In a pocket of towering tree groves and flowing lakes in Norfolk County lies the pet-friendly town of Wrentham, Massachusetts. Two large lakes — Lake Peal and Lake Archer — sit in the heart of Wrentham and make a great place for a relaxing stroll with Fido in the cool Massachusetts breeze. Wrentham has a rich history dating all the way back to the late 1600s when the town was originally established by the English. A few decades later, Wrentham was burned down in King Philip's War. Your pup will also find it interesting that Helen Keller also once called this town home.
Pet owners are more than ecstatic living in the forested paradise of Wrentham. There are 2 veterinarians, 2 pet shops, and a well-maintained, beautiful dog park all within less than a 15-minute drive from your house. Living here, you'll have everything you need to keep Fido accustomed to his pampered lifestyle. If you like bringing your dog out for dinner, there are two pet-friendly restaurants in Wrentham with outdoor seating for the doggos! For some exercise, you and the pup have tons of options, with 18 parks and nature preserves encompassing the town. Fido's been waiting all day, so grab the leash and explore the town of Wrentham!
Does your dog like to explore the wilderness with trees in his peripherals? If your dog is a forest creature, then Wampum Corner is definitely the neighborhood to live in. Wampum is tucked into the southwest corner of town, bordering Wrentham State Forest. The forest has miles of underdeveloped land and some really gorgeous sights along the trail system. After some hiking, you can head to Cafe Assisi, a dog-friendly restaurant with authentic Italian dishes. Grab the works with a Prosciutto con Mozzarella appetizer, Lasagna Pizza, and tiramisu cake for dessert! Cafe Assisi is as upscale as it is pup-friendly, so Fido will feel right at home here!
Does your dog like to splash in shallow waters and chase ducks? If you live off Washington Street, you can walk over to Crocker Pond to take a stroll around the water's edge. Crocker has river plants growing throughout the water, so it's tough to swim, but Fido will probably manage just fine! If you want to explore the nature on land, you can also check out Wolf Meadow Trail. The 2.2-mile long trail has beautiful wild flowerbeds for Fido to sniff out. Dogs are welcome on the trail as long as they are on their leash. Your doggo will love Wolf Meadow!
Does your dog love getting pizza with you because he knows if he plays dead he'll get a bite of your crust? Residents of Lake Archer enjoy the pet-friendly pizza joint Omega Pizza, home to delicious slices and wagging tails! At Omega Pizza, you and your own "pupperoni" can enjoy specialty slices like the pita pizza, buffalo chicken, or the loaded-up veggie pizza. Omega also has subs, pasta, and salads! After eating, you can walk by Lake Archer or Lake Pearl to watch the sunset. Lake Pearl's smaller than Lake Archer, so if you want to walk around the perimeter, go with that one!
Does your dog like to pretend he's Jip from Doctor Doolittle? If your dog's a fan of the literary classics, you can head down An Unlikely Story Book Store & Cafe. This unique bookstore is about a ten-minute drive from the southernmost neighborhood in Wrentham — South Street. Unlikely Story opens its doors to readers both four-legged and two. You can bring your dog to cozy up with you while you read a new book and even grab a bite to eat while you're here! The cafe sells coffee, wine, and beer along with sandwiches and baked goods! Fido's going to love it here at Unlikely Story!
Does your dog like to get his energy out with a "ruff" chase at the park? If you live in the off East Street, you're within walking distance of a fantastic dog park. The dog park is well-maintained and very spacious with a fenced-off area for all the local doggos to play and frolic. There's only one fence, but there's plenty of room, so the small breed dogs shouldn't have any issues. Also, the park has all the amenities you'll need, like clean-up baggies, restrooms, and water fountains. There's always tons of dogs for your pup to socialize with so your pup can get some much-needed exercise at this huge dog park fit for a Bernese!