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NWO Goes to the Dogs

Carrie Underwood once sang, “the more people I meet, the more I like my dog.” And isn’t that the truth for so many people! In Northwest Ohio you can have the best of both worlds, of getting out in the beautiful communities, meeting some of the friendliest folks you will ever find and getting to have your four-legged furry friend right by your side during it all.



Northwest Ohio is home to rich history, great food, amazing entertainment, and more! Now more than ever, you’ll want to explore Northwest Ohio and everything it has to offer with your canine companion along for the ride. Check out some of the hot spots in NWO that have gone to the dogs and that will welcome them with wagging tails!


Arlyn’s Good Beer, Bowling Green

Arlyn’s Good Beer brews lagers, ciders, IPAs and much more right here in BG. This brewery boasts a huge beer garden where your dogs can relax by your side or play while you enjoy one of Arlyn’s craft beers. The beer garden has several fire pits and grilling stations for you to cook up some snacks for you and your furry friends.


Levis Commons, Perrysburg


The Town Center at Levis Commons welcomes all of the members of your family, even the four-legged ones! Many brick and mortar retail shops and restaurants are happy to welcome your pet inside, just look for the paw print decal on the outside of their door! Once you see it, you are good to go!


Not only is the Tiffin Bark Park dog friendly, but it was also literally. made for them! The Bark Park is open 365 days a year and with brand new lighting, it is open 24 hours a day. Your dog will be able to run freely in the 1.5 acre fenced in grass areas and enjoy the two pieces of agility equipment. If your furry friend needs a break or you are looking for entertainment for yourself, take them with you to JAM’s Monthly Markets, The Renaissance of Tiffin, or Clover Club, just to name a few!


The Dog Parks of Sandusky County - Clyde, Bellevue, Fremont



The dog parks in Sandusky County are popular places with dog owners. They all are located in grassy, fenced-in areas and they are open from sunrise to sunset. Their primary goal is for pets to socialize and have a good time in a protected area! While in Sandusky County, you can find the dog parks at the Dog Park in Clyde, Robert Peters Park in Bellevue and Eastside Park in Fremont for more doggone fun!


The 419 Ale Trail, Toledo Breweries


The 419 Ale Trail is a one-of-a kind experience for all of those craft beer lovers and enthusiasts. Throughout the trail, participants will visit breweries all throughout Northwest Ohio and many on the list are so excited to welcome your doggos through the door. In the Toledo area, visit 60cc Brewing, Buffalo Rock Brewing, Earnest Brew Works - South Toledo and Patron Saints Brewery to not only check off the stop, but to enjoy some quality time with your best friend (your dog, obviously!)




When heading to your everyday island getaway, your dog will need their sunglasses too because they are welcome with open arms on the island! Many businesses have decorative water dishes outside their business to help keep your pup hydrated and many restaurants offer patios where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog at your feet. The Miller Ferry Boat Line and Jet Express are both dog friendly and lodging options such as the Bay Lodging Resort, Birds Nest Resort, Commodore Resort, and Island Club Condos will welcome your furry companion as a guest.


Here was a quick look into some of the places where your furry friend is not only welcome but encouraged to check out with you. Start taking advantage of everything Northwest Ohio has to offer, there is something for everyone! Visit Northwest Ohio and begin making memories to last a lifetime.




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