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Houma is a melting pot of cultures, with roots in Cajun, Native American, and African traditions. As the town of Houma grows, so does its' pet population. More and more dog-friendly paths and parks are becoming accessible in the area.
Although Houma does not yet have its' own dog park, nearby Thibodaux is home to the Norman Swanner Dog Park. There's tons of space (and we mean a TON!) for your pooch to run free off-leash - in fact, the park covers 32,000 square feet! A small dog area, large dog area, covered pavilion, and park benches make this park a fantastic visit for both two-legged owners and four-legged friend.
Want to explore the beautiful marshes and wetlands that surround Houma? Several dog-friendly trails accommodate on-leash animals. The Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Trail is about a 45-minute loop that offers possible glimpses of rare birds and the notable American alligator. Similarly, the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk offers a short walk around the protected area.
The new Southdown Bike Trail in Houma also has a dog-friendly policy. Five miles of the trail are along a state highway, and the other three miles go through a more rural territory. For a short but scenic route, check out the Lockport Trail, which meanders through a cypress-covered forest.
Crozier/Mulberry is a huge neighborhood in the southeast part of the city. This area can definitely be considered a pet-friendly place, since it includes such pet facilities and services as pet shops and day care. Popchop’s Pet Services provides comfortable boarding for pups and is located on Vice Road, along with the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge park on the North and Lake Theriot on the South with no other facilities around. But you can be sure that your little bud will love spending time in the homey environment and enjoy himself in the dog yard with others pooches of different sizes and shapes. On the opposite of Popchop’s, PETCO Houma store is conveniently located. If you don’t mind switching between normal and dog shopping, do take your friend with you to let him choose from high-quality pet products on stock, paired with professional grooming, training, and pet photography. Cheese!
Bayou Cane is a small neighborhood connected to the City Center. The location is well-known as a place full of restaurants and cafes offering a range of different food and delicacies. If you are choosing from one of them, the best place to go with your bud will be the Griffin’s Louisiana Grille on West Tunnel Boulevard right next to the Maddison Park. It is always a nice thing to settle down at one of four dog-friendly tables with your pooch, searching through the menu full of juicy sandwiches, burgers, and steaks to share together. Be sure to check the opening hours: Griffin’s in Houma is open Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.
Have a spare weekend you would love to spend with your pup, but have no nice places or dog parks around? Then Norman Swanner Dog Park in the Coulon/Rienzi Plantation neighborhood in Thibodaux is at your service! There are several options to get to the park: you can hit the road by car and enjoy the trip via West Park Avenue, which is about 29 minutes. Or you can take a bus from Houma through Lafayette, which will take 40 minutes or so. You and your pup are free to choose the way you want to have fun! The neighborhood is full of essential facilities for shopping and dining, and the park itself is located almost next to the big shopping center. Norman Swanner Dog Park is an off-leash dog park, so your bud can finally to get all of his energy out and socialize with other pets. There also aren't any restrictions on the special small dog and large dog areas.
Magnolia Plantation is a medium-sized neighborhood stretching from Houma up to the North to Thibodaux. The place has a solid shopping area with different supplies provided by local shops. There is also a great place for making your pooch glow and shine from happiness and wellness. The PetSmart Grooming Salon at Houma will help you to achieve that goal, and is available throughout the week, providing an array of services to make your good boy also a beautiful boy! No matter what type or size your Fido is, he needs a good grooming on a regular basis to be happy with his life and to enjoy strolls with his loving owner.
If you are looking for a high-quality medical care for your pet in Houma, it is a good idea to visit the Best Friends Animal Hospital in the Williams Avenue/North Hollywood Road neighborhood. There are not so many amenities around here for pets and owners, but if your pup needs a surgical, dental or preventative medical care, you will find yourself in the right place. The specialists will provide you with everything your pooch may need and show compassion and genuine concern about their special patient. The place is conveniently located in less than 4 miles from the city center of Houma.
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