If you’re a dog or puppy parent in Novi, you might be scratching your head as to things you can do with your pup. Of course, there’s the usual: walks & games of fetch in your yard. But if you want to incorporate your dog into your life further, where can you go that’s dog friendly?
Dog-Friendly Places in Novi
Grab Some Food With Fido
If you’re in the mood for a great microbrew and what might be the best sandwich in the city, head over to Ascension Brewing Company with your pup. Ascension offers outdoor patio seating that allows you to bring your furry friend along with you. As the weather gets better, the patio will fill up- get there early! Go ahead and sneak your pup a bite, nobody will judge you.
Outdoor Dog Socialization
If you’re craving outdoor time with your dog but want to take a break from structured walks, stop in at the Novi Dog Park. Conveniently located just south of the Ten Mile and Novi Road intersection behind the Novi Ice Arena, the three-acre off-leash dog park offers ample activity space for dogs of all sizes. For the safety and comfort of dogs and their owners, nearly 3/4 of an acre is set aside for small and/or timid dogs and nearly one and a half acres is available for all other dogs. Parking is available at the location and at the Novi Ice Arena. A key fob is needed for entry and available to Novi and Northville citizens once they complete a short on-line course and provide proof of required vaccinations and current Oakland County Dog License. Annual memberships are available for purchase with a fee of $30 for residents, $60 for non-residents. A one-time $20 key fob deposit will also be required. $12 per additional dog (limit of three per household membership).
Sweet Treats for You and Your Furry Friend
We’re eager for hot weather, because it means trips to Stuart’s for ice cream and other delicious treats! This small place sports a menu that absolutely bursts with flavor and authenticity. Fun fact: the name of the business is based on Stuart, their little pup that joined their family in 2008. This is one of the few places where you can special order a dog sundae, so that you and your pup can enjoy a sweet treat without sharing. Bonus: the dog sundae is under $2!
Give the Gift of Dog Day Care Near Novi
Dogtopia of Northville is bordering Novi, and has become a favorite place for pet parents to take their pups to get exercise, socialization, and just plain have FUN. Dog day care can be purchased in packages of full days, and you can even purchase a half day of dog day care if your pup just needs some supervision and fun while you run errands. Once you join Dogtopia, you’ll love getting updates on your dog and watching them on the private webcams, as well as all the fun of bringing your pup in for the regularly held dog parties! Contact us today to schedule a meet & greet so we can make sure your dog will love the Dogtopia open-play structure.