West Chester is a town located between the Sharonville and Liberty Townships, and around 18 miles north of Cincinnati. This quaint locale is pretty dog-friendly and takes great care of its doggie citizens. You'll find more than 10 veterinary hospitals, clinics, and services in the two townships that will help your pup out in case of any health issues or emergencies. If you're looking for a place to stay with your pup by your side in West Chester, check out the Residence Inn by Marriott West Chester. You can find more pet-friendly lodging options a short drive away in Cincinnati.
When it comes to Fido-friendly restaurants and cafes, West Chester is practically heaven for hungry hounds! More than 20 eateries in town are dog-friendly and allow dogs mostly on their outside patios. Some of them include the Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern, Troy's Café, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Milano's Atlantic City Submarines, and many more. Remember to bring a leash, water bowl, and an appetite to all establishments!
Work off those calories at one of 10 parks in West Chester that welcome your leashed pooch to explore with you. While you're in town, you should definitely check out the world's largest indoor model railroad display called EnterTRAINment Junction. Dogs are, unfortunately, not allowed to enjoy this puntastic place with you.
In northeast West Chester, you'll find a doggie park where you and your dog can enjoy some off-leash playtime. Wiggly Fields Dog Park, located in Voice of America MetroPark, has three separate, fenced areas that are mostly covered in grass, which is gentle on pup’s paws. When it rains, it tends to get muddy, so you might want to bring a towel with you. For some extra doggie fun, there is some agility equipment in the park. Fresh water is also provided, and plenty of toys have also been donated. Some people find it hard to locate the park -- the correct address is 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester.
Twenty-four miles away from West Chester is another place that's pawfect for Fido to play off-leash: Otto Armleder Dog Park. This park can be found in the Linwood neighborhood of Cincinnati, and it is a three-section park that covers 10 acres. The smaller fenced area is designated for small pups, and the other two are for larger doggos. The two large sections are rotated so the grass can regrow properly. There are a number of benches in the park where pet parents can rest up. Disposal stations for doggie waste bags are available, but you should bring water with you. Unfortunately, pit bulls are not allowed in the park.
Mt. Airy Forest Dog Park is around 21 miles away from West Chester, and it offers both small and large dog sections and trails that you can explore with your pup outside of the fenced areas. The park is located in the Monfort Heights East area of Cincinnati and provides everything you and Fido need for a great day at the park. You'll find two water stations and bathrooms for the human visitors. There's also an agility course that will make things more interesting for your pooch. After a rainy day, the park gets muddy, so make sure to bring a towel if you are visiting in bad weather.
Hamilton Bark Park is around 12 miles away from West Chester and is an off-leash, fenced park with a 5-foot fence to keep pooches safe and sound. Like most pup parks, there are designated zones for small and large breeds here. In the front of the park, you'll find the coolest dog sculpture that makes the pawfect place to snap a photo of your darling dog! Water fountains for humans and canines are provided, and there are benches for the comfort of the dog owners. The park is mostly covered in grass, and there's plenty of shade, which makes it perfect for a summer day outing.
Another "pawssible" option for off-leash fun near West Chester is the Symmes Township Dog Park. The only problem with this park is that it is closed in winter. It is around 17 miles away from West Chester and is a securely fenced park. Although there is no water available at the dog run itself, there are human water fountains close by so you can bring a bowl and fill it up for your pup. This shaded park is a great place to play on a hot summer day. Outside of the fenced area, there are plenty of trails that you can explore and a stream that your dog can cool off in.