Kiousville is a quaint unincorporated community snuggled deep in the heart of Ohio. Since this community is so small, it doesn’t have much to offer dog owners. Thankfully, though, it’s super close to Columbus and nearly fifteen vet clinics are within twenty minutes of the town.
If you drive north of Kiousville to the western outskirts of Columbus, you’ll hit West Jefferson, OH. This sweet little community is home to the Prairie Oaks Metro Park. The location is very dog-friendly, and the paths vary from gravel to soft dirt, which is super easy on Fido’s paws! There are two ponds, and one is specifically dedicated to off-leash dog play.
Or, if you’re up for it, drive a bit further into Columbus to visit the Griggs Reservoir Park. Known for its disc golf, this park offers scenic views of the Columbus area and a nearby river. While you’re in the state capital, swing by Brown Bag Deli in Historic German Village. The outdoor patio welcomes dogs, and if Fido is good, your server might bring out some deli meat for your furry friend to enjoy!
Close to both Columbus and Springfield, Kiousville is the perfect little town for the country-loving Ohioan and their fur babies.
London, Ohio is a quaint but spacious neighborhood that is conveniently located near the junction of Lafayette Road and High Street. Madison Lake State Park provides 76 acres of gorgeous lakes and forests, and offers sailing, rowing, canoeing, biking, and hiking trails! Dogs are welcome on leash to explore any of the trails and take in the views with their parents! Leashed dogs are also welcome at any of the local parks, including Cowling Park and Merri-Mac Park. London Pooch Paddle is a fun dog-friendly event held at the Municipal Pool in London that gives your pooch the opportunity to roam off-leash to swim and play in one of their 4 pools!
Grove City is located about 13 miles northeast of Kiousville, at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Interstate 270! Breck Community Park is a dog owner’s dream. It has 4 -- yes, 4! -- fenced-in, off-leash areas for your pooch to run, play and socialize with other doggies! Areas include play areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, and waste stations. C&C Grooming provides baths, haircuts, nail trimming and ear cleanings for all breeds and sizes. Going out of town? Purr-N-Paw Homecare offers locals their pet sitting, dog walking, and transportation services!