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Columbus, OH, 43201

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Columbus, OH, 43203

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Columbus, OH, 43201

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Columbus, OH, 43215

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Columbus, OH, 43201

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Columbus, OH, 43202

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Why book a dog walker in Columbus?

Your pup wants to see the Columbus, OH sights just as much as you do, whether they're taking a quick spin around the block or frolicking in their favorite nearby park. Dog walkers on the Wag! platform are experienced with dogs of all shapes and sizes, ensuring your dog is safe and happy as they explore Columbus, OH. You can work, play, or run errands knowing you don't have to worry about pet care while you're out.

The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Columbus

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Upper Arlington

If you're in Upper Arlington, you may be right around the corner from one of two wooftastic parks! Northam Park is a lovely green spot in the middle of the neighborhood where you and your pup are welcome to roam as long as leashes are involved. This area is frequented by local dog lovers, so you may just make some friends while you're there!聽

Fancyburg Park offers over 25 acres of quiet grounds, perfect for leashed walks. Dogs can run free after 8:00 pm, so head there at sundown if Fido needs to burn some steam. There are often dog training classes being run out of Fancyburg if your pup is looking to advance his education. After a visit to either of these lush, green parks your dog is sure to thank you.

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Clintonville

One of the prettiest places in Columbus to spend quality time with your dog lies in Clintonville. Whetstone Park is a beautiful garden with walking trails that are open to dogs as long as they are leashed. Snouts and noses can stop and sniff the flowers all through this famous park, also known as the Columbus Park of Roses. This site makes for a great night walk, as the walkways through the park are lighted. Your dog will be overwhelmed with all of the fun that can be found at Whetstone, with a creek to swim in and trees as far as the eyes can see.

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German Village

German Village is a neighborhood in Columbus with some great activities for you to partake in with your dog. The Scioto Audubon Dog Park has something for hounds of all sizes, with a designated agility area and a special section for small dogs only. The park is nice and big with lots of grass for pups to run around in. They have a watering station on site so you can keep your dog hydrated through all of the excitement. Benches are scattered through the park so that two-legged visitors can relax while the four-legged ones play.聽

The Lower Scioto Greenway offers some on-leash fun for both pups and owners. This trail is run by Rails to Trails, which means it comes with great parking and an informative map for easy use! Either option will make for a barktastic day with your doggy pal.

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Short North

Dogs in Short North have not one, but two awesome dog parks to choose from! Wheeler Memorial Dog Park is fully fenced and filled with grassy hills. Your pooch can run wild through the trees at this park, but beware if it rains, as you will have one muddy woofer on your hands!聽

Goodale Park is made up of a main area where leashes are needed and a fenced in section just for dogs. This double gated portion of the park is the perfect place to bring your pup to burn off some energy and make some doggy pals.

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Downtown Columbus

If your are in Downtown Columbus, you are surrounded by dog-friendly fun! The Interstate-670 Bikeway is a great trail with easy-to-access parking where you can bring your fur-baby for a hike, run, or just a casual stroll. This trail is a part of the Rails to Trails conservation effort, so it also has an info map to keep you and Rover on track.聽

If you'd like to spend some time in the pews, the Livingston United Methodist Church provides Doggy Sunday School. The church grounds turn into a pop-up dog park complete with trained supervision so you can enjoy a sermon knowing your dog is well taken care of. Repeat visitors get their very own doggy tag to add to their collars.聽

The Franklin Park Conservatory has paved trails where you can bring your pup for an easy walk. Downtown Columbus has tons of great options for dog themed activities.

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If you鈥檙e searching for dog-friendly activities and adventures in Columbus, we鈥檝e got good news for you: there are options aplenty for you and your dog to have fun. Whether your pup is a gourmet foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, or prefers the finer things in life, you鈥檒l find great experiences to share with your fur-baby around every corner.

Keep reading to take a look at some of the best doggy destinations and outings in and around Columbus.



Goodale Park, Columbus, Ohio

Best dog parks in Columbus

Looking to treat your fur-baby to some off-leash fun? If you鈥檙e searching for 鈥減awsome鈥 dog parks in Columbus, you鈥檙e spoiled for choice. Be sure to check out these 3 popular spots with your pooch.

Godown Dog Park

Columbus dog parks don鈥檛 get any better than聽Godown Dog Park. This spacious park offers acres of grassy goodness for pups to explore and enjoy. There鈥檚 a 1-acre small dog area and 4.5 acres for large dogs, with plenty of trees, grass, boulders, and dirt for your pup to sniff out. And when you鈥檙e done enjoying the fenced off-leash areas, put your pup back on the leash and go check out the parks other 5 acres of beautiful forest.

Big Walnut Dog Park

Your dog will go nuts for聽Big Walnut Dog Park. This uber-popular city dog park offers 3 acres of space where you can tire out your energetic pup. There are large and small dog areas to enjoy, and it鈥檚 also well-lit to help you and your pup stay safe if visiting after dark. There鈥檚 even a pretty pond you can take your (leashed) dog for a stroll around once you鈥檝e finished their off-leash fun and games, so there are lots of good reasons to check out this Columbus favorite.

