Dog Field Trials and Dog Training Areas
Ohio Division of Wildlife
For additional information - website
|October 8, 2016
Bark Boo-nanza 2016 with Aurora's Fall Family Fun Fest
11am-6pm, Dog costume contests 12:30. Trick or treat dog walk following. Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora, OH 44202
Presented by Freedom Greyhound Rescue and Aurora Parks & Recreation. Saturday, October 8th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora OH 44202. Fun for the entire family including the furkids! Free Admission! Rescue groups, vendors, raffles and prizes! Enjoy Inflatables, hayrides, crafts, scarecrow making, concession and more! Fees required for some activities.
TAKE YOUR DOG TRICK-OR-TREATING (1.75 mile walk). Cost: $8 per dog. Boo treat bags for first 100 registered dogs! Registration: 11:30am - 12:30pm. Doggie trick-or-treating begins directly after dog costume contest.
DOG COSTUME CONTEST at 12:30pm. Categories: 1. Dogs: scariest, funniest, creative. 2. Adults/Dog: Look-a-like, and best theme. 3. Kids/Dog: Look-a-like, and best theme. Dog Contests & Games at 2:30 p.m – prizes!
For information: www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.
| October 8-9, 2016
The Cleveland Amazing Pet Expo
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM
The Cleveland Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet!
If you're a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you'll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.
October 15, 2016
Spooky Pooch Parade
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Kauffman Park, 15450 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
Description: The 7th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade is Saturday October 15, 2016. The Downtown Lakewood area filled with proud pet owners parading their dogs in this favorite event. The only one of its kind in the region, Spooky Pooch attracts pet lovers from all over Northeast Ohio. RAIN OR SHINE Join in the fun as dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions strut their stuff in the heart of Lakewood's business district.
Contact info and/or website: www.spookypoochparade.com
| October 20, 2016
Howl'oween Hound Hike
Geauga Park District
Thursday, October 20, 5-6:30 PM
Beartown Lakes Reservation, North Point Shelter
Parade through the park with your favorite pooch by your side. Costumes (dog or human) optional. Registration required.
Toll Free (800) 536-4006
Akron Dog Park
499 Memorial Parkway, Akron, OH 44310
For more information
Alum Creek Dog Park
Delaware, OH - is 4-acre free public dog park at the Alum Creek
State Park. It includes fully fenced areas for small & large dogs and a
dog beach at the lake. All areas have shade trees and benches. Drinking
water is provided seasonally. Alum Creek State Park, 3992
Hollenback Rd, Lewis Center - 740-548-4631. For additional info: www.alumcreekdogpark.com.
Avon Lake Park 4 Paws
Weiss Park, 33401 Weber Road, Avon Lake
Brunswick Dog Park
Cross Creek Road
Chagrin Falls Dog Park
Approx. one mile outside Chagrin Falls on Chagrin Rd, just a little past
Chagrin Pet and Garden Store.
Cleveland's Tremont/Clark Field Dog Park
The dog park is located in South Tremont at Clark Field. The park offers a fountain just at the right height for your pup.
Eastlake Dog Park
Lakeshore Blvd., slightly east of Route 91
(Hankins/17th St. NE)
City of Massillon Parks and Recreation
Keyser Dog Park, Off Leash Area
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Lakewood Dog Park
About two acres small gravel and grassy area, water fountain, "poop" bags and responsible owners. Location: Lakewood Wastewater Treatment Plan off of Detroit Road in the Metroparks. Directions: I 90 to McKinley exit. N to Detroit Road. L to "Boat Ramp" and Metroparks entrance (about 1 mile).
Medina Dog Park
Directions: From the town square travel north on Court Street. At the intersection of Court and Homestead streets (stoplight there...also a landmark is the Red Cross building) turn right onto Homestead. Follow Homestead until you come to a city park entrance on your left hand side. There is a sign that reads "Medina Dog Park". Please read and follow the rules as posted. Amenities: The 13,000 s.f. dog park has a double gated entry way, benches throughout the park, fully grass with trees for shade, bags and garbage cans for dog waste. The official hours of the dog park are from "Dawn to Dusk". The surrounding Memorial Park includes a City Pool, Large wooden playground "JUMP", and pavilion area for picnicking.
