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A page just for man's best friend.

In Memoriam of our faithful and constant office companion who inspired this page.
Hunter - Our English Black Lab

August 12, 2018
(Mahoning County NE OH)
Date: August 12, 2018
Time: Noon - 4PM
Location: Halliday's Winery
2400 NE River Road, Lake Milton, OH 44429
Click here for more info.

August 12, 2018
(Wayne County)

Paws in the Park Pawty
Date: August 12 2018
Location: Freedlander Park
400 Hillside Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691
5th Annual Pawty for Dog Swimming and Dog Walking but mostly all the dogs and their owners swim all afternoon. Chicken Dinners, Hot Dog baskets, ice cream treats and DJ with so much more!

Local Visitor Bureau
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

August 18, 2018
(Portage County NEOH)

Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 11AM-4PM
Location: Hometown Bank Plaza
203 N Water St, Kent, Ohio 44240
Facebook event page.

The Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust proudly presents the 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer! Bring the whole family and well-behaved 4-legged friends downtown for a celebration of man's and woman's best friend. We'll have food, craft beer, live music, the Eddye & Bill White's Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade, pet booths, giveaways, dog contests (including best dressed), the unveilling of the Buddy Sessions Top Dog Contest winner, and a whole lot more!

Local Visitor Bureau
Central Portage VCB

August 22, 2018
(Summit County - NEOH)

Bark in The Park Nights
Dates: August 22, 2018
Location: Akron Rubber Ducks At Canal Park
300 S Main St, Akron, Ohio 44308
Ticket info click here.

Bring your doggo to a RubberDucks game. Dogs get in FREE and friends and family will receive a discounted $7.00 ticket!

August 26, 2018
(Cuyahoga County NEOH)

Frostville Museum Dog Gone Funday
Date: Sunday August 26, 2018
Time: Noon to 4:00 pm.
Location: 24101 Cedar Point Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070

Bring your dog(s) for a fun filled day. Dog vendors, Dog games, Doggie agility course,

Food, Games & Basket Raffle. All buildings open. Presented by Olmsted Historical Society, The Grateful Dog Bakery and Elite K911 Dog Training. For information call 440-779-4355.


August 26, 2018
(Lake County)

Date: August 26, 2018
Time: 10AM-2PM
Location: Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Join Lake Humane Society and Ganley Subaru East for the 24th annual Mutt Strut! We promise you won't want to miss the fun!

Enjoy a FREE eventful day with an itinerary full of fun activities. Some of these activities include: the one-mile walk, canine games and contests, prize raffles, an agility course and rally training course, a raffle with many great baskets and prizes, food available for purchase, "Project Ruffway" a runway show of adoptable dogs at LHS, informational booths about LHS, face painting and crafts for children, shopping at the Mutt Mall which includes a bunch of vendors who support our cause and so much more!

Help make a difference in the lives of the animals at Lake Humane Society. It's so simple, yet means so much! Create an online fundraising page of your own and raise pledges by sharing your page with your friends, family and co-workers. You can personalize your page and make it your own! To collect donations, share your page via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Please help us reach our goal. We cannot do it without you! For step-by-step instructions on how to create your fundraising page, please go to the link below. If you prefer raising money the old-fashioned way, that works too! Just print out a pledge form and ask everyone you know for pledges!

September 15, 2018
(Lorain County)
Hot Diggity Dog Day
Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Main Street Beach
400 Main St, Vermilion, Ohio 44089
Event information

Enjoy some quality time with your dog during this new Main Street event: Hot Diggity Dog Day. Games, dog products and services, chances to win prizes and parade where you can "Strut Your Mutt" dressed in nautical, summer or beach-themed costumes. Held at the foot of Main Street in Vermilion, dogs will enjoy special off-leash beach access that day.
October 6, 2018
(Wayne County)

Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: Noon - 4PM
Location: Oak Hill Park & Pavilion
Oak Hill Park Entrance Trail 3000 Oak Hill Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Facebook event page.

Participate in a costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Socialize with other dog lovers and learn about the Wayne County Dog Shelter. Snacks and Refreshments available. The cost is $5 per dog.

Local Visitor Bureau
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau


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:

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

Furnas Park
(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).

Lake Metroparks -
Canine Meadow Dog Park
9010 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt 6), Kirtland, OH 44094
Hours - sunrise - 1/2 hour past sunset
Canine Meadow has a large dog area (2.57 acres), a swim area (1.84 acres) and a small dog area (1.02 acres). Access to the swim area is by way of the large dog area only.

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:
For dog park info:

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

Ashland County Park District

Audubon Wetlands Preserve
Dogs permitted under full supervision.
1763 St. Rt. 60
Ashland, OH 44805


Cuyahoga Valley
National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dog Rules:
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 acceptable


Geneva State Park

4499 Padanarum Road
Geneva, OH 44041


Holden Arboretum
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 camping.

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 pet-friendly rooms.

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
Akron, Ohio

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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