Nestled in Oakland County, Michigan, Rochester Hills is a small town with big heart. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will feel right at home in this community.
Active dogs will appreciate the pupperific parks in the area. Bloomer Park, Earl E. Borden Park, and Avondale Park all provide local pooches with walking paths and miles of trails. Head over to one of these parks and let your four legged companion enjoy the outdoors while also getting some exercise.
Rochester Hills is home to several pawsome pet shops. When in the area, be sure to take a trip to the award winning Premier Pet Supply. The folks at this store are knowledgeable about all things canine. The Urban Dog is also worth a visit. Specializing in fresh, raw, and organic pet foods and treats, this local shop is sure to have something for your canine companion.
There is plenty of pet friendly dining in Rochester Hills. Take your pick from dog welcoming restaurants such as Burgrz, Avery’s Tavern, Sukhothai, and The Grand Travers Pie Company. Your pooch will love to accompany you as you nosh on some grub at these local establishments.
No bones about it, when in Rochester Hills, your four legged friend is sure to have a fetching good time!
The Yates neighborhood is home to the popular Bloomer Park. Pack a picnic, grab your pooch and head over for an action packed afternoon. Explore the hiking trails. Chances are, you’ll run into a mountain biker or two. Clinton River can be accessed through the neighboring Yates Park, so bring your fishing pole and let your dog lounge on the banks while you cast a line. There are also volleyball nets and horseshoe pits. Return to the park when the snowfalls, and cruise down the sledding hill or venture out on the cross country ski trails. Your pup is sure to have a pawsome adventure!
If your hound is looking a little shaggy, book an appointment at The Dog Shoppe in the Dequindre Road and Auburn neighborhood. For over 20 years, this local grooming salon has kept the dogs of Rochester Hills smelling and looking puptastic. During his visit, your dog will be bathed, brushed and trimmed. De-skunk treatment is also available for those dogs who are extra ripe. Once your dog is looking his best, take him for a walk around the nearby streets and let him strut his stuff while he moves his four legs and breathes in some fresh air.
The Rochester Road and Hamlin Road area is home to Premier Pet Supply. This award winning pet store carries a variety of natural foods, treats and supplements. They pride themselves in offering the hard to find items your pup can’t live without as well everyday pet needs. Whether your dog needs a new bed to stretch out on or is just looking for a specific type of chew toy, she’s sure to find it here. Don’t forget to check out their Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash. Bring in your muddy mutt for a good scrub. You’ll have access to everything you need to get your dog ready to win Best in Show.
For a pawsome nature experience right in the city, head over to Innovation Hills, over 63 acres of beautiful green space just waiting for your pup. Though this park is still under development, you can access the many hiking trails and boardwalks found on the property. Take a trail all the way to the Clinton River for a lovely afternoon of adventure. The park also features 10 acres of ponds to explore, a bridge, and a play area. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must be kept on a 6 foot leash. Be sure to bring water, as none is provided in the Hills.
If your pup needs some help with her manners, check out Sit Means Sit which is located in the Livernois Road and Avon Road neighborhood. The folks at this facility have been training dogs in the Metro Detroit area since 2010. They are dedicated to equipping dogs with the skills they need to succeed. Sign your canine companion up for immersion training, day training or group classes. If your pup has a philanthropic heart, try the exclusive therapy dog training program called The Go Team. Dogs in this program learn to assist in therapy and crisis situations. They receive extensive training, then go out and assist the community. Three cheers for spreading puppy love to those in need!