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Dog Areas in Scranton

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Scranton, Pennsylvania has a rich history that includes being known as the "Electric City" as it was the first American city to get electric street lights in 1880, and in 1886, the nation's first solely-electrical powered streetcars. With a population just shy of 78,000, Scranton has a diverse population, and the city has something to offer everyone, and that includes dogs and dog owners, of course! To keep the city's pet population healthy, there are several veterinary offices in the city. In addition, there are many pawesome parks and trails for two-legged and four-legged creatures alike to explore!

If you're visiting Scranton, you must visit the famous Alfredo's restaurant. This popular place is well-known for appearing on the hit television show, The Office, which is set in Scranton. Alfredo's welcomes dogs on their patio, and they even provide heaters to keep you and Fido warm in the winter. At Alfredo's you can enjoy classic Italian dishes like cannoli and pizza trays, or you could sip on a refreshing martini. From enjoying a meal at a pet-friendly restaurant to exploring the Electric City on foot, Scranton has something to offer everyone no matter their tastes!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Scranton

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 5,404/sq mi

    #1 Minooka

    Minooka is a residential neighborhood in central Scranton. This area is known for having homes with large yards and plenty of trees which means your dog will love living here with so much to explore! It also happens to be home to the city's only dog park. Connell Dog Park is a large, fenced dog park with separate sections for big and small dogs. Visitors note how friendly both the dogs and people who visit this park are, which makes it a good experience for everyone! Those who use the park always leave plenty of waste bags and water behind so you're stocked up with everything you need for a trip to the dog park.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,215/sq mi

    #2 West Side


    West Side is an inner-city neighborhood conveniently located near downtown with many residential homes built in a variety of architectural styles. You can access the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail through West Side, and this is a must-see spot for anyone in Scranton! This trail was once a railway, but it had been abandoned. It was reclaimed and transformed into part of a network of trails across the United States. This trail is paved so you can stroll comfortably through the city of Scranton and take in the sights with your pooch, including the large river that runs through the park.

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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,222/sq mi

    #3 North Scranton

    North Scranton is a primarily residential area of Scranton, with many historic homes built before 1940. North Scranton is also where you'll find the Electric City Roasting Company. They serve excellent coffee made with beans from around the world, as well as fresh baking and sandwiches to accompany your drink. Fantastically, they also welcome dogs, so Rover can join you when you grab a cup of their smooth, flavorful specialty coffees. You may choose to stay and enjoy your drink at the Electric City Roasting Company, or grab it to go and explore the city on foot with your pet!
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 7,843/sq mi

    #4 West Pittston

    You can make it to Pittston from Scranton in under half an hour, and the trip is definitely worth it to visit their great dog park located in West Pittston. The Garden Village Dog Park is a fenced, off-leash park with separate sections for big and small dogs that also provides pet parents with waste bags and water for the dogs to stay hydrated while they run and make some new fur-iends. There is no fee to enter this park, and it's open from dawn until dusk every day. The community also holds regular volunteer clean-up sessions at The Garden Village Dog Park to keep it clean and enjoyable for everyone.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,615/sq mi

    #5 Central Carbondale

    About 25 minutes northeast of Scranton is the city of Carbondale. Carbondale has a population just under 9,000, and there is plenty to do in this growing city. Like many cities in Pennsylvania, it was once a prominent railway station. Now that many of the tracks have been abandoned, they are being transformed in trails that span across the United States. This network of trails is convenient for dog owners and the 20-mile portion in Carbondale is a great place to get some exercise, spot some wildlife, and take in the views with your pup. You will likely come across many cyclists on this trail as it is also a favorite trail for bike riding.
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