Mentor Dog Park
The Mentor Dog park is located Route 615 from Route 2, then go left on
Tyler and then right on Hopkins.
MetroBark Park - Osborn MetroPark in Huron Township
The area is already a favorite for many dog owners that walk the park year round. Benches, water fountains, waste stations, shade trees and a covered shelter are located within the park. A separate area for small, older or less active dogs is also available. Access will be through a secure, double-gated entry. A bulletin board at the entrance will post announcements, rules and other information. Dogs need to run and socialize with other dogs to be healthy, both mentally and physically. Dog owners are required to stay in the dog park at all times while their dog is utilizing the dog park.
Mill Creek Metroparks - MetroMutts
For more information: website
Mosquito Lake State Park - Dog Park
(Official open 7/17/09)
1439 State Route 305, Cortland, OH 44410-9303
Park Office 330-637-2856
For additional general park information: www.dnr.state.oh.us
For dog park info: http://ow.ly/h84n
Peppy Paw Pooch Park, Ashland
For more information: website
South Euclid Dog Park
Located at Quarry Park. Corner of S. Belvoir and Monticello
Stow's Bow Wow Beach
5027 Stow Road, Stow, Ohio
Hours: dawn till dusk - There is no cost.
What a blast! Bow Wow Beach offers a 7 1/2 acre fenced in dog park
surrounding a 5 acre lake. There are both beaches and grassy areas,
sunny spots and shade, as well as a small dog section for the wee
pooches. Pet waste stations are located throughout. There are a
set of gates to get into the park thus preventing any pets leaving the
area. There is a wash basin and hose located at the
entrance/exit for rinsing your pet off.
Twinsburg Dog Park
It is 3/4 acre with a double gated 5ft fence.
Location: Liberty Road. Directions: It is located off Liberty Road near the new baseball and soccer fields.
Western Reserve Greenway
The Western Reserve Greenway is a 43-mile, mostly rural rail-trail that
cuts a north-south course from Ashtabula to Warren, Ohio. The greenway's
start is only a few miles from Lake Erie, and a planned extension will
bring it right to the shoreline. For now you can start at Herzog Rotary
Park, where signs detail the importance of northeast Ohio in the
Underground Railroad. For more info http://www.traillink.com/trail/western-reserve-greenway.aspx
|DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY OR VISIT
|Ashland County Park District
Audubon Wetlands Preserve
Dogs permitted under full supervision.
1763 St. Rt. 60
Ashland, OH 44805
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dogs are allowed on all trails in the park. They are required to be on a
leash that must be 6 feet or less at all times. The “verbal leash” is not
|Geneva State Park
4499 Padanarum Road
Geneva, OH 44041
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Dogs are welcome at
The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking
trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to
explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a
leash while visiting. Guests should also remember that the Myrtle S. Holden
Wildflower Garden is a dog-free zone.
Mutt Mitts are available at the gatehouse entrance, the information desk at
the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center and at several locations on the grounds
for your convenience. Please clean up after your pet.
Ohio State Parks
Camping - Pets are allowed in all 57 of our
campgrounds in designated areas or sites, maximum 2 pets per site. Pets must
be on a leash at all times. Parks do not provide horses for equestrian
Cottages - Pets are welcome at select cottages at the following state
parks: Burr Oak, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Hueston Woods, Lake Hope, Maumee Bay,
Pike Lake, Punderson, Pymatuning, Salt Fork, and Shawnee.
Resort Lodges - The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake offers a number of
Pets are permitted in most day use areas, with the exception of swimming
beaches, and must be on a leash. Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches.
For additional info click here
|Portage Lake State Park
Portage Lakes State Park Campground
5031 Manchester Road
The campground at this state park offers 74 sites with no electric
hookups. Up to two dogs per pet campsite are allowed and they must be
leashed and cleaned up after.
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