West Pullman is on the southside of Chicago and is part of the historic Pullman neighborhood. It is bordered on the south by the Kalamazoo River and on the west by Calumet Park. This neighborhood is home to the largest urban solar plant in the United States which covers nearly 40 acres of the neighborhood. This large neighborhood is primarily residential with businesses clustered around West 119th Street.
Near West Pullman, The Pink Poodle Palace can provide elegant grooming for your dog and the Chicago Canine Company offers straightforward grooming services. A nearby pet supply store offers affordable training and supplies and the R Lewis Dog Training Center can give you more advanced training if that suits your fancy.
There is a lovely natural forest to explore just on the other side of the Little Calumet River in the Whistler Woods Forest Preserve and more wilderness further down the river in the Beaubien Forest Preserve.
Homes in West Pullman are medium-sized houses made primarily of brick. Yards are generally unfenced and are wide and grassy, as are the dividers between the sidewalk and the road. With the wide grassy areas, well-maintained sidewalk, and lots of mature tree cover, the area is pleasant to walk through. The long straight blocks and generally flat terrain make this a great neighborhood to bike ride with your pup at your side.
It isn't hard to find a more natural place to enjoy with your dog. Just cross the Little Calumet River at South Halsted Street and enjoy hiking through the Whistler Woods Forest Preserve. A grassy field in the center of the forest is a great place to enjoy the sunshine and get away from the wind on chilly Chicago days while the shoreline is a great natural place to explore and let your dog test her footing on hot days.
Just across the river from West Pullman is a gorgeous wild area to explore along Little Calumet River. The Whistler Woods Forest Preserve offers miles of wilderness on the water's edge where you can travel with your dog along the pleasant trail or go off-road hiking through the thick forest. If you follow the river, you can find your way to the Beaubien Forest Preserve.
This forest offers lots of trails through the forest as well as around the pleasant Flatfoot Lake. On the other side of the river, John W. Needles park has a marshy area as well as grassland for varied exploration. A little further on, the Kalamazoo River splits and the Grand Calumet River winds through the Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve with its wide grassy and marshy areas that you can explore all the way up into the Burnham Woods and Powderhorn Marsh and Prairie for miles and miles of varied wilderness exploration.