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It is believed that Girard was named after Stephen Girard, an affluent banker who was born in France but lived in America. He is estimated to be the fourth richest American in the country's history! He even saved the American government from financial collapse in 1812.

Visiting Girard with a pooch in tow? There's one pet-friendly lodging option in town: the Days Inn & Suites Youngstown / Girard Ohio. If you want more choice, Youngstown is just 5 miles away from Girard and offers more pet-friendly lodging accommodations.

No need to travel outside of town to find quality vet care, though! Girard has its own veterinary emergency center and pet cancer center, so your pup will be in good hands in case of any unexpected emergency. There's also a center here which specializes in spaying and neutering.

Girard doesn't have much else to offer pet owners, but furtunately, its surrounding areas are home to tons of dog-friendly fun! Around 7 miles from Girard, you can visit the Ford Nature Center, which features well-maintained hiking trails to explore with your leashed pooch. Be sure to bring plenty of water and waste bags with you for your excursion here.

You and your hound are sure to fall head over paws in love with Girard!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Girard

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    Population Density 895/sq mi

    #1 South Girard

    Girard doesn't offer doggie parks or other designated dog areas, but if you really need to take your pup somewhere to stretch his legs, stop by Petro Girard Stopping Station. This gas station is open 24 hours for your convenience, and it also has an exercise area for doggies that need to blow off some steam or take a potty break after a long car ride. Waste baggies and trash cans are provided here. Inside of the store, you can also find a broad variety of pet products in case you need something for your dog, making this the pawfect pit stop on a long journey!
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    Population Density 246/sq mi

    #2 Mosquito Lake State Park

    If you're looking for something more exciting to do with your dog, don't hesitate to pay a visit to Mosquito Lake Dog Park! This park is located in Cortland, around 17 miles from Girard. This place is an absolute doggie heaven which is suitable for all kinds of doggos, since there are separate sections for small and large pups. The park is around five acres and includes wooded areas that provide thick shade. You'll have access to water here -- both for drinking and for swimming! Benches placed under the cool shade make the atmosphere even more relaxing for the dog owners as well.
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    Population Density 2,238/sq mi

    #3 Schenley

    Want to hike and explore nature with your dog? Head six miles south of Girard to the Mill Creek Park. The park is located in the Schenley area of Youngstown and includes tons of trails and paths that you and your leashed pup can enjoy. The scenic views will amaze you, and your pup will be able to meet fellow doggos and socialize! In addition, this park also has historic log cabins, a mesmerizing rose garden, and plenty of wildlife and open spaces. You should bring fresh water with you just in case, and poop baggies to clean up after your pooch.
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    Population Density 1,774/sq mi

    #4 North Boardman

    Marge Hartman's Paws Town is another option you have when it comes to choosing the right place to take your pooch to play. This place is located around 14 miles away from Girard, in North Boardman. The park features 3.25 acres where doggies can run off-leash. This park requires a membership pass, so keep that in mind if you plan to visit. A water fountain and waste baggies are both provided here for your convenience. If your pup gets all messy after playing, there's also a dog wash station where you can clean up your pal before hopping back in the car.
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    Population Density 2,709/sq mi

    #5 West Austintown

    If you have a hyper hound, make sure to visit Austintown Dog Park. This fully fenced park where pups can run around and socialize off-leash provides plenty of amenities. There is agility equipment that our canine buddies will surely enjoy. The ground is covered in grass and there are plenty of trees to keep the temperature in the park pleasant. For the doggie owners, the park has benches installed so you can sit back and relax while keeping an eye on your pooch. There are two separate sections for pups over 25 lbs. and under 25lbs. Human and dog food are prohibited in this park.
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