Southern "hos-pet-tality" is nothing short of "e-pet-omized" in the city of Dublin, Georgia. Of course, the city was named after its Irish counterpart in Dublin, Ireland. Pet-friendliness is a stable in this midway point between Savannah and Atlanta, where Southern cheer extends from the two- to the four-legged. Dublin was originally home to the Native American tribe, the Muscogee. As 19th-century settlers began to establish this part of Georgia, Dublin was originally inhabited by blends of ethnicity, not solely the Irish as many would think. This happy melting pot of culture still has the doggos shaking their tails — leashes in mouths waiting to go for a walk!
Dog owners love living in Dublin! There's plenty of doggie amenities close at hand here. Within the Dublin city limits, you'll find 8 veterinarians, 4 pet groomers, and a pet shop. You won't have to travel far to keep your Fido happy and healthy! If you're looking for a fun day outing with the pup, you've got a series of pawesome choices, from the Splash Pad down in the Southern Pine neighborhood to grabbing some Georgia "Bark-B-Q" off West Gaines Street. Dublin is also packed full of 16 city-owned parks where you and Fido can escape the city in place of grassy fields! Just grab Fido's leash and get ready for fun!
Does your dog love a good Southern "Bark-B-Q" joint? If he's lucky enough to live off West Gaines Street, your doggo is in sniffing distance of Company Supply. This barbecue restaurant gives an upscale twist on the meaty classics of typical BBQ menus. With an outside seating area where dogs are welcome to hang out, Company Supply is a local favorite! You and Fido can make your way through Crawfish Boudin or blackeyed pea hummus for an appetizer. If you're leaning toward something light like a salad, you can't go wrong with the spinach and goat's cheese salad. Maybe feeling something from the rotisserie? Try the metro filet or the slow-roasted pork. Either way, Fido's going to be begging you for a bite!
Does your dog appreciate the cultural side of the park? If your dog has a keen sense of artistic flair, alongside a passion for history, then visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park will be more than a walk in woods for your "pawndering" pup! At the Memorial Park, you can check out murals, like one created by Corey Barksdale which depicts a young girl wishing for a better tomorrow. The murals and statues in Memorial Park all carry along the legacy left behind by Dr. Martin Luther King and are a wonderful way to celebrate this man's achievements with your dog! Another park off of South Jefferson Street is 2-acre Dublin Railroad Park. The park features a play area refurbished from old train cars. Both parks make great places to visit for a bonding day out with the puppers!
Does your dog love the flavors cooked up south of the border? If your dog's favorite culinary realm is Mexico, then he'll love living off Veterans Boulevard. Living here puts you and Fido within walking distance of Salsa's Mexican Restaurant, a pet-friendly place with generous portions and a laissez-faire pet-policy! You and Fido can munch on classic entrees like enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and more. Everything is so tasty on the menu it'll be hard to make up your mind. Try the Salsa's Plate, which has a sampling of everything on the menu. You and Fido can chow down on a taco, chile relleno, a chalupa, enchilada, beef burrito, and chicken flauta. At Salsa's Mexican Restaurant, the drinks are just as generous as the entrees, so walking the doggo to get here is a great idea!
Does your dog like to escape the heat of the city in place of green reverie in the city park? Your Fido's a "trans-pet-dentalist" and he'll love the 40-acre Springdale Park, located right off Brookhaven Drive! Both the two- and four-legged crowd are huge fans of Springdale Park. The park hosts 2 lighted fields where humans can play soccer or football, but often the fields have games of fetch going on. There are also 7 baseball fields, 2 concession stands with bathrooms, 2 racquetball courts, 2 playgrounds, a picnic shelter, and for Fido, a walking trail that weaves through the park. You and your dog can grill up at the picnic shelters' coal grills or bring a picnic basket. The options are as endless as your dog's love of treats!
Is your dog a true waterdog that loves to splash and surf with his furry friends? If you live in the Southern Pine neighborhood you can take exit 51 on I-16 to Southern Pine Splash Pad! Here, you'll find a pet-friendly summer escape from the heat! The Splash Pad is a series of spray nozzles and underground jets of water where your furry kid can splash around in the cooling spray. A giant yellow bucket fills with water and tips over once full with a bunch of kids underneath in "antici-pet-tation" of the bucket of fun! Deeper into the park, you and Fido will also find nature trails, an equestrian center, playgrounds, and sports fields! Fido can't wait to take a splash!