Show Low, AZ is anything but low, sitting at 6,345 feet above sea level. The small town is surrounded by forests and is a popular destination as a recreational area. Show Low, founded in 1870, takes up only over 65 square miles, but this small town loves their dogs! There are 7 different animal clinics here to serve your dog.
The town gets its unique name from a game the two founders had in the 1870s, where they couldn't decide on a name and figured it out by playing a game of seven up, where one owner showed low with a deuce of clubs. The legend is also the reason why the town's famous dog park got its name, The Deuce of Dogs Bark Park. The park holds almost 10 acres of fenced-in land, with open areas and trails leading into the forest. Clean-up stations and water fountains are available.
Head into town afterwards and enjoy some homemade ice cream and soup at America's Pie Company, a small restaurant with dog-friendly seating outside under a giant willow tree. Famous for its outdoor activities and dog friendly attitude, Show Low is in its way to becoming popular with many dog lovers.
About 12 miles south of Show Low is the town of Pinetop-Lakeside. The region is a great place to travel for Show Low residents because of the two dog-friendly parks there. The first park is Woodland Lake Park, with access to the Woodland reservoir and over 7.5 of trails through the forest. The second enclosure is the Mountain Meadow Park and offers a more urban getaway in the city with recreational area and open fields. Fido must be kept on a leash in both parks, but at Mountain Meadow Park, owners can close up the gates to the grounds and let their dog run around off leash. Neither park has water fountains or clean-up stations.