Dublin is a bustling city in Franklin County, a suburb of Columbus, where "Irish is an attitude." Here, just 20 minutes away from Marysville, you'll find plenty of delightful dog destinations like Nando's Dog Park at Darree Fields Park. After visiting the unique local shops, get out and experience the great outdoors with lots of water and green space for both you and your best four-legged friend to savor. Check out nearby Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park for even more fresh air and exercise. Top off the busy day by noshing at Gresso's restaurant, where every Tuesday night is "Pups on the Patio." A pet-pleasing percentage of your dining proceeds support the local Franklin County Dog Shelter.
Located half an hour away from Marysville is Powell, a small, affluent community with a big love for pooch-friendly activities. Take in the beautiful pet-friendly, off-leash fun at the Big Walnut Dog Park. The Buckeyes in this town love hiking trails, and you'll find the scenery lush and breathtaking here. For an afternoon of pup pampering, take your fur babies shopping at the Posh Pets Boutique for the best in organic eats, treats and canine couture. If a quick snack is in order, take le chiot to the La Chatelaine bakery for a spot of tea and delish French baked goods. You can also take time out for a bite at the Northstar Café, where leashed, well-mannered tail waggers can join you for more organic entrees on the porch outside.
If pet-friendly is your thing, Upper Arlington is your destination. This Fido-friendly city is just 30 minutes outside of Marysville. Your hound dog is going to love the Tail Wags Playground, a rare indoor dog park. Whether your dog wants to play in the over 5,000 sq. ft. facility, or hang with their master in the lounge, this is where it's at. For outside time, check out nearby Fancyburg Park with lots of open space to walk and…did someone say trees? There are lots of them! For a special treat, be sure to stop by Graeter's Ice Cream shop, where "Dog's Night Out" is celebrated every first Wednesday of the month and well-behaved canine customers are rewarded with free treats!
Although steel is a big deal in this city, this Ohio city, located 30 minutes outside Marysville, has a soft spot for pups of all sizes. You’ll definitely want to stop by Godown Dog Park, where your dawg can safely frolic in the fenced-in, 4-acre space. While large dogs can take on the challenge of running the hills, smaller pups have their own off-leash space for play. Pet parents can take in the rolling hills and gorgeous views. For doggie dining pleasure, there's the Old Bag of Nails Pub, where you can bring your leashed pet for a pint of ale and famous fish & chips. Not to leave your precious pal out of the picture, be sure to stop at the Three Dog Bakery to score some healthy, all-natural doggie food and treats.
While you can enjoy locally-made specialties like pretzels and beer in this quaint Ohio town, your four-legged family member will be itchin' to enjoy the wide open outdoors at Wheeler Memorial Park, a hop, skip and a bark away in nearby Columbus. This doggie haven boasts an approximate 1.5 miles of fenced-in puppy play space, and a watering pump to boot. Also in Columbus, enjoy the dog-friendly spaces at the Scioto Audubon Dog Park, where canines can safely play in the fenced area with runs, ramps and other pupular activities. For some much-needed rest and refreshment, stop by the Brown Bag Deli, a popular doggie hangout. Munch some lunch outdoors with other pet lovers after a visit to the Pet People store for healthy dog snacks.