Although this is definitely rodeo land, every cowboy knows he needs his cowdog to help him out in the city of Henryetta, Oklahoma. As the proclaimed "Rodeo Capital of the World," the community's life centers around ranch life. Whether you have a lap dog or a cattle dog, pet-friendliness is a priority in Henryetta. The name comes from Hugh Henry, who first established the area in the late 1800s. Henry found a coal deposit, and many flocked to the area to make a living in coal, agriculture, and natural gas. As the city became a pioneer labor city, it was only natural that working dogs followed suit with their owners. The rest, as they say, is history!
Dog owners love continuing traditions in Henryetta with their doggos! Underneath the blue Okie sky, pet owners will find everything they need for their dog's health and happiness. In the larger Okmulgee County area, you'll find 4 pet groomers and plenty of animal feed stores to stock up on food fit for a cattle dog! There are also 5 veterinarians within the Henryetta city limits, so you won't have travel far if there's an accident. The city's surrounded by Oklahoma state parks, so if you're looking for a weekend outing, you won't have to travel too far! Everything's "Okie" with your doggo in Henryetta -- as long as Fido's got his leash!
Does your dog love a night out at the local pizza spot? If your Fido is lucky enough to live in the Henryetta Heights neighborhood, then you two can walk over to CheeZies Pizza --a Midwestern classic! CheeZies is totally pet-friendly with outside seating areas where dogs are welcome to join their owners in the cheesy goodness. At CheeZies, you can order all the staples of pizza restaurants like wings, calzones, baked sandwiches, breadsticks, and course, pizza. You can dine your way through choices like a Fiesta Pizza, stromboli, or a submarine sandwich. Don't forget to order cinnamon bread to polish off the pizza! Your dog will be begging your for just one "pupperoni" at CheeZies in Henryetta Heights!
Does your dog feel serene when he looks over scenic overpasses to see water falling from a lake? If you and Fido hop in the car and head north up the road for the weekend, you'll land in the 668-acre Okmulgee Lake & Recreation Area. The park is about a 30-minute drive, but it's pet-friendly and is so beautiful it's well worth the drive! There's an earthen spillway for water to cascade over tiers of natural rock, which is a sight for "appaws" when it's flowing. There are also some great sweet spots for bass fishing and other fun things to do on the lake. You can camp out in a tent or a shelter for the weekend to enjoy the entirety of the park. Whether your dog wants to hike the 3.3 miles or hop in a kayak with you, he'll love the Okmulgee Lake & Recreation area!
Does your dog feel out of place in a landlocked state when he feels like a waterdog? There's plenty of lakes in Henryetta, but if you've only got time for a quick walk, Henryetta locals take their dogs to McCutcheon Park off of West Main Street. The park has a splash pad that supplies running water sprayed through nozzles above ground and overhead. The splash pad sprays water gently at both two and four-legged children who need to cool off on those hot days at the park. The splash pad is great for the summer when the playfields dry out and the grass dies. During the other seasons, the grass is green and inviting for a game of Fetch with Fido! Fido's ready for a trip to McCutcheon Park, are you?
Does your dog love road trips when there's a state park as a destination? If you head east on US-62 from Henryetta, 25 minutes later, you'll land yourself in the Lake Eufaula State Park. This park makes a great weekend trip or a true summer vacation where you stay for a week or two! Fido's welcome at the park, so pack up! At Lake Eufaula, there's a swimming area with a beach, some of the best fishing spots in Oklahoma, and beautiful places to camp. Whether you want to "ruff" it or set up a tent with Fido or you're ready to break out the RV for summer, Lake Eufaula can accommodate! You can walk through the trail system to spot deer and elk, or take a boat out on the lake. It's up to you, but mostly your dog!
Does your dog just like to sprawl out in the grass or enjoy a nice game of fetch in a city-owned park? If you live off Indian National Turnpike, south of the "muttropolis" area of the city, then your Fido is in luck! There's a park where you can spend the day outside in the beautiful Oklahoma sunshine with Fido! Nichols Park has everything your cowboy doggie needs, like a walking trail, play fields, and picnic areas. Since the park sits on Nichols Lake, there are also great places to fish with your doggo too! This beautiful park makes a great day outing for when Fido's feeling cooped up in the house and wants to get out for some exercise!