Top 5 Pet Friendliest Cities as rated by theOKdogs

What are theOKdog’s Top 5 Pet Friendly Cities??


#5 Columbia, Missouri
Why we love Columbia:

  • Lots of dog nature areas: non fenced large nature areas where dogs are allowed off leash.



#4 Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Lots of dog parks
  • Has an airport dog park
  • Has lots of large dog nature areas




#3 Columbus, Ohio

  • Home of a cool dog park called Alum Creek & Dog Beach
  • Has lots of good free dog parks
  • Host pet friendly even every year called WagFest
  • Has the only indoor dog park we’ve ever been to



#2 Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Knoxville is home to our absolutle favorite dog park Concord Petsafe Dog Park
  • Has tons of other great parks, lots of them sponsored by Petsafe
  • Home to the Petsafe Headquarters
  • Market Square is beautiful and pet friendly

Slo-mo dive!!!

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#1 St. Louis, Missouri

  • St. Louis is home to Purina Headquarters.
  • Purina Farms is a huge area attraction where many dog friendly events are held along with having large events like the Incredible Dog Challenge.
  • Broemmesieck Dog Park is just a short drive from downtown and is one of our top dog parks, it has a large pond for swimming and is free to the public.
  • St. Louis is also home to the only AKC Museum.  This museum is pretty awesome, dogs are invited to come enjoy tons of dog art and memorabilia.  The museum also host lots of events.
  • Usually in October, St. Louis hold a family friendly Pet Expo
  • Tons of dog parks (mostly membership only-but that just makes them safer)
  • Fitness with Fido is a small business that holds tons of events that help you get fit with your pup.
  • St. Louis has TONS of pet friendly events, some almost daily.  I find all our pet events on as its updated constantly.
  • Our New Home


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Prairie Oaks Dog Beach, Hillard, OH

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Nature of Park: non fenced, off leash dog area

Open to public 

Location: 3225 NE Plain City-Georgesville Rd, West Jefferson, OH 43162

Enrichment: Dog Beach

Areas: one for all

Surface: dirt, grass and sand

Human Comfort: one bench, but you need to stay on your toes and keep your down in the off leash area

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This park is home to Wagfest!!!

Washington Park Dog Park



Nature of Park: Fenced off leash area

Open to Public

Location: 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Enrichment: small creek area, lots of birds and squirrels located in a very popular park

Areas: one area for all

Surface: turf, gravel and concrete

Human Comfort: a few benches, local comfy feel



Spring Lake Regional Dog Park

Nature of park: fenced off leash dog park

Open to public

Location: 7101 Southbridge Pkwy, Shakopee, MN, US, 55379

Enrichment: none really

Areas: small dog and all dog area

Surface: mud, grass, dirt, gravel

Human Comfort; a few picnic tables



Southbridge Dog Park

Nature of park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to public

Location: 7101, Southbridge Pkwy, Shakopee, MN 55379

Enrichment: wooded trails

Area: two area (one small, one all dogs)

Surface: dirt mud, grass, gravel

Human Comfort: a few picnic tables throughout park




Minneapolis Airport Dog Park


Nature of Park: Partly fenced in off leash dog area

Open to public

Location:8th Ave S Hwy 6 Minneapolis, MN 55407

Enrichment: Small water area, large tunnels

Area: one large area

Surface: grass, mulch, dirt, mud and gravel

Human Comfort: none


How awesome is Minneapolis for opening areas like these for off leash dog play!

Alimagnet Dog Park

Dog Park #214 Alimagnet Dog Park

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Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to public

Location: 1200 Alimagnet Pkwy #2, Burnsville, MN 55337

Enrichment: 7 acres, some woods and a pond

Area: one area

Surface: sand, mulch, gravel and dirt

Human Comfort: a few benches and some lights


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Cleary Lake Off Leash Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to public: $6 dollar day pass

Location: Highview Ct, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Enrichment: 28 acres of wooded trails and a pond

Areas: Two areas: pond area and wooded trail area

Surface: dirt, mulch, grass

Human Comfort: a few benches through out park


Bloomington Dog Park

Nature of the park: Fenced off leash

Open to public

Location: Nesbitt Ave S & W 110th St, Bloomington, MN 55438

Enrichment: 25 acres of woods, open spaces and large pond w/ DUCKS!

Areas: one open area

Surface: grass, dirt, mulch

Human Comfort: Few benches and a SWING!


Lake Minnewashta Dog Park

Nature of the Park: Off leash dog park

Open to the public

Location: 6900 Hazeltine Blvd Chanhassen, MN 55331

Enrichment: lots of wooded trails

Area: one area for all dogs

Surface: dirt, mulch, gravel, sand, mud

Human Comfort: a few picnic tables