Three Creeks Park Dog Park

Another of Columbus鈥 much-loved outdoor doggy play destinations,聽Three Creeks Park Dog Park聽is located at Sycamore Fields. There are fenced areas for small and large breeds, and this is a popular spot for well-socialized canines to meet some new 鈥渇ur-iends鈥. So, bring your pup for an adventure and then sit back, relax, and watch them enjoy themselves!



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Dog-friendly event in Columbus

Columbus Pet Expo

If you want to find out all about the latest and greatest pet products and activities, the Columbus Pet Expo has got you covered. This much-loved annual pet spectacular is a hit with lovers of all creatures great and small. Even better, your pup is welcome to attend.

The 2024 event will be held March 8-10 at the Ohio Expo Center鈥檚 Bricker Building. As well as heaps of great pet vendors and products, highlights include dock diving, lap dog races, wiener dog races, a 鈥渟it and shake鈥 photo contest, and a super-cute pet costume contest.

If you鈥檙e searching for a great day out with your pup, head along to the Columbus Pet Expo for a whole lot of pet-friendly fun.



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Dog-friendly breweries in Columbus

The only thing better than quenching your thirst with a brew or 2, is doing it with your fur-baby right by your side. And if you want to wet your whistle, you鈥檒l find several dog-friendly breweries in Columbus where pups are welcomed with open arms. Here are a few venues well worth checking out.

BrewDog DogTap

BrewDog venues have a well-earned reputation as some of the best dog-friendly pubs around, and it鈥檚 no different in Columbus. But while it has multiple locations around Columbus, our particular favorite is BrewDog DogTap Columbus. This 42-acre site is home to a brewhouse, a craft beer museum, and some of the best brewery vibes anywhere in Columbus.

Your pup is welcome to join you on the patio while you eat, drink, and be merry. Even better, this site is also home to the 32-room DogHouse dog-friendly hotel. Rooms feature shower beers and in-room beer taps, making it the ideal destination for any dog-loving beer drinker.

Land-Grant Brewing Company

Next on our list of the best dog-friendly breweries in Columbus is Land-Grant Brewing Company. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome in the beautiful beer garden and patio area of its Columbus location, so your pup can sit by your side while you sip a House Beer Premium Lager or Penny Round German Pilsner. And with food trucks also on site, you鈥檒l find plenty to enjoy here.

Holy Trinity Brewing Company

If you鈥檇 prefer to have water turned into beer rather than wine, you鈥檒l feel right at home at Holy Trinity Brewing Company. This Columbus favorite is housed in a historic downtown building, and your leashed pup is more than welcome to join you while you wet your whistle. Just keep in mind that there are also cats at this brewery, so if your pup isn鈥檛 tolerant of felines, it鈥檚 best to leave them at home.



Dog-friendly walks in Columbus

Want to get out there and pound the pavement with your fur-baby at your side? Slip into your walking shoes and check out these excellent dog-friendly walking trails in Columbus.


The Scioto Mile Promenade, Columbus, Ohio

The Scioto Mile

If you and your pup want to explore Columbus on foot (or paw), there鈥檚 no better way to do it than to tackle the Scioto Mile. This picturesque trail winds its way along the downtown riverfront, taking in some of the city鈥檚 best parks and attractions. You鈥檒l discover more than 175 acres of gorgeous parkland along the way, and this is a hugely 鈥減awpular鈥 trail for the canines of Columbus and their humans.

Coyote Run Trail

If you want to get away from the city and back to nature, load your pup in the car and head north to pretty Highbanks Metro Park. It鈥檚 there that you鈥檒l find聽Coyote Run Trail, a 3.5-mile walk that winds its way through beautiful forest and open fields. There are plenty of interesting sights and smells for your dog to experience, while some of the other trails in the park are also dog-friendly and well worth a look.

Goldenrod Pet Trail

Another highlight for nature lovers, the聽Goldenrod Pet Trail聽is found in Blendon Woods Metro Park, about 15 miles northeast of downtown Columbus. Stretching for 1.4 miles, this pretty trail is specially designated for dogs. It offers an easy walk through ravines and open fields, and you and your pup will feel like the city is a whole world away. Be sure to check out this 鈥減awsome鈥 trail with your furry friend.



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Animal shelter spotlight in Columbus

CHA Animal Shelter

Looking for a way to help create a better world for pets in Columbus? Look no further than CHA Animal Shelter. Established in 1975, this non-profit animal shelter helps pets in need in Central Ohio.

The shelter provides a safe place for the city鈥檚 abandoned and homeless dogs and cats, offering the essential care and shelter they need to get back on their feet. Then, through its long-running adoption program, CHA Animal Shelter gives these pets a second chance at happiness by matching them with loving pet parents.

It also operates an on-site spay/neuter surgical suite to help stop pet overpopulation and works with other Ohio animal welfare groups to help pets in rural shelters find their 鈥渇ur-ever鈥 homes. If you鈥檇 like to adopt an animal, host a fundraiser, donate money or goods, or even offer your services as a volunteer to help this excellent organization, head to the CHA Animal Shelter website.


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