Ramsey is a comfortable place for a person with a pup to visit and spend some time. Three veterinary clinics in town make it super convenient to find routine and emergency treatment. Two hotels offer some dog-friendly accommodations. Best Western welcomes up to two dogs under 80 pounds for an additional fee of $20 per dog per night. Extended Stay America, conveniently located on State Hwy., has no size limit for its canine visitors. Up to two dogs may stay for an additional charge of $25 per dog per night. Extended Stay caps the dog fee at $150 per dog.
If you want to chow down with your hound in Ramsey, you'll be happy to know there are a few dog-friendly restaurants right in downtown. Main Street is the place to go to have a meal with your furry friend in tow. Brady’s at the Station serves American and Irish pub food like shepherd’s pie and corned beef, and more ordinary fare like hamburgers and pasta. Brady’s has four patio tables so you and your pup can visit for a lunch or dinner. Brunch is served on the weekends. Morano’s and Giovanna’s Cafe both serve Italian cuisine. Morano’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Giovanna’s is open for breakfast and lunch. Ample outdoor seating makes a stop at any of Ramsey’s restaurants an enjoyable shared experience for you and your furry companion. Don't forget to bring a leash and water bowl!
Ramsey doesn't have any dog parks of its own, so you'll have to take a quick 7-minute trip down to Ridgewood to find the nearest one. The Saddle River County Dog Park is located at 1173 E. Ridgewood Avenue. Your canine companion is sure to find a few new friends playing in this off-leash dog park. The ground is mostly gravel with a few hints of green and natural terrain. Human companions give the surface mixed reviews, but so far no dog has complained! There are plenty of waste stations and doggie bags, but water is not immediately available in the dog park. Be prepared to get some exercise with your pup -- seating is very scarce inside the dog park. The main park offers areas to hike on-leash, and dogs frequent the nearby pond on hot days.
Hawthorne is ten miles south of Ramsey. Goffle Dog Run is located within the Goffle Brook Park. This large, fenced area gives dogs of all sizes a place to interact and have a pawesome good time! The surface is a mixture of wood chips and natural terrain. Large shade trees give people a place to comfortably watch their pup while they play on the agility equipment. The main park includes a picnic area, a small stream, and a duck pond. A decorative waterfall adds to the charm of this 100-acre park. Leashed dogs are welcome to sit beside the brook, eat a picnic lunch, or exercise on-leash on the the paved trail that runs alongside the brook.
If you and your pup like to shop small and local, you'll love the Pequannock Feed & Supply Store over in West Milford. But this is so much more than just a dog-friendly store! The thoughtful store owners set aside an acre of their property as an off-leash dog park. There is even a separate safer area for small dogs. The ground can get muddy, so look for the hose if your pup has too much fun for a clean ride home! The Feed Store is located at 85 Marshall Hill Road, and the dog park is around the back. The store doesn’t charge for use of the dog park, but many visitors donate to the dog park’s upkeep.
All the hounds have a howlin’ good time running leash-free at Riverside County Dog Park in Lyndhurst, just 22 miles south of Ramsey. Terriers take to the small section like a rabbit running for a hole. This dog park will even put a little bark into a Basenji! The necessary amenities, including water and waste bags, are provided here for your convenience. Plenty of seating adds to the convenience and comfort. The main park offers some paved walking areas for a person and a leashed dog. The bench near the lake is a gorgeous spot for a person and pup to unwind before the trip home.
Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair, located 23 miles from Ramsey, is always packed with pooches having a woof-wonderful time! All your pup's needs and wants are met at this well-planned park. There is a separate space for small dogs. Water fountains designed for dogs and people can be found inside the enclosure. The ground is a mixture of wood chips, dirt, and even some rock formations. A few pieces of agility equipment add to the off-leash fun. Large shade trees surround the enclosures, and people have plenty of spots to sit and supervise their pup. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk.