Bloomsdale is a town of less than a thousand people. Most amenities and services can be found in nearby places like Ste. Genevieve. One veterinary clinic in town takes care of most emergency and routine issues your pup may have. Some outdoor exercise is not far away either.
Only eight miles to the east of Bloomsdale is Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area. Magnolia Hollow is made up of 1,740 acres of hardwood forest and natural foliage. The conservation area also has an archery and shooting range. Hunting is permitted, and hunting dogs may be off-leash when being trained or when hunting. Magnolia Hollow has three trails for a person and leashed dog to explore. Two of the trails are paved for disabled access and a third takes a hiker on a trek through the forest. Picnic sites provide a place for a person and pup to get a bite to eat. The park also has ground set aside for primitive camping only.
For more outdoor exercise, a person with a four-legged companion can head nineteen miles south of Bloomsdale to Hawk State Park. This park has almost 5,000 acres set aside for recreation and conservation, and offers camping, picnicking, and four trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The easiest trail, Overlook Trail, is only 300 feet and is paved. Whispering Pines Trail is the longest and most difficult. It stretches for almost ten miles, but has two separate loops for shorter adventures on the trail.