Dogs have always been a part of my life and I don't know what I'd do without them. My family is always fostering all different types of dogs from our local animal shelter so caring for them and playing with them has become an important part of my life. Now there's a way to meet even more dogs to share my love and time with!
Cary, Illinois is a town just a short drive away from Chicago. The Fox River defines the area and was a main source of agricultural development until the area was developed for residential neighborhoods. These days, the town has eight animal hospitals to care for all of the furry children of the residents who live and work in Cary. You will find a veterinarian to suit all of your pet’s needs regardless of what part of town you are in while in Cary.
Cary has a growing young adult population, and this has created a demand for hip and trendy eateries and breweries. Tapas Calpe of Cary is a great restaurant for families who are looking for the pawfect meal to enjoy with their dogs on the patio. Cary Ale House is a popular local spot for residents of all ages and dogs of all sizes to enjoy food and drink together in their outdoor seating area. You will need to keep your dog on a leash while in public in Cary. You will also need to keep plenty of clean-up bags with you and make sure you leave the parks and patios the way you found them for the next visitors.
North Cary has so many parks and green spaces for your dog to explore and enjoy that he won’t know which way to go! There is Highlands Park, if you want a great place for a morning stroll on neatly curated paths. Cary Grove Park is a laid-back green space that is popular with many of the dog walkers in the area looking for a place with grass and plenty of park benches. Lions Park is another small park that is well-known with the dog walking population. Windridge Memorial Park is a park full of grass and small ponds that will keep your dog’s tail wagging all day long.
West Cary is home to many parks and natural areas that will have the wild child in you jumping for joy and racing for the leash in the mornings. You can start your dog days at Windwood Park with some tennis balls and dog treats. Just make sure you have a good leash with you. Hoffman Park is another pupperific park if you want a place to take your dog for plenty of rolling around in the grass and chasing tennis balls. Or, you can head over to the Fox Bluff Conservation Area if you want the pawfect place to admire nature while you walk your dog along the winding paths.
Central Cary is a popular neighborhood for commuters. There is plenty of easy access to public transportation. There are also more parks than your dog can sniff in a day, so pack up your tennis balls and your leash and head over to any one of them for a great time. Jaycee Park is a beautiful place with a lake where your dog will have a blast all afternoon. You may want to bring some towels in case the ponds are too tempting for Sparky to resist. Jamesway Park and Cary Park are two neighboring green spaces that are also popular with the four-legged population of Central Cary.
East Cary is a pupperific neighborhood for nature lovers. Sands East Main Street Prairie is a unique place to take your dog for a walk. You will need to keep your dog on-leash, so make sure he is comfortable staying close by in an open area for his own safety. Cary Jr. High Prairie Nature Preserve is a neighboring nature center that is also the pawfect place for a weekend walk. You can head to Hillhurst Park or Hillside Prairie Park if you want a smaller green space with enough room for a game of fetch or a picnic with your furry pal. Don't forget to bring waste bags to keep these natural areas beautiful.
South Cary has many options for dog lovers who also love the outdoors. Trout Valley Park is a scenic place to take your dog for a long walk after work for some rejuvenating fresh air. You will enjoy the view of the Fox River from almost anywhere in South Cary. Your dog will also love the Water Tower Prairie Park, so pack up plenty of waste bags and grab some towels for the moment your pup discovers the ponds and streams that run through this charming park. Your dog will need to be on his leash while out in public in South Cary, but he won’t mind with so many exciting things to see and sniff!