Upon first look, Rhinelander looks like an ordinary small town in Wisconsin. Little do people know that if they travel into the city, they will be greeted with the Hodag. This creature lurked that area in the late 1800s and feasted on all-white Bulldogs, as legend has it. Dogs nowadays don't have much to fear. Instead, they can expect a lot, as the town is actually quite dog-friendly!
The town proves this with the inclusion of the Doctors Foster & Smith Dog Park. The park is fenced-in for full off-leash play and provides plenty of shade from the densely wooded area where the park is located. There are separate areas for large dogs and small dogs, trash bins, benches, clean-up stations and water fountains.
The dog park is great, but if that isn't enough to convince you, then head over to Almond County Park. A dog-friendly park with about 20-acres of land that includes paved walking trails, and is surrounded by trees for privacy. Fido must remain on a leash at this park, but has access to benches, water fountains, and a clean-up station.
After realizing what a dog-loving town Rhinelander is, you'll be overjoyed to see the Hodag every day!