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Dog Areas in Pokagon

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Pokagon is a small stop along the M-51 highway in Michigan. Though the entire area takes up 34.4 square miles, the population clusters at either side in the neighboring towns. This leaves Pokagon a beautiful, rural area with plenty to see if you’re passing through. Dogs will love the break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and that’s not a bad relaxation recipe for their owners, either.

If your dog needs vet care while you’re in Pokagon, head north to neighboring Dowagiac, where three vets (including one emergency hospital) serve the surrounding community. Despite the distance, the trip is completely by freeway and only 15-20 minutes from most parts of Pokagon.

Dowagiac Woods Nature Sanctuary, despite the name, falls within the bounds of Pokagon Township. This 384-acre sanctuary is a great place to walk, destress, and get some exercise in. Be sure to keep your dog leashed as you walk the trails; dogs are pawsome, but local wildlife doesn’t always agree! In addition to a leash, you should bring water and a bowl for your dog’s safety. There aren’t drinking fountains in nature, so bring a bottle for yourself too. Pokagon is a great place for dogs to visit or call home. Give Pokagon a visit and see for yourself.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Pokagon

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    Population Density 2,029/sq mi

    #1 Pokagon


    In the single neighborhood community of Pokagon is where you’ll find Arthur Dodd Memorial Park, a puptastic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Your dog will love to explore this 31 acre park, complete with sniff-tastic woodlands you can hike through. The hiking trail through the park is around one mile long. There are also picnic shelters in the park, so you and your furry friend can stop for a rest. If you are looking for a dog friendly hotel to stay at in Pokagon, check out the Baymont Inn & Suites. All pups are welcome here and you can bring two dogs weighing up to 30Ib, if you pay an additional fee.

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    Population Density 741/sq mi

    #2 S 11Th St/ Oak St


    If you travel southwest from Pokagon, you will find the city of Niles only 11 miles away, with plenty of dog friendly parks you can visit with your pup. In particular, Saint Joseph River Park is pawsome for a relaxing stroll alongside St Joseph River, with a two mile trail along the beautiful shore. To play fetch with your furry friend’s favorite ball or Frisbee, head to Clevenger Park, with green open space and a picnic shelter for treats. The Niles Inn Conference Center accepts dogs and you can bring two pups along that are under 20 pounds, for an addition fee.

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    Population Density 1,370/sq mi

    #3 Glenwood

    Right next door to Pokagon and only 3.4 miles away is the neighborhood of Glenwood in Dowagiac. With a number of dog friendly parks, this place is puptastic. If your dog likes to ruff it, you can visit the Rudolphi Woods, which has over eight miles of sniff-tastic trails to explore. You can take one of these trails all the way to Rotary Park. The Water Tower Park is a friendly neighborhood park, with grass for your pup and grills and picnic tables to enjoy some delicious food. To spend some quality time with your dog, check out James Heddon Park at Mill Pond. Here you can relax and enjoy the scenic views.
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    Population Density 965/sq mi

    #4 Buchanan City Center


    To join the pawsome McCoy Creek Trail and enjoy some outdoor exploring, head southwest for 16 miles and you will reach the City Center neighborhood of Buchanan. The four mile McCoy Creek Trail is a hidden gem in this puptown and your dog will love to follow all the new sights and smells of the woods. All pups are welcome, as long as they remain on their leash. To practice your dog’s training or play fetch, you can visit Kathryn Park, which has open grassy areas to enjoy. You might even make a new furry friend along the way!

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    Population Density 2,200/sq mi

    #5 Route 33/ Auten Rd

    If you head south from Pokagon for 20 miles, you will come to the muttropolitan city of South Bend, Indiana. This place is paradise for your pup and will make a great day out, with a number of parks you can visit. At St Patrick’s County Park, you will find 389 acres of sniff-tastic trails for an adventure with your dog through the woodlands. Everybody can be top dog here, as long as they remain on leash. The Riverside Park is also beautiful, with a popular trail alongside the Saint Joseph River, as well as Clay Township Park being pet friendly and having a picnic area and barbecue for enjoying in the warm weather.
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