Five Places to Take Your Dog in Lorain County

by Gregg Senko

Looking for a place where your dog can run like the wind and just be him or herself for an hour? Need a groomer? How about a place to board your beloved canine while you’re away? How about a break from Milk-Bones for a more scrumptious treat for Fido? Fear not! We’ve got you covered as this article takes us through five locales in Lorain County that your pooch can enjoy. Please note that Friendship APL is not affiliated with any of the following businesses/places.  These are merely suggestions to take your dog to.

Avon Pet Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satisfying your needs to take care of your dog while you’re away, the Avon Pet Lodge provides comfortable living quarters for them when the need arises.  Even if you have more than one pet, they can be boarded together by the caring folks that will be looking after them.  As their website states, “Our facility offers the best quality boarding services and day care for your dogs or cats in all of Avon! We can give you peace of mind, knowing that your furry friends are not just in safe hands, but they’re also having a good time!”  Avon Pet Lodge is located at 1101 Jaycox Road in Avon and online at www.avonpetlodge.com

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Grateful Dog Bakery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focused on natural ingredients and treats that dogs will love, the Grateful Dog Bakery sells gourmet and healthy dog treats that are made on site.  In addition Grateful Dog also has a corner of the store reserved for dog supplies, leashes and toys.  Back to the treats though, since that’s this establishment’s bread and butter, they offer an array of bark-worthy biscuits from bone-shaped pumpkin spelt cookies to gluten-free coconutters (and that’s just getting started!). You can find this well kept secret in North Ridgeville at 31966 Center Ridge Road.  Check their website for hours of operation: www.gratefuldogbakery.com

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Paws by the Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located a stone’s throw from Lake Erie on the Avon Lake Pet Care Campus, Paws by the Lake is like a Swiss Army tool of pet care.  They groom, they board and they exercise your four-legged loved ones amidst a spaciously warm and inviting interior.  More information for Paws by the Lake Pet Resort & Daycare is available on their website at www.pawsbythelakeresort.com and at their facility at 33757 Lake Road in Avon Lake.

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Park 4 Paws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need to let your dog just be a dog?  Then Park 4 Paws could be the place for them.  Park 4 Paws is a small dog park run by the city of Avon Lake and can be found at 33401 Webber Road (Avon Lake).  Park 4 Paws, also known as the Avon Lake Dog Park, offers a fenced-in area and plenty of shade during these hot summer days.  There’s even a ramp or two for the frolicking canines to run up and down and spend some of that pent up energy.  While there’s no official online page for the park, the website BringFido.com offers some information which can be viewed here.

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Splash Zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before you get the wrong idea, this isn’t a doggie pool.  Splash Zone in Oberlin is a community people pool, however, there is an exclusive dog park and it’s less than two years old.  Situated on a one-acre stretch of land within the Splash Zone park at 95 W. Hamilton Street, this fun fest for humans and dogs alike is managed by the Lorain County Metroparks.  Hours and information can be found on their website by clicking here. *Photo courtesy of The Morning Journal

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