Victoria is a mid-sized town in the northwest part of Mississippi. There aren’t any veterinarian clinics or animal hospitals here, but you’ll find two within a 15-minute drive of town. Victoria doesn’t have much to offer dog owners in the way of dog-friendly amenities, but you’ll find lots of dog-friendly fun in nearby Olive Branch!
A great place to check out in Olive Branch is Tropical smoothie cafe. They have many options, including flatbreads, sandwiches, and wraps. As their name implies, they also have a large selection of smoothies. From the classic fruit smoothie to superfood options, there is something there for everyone. Fido can join you for a bite at one of the five dog-friendly tables outside. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside.
Sweet Peppers Deli is another place to check out. The menu includes sandwiches, flatbreads, paninis, wraps, salads, soups, and spuds. They have pet-friendly seating with plenty of outdoor tables. This eatery doesn’t offer table service either, so be sure to bring a leash so you can tie up your dog outside while you order.
Olive Branch City Park is the only park in the area. Amenities include lakes, tennis courts, sports fields, and extensive walking trails. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy everything on offer here!
A bit further away in Memphis, which is approximately 50 minutes from Victoria, you’ll find a few more things to do. Shelby Farms is a large park with many walking and jogging paths. There are also several lakes, two of which are part of the unleashed dog section.
Celtic Crossing is an Irish pub serves patio brunch with live music. Dogs are always welcome on the patio. Brunch is so popular that reservations are recommended.
Victoria is conveniently close to all the dog-friendly fun you and Fido could ask for!
Cleveland is 19 miles east of Victoria (Bolivar County, MS). Cleveland has several dog-friendly hotels. Rodeway Inn is located at 721 N. Davis Avenue. Rodeway welcomes up to two pets less than 20 pounds for an additional $25 per dog per night. Super 6 at 900 S. Davis Avenue allows two dogs less than 50 pounds for an additional $7 per dog per night. Comfort Inn, located at 807 N. Davis Avenue, welcomes any number of dogs of any size for an additional $25 per stay. Dogs may be left at the Comfort Inn alone as long as they are crated. Bear Pen Park on College Street has a pond, and some walking trails for on leash exercise. The Bear Pen Park is the site of Cleveland’s proposed (summer 2017) dog park.
Rosedale is two miles east of Victoria. The Great River Road State Park is located at 100 State Park Road. Perry Martin Lake is a 25-acre lake in the State Park. People can come with their dogs to fish and boat. There are no official trails, but there are plenty of open spaces for on-leash walking. The state park is being operated by the City of Rosedale. It is a pleasant destination for a picnic or fishing excursion. Visitors to Rosedale will want to walk the Blues trail. This walk is through the middle of the town of Rosedale. Dogs must be on leash.
Greenville is 30 miles south of Victoria. Belmont Plantation, located at 3498 Highway 1 S, is a restored mansion that welcomes dogs of any size. This bed and breakfast asks for a refundable deposit of $150. This charming bed and breakfast treats you and your dog to some real southern hospitality. America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, located at 2700 Highway 82 E, allows up to two dogs up to fifty pounds for an additional $10 per night. Delta Brewing Supply and Beer Garden located at 631 Washington Avenue. Dogs are welcome on leash in the outside beer garden. Delta has some 250 different craft beers.
Benoit is 16 miles south of Victoria, and it’s the pawfect place to do a little hunting or wildlife-watching. Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 9,000 acres of hardwood forest and wetlands near Benoit. The refuge was established primarily as a safe haven for migratory waterfowl. The refuge has year-round fishing and hunting for species in season. Both hunting and fishing require permits. The refuge is popular for bird-watching, and has miles of scenic places to view and photograph wildlife. Don’t forget to bring a camera! The refuge is open from dawn to dusk. Dogs are allowed in the refuge if they are being used for hunting.
Looking for a camping adventure? Head to Indianola, 35 miles east of Victoria. Minnie Cox Park is located at 295 Faisonia Avenue. This little park has a playground, picnic area, and some nice walkways for on-leash dog walking. Quality Inn, located at 910 Hwy 82 E, welcomes dogs of any size for no additional fee. Paul B. Johnson State Park is over 800 acres and is located off of Highway 49. The state park includes a 225-acre lake which is popular with boaters and anglers. Dogs are allowed in the state park as long as they remain leashed. The state park has primitive camping, sites for RVs and trailers, and cabins. Dogs are allowed to camp in all areas of the campground.