Located across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, Mandeville, Louisiana is one historic and beautiful town. Known for jazz music and steamboats, Mandeville is also one pet-friendly place! The "North Shore" is home to some noteworthy attractions for cool cats and dogs alike.
Multiple restaurants in the area accommodate canines, including The Barley Oak, Maxein's Coffee House, Coffee Rami, and PJ's Coffee & Tea Co. The Beach House Bar & Grill is also a town favorite - stop by to enjoy outdoor seating and crayfish boils. Or, if you're looking for a night-time spot, Ruby's Roadhouse, a completely pet-friendly bar that offers live music.
While hotels in the Mandeville area are limited, you and your furry friend can always stay at the Fountainbleu State Park. This park offers tents, cabins, and RV parking. Dogs are welcome at no additional fee.
Mandeville is also home to some lovely dog parks, including Pelican Bark Park, which offers pools, water fountains, and a paw wash station. This fee park has a separate small dog play area. Or, check out Waterfront Park, and spend the day enjoying its' gazebos, ample parking, and lakeside views!
There are three parks for your joy and excitement in the City Center neighborhood in Mandeville! Waterfront Park is located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain, which makes it a nice escape for locals with their pups. The park has an exit to the harbor, where you can enjoy the view and soak up the atmosphere of a seashore. This park is the pawfect place for your buddy to visit for a simple, on-leash walk and for meeting other friends on the large grass play areas. Another great place to visit is Pelican Bark Park situated on the North Shore, where dogs are allowed to be let off-leash to have pawesome time while their owner relaxes in the shade. The Fontainebleau State Park is a 2,800-acre brother to these two parks complete with camping and nature trails! And if you’re tired of parks and nature, you can always visit The Barley Oak restaurant on Lakeshore Drive which has a dog-friendly patio and balcony!
If you are looking for the best veterinary care in the city, Route 190/Pear Street is the best neighborhood for this. There are two hospitals offering high-quality veterinary services for your special family member. South Paws Veterinary Specialist is situated on the North Causeway and provides an advanced surgical care paired with respect and compassion to owners. You can be sure that your furry kid is safe and will recover soon here! The Riverside Veterinary Hospital is another hospital in the neighborhood, but is smaller and located a few miles down the street. A crew of professionals will welcome your pet and will take care of all Fido’s problems!
Houltonville is a big neighborhood in Mandeville stretching from the center of the city to the east, and includes several main city arteries stuffed with different amenities and facilities for dog-owners and their loyal friends. Tammany Parkway is a place where you can find the Northlake Veterinary Hospital, which offers a broad spectrum of services including preventive care dentistry and orthopedics. You can also get an advice about your bud’s nutrition to keep him happy and his fur healthy and shiny. But if all that technical talk made you hungry, it’s time to visit Fazzio’s Restaurant just down the street. After visiting a vet, treat your pooch well! This Italian restaurant has two dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy cold or hot drinks with your little bud at your side.
If you live in Mandeville and want a retreat to spend some quality time with your canine friend on a weekend, you will not find a better place to relax and enjoy yourself at Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs. Abita Springs is a small town to the North from Mandeville. Nothing makes the bonds stronger between an owner and a pet than a nice weekend trip to a dog-friendly pub! It will take approximately 15 minutes to get to the location by car via LA-59 North. Nobody will disturb you and your dear friend enjoying a drink, which you can choose from a variety of microbrews. If you just can't choose which drink to have, then try a beer sampler on the friendly-dog patio.
It’s nice to go outside the city and head to somewhere else to shop. If you have time and love traveling with your mischievous friend, visit Maqnificent Grooming and Finishing Splash in the Town Center of Lacomb, which is about 12 minutes southwest of Mandeville via US-190-West by car. You sure want your pet at his best, with a shiny coat and healthy teeth, but sometimes you just have to let him have a bit more luxury, right? This family business provides a range of innovative, non-toxic, paraben free, touch-activated, pet perfume sprays, which will make your family member shine and exude a fragrance of happiness and health, maintaining and enhancing his fur condition.