Dog walking in Okemos

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Lover of animals; dogs make it easy. I have worked in shelters, with rescues and trained many little monsters. I live with four rescues, and am known as the family/friend animal go to person!

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Hello! My name is Parryss. I know your fur baby is important and precious, and I promise to care for them as if they were my own and make sure they have the greatest time on our adventure! I love sending you pictures during the walk so you can join in on the fun!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training, Puppy training

Dog Walking in Okemos

Okemos, a city in Ingham County, Michigan, was named in honor of Native American chieftain John Okemos, a leader of the Ojibwa people in the 19th-century. You'll find plenty of historic sites in and around Okemos where you can learn more about his life and legacy. Okemos is also the birthplace of esteemed American novelist and creative writing professor James Hynes. TV and film star Seth Meyers also went to elementary school in Okemos.

Okemos has a few claims to fame, but Fido probably won't care about that. Luckily, Okemos also has a few pet-friendly places for you and your hound to sniff out! You'll find more than five animal clinics here, so no need to worry about your pup's health. There's also a pet store and groomer here, so you'll have everything you need at your disposal.

Need a place where you and Fido can lodge in Okemos? No problem! Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lansing Okemos and Comfort Inn Okemos both welcome pets. Be sure to check their websites for information regarding pet fees and restrictions

For everything else, Okemos is about an hour and a half from Detroit, where you and your pooch can find so many dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and activities that you won't know where to go first!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Okemos

Downtown Okemos

36
Population Density
554 per sq. mi.

Downtown Okemos

36

Your stay in Okemos will be even more special if you visit all the dog-friendly places that this town offers -- specifically, its dog-friendly restaurants! If you want to try some fresh, local seafood, head on over to Gilbert & Blake's. McAlister's Deli is another great stop for a quick lunch, or you and Fido can head over to Noodles & Company for a heartier dish. Craving some premium blend coffee instead? Paw on over to Tim Hortons Café. All establishments welcome leashed, well-behaved dogs at their outdoor seating areas. Don't forget to bring a collapsible water bowl with you for your doggie date!

South Lansing

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,939 per sq. mi.

South Lansing

24

Okemos has everything you and your pooch could need -- except for its own dog park. Thankfully, Soldan Dog Park is just 7.5 miles away. This off-leash park provides 12 acres where your pooch can run, roam, and sniff out some new buddies in a natural setting. Just looking for a quick walk? Leash up and hit the trails, or head to the pond here to take a dip! Water fountains are available here for humans and canines, and there are also plenty of waste bags at your disposal. You will have to purchase a day pass to enter the park. 

North East Lansing

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,009 per sq. mi.

North East Lansing

12

Another dog park that's close to Okemos can be found in East Lansing. Northern Tail Dog Park is just 6 miles northwest, so you and your pooch can visit as often as you like! This 2-acre, off-leash park is securely fenced and has a double-gated entrance system that makes the place extra safe for your doggie. The place can get muddy when it rains, so bring a towel if you're visiting in bad weather. There is also a little pond outside of the fenced area behind the trees where your pup can dip his paws in the water to cool off.

Williamston

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
600 per sq. mi.

Williamston

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Six miles away from Okemos is a unique place that's just pawfect for a stroll with your pooch! Joey's Pet Outfitters Dog Park is one of the best in the area. This fenced, off-leash park includes a large pond where pups can cool off in the summertime! The park is 7 acres and has two waste stations which help keep this place clean and well-maintained for everyone. The park is a members-only park. To obtain a membership, you'll have to provide proof of vaccinations. There are daily passes, too. Children under 16 are not allowed in the park for safety reasons.

Dexter-Pinckney Rd

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,728 per sq. mi.

Dexter-Pinckney Rd

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A little bit further away than the previous parks is the Arise Church Dog Park, located around 40 miles southeast of Okemos in south Pinckney. Unlike many parks in the area, this one is completely free to visit and doesn't require a membership! The park is fenced and allows dog off-leash in the 2-acre secure area. The park even includes a small dog section for the tiny breeds and the shy pups. In the summer, the park even provides kiddie pools so pups can have a splashin' good time! Benches and a shaded picnic table are provided so pet parents can relax while they supervise their pups.

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