The only city in Washington Parish, Bogalusa, LA was built in the middle of pine forest nearly 120 years ago. Originally a company town that sprung up around the operations of the Great Southern Lumber Company, Bogalusa was once known as "Magic City", as construction on the settlement took less than a year. Though the lumber industry has declined, a paper mill still remains. These days, though, Bogalusa is mostly known as a small, friendly town that manages to maintain a diverse and lively atmosphere -- and as the hometown of renowned civil rights activist Robert "Bob" Hicks.
There’s no designated dog park in Bogalusa, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! The city has a couple of community parks that are ideal for leashed walks -- the walking trail in Goodyear Park is particularly pawpular with local pups and their people. Outdoorsy pooches might also be glad to know that there a couple of fantastically Fido-friendly hiking options close by. In terms of pet care, there’s are two veterinary clinics in town, and emergency services are available in nearby Mandeville. And if your buddy longs to lose the leash, don’t worry -- there are some pawesome dog parks just a little further afield!