Dog-Friendly Spots in Grand Rapids and Beyond

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Calling all dog owners and dog lovers! West Michigan caters to you all in fantastic ways! Keep reading for a full guide to dog-friendly spots in Grand Rapids and beyond from dog parts to patios that welcome furry friends to shops for your pup.

Dog Parks

There are plenty of dog parks in the area and they are all super fun spots to bring your pup!

Grand Ravines Dog Park

Downtown Dog Park – Grand Rapids

Covell Dog Park

Hillcrest Dog Park

Downtown Westside Dog Park

The Pack Indoor Dog Park

Shaggy Pines Dog Park

Grand Ravines Dog Park
Downtown Dog Park

Dog-friendly patios and restaurants

First up is Outside Coffee Co, only one of the best coffee shops in GR and such a viby place for you and your pup! They are located on Wealthy St and have a fantastic outdoor garden for you and your pup to enjoy with fire places, hammocks, and more! 

Visit Outside Coffee Co!

Next we HAVE to talk about Furniture City Creamery, the perfect place to pick up a sweet treat for your dog and enjoy their outdoor patio!

Visit Furniture City Creamery!

Outdoor seating at The Mitten Brewing is MADE for you and your doggo! Not only is The Mitten one of our absolute favorite breweries in GR, but they are also dog-friendly!

Visit The Mitten!

Brewery Vivant is another GR spot with a patio that welcomes you and your pup! Stop by this historic local spot on Cherry St for a drink and hanging out with your friends and their dogs!

Visit Brewery Vivant!

Outside Coffee Co, Grand Rapids

Local shopping for your doggo

Fido and Stitch is a local pet boutique that specializes in selling dog treats and offering dog grooming and walking services! They have locations in Grand Rapids and Rockford and your pup is going to be like a little kid asking for candy in the grocery store when you visit!!

Plus there are plenty of East GR shops that welcome your dog to join you while shopping around! Heres a list: 

Fox Naturals
Books and Mortar

And more!!

Misc spots you and your dog will love!

There are some other miscellaneous spots and activities that would be so fun to take your pup with you too!

Since it’s apple picking season, we had to add Cranes U-Pick Orchards to the list! We can already picture it, picking apples with a pup beside ya and getting the cutest pictures, then stopping at Crane’s Pie Pantry for a sweet treat on their outdoor patio afterwards!

Next up is the Getty Drive-In! The drive-in is such a fun thing to do in and of itself, but watching a movie with your dog by your side is even better!

The Windmill Island Gardens and Neil’s Dutch Village welcome your pup! How fun would a walk through the tulips be with your pup, and bonus! They get to experience some of the West Michigan Dutch heritage!

Enjoy this ADORABLE pup photo!!

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