Although Allston doesn't have very many dog-friendly amenities, it's still a really nice city to visit or live in with your barking buddy. The tree-lined sidewalks and beautiful Victorian architecture make it a picturesque place for a stroll with you your pawsome pal. Allston also boasts a free pet clinic which has earned great reviews from other happy hound owners. There are also around 27 vets within a 20-minute drive, some of which offer after-hours emergency services.
Ringer Park is the local dog park in Allston. This community-run park is 12.4 acres, so there's plenty of room for Fido to run. It was designed by the “father of city landscaping,” Fredrick Law Olmstead. Although locals note there are some issues with litter, this is a really nice park to hang out with your little (or large) fetching friend!
If you’re willing to take a short drive, you and your boisterous barker have 21 dog-friendly parks to choose from, like Tudor Street Dog Park, a 12-minute drive from Allston. It has a reputation for attracting responsible but relaxed dog owners, but unfortunately, only Cambridge residents are allowed to let their dogs off-leash here.
Overall, Allston is a really nice place to be with your canine companion (even though you might have to take some short car journeys to find activities).
Framingham is certainly a dog-friendly spot to visit, as it's home to 6 pet-friendly restaurants and one of the finest parks in the area. Callahan State Park has got to be the biggest attraction in this area, boasting an 820-acre expanse. This pawesome state park is only an 11-minute drive from Framingham city center. Your pup is permitted to walk off-leash throughout the park, but dogs must be under strict voice command. Your bounding buddy will have to get back on the leash if you want to explore the bike and horse trails. This park is a real treat, and you'd be barking mad to miss it!