Commuters might appreciate Andover’s convenient location, but this small city has much more to offer than simply being close to Wichita! An old railway town, Andover’s historical claim to fame is having been the site of a famous train robbery in 1898. It’s also known for a far more destructive event -- in 1991, the town was almost leveled by one of the worst tornados Kansas has ever seen. Still, the town pulled together and pulled through, and today, Andover is known as a peaceful place with a small-town, neighborly vibe and a strong community spirit that’s showcased during the several events it hosts throughout the year. Visit in July and you and your pooch can take part in many outdoor activities offered as part of the Greater Andover Days Festival!
Andover is ranked the best city in Kansas to for young families, and that warm welcome definitely extends to four-legged family members! The town is furrifically fur-friendly, boasting its own dog park and several community parks ideal for leashed walks. Andover’s citizens take pet care seriously -- there are three veterinary clinics in town, with emergency services available in Wichita. You won’t find any doggy dining here, unfortunately, but you and your buddy are sure to sniff out plenty of places to chow down just a short drive away!
At one acre in size, the dog run in Andover Central Park might not be the largest in the area, but it’d still be a huge faux paw not to visit! There’s still plenty of room here to run around in, or for a spirited game of catch or tug-of-war. Fitter furry friends might enjoy the doggy obstacle course made up of logs and boulders, and tired dog owners will certainly appreciate the benches. Waste bags and water are both provided, but there’s no separate small dog area, so be mindful of your pup’s temperament.