Summer is here! And now that we are venturing out of our apartments from a long spring of quarantine, it’s time to discover Cleveland anew with our four-legged companions leading the way. As businesses gradually reopen and institute COVID-19 guidelines, be sure to check ahead for updated hours of operation and restrictions. Many businesses are happy to welcome you AND your well-behaved, leashed pup.
Here’s 5 dog-friendly places to check out this summer:
- Holden Arboretum — With over 20 miles of hiking trails, you and your dog will get a healthy dose of exercise while enjoying beautiful gardens and natural settings. Leash is required. To purchase tickets online (now required), to access a trail map, and learn about upcoming events, visit the website: https://holdenarb.org/visit/directions-hours-and-admission/
- Three Dog Bakery — Because even your dog deserves a special bakery treat! You’ll find fresh baked goodies, custom cakes, and all natural food. Just a few steps from home, located at 2929 Detroit Ave., don’t be surprised when your dog pulls you in the direction toward the bakery.
- Luxe Kitchen & Lounge — Meet a few friends for savory food and cocktails on the outdoor patio at Luxe and let your cares slip away. Located at 6605 Detroit Ave, it’s a great place for you and Fido to kick back. Check the website for hours, reservation info, and a menu: http://luxecleveland.com/
- Milo & Me — Need a little retail therapy? Milo & Me, located at 18117 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, is now open and offers fashion for you and your dog as well as toys and treats! Check out their matching masks (for you) and bandanas (for dogs). Stay safe in style!
- Thirsty Dog East Bank — Enjoy dog-friendly patio seating, pub fare, and sample craft beer on a warm summer night. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to Thirsty Dog located at 1085 Old River Rd. For hours, menu, online ordering, and more, check out their website: https://www.thirstydogflats.com/