Home to nearly 30,000 New Jerseyans, Englewood is a wonderful area within just a few short miles of The Big Apple and larger NJ cities like Hoboken. With countless dog-friendly restaurants and parks and almost thirty vet clinics within five miles of the city center, Englewood has everything pooches and parents need.
Drive just ten miles north of Englewood and you’ll hit Westwood Dog Park. Known for its friendly visitors and separate areas for large and small dogs, this park is complete with water access and plenty of parking. What more could you pawsibly need?
If you and Fido are up for a quick fifteen minute drive to NYC, hop the Hudson and visit the Inwood Hill Dog Park. This community park is home to Homer's Run, an expansive dog run full of friendly New York pooches. Dogs are welcome all throughout Inwood Hill, so if you’re not in the mood to visit the dog run, take Fido on a hike through the park’s many trails.
In the mood for a bite to head? Head on over to one of Englewood’s many dog-friendly restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for Mediterranean cuisine at Bennies, salads and sandwiches at The Market Place, or a rustic Mexican dish at Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Englewood has what you crave. What are you waiting for? Get out and enjoy all the pup-friendly amenities Englewood has to offer.
East Hill neighborhood has a suburban feel with so many choices for shopping and things to do. Overpeck County Park is located in this neighborhood, and has over 800 acres of recreational area for you and your pup. The park has numerous walking paths, picnic areas, and a dog run. The Henry Hoebel Dog Run has a separate area for small dogs, and visitors are known to share toys and water with a new friend. Overpeck has more than its share of visitors, but there is always more to do. Nature paths, and playgrounds make this park a popular destination for dogs and their families. Sylvan Park is closeby, and is a dwarf compared to Overpeck, but still is a destination for a picnic or barbecue with your four-legged companion.
Downtown is just packed with people, shopping, and fine restaurants. A cluster of dog-friendly restaurants makes going downtown doggone attractive. Baumgart’s Cafe at 45 E. Palisades has outdoor tables and international cuisines. Biddy O’Malley’s at 36 North Van Brunt Street has 6 outdoor tables for some dog-friendly dining. Sofia has some fine steak dinners served at dog-friendly outdoor tables. Troy’s Trims & Treats at 85 West Englewood Avenue does some pupperfect shampooing and gives a dog going downtown a splash of style. McKay Park at Englewood Avenue has 28 acres of urban open space for dogs to take a walk with their human companion.
Englewood Cliffs is less than 2 miles east of Englewood. The Palisades Parkway and the Englewood Boat Basin have fishing, boat access, and a scenic area for get aways for picnics and barbecues. Dogs must stay on-leash, but a chance to be with a favorite human makes for a fun and worthwhile day. Englewood Cliffs also has a farm-to-kitchen, dog-friendly restaurant, Central Kitchen. It has more than a half dozen outdoor tables for you and your pup. The menu includes American and Italian food, as well as sandwiches. It is open for lunch and dinner.
Ridgewood is 12 miles north of Englewood. The Ridgewood Bark Park, located at 251 E. Ridgewood Avenue, has separate areas for small and large dogs. The dogs are happy, but onsite water would be an improvement. There are some pieces of agility equipment, and dogs can get dusty rolling in a mx of dirt and pea gravel. It’s Greek to Me on 21 E. Ridgewood Avenue has dog-friendly outdoor dining. Village Green at 36 Prospect Avenue offers some American food served in dog-friendly outdoor seating. Ben & Jerry’s at 104 Franklin makes a great summer stop over for a perfect dessert.