Hello I'm Lauren. I'm currently a full time student in a veterinary technician program. It's safe to say that working with animals is my passion. I have been the owner of a boxer, shih tzu, mastiff, and now a boxer/pit mix. Animals are my life and I would do anything to keep them safe and happy.
Located just thirty miles south of Chicago, the city of Tinley Park is a family-friendly destination with easy access to big city attractions. If you need a veterinarian while staying in Tinley Park, there are four clinics available for emergency needs and routine appointments.
Pups and their parents often walk in Tinley Park on Oak Park Avenue. The well-maintained paths are perfect for a lazy afternoon stroll, and Fido will love rolling around in the grass. Another fun option when walking your pooch is Centennial Park. There are wonderful hiking trails where you can admire nature and when you need a break, relax on one of the shaded benches. Your pup will love sniffing the trees and plants and socializing with other pups who walk by.
Pups enjoy going out with the family for dinner and Tinley Park offers several pooch-friendly restaurants. Stop by Bostons for some casual dining and sit out on the patio with your pup and a cold beer. Bailey’s Bar and Grill is another fun destination, where you can order a burger or appetizer and relax at the outdoor tables with Fido. When you are in the mood for seafood, check out Just Shrimp, where you will find a variety of menu items to enjoy on the dog-friendly outdoor patio.
Finding the best pup-friendly accommodations is easy. Check out La Quinta Inn & Suites where two pets are allowed for an additional fee.
Tinley Park is one of the most "pup"ular towns for families and their pooch – so be sure to take advantage of the parks and pup-friendly activities.
Vogt Woods Park is a great place to take Fido for a stroll. The park is clean and well maintained, and offers 28.5 acres of space to run with your pup. There are nice walking paths where you and Fido can walk, and your pup will love sniffing the trees and flowers along the way. The kids can hang out at the playground, and you can relax on a bench or picnic table while your pooch rolls in the grass. On the way home from the park, stop by Doug’s Dogs where you can order Italian cuisine and hot dogs. You and Fido can sit at the outdoor tables and enjoy your meal on a nice day.
Located in the southern portion of Lake of the Glens Park, Simba and Nala’s Dog Park is a favorite destination for pups of all sizes. There are two sections here, one for smaller pups and another for large dogs. The park also features a large open area where pups can run and play, but you will need a pin code to enter the park. Your pooch will have a blast socializing with other dogs and sniffing all the trees and plants. Doggie waste bags are provided, and there is a rinsing station if your pooch get his paws muddy.
Situated on over eight acres of land, the Bettenhausen Park is just six minutes north of the center of town. This park features a well-maintained walking path and a playground where the kids can have some fun. When walking with Fido, you can enjoy the flower gardens, and your pup will also love chasing a ball in one of the open fields. Before heading to the park, stop by Creative Cakes Bakery and Café for a breakfast sandwich or cupcakes, and relax at the outdoor sidewalk tables. If you need a pooch-friendly restaurant for dinner, Nick’s Barbecue is an excellent choice with dog-friendly outdoor tables.
The Breman Grove Off-Leash Area is located off Oak Park Avenue, and provides a fully fenced and double gate park where your pooch can run and play. You will need to purchase a membership to use the park, but Fido’s enjoyment is worth the money. Doggie waste bags are provided, and pup parents can sit on the shaded benches or picnic table while Fido plays and socializes with his furry companions. You will want to bring your own water bottles to make sure you and your pooch stay hydrated. In the main portion of the park, there are walking trails where Fido can stroll on a leash.
An excellent option for giving Fido some exercise is the Canine Campus Dog Park located off Nielsen Drive. This is a 10-acre park with three separate fenced areas – one for large dogs, one for small pups, and one that stays closed, but is used to rotate areas to maintain the grass. There is an agility course where Fido can show off his skills, and doggie waste bags and disposal stations are available. Your pup will also enjoy the pooch water fountain where he can get a drink after running around and socializing with his friends. Pup parents can relax on a bench. After spending the day at the park, stop by Parmesans restaurant where you can enjoy Italian food at the outdoor, pup-friendly tables.