Surprise, Arizona, is a blossoming community found in Maricopa County, northwest of Phoenix. The city has seen a recent boom in population.The new arrivals also brought along their cats, dogs, and rabbits and not soon after the city was expanded with many pet-friendly stores and attractions.
One of the amenities in town for the benefit of animals is the Surprise AZ Bark Park. Dogs are allowed to run around and explore the park off their leash. Another great plus is that this dog park offers fun for the whole family. There are benches, picnic tables and many trees that provide much-needed shade.
Close to Surprise, in Glendale, Arizona, lies the Thunderbird Conservation Park. This conservation park offers an authentic desert environment that is a massive 1,185 acres in size. The park offers a large amount of trails for hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, joggers and people that are looking for a scenic route to walk their dogs.
A stay in Surprise, Arizona, with pets, is made much more comfortable thanks to the many pet-friendly hotels in town. Check out the Windmill Suites, Days Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and Quality Inn.
East Surprise is a mixture of older and newer housing developments. Stretches of commercial property and employers are found here. Make no bones about it, though, this is a place to drool over. Living is good here. Shops and services are convenient. The Grand Pet Hotel at 12801 W. Bell Road offers overnight dog boarding here in typical Surprise furtastic fashion. In addition, Bicentennial and Gaines public parks are in this neighborhood. Dogs may visit on leash. Dogs and human companions may enjoy a picnic or barbecue under one of the ramadas or just end a work day with a walk around this well-maintained and grassy oasis. Playground equipment gives companion kids some fun, too.