Pet owners can walk southwest to the 3 Dogs 1 Cat pet supply shop to pick up a treats, food, toys, and other accessories for their dog. You may want to consider looking at warm doggie coats if your pup is not prepared for cold weather as daily walks during winter months can be pretty chilly in the Detroit area. Rainfall can put a damper on your plans to venture out with your pup if you don't have a rain jacket handy. Summers are warm with occasional hot, humid spells. When heat is factor, venture out earlier or later in the day.
This is an older region of the city and homes in the area have vintage architecture and mature landscaping. Very large trees in McDougall-Hunt district provide plenty of shade and shelter to streetscapes. Separate sidewalks line streets in the community, so you and your pup to don't need to share the road with traffic. The terrain is level and there are no steep grades or hills to climb up and down when walking in the area.
The Dues Playfield is located just a few minutes away on foot, to the southwest of McDougall-Hunt, providing a ball diamond, tennis courts, and an open multi-use sports field surrounded by trees.
If you are looking for a larger greenway, you can walk to the Lafayette Park neighborhood to the southwest. Here, you will find the Lafayette Plaisance Park which has many paved walking paths, lots of open spaces, and covered areas that provide excellent shade for walks on hot, humid days.
Also located in this area is the Dequindre Cut Greenway. This unique walking trail is situated on an old rail line, 25 feet below street level, and extends for 1.8 miles. The hard surfaced trail has separate lanes for pedestrians and cyclists so you can avoid two-wheeled traffic. You should keep your dog leashed in neighborhood parks and on the greenway trail and be prepared to clean up after them.