Cranston, Rhode Island is a city with a lot to offer. With more than 80,000 residents, Cranston is the third largest city in the state and it has also been voted one of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States, as well as one of the “25 Safest Cities” in America. Cranston is a family-friendly city with plenty of parks, fields, and sports facilities. With all of these outdoor activities, Cranston has become a great place to be a dog owner because there is always something to do outside where your dogs can join you.
Cranston proper has a handful of veterinarians and the surrounding areas have many more. There are also plenty of great places to eat in Cranston, including many dog-friendly restaurants. Included in these dog-friendly restaurants is the Edgewood Café. It is a quaint restaurant in the historic Edgewood area of Cranston. The Edgewood Café has three special tables designated for owners and their dogs to sit at and enjoy dishes like spaghetti and clams, gourmet pizzas, and burgers. When you are done with your meal, you can stroll the tree-lined streets of beautiful Cranston with your dog by your side and take in all this dog-friendly town has to offer.
The word "Meshanticut" is a Narragansett Indian word that means "place of woods," and that is a great way to describe this neighborhood. Meshanticut is located in western Cranston, and it's well-known for the variety of homes in the area, including many cottages and Victorian homes. This neighborhood is also home to the Meshanticut State Park, which is a popular dog-walking location surrounding Meshanticut Lake. When you are in the area, you'll also want to check out Brutopia Brewery & Kitchen and try their BBQ dishes and craft beer. Fido can join you as well, as Brutopia has nine picnic-style tables that are dog-friendly.