Who let the dogs out?

Our pets like to have fun too! Who wouldn’t enjoy a day grabbing a bite to eat, staying at a hotel, or getting some exercise with their furry friends? We’ve found a few pet-friendly places across Evansville that don’t discriminate based on your species — dog or human.

Give a Dog a Bone Natural Pet Market

Thankfully, this East Side pet store allows you to shop with your pet for anything they may need or want. Located at 5626 E. Virginia St., Give a Dog a Bone is a locally owned business offering the freshest food, toys, accessories, and more to spoil you four-legged best friend. Just be sure to watch out for other pets if yours is an alpha male.

Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana allows two pets of any size to stay in their hotel for an additional fee of $25 a night. Both dogs and cats are allowed and well-behaved pets may be left in the room unattended. There’s also a grassy area for pet relief on the property.

Central Bark at Kleymeyer Park

Located at the Northeast corner of Kleymeyer Park, this two-acre dog park is designed for dog owners to let their non-aggressive pets have some playtime off the leash. Central Bark includes trees, benches, and some agility equipment. Owners must have their dog licensed with the City to apply for an off-leash dog permit.

Damsel Brew Pub

Damsel’s pet-friendly patio is the perfect spot for an afternoon drink with your animal. Grab one their 14 draft beers or their cocktail special for a nice day out — just don’t give any to your pet!

Woodmere Dog Park

Woodmere Dog Park is set to be the East Side’s newest premier off-leash dog park when it opens later this year. To be located on the Evansville State Hospital Grounds at 3400 Lincoln Ave., Woodmere is a nonprofit currently in its funding stage. Their first annual Run for the Noses is a one or two mile walk/run fundraiser for individuals, families, and canines at 8 a.m. on May 1. All proceeds will go towards the building costs for the dog park. The Vanderburgh Humane Society will also be renting adoptable dogs to run the race with participants for $25.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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