Littleton was named a city in Colorado in 1862 by Richard Sullivan Little, who was an engineer hired to help construct ditches for farms in the area. According to the AMVA U.S. Pet Ownership Statistics, there are 12,176 households in Littleton, Colorado with pets. Out of the 44,275 people who live in Littleton, there are 22,716 companion animals, which means that the population in Littleton is expanded by 51%, entirely of pets!
The City of Littleton has over 1,477 acres of parks and open space and three parks that are specifically for the recreation of dogs. Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area on North Roxborough Park Road has 70 acres with several trails and ponds. David A. Lorenz Regional Dog Park on South Colorado Boulevard is a great fenced park with a water spigot and picnic tables. Wynetka Ponds Dog Park on South Lowell Boulevard has two separate sides for large and small dogs and a double gate to enjoy with your fur babies.
There are many things to do while you are in Littleton. The Littleton Museum is one of the “must-go” places in the city with authentic old buildings, farm animals, and a blacksmith demonstration. Roxborough State Park has beautiful red rocks, animals roaming around, hiking trails, and other activities. There are also botanical gardens, tons of restaurants, theaters, and art galleries. Planning on getting a bite to eat? Check out The Pint Room, which has a great dog-friendly patio and an unrivaled selection of great beer.