Arvada is located within the Jefferson and Adams counties, and it part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Area. Since Arvada is the seventh most populous municipality in Colorado, the city offers a whopping fourteen veterinarians that you dog can visit to get a healthy checkup, making Arvada a great place for pups and their owners.
Arvada is also home to numerous parks and trails that your dog can sniff around with you. Hoskinson Park has a great trail to explore and a creek to splash around in. If you feel the call of the road, check out Around the Park RV Rentals and grab a dog friendly RV to explore Arvada and some of Colorado in with your pup in tow.
If the two of you are foodies and looking for the perfect place to grab a bite to eat, Arvada offers a plethora of dog friendly restaurants that you and your furry friend can enjoy. Check out Global Goods and Coffee for a tasty breakfast, or The Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge for some tasty food and a good drink. These restaurants have dog friendly patios where you and Fido can chill together and live the good life.
The West Arvada Dog Park is over 10-acres of off-leash fun that your dog is sure to love. There is are separate areas for large and small dogs, plus agility equipment for dogs who need to unleash a little more energy. The park also offers water to stay hydrated, and clean-up bags in case you forgot yours. With a few benches for owners to relax on, and a gazebo to help keep the dogs shaded when it gets especially hot, this park is going to be onthe top of your pup's list of pawsome outdoor fun spots! The park is all volunteer, run and they have stiff fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets.
The Kipling Heights neighborhood is home to the Green Beltway Trail where your dog is welcome to join you on a great hike so long as he remains leashed. The hike will give you a beautiful view of Colorado and its adundant wilderness. The trail is mainly paved and is usually frequented by other walkers and horseback riders, and will take you along a creek where you dog can splash around. Eventually, the Green Beltway connects to numerous other trails like the Ralston Creek Trail, Little Dry Creek Trail, or the Van Bibber Trail if your dog wants to continue exploring.
If you and your pup are wandering around the Olde Town Arvada neighborhood and want to grab something to eat, Odyssey Brewing is a great place to stop in and grab a brew with your dog. This dogtastic establishment is so cool, they allow your dog both inside and outside. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop dishes out Mexican and Southwest dishes, and their menu has seven different kinds of nachos to choose from. Namaste India serves classic Indian dishes and a variety of meat and fish plates. These restaurants have dog-friendly patios and welcome your dog to join you.
Berkeley is only ten minutes out of Arvada and home to the Berkeley Dog Park. The park is right by a lake so your dog can spend time inside enjoying the park, and then exploring outside when he’s done. The park is separated into two areas, one for dogs with high energy and one for dogs with low energy. There are water bowls here for the dogs, but you need to bring your own water to fill it. Locals say that the park can get hot during the summer, especially since there isn’t much shade for the dogs to cool down in.
Edgewater is just down the road from Arvada, and a great town to let Fido explore. Citizens Park is a six-acre multi-use park that welcomes your leashed dog to come play. The park has a lake that your dog can sniff around, plus a huge open grass field which is perfect for fetch. The park also offers a ballfield, picnic pavilion, horse-shoe courts and a small playground. After a fun day at the park, stop in at Rupert’s at the Edge and grab brunch with your furry friend. The staff at Rupert’s is extremely dog friendly, and will even bring your dog water and treats.