Cloverdale, a small town in Putnam County, has a simple origin story. This community was named for its "large fields of clover, and the lovely shady dales," according to a book on place names in Indiana. For such a small place, Cloverdale has plenty of accommodations that allow pets as guests. These include Motel 6 Cloverdale, Holiday Inn Express Cloverdale, Super 8 Cloverdale, and Econo Lodge Cloverdale.
The town even has its own woof-derful pet place that offers services like nail trimming, pet grooming, bathing, and daycare. Cloverdale even has three animal hospitals that will provide great care for your pooch. If you want to visit an urban environment, the capital of Indiana -- Indianapolis -- is around 40 miles away from Cloverdale.
A great place in Cloverdale that you can visit is the Lieber State Recreation Area, a huge green space that offers plenty of activities, including boating, hiking, camping, bird-watching, and so much more! Leashed dogs are welcome to join you.
A sight that is worth seeing is the Cataract Falls. The falls are totally dog-friendly and there are plenty of magnificent views to admire while your pooch takes a dip in the water. While you're there, you can also pay a visit to the Cagles Mill Lake, where you can fish, camp, or hike.