Take in Toledo’s beauty with your dog at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark. Gaze over the floodplains and admire the wildflowers and other foliage that embroider the park’s trails with an array of colors. Utilize the parks open spaces by playing a classic game of fetch with your dog, or use the area as a beautiful outdoor training area. Rest yourself under the shade of a big shady tree while watching squirrels frolic and play and listening to the birds’ melodic tunes. Swan Creek Preserve Metropark is a perfect place to escape a hectic life.
Go on an adventure with your dog at the Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Located on West Central Avenue, Wildwood Preserve Metropark is home to one of the best tallgrass prairies in Ohio. Select a trail varying in length from .5 miles to over 2 miles, or get an early start and explore more than one.
The Red Roof Inn within Toledo University is a non-smoking hotel located off I-475. Enjoy the convenience of the Red Roof Inn’s around-the-clock free coffee, conference room, fitness center, photocopy center, and free Wi-Fi. One well-behaved pet is allowed per room with no additional fee. Guests must inform the front desk about their animal during check-in, and the hotel asks owners never to leave their pets alone out of respect to other guests. Pet owners are liable for any and all damages their pets are responsible for.
For a break from city life, head over to Reynolds Corners and spend some time at Swan Creek Preserve. Your pooch will enjoy the beautiful wooded scenery, and if she’s quiet, you may catch a glimpse of some local wildlife. Trails range from a half mile to just over three miles, so there’s something for all activity levels. Toledo Pet Farm is also in the area. This facility offers comfortable boarding and daycare. If your four legged friend needs a boost to her fitness routine, choose from one of the Spaw services. She can get a massage, use the treadmill, or relax in a heated spa. Sounds pawsitively amazing!
If your dog is ready to get out and run, take a trip to Glass City Dog Park. With over four acres of terrain and a separate area for small dogs, this park is a pawsome place for your furry friend to let off some extra energy. Your pooch will appreciate the chance to mix and mingle with new four legged friends. A yearly membership fee is required, so be sure to fill out the application before heading over. One corner of the park is occasionally used for special events and K-9 training by Lucas County Canine Care and Control animals. Your pup can observe the experts in action- maybe she’ll learn a new trick or two!
Southside is home to the Middlegrounds Metro Park Off-Leash Dog Run. Bring your four legged pal over for some much needed socialization and exercise. He’ll get a chance to romp and play with new friends. Throw a ball for a good old fashioned game of fetch, or let him sniff around on his own. There is a separate area for small dogs, so little pups can play at their own pace. When your canine companion is finished playing, clip on his leash and venture over to Middlegrounds Metro Park. Mosey down the walking path and enjoy the views of the Maumee River. Your dog is sure to have a fetching time!
If your furry friend smells a little ripe, book her an appointment at Hot Dog’s Pet Salon. Located in Ottawa, this full service grooming salon will get your pooch looking her best in no time. Treatment includes a bath with luxury shampoo, brush, nail trim and haircut. She can even get feather extensions for some added glam. Once she looks like a million bucks, head over to Ottawa Park for some exercise. She can show off her new ‘do while walking around the paved trails. This park has tennis courts, playgrounds, horse shoe pits and picnic tables so there will be plenty of two legged friend for your pup to meet.
East Toledo is home to International Park. Your pup won’t want to miss out on a walk in this scenic waterfront area. Get your dog’s heart pumping as you follow the Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail around the park. This paved trail clocks in at 2.36 miles and provides pawsome views of the Maumee River. Your furry friend will love spending quality time by your side while feeling the warm sun on his back. Take a break on one of the benches and watch boat activity on the river. No bones about it, this walk will make your pup’s tail wag!