Friendliness extends to the furry four-legged and their owners in the pawsitively amazing village of Clinton, Michigan! With an interesting history rooted in the natives that first lived in the area, Clinton's community is a haven for doggos! Around 10,000 years ago, different tribes of Native Americans carved a trail from what is present-day Clinton all the way back to Detroit following animal migrations. Now, there's still the Clinton River trail where present-day pups can soak up a little history while walking. Today's Clinton is a friendly place where tons of Michiganders unite for the annual Clinton Fall Festival and other pawesome events. Puppers included!
Dog owners love living in Clinton! There are over 15 veterinarians in the part of Lenawee County where Clinton sits. There's also a pet groomer, 2 dog parks, and 5 pet shops where you can get everything you'll need for your furry best friend. Whether you want to hike the Clinton River Trail, visit a dog park for off-leash fun, or just head for a stroll in one of the four city-owned parks -- there are tons of fun things to do with Fido! After a day outside, you can grab a bite to eat at a pet-friendly restaurant in Clinton with outside seating areas for dogs. Fido's begging to get out and go!
Does your dog love a night filled with fine dining? If you live off Garfield Road, you can walk over to Clinton residents' favorite pet-friendly restaurant, Auerlio's Italian Grill! Humans and dogs alike love eating at Auerlio's because the food is reasonably priced without sacrificing ambiance and flavor. Best part, your dogs are more than welcome to join you here in the outside seating area. Here, you can enjoy authentic Italian specialties like Swordfish Livornese, Toscana Salad, and Gamberi Caprese Rigatoni. Fido's raising the "ruff" at Auerlio's Italian Grill! Maybe if he's lucky, he'll earn some table scraps for a treat!
Does your dog love the smell of the bakery and start wagging his tail as soon as the oven light turns on? He's probably used to trips to Big Apple Bagels right off of Chatham Drive! The Clinton location is pet-friendly and you can sit down for a breakfast sandwich with Fido right alongside you. Although Big Apple Bagels, of course, specializes in bagels, you can also grab a breakfast sandwich, deli sandwich, and other sweet baked good here. Not to mention the coffee is a great partner to your morning bagel! Big Apple Bagels is a great place to start the day before your dog's morning walk. Try the Lox and Cream Cheese for breakfast or Holey Guacamole for lunch! Don't forget treats for Fido so he doesn't get too jealous!
Does your dog love agility courses and love to chase other dogs through a maze of doggie athletic obstacles? If the thrill of the chase is your dog's favorite playtime activity, then you can drive over to Mount Clemens, right outside the Canfield Manor neighborhood to take your dog to the pawesome Behnke Memorial Dog Park! This park is only a 6-minute drive from Clinton and offers a single acre playground for off-leash fun in a fenced off area, just for the doggos! This park has all the amenities with a pet drinking fountain, faux fire hydrant, and Fido's favorite -- a tire obstacle course! Your dog can run through the tires to practice his speed and doggie dexterity. This makes Behnke Memorial Dog Park your pooches favorite spot to visit during the weekend afternoons!
Is your dog a social butterfly who loves to "ruff" house and gossip with the other neighborhood pups? Every time your dog sniffs he's finding out all the buzz! If he's lucky to live off Canal Road, he's within walking distance of the Clinton Township Dog Park. This city-owned and maintained park has 1.5 acres of play space for your pup in a fenced-off area. You will need to register your pup before you visit -- you can find details on Clinton's township website. It's well worth it to register your Fido because the park has various seasonal events, like Santa coming to visit for pictures with the pooches! Your Fido can't wait to get outside to play!
Does your dog love to shop with you for some "re-tail" therapy? If you live off of Hall Road, you have quick access to the Mall at Partridge Creek. This pet-friendly mall has four dog comfort areas alongside decorative statues of dogs throughout the mall. Your pup will feel right at home here! After some much-needed shopping, you can head down the street for some pet-friendly eats at the Clinton location of Salsarita's. This lively joint serves up freshly made Mexican food that's prepared assembly-line style so you have tons of choices. Fido knows the drill! Pick your meat, fillings, salsa, and toppings for a bowl, quesorito, and other ways of munching. Fido's already got his leash ready for a visit!