The small town of Union is the County Seat of Franklin County. It attracts visitors year round, and people with the pup have many activities to do together in Union. There are four veterinary clinics that do routine as well as emergency treatment for your dog. Pet Station, Animal Clinic of Union, Union Veterinary Clinic, and Animal Fitness Center all do routine and emergency care for dogs.
Union’s parks offer dogs and their human companions many opportunities for some on leash walking. The City Park has a paved and lighted walking trail The Clark Vitt park gives a destination for an easy walk with a leashed dog. Picnic sites give a person and a pup a place to snack, or just rest awhile. Clearview Park provides hikers with their pups a more natural trail to experience. The trail takes a hiker through some forested and rocked areas. City Lake offers a walk around the lake as another opportunity for a person and a leashed dog. This lake is stocked with fish yearly. All of Union;s eight park do offer something for a person with a pup. Also, just bordering the Union City Limits is the Robertsville State Park. All Missouri parks are dog-friendly with some rules. Dogs must be on no more than a ten foot lead. The State Park is a launch area for boating, and has a campsite. Campers are asked to bring no more than two dogs.
A person with a pup will find things to do in City Limits of Union. The City of Union maintains a dog park. The K-9-n-Kiddos Park is located off N. Christina Avenue. The dog park is a fully fenced grassy enclosure for the dogs to play off leash. The park is designed for those families that have small children and a dog. There are places in an out of the dog park for people to sit and supervise child and pup at the same time. There is a separate enclosure for small dogs. The ground is grass. Water is not available on-site. There are a few pieces of agility equipment. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk.
The neighborhood in Washington called South Point is the area around South Point Road and South Point Elementary School. It is eight miles south of Union. This area as many activities for a person with a pup. The South Point Bark Park is located off of Simmonds Road. It give dogs a chance to run and play leash-free in an acre and a half of ground. There is a separate area for small dogs is in the process. The funding for it has been approved by the City so it should be available soon. There are few amenities yet. The dog park does not have water or places for people to sit. This dog park should have many additions coming in the near future.
The surrounding areas of the City of Washington have parks and places for a person and a pup to visit. Burger Park is located at 900 International Avenue. This is a fully fenced dog run that gives dogs a chance to run and play leash free. There is drinking water available on-site. The dog park lacks amenities. There are no benches at this dog park. There is a waste station in the front of the dog park. It has a double fenced opening area for unleashing. This dog park is free and open to the public. It is open from dawn to dusk.
The City Limits of Gray Summit is thirteen miles north of Union. A person with a dog is a welcome visitor at Purina Farms. Purina Farms is a free attraction. Leashed dogs can come into the Visitor Center and outside on the patio. Dogs on leash may sit and watch other dogs perform in the outdoor show ring. Dogs are not allowed in the Barn or in the housing for cats and dogs. Purina Farms is the place where many dogs compete in agility courses. There is large grassy areas that are used for dog shows. Purina Farms operates seasonally. The dog fields are open for independent training for dogs during the winter months for a small fee.
Wildwood is twenty-five miles northeast of Union. Wildwood is one of the may small cities within St. Louis County. It is a very dog-friendly community. The City of Wildwood’s Dog Park is located at its Community Park at 2153 State Road Route Highway 109. This dog park has three fully fenced areas for dogs to play leash free. This dog park is restricted to residents of Wildwood. Application and a entrance code is required. Happy Hounds is available for visitors to Wildwood. Happy Hounds Playground is a privately run place where dogs have many opportunities for leash free fun. Happy Hounds has ten fully fenced acres packed with a variety of things for your pup to explore. It includes a swimming area and a playground. There is separate space for smaller dogs. Admittance to Happy Hounds requires purchase of a monthly or annual membership.