, is a dog-friendly place! You can visit both mansions with your leashed pooch, enjoying scenic views around and feeling the magic of the historic atmosphere.
If you are planning to stay, there are a number of options to consider. The town doesn't have any special hotels or hostels, but has plenty of property to rent with dog-friendly policies, such as Casa Linda, Desert-Mountain Villa in south Oracle.
Linda Vista Citrus is a spacious neighborhood south of downtown, occupying almost two blocks and featuring recreation areas as well as school and churches. The neighborhood is also home to two parks: Dennis Weaver Park and James D. Kriegh Park, which is the only off-leash dog park in the area. You are welcome to bring your pooch to this secure, fenced park with double-gated entry. The place is not divided into sections for small and large pooches, but has well-maintained paved paths, picnic tables, tunnels and equipment to train your mutt. You'll also find drinking fountains for thirsty pooches; all you need to bring is some doggie waste bags!
Located between a number of small and medium-sized neighborhoods in the northwestern part of Tucson, Christopher Columbus Park is a beautiful place to find a retreat with your pooch. Located near the Silverbell Lake, the park is just perfect for off-leash swimming and splashing. Your mutt will have a blast burning all his energy at the specially designated area protected by a high fence. No need to bring water with you; water doggie fountains are spread all over the area. Locals love taking their pups for a day off to the park and staying until dusk, so if you are looking for some great company, you will find it in Christopher Columbus Dog Park!