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Dog Areas in Minneapolis

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Contrary to Minnesota’s low pet ownership, there are surprisingly many pet-friendly restaurants, parks, and attractions.

Grab a bite to eat at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, a luau-themed restaurant serving pizza, sandwiches, desserts, brunch, drinks, and more on a beautiful dog-friendly patio that overlooks the water. Enjoy Minneapolis’ beauty while taking your dog along Luce Line State Trail – 1 out of 1,600 rail-trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservatory, an organization dedicated to transforming former rail lines across the country to hiking trails. Trees, flowers, and other foliage native to Minnesota create a peaceful environment for humans and animals alike.

Don’t feel like hiking or sweating on a run, but still want to take in the city’s sights? Take a horse and carriage ride with The Hitching Company. Tours and tour prices vary, and specific departure areas can be arranged upon request. Tours start at various times around the city, nearly guaranteeing one will be near you. Considering boarding in front of Hyatt Regency at 1300 Nicollet Mall, the Nickollet Island Inn at 95 Merriam Street, or in Vic’s Dining at 201 Main Street East. Well-mannered dogs are allowed to join the fun for no additional fee though all dogs must be on their leashes and be under their owners’ control at all times.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Minneapolis

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    Population Density 7,130/sq mi

    #1 Linden Hills


    The Linden Hills area of Minneapolis, MN is an up and coming mix of residential and small businesses that epitomizes the Midwest charm the city is known for. Tucked off of the sleepy streets, the Bass Lake Belt Line is a popular restored trail that features miles of poochtastic activities for both you and Fido. Leashed dogs are welcome to partake in trail running or more leisurely activities in one of the park’s scenic pasture areas. If you time your visit right, you just might catch the annual Linden Hills Woofstock where owners and their well-dressed four-legged companions can strut their stuff while raising money for doggie charities.

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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 8,070/sq mi

    #2 Downtown West

    Downtown West Minneapolis is a thriving urban neighborhood located near the heart of the best the area has to offer in dining and retail shopping. A wide variety of restaurants cater to Fido’s preference to people watch while you dine. To help work off those dog cookies after dinner, the Loring Off-Leash Dog Park will let pets and owners stretch their legs. The park also features a host of interactive features such as grass, gravel, and boulders sure to stimulate your pooch’s senses and see them having a howling good time with fellow friendly canines and their human companions.
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    Population Density 6,040/sq mi

    #3 University District

    The University District neighborhood of Minneapolis is home to the University of Minnesota’s sprawling campus. This popular and scenic green space is the perfect area for a barktastic walk in between classes or a quick game of fetch to brighten your mood while studying. Nearby TCF stadium is also dog friendly and offers a host of canine-themed events throughout the sports seasons. If you’ve worked up an appetite after all that doggie action, the northern tip of the campus area is home to a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you and Fido can dine in style during Minneapolis’ cool summer evenings.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,060/sq mi

    #4 Columbia Park

    Columbia Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a desirable neighborhood for residents looking to live near all the action. Best of all, canine owners will appreciate the wide variety of dog-friendly amenities in this trendy residential area located just north of the University of Minnesota campus. The St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Recreation Area is one of the area’s most desirable dog parks. Mulch and grass surfaces will allow Fido the freedom to romp, roam and explore while getting in some quality socialization with other like-minded and friendly pooches. No need to worry about shade, as the park’s fully mature native trees provide plenty of respite on warm weather days.
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  5. Dog Parks 3
    Population Density 6,720/sq mi

    #5 Victory

    The Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota is a highly sought after residential district, well-known for showing both two and four-legged family members a good time. One of the area’s numerous dog parks, the Bassett Creek Dog Park is open year round for Fido to come sniff, explore, and socialize to his or her heart’s content. This off-leash park is fully fenced and provides a wide open space for plenty of room to run. Conveniently located near the on-leash friendly Cedar Knoll Park, the Carlson Dog Park was designed to allow your pet to have a barking good time while ensuring their safety and security behind the area’s full fencing.
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