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PetSmart Detroit Dog Park in Corktown
PetSmart Detroit Dog Park in Corktown
Michelle & Chris Gerard

Mapping the best places for good dogs in Detroit

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PetSmart Detroit Dog Park in Corktown
| Michelle & Chris Gerard

The weather is starting to warm up, and we're noticing both people and their doggos out and about in Detroit. It's time to roundup the best places to hang with your furry friends, whether it be at a park, a dog park, or a fun store. We didn't include any dog-friendly bars or restaurants this time around, as it's technically not really allowed right now. If you have suggestions for places that don't mind, we welcome comments.

Are we missing one of your favorite places where you and your pooch like to walk, relax, or swim? Let us know on the tip line or in the comments below.

If you're looking for more resources for you and your dog in the city and beyond, Canine to Five has an excellent guide to a dog-friendly Detroit, including rules, vet suggestions, stores, training, and more. And if you have great pics of your dog out in the city, we love to see them - just because they're good dogs.

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PetSmart P.U.P.'s Detroit Dog Park

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Located near Michigan Central Station, the Detroit Dog Park is an off-leash park where your dog (and you) can meet some new friends.

Midtown Shinola Clock Dog Park

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It's not the biggest dog park in the world, but the Midtown Dog Park is a fun place to for your dog to run around and play.

Grand Circus Park

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Located right by Comerica Park, you and your doggo can watch the Tigers fans stream into the ballpark.

3Dogs1Cat

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You can't bring your dog into the sheds at Eastern Market, but you can walk it around the neighborhood. Stop into 3 Dogs 1 Cat and pick up some treats or bling for your doggo.

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Canine to Five

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If you need to leave your dogs at doggy day care, or if they need to be groomed, or if you need great resources, Canine To Five is the place to go. They have a convenient Midtown/Cass Corridor location and a Ferndale location. They also coordinate dog-friendly events through the year.

Dequindre Cut

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Keep your dog on a leash and take a leisurely walk or run down the Dequindre Cut.

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West Village Bark Park

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In the fall, this little park turns into a biergarten. Located behind the shops on Agnes Street, it's a nice little park for West Villagers to take their puppers.

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Detroit Riverfront

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Enjoy a walk along the Riverfront with your dog (on a leash, of course). Canine to Five also hosts pack walks so you can meet other dogs.
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Belle Isle Park

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Plenty of places to walk when it's cold out, or swim when it's warm, at Belle Isle.

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Balduck Park

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On the east side, Balduck Park has a fenced area for your dogs to run and play.

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Palmer Park

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Palmer Park has plenty of trails, and you and your buddy might meet a horse or two while you're there.

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Cass Corridog

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Good dogs will find plenty of treats at Cass Corridog.

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City Bark

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Downtown doggos can find plenty of treats and goodies at City Bark, which just opened in Capitol Park.

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Out on 8 Mile, Petco has all the pet supplies, plus training and grooming. (This pic may not have been taken at this particular Petco, but it was too good!)

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Pet Supplies Plus

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The Pet Supplies Plus on Livernois has food, treats, health care, and more for dogs and other pets.

Detroit K-9

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Detroit K-9 has locations around the city and you never know who will be running the register!

Clark Park

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Your pup probably shouldn't go on the ice, but there's plenty of room to play in Clark Park.
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PetSmart P.U.P.'s Detroit Dog Park

Located near Michigan Central Station, the Detroit Dog Park is an off-leash park where your dog (and you) can meet some new friends.

Midtown Shinola Clock Dog Park

It's not the biggest dog park in the world, but the Midtown Dog Park is a fun place to for your dog to run around and play.

Grand Circus Park

Located right by Comerica Park, you and your doggo can watch the Tigers fans stream into the ballpark.

3Dogs1Cat

You can't bring your dog into the sheds at Eastern Market, but you can walk it around the neighborhood. Stop into 3 Dogs 1 Cat and pick up some treats or bling for your doggo.

A post shared by 3DOGS1CAT (@3dogs1cat4det) on

Canine to Five

If you need to leave your dogs at doggy day care, or if they need to be groomed, or if you need great resources, Canine To Five is the place to go. They have a convenient Midtown/Cass Corridor location and a Ferndale location. They also coordinate dog-friendly events through the year.

Dequindre Cut

Keep your dog on a leash and take a leisurely walk or run down the Dequindre Cut.

A post shared by Allison Louise (@allison_piper) on

West Village Bark Park

In the fall, this little park turns into a biergarten. Located behind the shops on Agnes Street, it's a nice little park for West Villagers to take their puppers.

A post shared by Terra Castro (@beboldterra) on

Detroit Riverfront

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Enjoy a walk along the Riverfront with your dog (on a leash, of course). Canine to Five also hosts pack walks so you can meet other dogs.
Canine to Five on Facebook

Belle Isle Park

Plenty of places to walk when it's cold out, or swim when it's warm, at Belle Isle.

A post shared by ʝąღįę (@jmestarr) on

Balduck Park

On the east side, Balduck Park has a fenced area for your dogs to run and play.

A post shared by Paul K Garrison (@pkgarrison) on

Palmer Park

Palmer Park has plenty of trails, and you and your buddy might meet a horse or two while you're there.

A post shared by @alexerrington on

Cass Corridog

Good dogs will find plenty of treats at Cass Corridog.

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City Bark

Downtown doggos can find plenty of treats and goodies at City Bark, which just opened in Capitol Park.

A post shared by City Bark (@citydetbark) on

Petco

Out on 8 Mile, Petco has all the pet supplies, plus training and grooming. (This pic may not have been taken at this particular Petco, but it was too good!)

A post shared by Petco (@petco) on

Pet Supplies Plus

The Pet Supplies Plus on Livernois has food, treats, health care, and more for dogs and other pets.

Detroit K-9

Detroit K-9 has locations around the city and you never know who will be running the register!

Clark Park

Clark Park Coalition on Facebook
Your pup probably shouldn't go on the ice, but there's plenty of room to play in Clark Park.
Clark Park Coalition on Facebook