The best way to spend some quality time with your dog is to grab a leash and go out for a walk with your doggie. As you walk through the streets, tracks, and packs, both you and your dog can have your daily fill of exercise, enjoyment, and socialization. There are plenty of places in the Charlotte Area that provide a safe and open environment for dogs and owners to hang out, take a leisurely stroll, or sprint through, but the streets are always crowded with people and vehicles, taking away the charm of a peaceful morning or evening walk before or after work. If you want to take your dog out to let him have some fresh air and room to move about, consider dog parks and walking trails. These places will give you exactly the kind of environment you are looking for.
Barkingham Park – 2900 Rocky River Road
Located inside Reedy Creek Park, Barkingham Park is the perfect place to let your dog roam free. A 4-acre, off-leash dog park, Barkingham Park caters to your canine friend’s need to let loose and socialize with other doggies. There are also walking tracks where you and your dog can stroll around and enjoy each other’s company.
The Dog Bar in Noda – 3307 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte’s only dog bar lets you enjoy a couple of drinks while your dog goes around socializing and playing with other dogs. The Dog Bar is a pretty cool place with an indoor, temperature-controlled space for your dog as well as an outdoor area that your dog can frolic around in to its heart’s content. You do need a membership to access The Dog Bar, though.
Frazier Dog Park – 1201 West 4th Street Ext.
Though a little out of your way, the Frazier Dog Park is a beautiful place if you want to get away from the city for a little while and spend the day among huge trees, gardens, and a 1.3-acre dog park, where you and your dog can play, run or just hang out.
Fetching Meadow – 8711 Monroe Road
Enclosed within McAlpine Creek Park, Fetching Meadow is another great dog park where your doggie can go without a leash and meet other dogs. Creek Park also features a 1.5-mile nature trail, too, which is ideal for dog-walking.
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
The Whitewater Center has a lot of fun activities for humans, but its stunning 20-mile hiking trail that runs along the Catawba River is also a great place for adventurous doggies who enjoy trekking with their owners. The dogs must be kept on a leash the entire time, but the trail can provide pretty good exercise for you and your dog.
Walking your dog can become a chore if you are tired or busy. With your busy schedule, it is often difficult to make time to take your dog out for a walk. If you need help with walking your dog, call our professional dog walkers at Little Friend’s Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, who can come and walk your dogs when you can’t and take care of your pets for you. Our dog-walking services range from a 15-minute visit/walk to a 60-minute visit/walk, so your dog never has to go a day without walking.