Appleton, Wisconsin is a city surrounded by plenty of bodies of water, wooded areas, and recreational parks. This makes it a great location to enjoy with Fido, Kitterina, or those famous family Ferrets, for the estimated 12,000 pet owners living here to enjoy with their pets. There is also plenty to do and see for those just passing through.
One of the best attractions in Appleton is their fantastic dog park. The Outagamie County Dog Park is a perfect place to let your dog blow off some steam. There are 17 acres total, divided into three separate sections. The first section is a large, open field for playing fetch or chase. The second is partially wooded and has walking trails to explore and sniff out. The last is a special area for the little breeds so that they can play safely.
Because Wisconsin gets pretty burly in the winter, there is a special dog park open only in the winter, so you can continue to let your dog exercise, no matter what the conditions are outside! It is just over four and a half acres; so plenty big enough for a good play day. The dog park also hosts regular events and meetings for people who attend the dog park.
If you are only passing through Appleton, Comfort Suites and La Quinta Inn and Suites, both offer comfy stays. They have clean, modern rooms and best of all, they are pet-friendly. They allow up to two pets to join you on your stay.
For meal time, you may have to drive a short distance if you want Fido to join you. Just 6 miles away are two lovely restaurants that welcome your furry friends. The Source Public House uses farm fresh ingredients and has a different menu occasionally based on what is available on local farms. Their regular menu consists of healthy choices and farm fresh meat entrees. Your well-behaved pet is allowed outside with you. The WeatherVane is another excellent choice. They offer delicious breakfast choices such as omelettes, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and more. Once again, they allow your pet to join you on the terrace.
Appleton is a fantastic city to visit with your pet; there is plenty to do and see, and everyone will make you and your pet feel right at home.
Travel northeast of downtown to the Little Chute neighborhood to check out Outagamie County Pet Exercise Area. Located off the South Park, this dog park is usually open from late April through December from 7 am until dusk. There is also a 4.7-acre winter park that gives dogs a place to run and play during the colder months. Cleanup bags are provided, and there are several trash cans scattered throughout the park. There is plenty of space for dogs to run off-leash, as well as trails to explore. A separate area for small dogs ensures that even the most petite pooches will have a great time when visiting Outagamie County Pet Exercise area.
If you are looking to grab a bite to eat or you’re passing through Appleton and need a place to stay with your four-legged travel buddy, visit the city’s Timber Rattler area. Located on the west side of the city, the Fox River Mall has two casual dining restaurants with Fido-friendly outdoor seating: Five Guys and World of Beers. If you need a place to sleep, Quality Inn, Residence Inn, Microtel Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn, Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Candlewood Suites are all close by and welcome travelers with pets.