All Things Dogs: Pet Friendly Parks, Bakeries & Happy Hours of Metro D

By: Amber Ogden | August 26, 2015

Today is National Dog Day, but if, like me, you spoil your pup with love and treats 365 days a year, every day is worth celebrating! Metro Detroit is a very dog-friendly area, whether you’re looking to dine out with your furry friend, or socialize with other pups. Read on for some fun and unique ways to spend time with your best bud:

Canine to Five, a dog service located in Ferndale and Detroit, hosts a variety of social events for both you and your pup, in addition to daycare and boarding services. This Sunday, head to Rivard Plaza for a pack walk along the Detroit Riverfront. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, bring your dog to happy hour! Drinking with Dogs takes place at Detroit’s Old Miami at 6 p.m.

Bow Wow Baketique of Grosse Pointe Woods (formerly known as Bow Wow Bake Shoppe) is a dog bakery where you can purchase only the best treats for your pet. Head to the Baketique from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings for an ice cream social with your pooch, featuring specialty frozen yogurt for dogs! Don’t worry, regular ice cream treats are also provided for the humans.

Roger Monk’s in Ann Arbor is known for its unique history and great burger selection. But did you know that the restaurant offers Yappy Hour on Thursdays? In partnership with the Humane Society of Huron Valley, dogs and their owners are welcome to enjoy food and drink and socialize from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Perhaps you’re searching for somewhere to take your dog to run and play, like a local dog park. If that’s the case, consider one of the following:

  • Orion Oaks Dog Park in Lake Orion, featuring a 24-acre enclosed area, two trails and a dogs-only swimming lake
  • Detroit Dog Park, at 17th Street and Rose Street in Detroit’s Corktown
  • Lyon Oaks Dog Park of Wixom, with a 13-acre fenced in area with a specific section for small dogs

Be sure to give your pup some extra special pampering today, and enjoy these dog-friendly activities in Metro Detroit!