The scores of tree groves thriving in this pet-friendly city have earned Berkley, Michigan the Arbor Day "Tree City" Award. Berkley's won this prestigious award 28 years in a row, so you know four-legged residents of Berkley will never go without a tree to sniff! This Detroit suburb is located in the Woodward Corridor in southeastern Oakland County. It's no surprise that Berkley consisted of densely forested land before being settled. Throughout the 1800s, more farmers congregated in the area, using the fertile land for dairy farming. A pleasant agrarian charm, alongside the throngs of trees, gives Berkley a cozy feeling all around the city.
Pet owners adore living here among their furry best friends! Barkley provides quick access to 2 veterinarians, 3 pet groomers, and 10 pet shops. You'll have everything you need to provide for Fido right within walking distance! Berkley residents can also visit two city parks for a calm walk with their dog. There are also dozens of parks in the surrounding Oakland County area to choose from. If you like to take Fido with you to eat, there are 5 pet-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating areas where your dog can join you for a meal! This city's so dog-friendly, they should have named the place "Bark-ley!"
Does your dog like to be right in the middle of the action? If you live in downtown Berkley, you and your pup can walk the thriving streets together. If you like to eat out with your pup, you can visit Republica, an upscale restaurant that has delicious food and drinks, hence the "pub" in Republica. Fido's more than welcome to join you in the outside seating area! You can start out with a Home Wrecka appetizer -- organic sausage, Serrano peppers, and sweet potato mash. For your entree, go with braised duck pasta or roasted beet and Arugula salad. Fido's getting hungry just thinking about it!
If you and Fido are lucky enough to live in the Huntington Woods neighborhood, you two can chow down together at Lentil Mediterranean Grill. As its name suggests, this pup-friendly establishment serves up fresh Mediterranean dishes with a healthy twist! Following the assembly line style of picking your ingredients, you can get creative and go through the options to find your favorite pita! First, choose between a pita or a bowl. Next, pick a sauce, like hummus or fattoush dressing. After the sauces, it's time to top it with choices like kale, turshi, or roasted bell peppers. Bone Appetite!
Does your dog love it when you wrap him up in the bed sheets
like a pita? In the Vinsetta Park neighborhood, you can recreate a similar
situation, only instead of your pup in a pita, it's actually gyro meat. At Olga's Kitchen, you can stuff pretty much
any tasty ingredient between a pita. Popular Olgas like the Carolina BBQ,
Chicken Shawarma, and original (with gyro meat) are all delicious contenders
on Olga's menu. Bring snacks so Fido doesn't get jealous! After lunch, you can
walk around the Vinsetta Park neighborhood which has plenty of trees for
your dog to sniff out! It's never a "pawful" time in Vinsetta Park!
Does your dog love to join you on a trip to the local pub because he knows all the locals will scratch his belly? In the Spring Haven neighborhood, which is tucked into the northwest corner of the city, is Brady's Tavern. This local watering hole opens its doors to the doggos! At Brady's, you can grab delicious pub food like the Garbage Burger, Gourmet Onion Rings, or Crunchy Fried Clams. Grab a drink and a burger with your pup, then head to Beverly Hills Village Park to walk it all off. The 34-acre park has tons of outdoor recreation amenities and a large wooded area perfect for Fido. There are hiking and nature trails which feed into the woods that your dog is sure to love!
Does your dog love to run and jump for frisbees at the park? If you live in the southwestern pocket of Berkley, your Fido is in luck! In Lathrup Village, you can walk over to the Inglenook Park for an "op-paw-tunity" for a great game of fetch. The park has a neighborhood ballfield which offers great open spaces that Fido will love. The park also has a nature area where your dog can sniff around the small walking trails that weave around the trees and bushes. Dogs are more than welcome at the park and must be leashed on trails and in playground areas. Fido's tail's already wagging!