A city rich in community and charming streets, Cleveland makes it easy for pets and their owners to have a furrociously good time with each other and the friendly locals. Ranked by Smithsonian Magazine as #2 among the “best small towns to visit” in 2013, what Cleveland lacks in size it certainly makes up for in historic sites, beautiful views, and memory-making opportunities. All of these are sure to keep humans and their furry friends coming back time and time again.
Make sure you plan a day at the Historic Downtown Cotton Row — a cozy, quaint downtown booming with art galleries, shops, museums, and the Crosstie Walking Trail! Formerly a rail line, this walking trail cuts right through the downtown area, allowing for delightful scenic views for humans and an opportunity for Fido to romp around this leashed-dog-friendly trail with other local pups. During an afternoon full of exercising and socializing, the two of you will deserve a few rest stops along the way. Luckily, the trail is lined with benches, as well as parking availability along Sharpe Avenue for easy coming and going. You'll also find three animal clinics in the area, just in case.
For a little more room to spread out, check out Cleveland’s thriving park scene! Cleveland has nine different parks for Fido’s enjoyment. So grab your doggie bag, your sunblock, and Fido and head on over to Cleveland for a fun culture- and nature-rich trip you and your pup-dog will never furget!
This neighborhood is home to a local favorite, the Shady Grove Park. If you’re looking for a place to mix and mingle with the Cleveland community and introduce Fido to some Mississippi pup-dogs, then this park is your spot. Be sure to grab some food and an extra dog biscuit (or two…or three) for a potential afternoon picnic in the shade of this park’s luscious forestry. Then, make sure Fido stays on-leash while the two of you catch a few little league baseball games at one of the multiple baseball fields nearby. After one day spent in this furrific neighborhood, you’ll be a local in no time!