Although there are a few trusted places that a local can go for basic needs, this area definitely leaves something to be desired in range of options and specialty locations that can be really helpful if your pet needs a little extra care. That being said, some grooming salons that are still bringing in amazing reviews are Sparta Pet Palazzo and Pets Need Nannies Too. There are also some great hospitals, clinics, and shelters nearby.
Sometimes high hills or quick drops can make walking, biking, and driving slightly harder. There is also the added safety of using less energy to walk on flatter paths which can be very important to not overheating during the hotter summer months that are very common to the region. This area is also very artificial, which is very common for the area.
One great park that is perfect for children and pups alike is Harrington Park. This park is truly built around a family fun experience with an elegant gazebo, a pavilion, a playground, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a long series of peaceful paved trails.
Another great park that will not only keep your whole family active, but keep their minds engaged as well is Haggard Park. The Interurban Railway Museum, combined with a playground, old railway-style gazebo, and lots of green space creates a fun and exciting adventure packed into a cute neighborhood park.