The city of Clarence, Iowa is truly a tiny town. The town was once called Onion Grove because of the field of wild onions that grew there. The original town was located next to Mill River until it was moved closer to the rail line in the late 1800s and its name was changed to Clarence. Today, Clarence is a quaint and cozy locale to be a dog owner! With a population of under 1,000, this small city doesn't have its own vet clinic, but you'll find quality care just 15 minutes away in Tipton.
Un-fur-tunately, there aren't many dog-friendly activities in town, but you and your dog are sure to sniff out something fun to do nearby! Clarence does, however, have one dog-friendly park, the community park. This park features walking trails where you can stroll with your dog as long as he is on a leash. There are restrooms and water fountains here as well. The playground is open all year long, but dogs aren't allowed to play on it. (Human children only, please!)
Need a little more exercise? The Grant Wood Trail is located about twelve miles away in Olin. It is a paved three-mile trail system that is segmented into two parts. You'll have to keep your dog on a leash, and don't forget to bring water.