Westover is a small collection of businesses along Clearlake Road where it intersects with Dixon Boulevard. It is home to a Harvey's Supermarket, Walgreens, the From Scratch restaurant, and several others options. While there aren't any residences in Westover, there are several communities nearby, including Village Green, a large apartment complex that sits on the corner of Dixon and Clearlake. With this in mind, knowing where to go for walks with your dog can come in handy.
Whether you need a gallon of milk or a bag of your pup's favorite food, you should be able to find what you need at Harvey's. If not, there is a Walmart Supercenter less than ten minutes north on Clearlake Road where you can find the rest of everything you need. There is also a Save-a-Lot supermarket two minutes east on Dixon. If your pup needs a vet, the Clearlake Veterinary Hospital is to the south on Clearlake Road.
Within Westover, the terrain is comprised of paved parking lot and major thoroughfares. This intersection and the areas around it tend to be bustling with traffic from the early morning until late into the evening. Walking your dog here can be challenging, especially if you try to go out for your walks during morning and evening rush hours and during the lunch hour with restaurants and stores being nearby.
You will find sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on along both main roads, but none back in the residential areas. If you must take your strolls on the pavement, then put your dog on a short walking leash and try to plan them around the busiest times of the day. Traffic can be disturbing to your dog and the best thing you can do is to get out before rush hour traffic starts while it is still cool outside and take your walks in the residential areas.
Surprisingly, there is a small area of open grass behind the Sonic you might be able to use if your dog needs a quick potty break, but other than that, it is probably not the best place to walk. However, if you drop down Clearlake Road from Dixon, there is a wide swath of trees that have been cut down to provide room for the power lines running through the area. This is a very popular place to take dogs for a walk as, beyond the occasional FPL vehicle, the trail stays quiet and safe.
If a fenced-in dog park is more along the lines of what you had in mind, the nearest dog park is Barks and Recreation on Pluckebaum Road. This park sits on a large lake with a walking trail around it. Inside the fenced area are separate zones for small and large dogs that are equipped with water fountains and plenty of shade to sit under while your pup runs around.