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“Dog walker, dog mom, dog trainer, dog psychiatrist”
Hey! I'm Heidi, an animal lover in Oakland County. I've boarded and walked many dogs around Michigan for many years. I love the outdoors as much as your furry friend. My husband (also a certified dog handler) and I share tons of tips on encouraging healthy behaviors in dogs, and I'm excited to make the most of a walk with your buddy!
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Hi! My name is Amy! I love dogs & I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk your pup! I also work at a boarding facility so my job is to make sure the pets are healthy and happy, which I love to do! I know how important your pup is to you and I'll make sure they are well taken care of!
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See more about dog walking in Birmingham
Located just 20 miles north of metro Detroit, Birmingham has a lot
to offer a visiting pooch! Numerous parks, trails and places to eat – you are
spoilt for choice when it comes to pup-tastic things to do in this city. With an animal hospital and four vets in town, help is very close if needed while in Birmingham.
The Lincoln Hills Dog Park is the first place to check out, where your pal can have a play off the leash and burn off some of that boundless energy. Situated at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course, this 0.85-acre park is fenced and has waste disposal facilities available. Bring a drinking bowl and some water for your pup, as well as the lead for walking to and from the designated off-leash area. You will need to obtain a temporary pass from the City Of Birmingham, which will provide you with a fob to enter the grounds.
Lower Baldwin Park is a quiet area to go for a walk with your pooch along the river and enjoy sights of a small waterfall. Trails extend along the water’s edge in pleasant wooded areas, helping you to how close you are to the city! Poppleton Park is another great green space in Birmingham with clean, well-maintained grounds, plenty of things for children to do, more walking trails and lots of open space for games of catch or Frisbee.
With so many things great pet-friendly activities to seek out around here, you and your furry buddy are sure to enjoy your stay!
Linden Park in Birmingham is a six-acre open space that offers a scenic trail along the Rouge River where you can bring your pup, provided he stays leashed. Keep a look out for wildlife such as squirrels, and for the spectacular wildflowers that adorn the banks of the river. Pack yourself a picnic to enjoy while gazing at the water after your walk, and spend some time relaxing under the trees in this lovely green space. From here, it is just a short walk into town, or to another local pup-friendly park, Crestview Park. This neighbourhood park has playground equipment, sports fields and a tennis court, as well as water fountains and restrooms.
Booth Park in Birmingham is a puptastic place to
go for a great family day out. Your dog is welcome to join in the fun, but keep
him leashed at this park. There is trail walk to start off your day that takes you
through wooded areas along the river; out-and-back it takes approximately 30
minutes at an easy pace. Once back at the park, the kids will adore the playground,
labyrinth and tunnel. You can wander through the well-maintained rain gardens
and natural plantings, with a huge variety of plants and wildflowers to admire.
For more park adventures, Quarton Lake Park is also in this neighbourhood, and has more nature trails, a waterfall to check out, and a
Hungry? Head over to the Barnham Park area in Birmingham for a
choice of five pup-friendly places to eat. All of these places allows pets in
their outdoor seating areas. Townhouse serves up casual American-style café meals,
whereas Streetside Seafood twists classic maritime fare into more contemporary
variations. Forest Grill is more upmarket and perfect for evenings out, with a
menu inspired by American, French, and
Italian cuisine. The Triple
Nickle is also a little bit fancy, and uses locally-sourced ingredients to
create seasonal menus. Finally, Be Well Lifestyle Centres is a wholefoods café specializing
in healthy options such as smoothies, superfood bowls, juices and herbal teas.
To walk off all that delicious food, head down to Barnam Park to wander the
crushed stone walking path and admire the gardens with your pup.
Cummingston Park Dog Run in Royal Oak is three miles southeast of Birmingham, and a pawriffic place to let your dog off the lead for a play. Unfortunately, the designated dog park is not fully fenced, so make sure your pup can see you and will obey commands if he starts to wander too far to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. Once he has had a good play, pop him back on the lead and wander around the wider Cummingston Park. Covering 25 acres, this community park has walking trails, picnic facilities, a sports field and a playground.
The Douglas Evans Nature Preserve in Beverly
Hills, just 3.3 miles southwest of Birmingham, is a beautiful, relaxing place
to go for a nature walk with your pup. Set over 18 acres of conservation land
along the Rouge River, several walking trails will take you through woodland areas,
open grassy fields, and over the water for diverse, but always beautiful scenery.
There is plenty of parking at the entrance and a gravel path to take you into
the other trails. There aren’t any amenities here, so bring plenty of water and clean up bags for
your trip, as well as any snacks you might like to stop and enjoy. Your dog will
love the sights and smells of this park, but keep him leashed at all times.
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