Road trips are fun, but if you are traveling with your furry friend then it can make things a little more tricky to plan. For many Americans – approximately 40% of them, in fact – the idea of boarding their fur baby is inconceivable. As traveling with pets becomes more common, the demand for pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, etc. increases!
Also, if you are traveling with your furry friend then you might be interested in some of these stops and events in Shawnee.
The Doggie Spot
The Doggie Spot is THE spot to find the ultimate treat for Fido. With a variety of treats, toys, and bones available it is easy to find something special for your pet. They even carry gluten-free and raw food for the truly pampered pet and their treats are proudly “Made in the USA.” The Doggie Spot also offers services such as day camp, grooming, and training by a stellar staff that is knowledgeable and passionate about pets.
After hours of riding in the car, let your fur-baby stretch her legs at Mary Maxine Williamson Dog Park just across the street from the Shawnee Expo Center. The park, which is divided into separate sections for big dogs and little dogs, allows for pets to socialize off the leash with others and offers ample room to run. There is also plenty of shade and even a pup-sized water fountain to keep your pet cool. If you're only stopping for a moment along I-40, the Domino Dog Park will be just what you need! A smaller park ideal for a quick potty break for the pups and a short walk to stretch your legs on the winding walkpath, it's located less than a half-mile south of I-40 on Harrison.
Theopolis Social Club
This downtown eatery serves up fine-dining level fare Tuesday - Sunday that sources local produce and flour year-round, and their covered patio and "backyard" dining spaces are good dog friendly! Check their Facebook page here for specials and info on events.
Pet Events in Shawnee
Doggie Dip Day at Shawnee Splash
Help your canine pal beat the dog days of summer by taking them to Doggie Dip Day at Shawnee Splash. The special event, which runs the last Saturday of the season, gives pet owners the chance to bring their dog to the pool for a day of water fun. For safety reasons, big dogs and small dogs are scheduled for separate swim times and owners must show proof of vaccination. No humans are allowed in the pool – this special event is for canines only!
Bark in the Park
Each spring, Bark in the Park features treats and activities for you and your furry friends. Check out Pogo's Facebook page each spring for info on the next Bark in the Park.