Friendly, diverse, and thriving, the Charter Township of Redford, MI sits by the western border of Detroit, on the banks of the River Rouge. The convenient location isn’t all this town has going for it, though -- Redford is simply a great place to live. Even with a population of over 48,000, the township manages to maintain a neighborly, village vibe, and those who grow up here often stay here. Redford’s civic pride is plain to see at the many community events that take place throughout the year -- your leashed pooch is welcome to join you at the regular farmers' markets in the Redford Marquee, or take in one of the free summer concerts in Bell Creek County Park!
There’s no dog park in Redford itself, but you and your buddy are still sure to dig up something to do! The parks system is the pride of Redford, and there are some pawesome community parks that are ideal for leashed walks. Lola Valley Park is a particular favorite of local pups and their owners, and the trail here has lovely views of the serene river. The township is also close by some fantastically fur-friendly hiking options, and if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t worry -- you’ll find some furrific dog parks just a short drive away!
A treat from Maestro’s Dog Haus in Ferndale is sure to make your buddy sit up and beg! This truly unique pet boutique has its own dog deli, stocking lamb burgers, chicken chips, freshly made sausages, and much more besides. There are sweet treats on offer, too, including biscuits, peanut butter bones, and even frozen yogurt! Of course, owners have to eat, too -- if you feel like a treat yourself, check out Cupcake Station. Their caramel apple cupcake is to die for, and they also stock special "pupcakes" for your pooch. Leashed dogs are welcome at both establishments. Bone Appetit!