A northern suburb of Atlanta, Ellenwood is located in four counties in northwest Georgia. Just 25 minutes from Atlanta, this town is a prime example of metropolitan luxury blended with Southern living. Dog owners will love the outdoor opportunities here, from trails to pet-friendly public parks. There are also two veterinary clinics at your service in Ellenwood and about seven more in the neighboring cities.
Atlanta is one of the hottest places for dog owners and their furry babies -- it's pawsitively packed with pet-friendly restaurants and hotels at almost every corner! If you'd prefer to play somewhere other than Ellenwood's scenic community parks, head due north to Atlanta to enjoy some true off-leash fun. South Bend Dog Park, located within the main park, is a huge dog park where you can let your pup sniff out some new canine companions while you chat with the other pet parents that frequent this pawpular park. The park also has benches and a separate section for less sociable mutts.
You'd be barking mad to miss out on downtown Atlanta, which is home to a variety of pet-friendly eateries as well as other activities. Dakota Blue Café is a furrific choice if you're just looking to grab a quick bite before heading back home.
Ormewood is an eastern residential neighborhood in Atlanta. Neatly organized streets lead to the local charter school, a few eateries, and coffee shops. If you're traveling through the area and you're looking for a place where the pooch can stretch his legs, head to Ormewood Dog Yard on Delaware Avenue Southeast. This no-frills dog park is a local favorite spot for pooches in the area to socialize and burn some energy. The canine regulars love sniffing and playing with newcomers, too! Be sure to bring plenty of water and waste bags with you for your adventures in this furrific park.
Old Fourth Ward is a thriving central area in Atlanta, just northeast of downtown. A former industrial area, today, the neighborhood is a place of interest of tourists and travelers seeking for new outdoor adventures and opportunities for shopping. You shouldn't miss out a chance to hit The Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, but beware of cyclists! Find a shaded retreat and catch your breath for a moment in Renaissance Park, a public park with a large, open space to explore on-leash. Finish the day by joining the rest of the local tail-waggers in Freedom Barkway Dog Park, an extremely popular, shaded doggy park with benches and sand to dig up!
Lenox Place is a neighborhood in Decatur. Historically significant, with an individualistic approach to life and architecture, the area has a variety of local businesses and other amenities to serve the needs of the residents. There's also a special place for pooches to play and have fun in the neighborhood – Adair Dog Park. This pet-friendly enclosure nestled in the heart of Adair Park serves as a hub for local pet owners to have a chat and let their babies play together. If you want to make friends, drop by around 3 p.m. and get ready to run! Take a bottle of water and waste bags with you.
Glenwood Estates is another historic neighborhood in the northern part of Decatur, featuring residential quarters, public parks, cafes, and shops conveniently organized throughout the area. Glenlake Park is a local city park and one of the most pawpular places to gather with the family or friends on a Friday evening or a weekend. The main area includes several picnic spots with convenient amenities, sports fields, and a dog park. Glenlake Dog Park is an enclosed area for doggies with rocks and some walking trails to sniff and explore! Be sure to bring plenty of water and waste bags with you.
Morningside-Lenox Park is an expansive central neighborhood in Atlanta, northeast of midtown. Big, but mostly residential, the area features public parks as well as the Eastside Trail, part of the BeltLine network of trails and parks. To the west, the neighborhood borders with Atlanta Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park, a local city attraction with sports fields and seasonal farmer's markets. You can also stretch your legs in the designated Piedmont Dog Park, hidden in the main area near Lake Clara Meer. This is a huge dog park with a fence, two separate sections for large and small breeds, benches to relax on, and drinking water for pooches and people.