Wisconsin is known for being a cold, crisp, and outdoorsy state. This calls the perfect conditions for pet owners everywhere. Luckily for Waukesha, there are plenty of activities to enjoy with a furry friend.
If your pet needs to burn off some energy and you fancy some scenery, talk a long jaunt down the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. You will be able to take in all of the lush forests, historic bridges and tunnels, and fresh air all the while enjoying the company of your four-legged friends. The trail is also horseback-friendly if you prefer to explore that way.
If you are in Waukesha for a visit, you will want a pet-friendly room so you can snuggle up with your furry friend on the brisk Wisconsin nights. A great choice is the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel. Not only are their rooms clean and refreshingly simply decorated; they will welcome you and your pet with a bag of goodies and have pet beds and food at request. This hotel will do everything to make you, and your pet feel right at home.
While there aren’t many human eatery choices, your pet will be most excited to visit the Petlicious Dog Bakery. This shop makes all of their own dog food and of course, treats. They also have a small variety of cat products for feline lovers. Who can resist giving their pet a special snack? When you get hungry, try Northstar American Bistro. They serve high-quality American dishes, and well-behaved pets are welcomed warmly to join you outside while you dine.
Waukesha definitely knows how to cater to pets, which is what every animal parent wants to know! You can rest easy in Waukesha knowing that your pet is having the time of their life!
There are lots of things to see and sniff in the Woodfield neighborhood, especially for dogs that love a good off-leash romp. The neighborhood’s MacArthur Dog Run has a half-mile mulched loop trail lined with beautiful greenery in the summer, stunning fall foliage and plenty of snow for doggy snow angels in the winter. The MacArthur Dog Run is an unfenced area, so make sure your dog is prepared to come when called. Remember to bring water, a leash and clean up bags. MacArthur Dog Run also has a table for a post-walk picnic.
The Rivers Crossing neighborhood is a favorite among locals for good reason. The neighborhood’s namesake park is located on the bank of the Fox River, making it a picturesque place to enjoy a riverside sunset. Rivers Crossing Park’s paved trails are great for a walk or a jog with your leashed dog. Although there is no off-leash pet areas here, the park is one of the city’s designated dog-friendly areas, so your pup will still have plenty of opportunities for on leash socialization. Be sure to bring drinking water and clean up bags to help keep the park pristine.
Looking for a dog-friendly place to wet your whistle with some of that famous Wisconsin craft beer? Brookfield Village is the spot. Less than 8 miles northeast of Downtown Waukesha, in Brookfield, leashed, family-friendly dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating areas at Biloba Brewing Company and North Star American Bistro. The neighborhood’s trendy vegetarian restaurant, Café Manna, also loves to host pets in their patio. Once you and your pup have taken in the food and drink scene, there will be plenty more tail wagging at Mitchell Park. This 405-acre park has an unfenced pet exercise area where your dog can play off-leash. The off-leash zone also encompasses the Grass Pet Exercise Trail, a dedicated loop for dogs who love a hike with lots of freedom. Mitchell Park also features trailhead access to the Gateway West Trail, a 2.2-mile section of the city’s Greenway Trail system where leashed dogs are welcome. Remember to bring water, a leash and clean up bags.