Located in the suburbs of Columbus, you will find the pawsome city of Gahanna! This furrific place is found in northeast Franklin County, Ohio, and boasts plenty of puptastic parks that your furry friend will love to explore, as well as dog friendly restaurants for you both to enjoy. To keep your pooch in good shape and health, there are three veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in Gahanna.
No trip to Gahanna would be complete without a visit to the Pooch Playground! This is a pawsome off-leash dog park located in Pizzuro Park, where you can unclip your pup’s leash and watch him have fun with other furry friends. There are separate areas for smaller pooches and larger canines, as well as agility equipment to practice training. With four acres of grass, there is plenty of room to play fetch and for your doggo to have a ball! What’s more, you can also explore Pizzuro Park with your pup on leash. There are sniff-tastic trails for some exercise, as well as the oppawtunity to fish and enjoy some paddling.
Of course, you have got to visit the largest park in Gahanna when you are in town! With over 107 acres of land to explore, you and your four-legged friend can retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city at Academy Park. There are trails for tails you can wander around, with plenty of trees for your pup to investigate, as well as grass for playing fetch. Other amenities include a playground for the kids, restrooms, baseball fields and basketball courts.
One thing’s for sure, your pup will love to get their paws into everything that Gahanna has to offer!
Every pup loves a trip to the park, which means a visit to Friendship Park is in order when you are in Gahanna! This is a pawsome place for enjoying some exercise with your pooch since there are sniff-tastic hiking trails you can explore. There is also lots of open green grass where your furry friend can roll and roam, as well as a playground for the kids, tennis court, basketball court and grills for enjoying a treat. If you love barbecue food, check out the Barrel & Boar for some pawsome dinner. You can tuck into pulled pork, ribs, Texas cheesesteaks and more with your pooch by your side at one of the outdoor tables. For dessert, head to Rita’s Italian Ice! There are lots of Italian Ice flavors you can choose from, such as Swedish fish and pumpkin pie, and since there are dog friendly outdoor tables, you can bring your furry friend too!
When your stomach is growling after exploring Gahanna with your pup, head to Panera Bread for some delicious lunch! This place is dog friendly and you can order a fresh sandwich, soup or salad to enjoy. There are two outdoor tables where you and your pup can sit back and relax! If you like noodles, then you will love Noodles & Company. There are also lots of other pawsome dishes too, such as mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs; the choice is yours! Of course, there are five dog friendly tables here where you can enjoy some tasty food with your pooch.
After a long day, everyone deserves a frozen treat! When you are in Gahanna, be sure to drop by Menchie’s Frozen Yoghurt for some tasty dessert. Here you can choose from 100 rotating flavours of frozen yogurt, with something to suit everyone’s taste. Plus, there are tons of toppings you can choose too, such as candies, hot fudge, chocolates and fresh fruits. But, the best part is that there are two tables outside where your pooch can sit with you and watch the world go by. Just be sure someone can watch your pup when you go to order, as there isn’t table service here.
If you are looking for a pawsome dog friendly place to eat when you are in Gahanna, don’t look any further than Da Levee! Here you can bring your furry friend with you for lunch and choose from delicious Cajun and creole dishes on the menu. There are some puptastic New Orlean’s classics that you will love, such as gumbo with chicken and sausage, as well as some delicious desserts you can choose from afterwards, like jumbo praline and p-nut butter pie! What’s more, you will find two picnic tables outside here where your beloved companion can relax with you while you eat – bone-a-petit!
If you are visiting Gahanna and need a place to stay for the night with your furry friend, you can check in to the TownePlace Suites. Here you can bring two pups weighing up to 30 Ibs for a comfortable stay if you pay an additional fee. The Candlewood Suites is also nearby where you can bring two canines of any size for only a small additional fee per night. For breakfast with your pooch, head over to Tim Hortons. Here you can dig in to a delicious breakfast wrap or oatmeal, as well as your much-needed cup of coffee! Your beloved companion can sit with you at one of the outdoor tables.