Dog lovers enjoy living and spending time in South Orange, just 20 miles west of New York City. If Fido is not a city-savvy pup, the tranquil neighborhoods of South Orange are perfect. You can walk over to Farrell Park and let your pooch run around in the ballfield and chase a toy. Walking laps through the gardens will also give you some extra exercise, or you can relax on the shaded benches.
Going out for lunch with Fido at the Town Hall Deli is great if you are craving soup and a sandwich. When the weather is warm, you can sit at one of the outdoor tables and chat with friends while your pup relaxes with a bowl of water.
Pampered pups want to look their best, so plan to visit to Pet Wants with Fido where you can buy healthy dog food and homemade treats. You can also buy collars, leashes, and clothes for your furry companion. Another option for dog food is Zen Pets where the owners are friendly and knowledgeable, and will help you and your pooch find the best food for his needs.
Taking care of Fido’s medical needs is quick and easy if you visit the only veterinarian clinic in town, South Orange Animal Hospital. In addition to medical care, the office offers prescription diets and medications.
Whether you have one pup or several furry family members, spending quality time walking and playing with the pups will keep them and you healthy and happy.
In this neighborhood of the same name, Cameron Park is a great place to walk Fido on cool mornings or warm sunny afternoons. You can stroll along the paths and admire the plants, landscaping, and artwork, or relax on a bench and chat with a friend. Your pup will love watching the ducks in the pond, and the kids can run around on the playground. The tennis courts and ballfield are lit at night, so you can even walk your pooch in the evening hours. If you plan a family dinner at Boccone South, an Italian restaurant with pup-friendly outdoor seating, you can stop by the park on the way home.
Hanging out at the Waterlands Park will be a pawtastic time for Fido. The walking track offers plenty of space to get some exercise, and your pup can sniff and smell the trees and grass, or admire the East Branch Rahway River. If you are out with the kids, they can spend time on the playground or hit a ball on the softball field. After walking around and letting your pup stretch his legs, relax on a shaded bench and enjoy a cool drink. Nearby is the Cedar Ridge Café and Bakery, a cute pooch-friendly restaurant whre you can order some yummy treats and relax on the patio with your pup.
The small neighborhood Ivy Hill Park features 18-acres of space to spend quality time with your pup. The park is located near several apartment complexes, making it a popular destination for Fido and his friends. You can walk laps around the park with your pup on a leash while the kids take advantage of the tennis courts or ballfields. Once Fido has stretched his legs and sniffed and smelled all the plants and trees, relax on one of the shaded benches. You will want to bring your own water bottles and doggie waste bags to help keep the park clean.
Memorial Park in the Maplewood neighborhood features streams and wood bridges where you can walk Fido and get some exercise. The park is a popular place for dogs and their parents to spend time enjoying nature and socializing with friends. Fido will love watching the ducks and geese on the pond while you sit and relax on one of the shaded benches. After some fun at the park, head over to Maplewood Grille where you can enjoy both American and Colombian cuisine at one of the dog-friendly outdoor tables. If you are craving a pizza, stop by Roman Gourmet and order a drink for you and the pup while sitting on the outdoor patio.
Fido will have a furtastic time when you take him to visit the South Mountain Dog Park in the South Mountain Reservation. There is a separate area for large and small dogs, and the agility equipment is perfect for your pup to show off his skills. Water and clean up bags are also available. While the pups play, their parents can relax on a bench and chat with friends. After spending time at the park, stop by Basilico where you can enjoy Italian cuisine on the outdoor patio.