Rock Island, Illinois is a family-oriented town nestled against the Mississippi River. Considered part of the Quad-City Metro Area, the Rock Island community stands out for its economic growth and quality of life, and it's gained notoriety as one of the “Best Small Cities” in America. This town is just as concerned with the well-being of its four-legged residents, offering critters three clinics for veterinary care, an off-leash bark park, and several dog-friendly restaurants.
The Eleanor Wallace Dog Park in Rock Island was the first of its kind for the Quad Cities, but since its establishment, many bark parks have cropped up in the surrounding area. The park is modest, mostly grass with a few shade trees and benches, but there is plenty of room for pups to socialize.
If your pooch is frightfully famished, then head over to the patio at Igor's Bistro for some “Batwing” Sandwiches! Don’t worry -- it’s not made of real bats! It's their scrumptious take on a buffalo chicken sandwich! Igor's is delightfully peculiar, with spooky décor year-round (watch out for pesky witches lurking in the hedges!). This spot is perfect for ghouls of all ages and species!
Pooches still full from all that kibble? Stop into Cool Beanz Coffeehouse on 30th Street for a cup of joe! Name a better pick-me-up than a puppuccino. We’ll wait.