Although it was intended to be a suburb to the nearby anchor city of Greenville, the small town of Taylors, South Carolina eventually developed a charm all its own! While you won’t find any of the skyscrapers as you would in a large urban area, there’s still a lot of fun to be had. You'll want to head to downtown Taylors, which most locals simply call “the city.”
Taylors has several veterinarian clinics you can go to, and there’s even a nearby emergency veterinarian clinic open twenty-four hours a day. However, if you’re looking to have some fun with your pet, your best option is to head into the city of Greenville. While Taylors does have a distinct charm about it, there aren’t really any pet-friendly stores or businesses. Luckily, Greenville is just a hop, skip, and jump away!
The city of Taylors is home to Pavilion Recreational Complex Dog Park. This dog park has plenty of room for your dog to run around and explore, and he’s sure to make many pawesome new friends while doing so! This park is surrounded by woods, allowing your dog to really get in tune with nature; just remember to give him a once-over for any fleas or ticks afterwards, just to be safe. Separate areas for small and large dogs allow Fido to make new friends safely. You’ll want to remember to bring along some water and waste disposal bags; none are provided here.
Located ten minutes from Taylors is Greenville’s Pelham neighborhood, which is an old mill hill, where you can still see old mill houses and the old post office. Hidden amongst that, though, is Pelham Mill Dog Park. This large, off-leash dog park allows your pet to have some fun. With separate sections for large and small dogs, your canine companion can have fun in confidence. Pelham Mill Dog Park also has agility equipment, allowing more adventurous dogs to have fun. There are water fountains for your dog throughout the park, and there are also waste disposal stations, so there’s no need to bring your own supplies.
The Magnolia Acres neighborhood in Greenville, located about fifteen minutes outside of Taylors, is home to Conestee Dog Park. There are two separate areas for small and large dogs, so your pet can play with pups his own size. This off-leash dog park features recently-installed agility equipment; if your dog doesn’t want to play on that, there’s also room for him to run around. There are water stations for your dog, and there’s also plenty of shaded seating if you or your pooch would like to cool off. No children under the age of ten are allowed in the park for safety reasons. You’ll need to bring your own waste bags.
Chances are that your pooch loves going for a walk, but why should your dog get to have all the fun? Go to Greenville’s Viola Street neighborhood, located about fifteen minutes from Taylors, and make sure you bring Fido’s leash! This downtown neighborhood has a fun, 24/7 activity called “Mice on Main.” Eight small statues of mice are hidden throughout the area, and the city of Greenville encourages you to post pictures of you and the statues on social media; they even promote the best ones! Your dog can join you for the fun, as long as he’s on his leash. Remember to bring along waste disposal bags, too.
Greenville’s Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood, located about half an hour from Taylors, is home to Reedy Falls Park. While this isn’t an off-leash dog park, your dog will still love having the opportunity to explore, and you’ll love the beautiful views at the park. Reedy Falls Park has a trail for you and your dog to explore together, and park staff makes sure there are waste disposal bags places throughout the park. The Reedy River runs through this park, so make sure you have your phone on you to snap some beautiful pictures. This park is popular with dog owners, so your dog might even get to make some new fur-iends!