Located east of the Mississippi River, Carbondale is one of the most populous cities in southern Illinois. The city is located in a region that goes by the name of "Little Egypt". In 1853, the railroad was constructed in the area and the community of Carbondale was born. Carbondale has a humid subtropical climate so you can explore outdoors with your pooch all year round! What's interesting about this town is that it is often called the "Town of Poets" because the poetry scene thrives here. Some of the most famous poets that come from Carbondale are Rodney Jones, Judy Jordan, and Allison Joseph.
Carbondale is also fantastically fur-friendly! The town offers five veterinary clinics and seven city parks that you can visit, as well as plenty of natural recreation areas in the near vicinity. Some of the parks that are dog-friendly in the vicinity of Carbondale are Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods Wilderness, and Little Grand Canyon.
If you need a place to stay that is dog-friendly, you can choose from the numerous lodging options that Carbondale offers. Hampton Inn Carbondale and Holiday Inn Carbondale Conference Center both allow pets. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, try Super 8 Carbondale and Americas Best Value Inn, which charge lower fees for pets.