Warm, diverse and family-friendly, Berlin really has it all -- a small-town, neighborly vibe just twenty miles from Philadelphia. The town was formerly known as Long-a-Coming, a name allegedly bestowed by colonial travelers who were delighted to see the village and stream after traveling for miles through barren Egg Harbor. Berlin is still a pretty welcoming place, but these days, that has a lot more to do with its locally owned businesses and strong community spirit! In terms of pet care, there are two veterinary clinics in town, with emergency services available in nearby Turnersville.
Berlin doesn’t have its own dog park, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! Berlin Park is a furrific little spot for a leashed walk and features a lovely trail by a lake. The town doesn’t lack for doggy dining options, either. The fantastically named Ollie Gators serves up delicious Louisiana cuisine and welcomes wagging tails outside. If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, check out Filomena Cucina Rustica. Their osso buco is out of this world, and they cater to canines on their outdoor patio. And if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find plenty of off-leash adventure options in the surrounding area!
Connolly Dog Park is just a fifteen minute drive from Berlin, so it’d be a huge faux paw not to check it out! Unlike the Timber Creek Park, this one has a separate fenced area for small dogs, so your pooch can play and socialise no matter their size. There’s also plenty of seating for tired owners, so you can take a load off if you feel like your pup has been walking you! The dog run is shaded by large, mature trees, making this an excellent choice for a hot day, and bags and water are provided.
No bones about, a treat from K9 Kakes Pet Boutique and Bakery in Sicklerville is sure to make your buddy sit up and beg! All their dog treats are baked in-house, and the smell is enough to make even an owner’s mouth water. You can get a grab bag of treats with a selection of goodies -- the carob cookies seem to be a favorite of local pooches. Of course, owners deserve treats, too! For human sweets, check out My Favorite Muffin -- their cheesecake muffin is a taste explosion, and your pup is welcome to join you outside.