The community of Ryers is a pleasant mix of single-family and townhomes. Jeanes Hospital is located nearby and a few other amenities can be found within the community. The Ryers community surrounds the hospital and Burholme Park. You can, of course, find several very tasty restaurants nearby that are worth taking a look at. As for dog parks and pet supply stores, well, you're just going to have to drive to them. The good news is that you can take your pup for a walk in Burholme Park, but you will need to keep them on a leash.
The summer weather is perfect for going for walks with your pup in the mornings as the temperatures average in the 80s and the sun shines almost constantly. Winters, however, can be a bit tough with temperatures that hit freezing or below for weeks at a time and plenty of snow accompanying them.
The terrain in Ryers is a blend of residential, hospital, and green spaces in the form of parks and large tracts of woods. While the terrain itself might be relatively flat, there are plenty of sidewalks for you to take your daily strolls together on. Thankfully, there are plenty of grass strips between the roads and the sidewalks so your pup doesn't always have to be walking on paved surfaces which will be a lot less stressful on their paws.
The hard part of walking on pavement is that the rough surfaces can damage sensitive paw pads, so you need to start out walking on pavement in short stages in order to give them time to toughen up. In the summer months, this type of terrain can become unbearably hot, so try to take your walks together in the early morning hours. This way, the pavement is still nice and cool and won't cause discomfort.
Living in Ryers means having access to a significant amount of green space in the form of large areas of green between the houses, copses of woods, and Burholme Park. Burholme Park is home to the Robert W. Ryerss Museum and Library and the park was the last gift of the family to the city of Philadelphia. It offers three baseball diamonds, three soccer pitches, and a football field. There is a playground for the little ones and a hill that has been a popular place for sledding for decades. You can walk along the trails in the park or run around on the open fields when there aren't any games going on.
Additionally, you are only a short drive from Pennypack Creek and Park where you and your excited pooch can walk along the trails and enjoy being in the deep woods shade during the summer months.