The Dog Days of Summer

It’s good to be a dog in the Indianapolis area. With multiple bark parks, dog bakeries and groomers, it’s easy to pamper your pooch. And if you’re a real pet lover, your hound is a true member of the family. If you’re wanting to treat your pup to a doggie’s day out, check out any of these spots!

Bark Parks

Don’t let sleeping dogs lie! As they say, “A tired dog is a happy dog.” Grab the ball and head outdoors!

Beverly’s Pet Resort, Bark Park & Day Care
14000 Promise Road, Fishers
(317) 773-6550

Burn off some energy in four acres of open and shaded areas, with a gazebo and pergola to rest when you need a break. Be sure to check out Yappy Hour from 4-6 p.m. on Saturdays to socialize with other dog lovers. Cost: $40 for one pet for one month, additional pets $20/month, extra savings for 4 and 12 month commitments. Day passes are available.

Bed and Biscuit Kennel and Dog Park
3809 West St. Rd. 32, Westfield
(317) 867-2663

Have your pooch meet up with this canine pals for a day of fun. This kennel includes a dog park with two separate fenced areas with pond access for swimming. Annual pass: $45 for one pet, $75 household pass for multiple pets.

Central Bark Park
1427 E. 116th Street, Carmel
(317) 848-7275

Dogs can romp in two acres of greenspace and wooded areas. Shaded areas and drinking fountains for dogs and humans make for a pleasant visit for everyone. The Monon Greenway, Interurban Trail and all of the trails within Central Park are easily accessible as well. Entrance requires a $40 application fee and a monthly membership of $10.

Pierson Bark Park and Lodge
11787 E. 131st Street, Fishers
(317) 577-2275

This park features four acres of recreational space with a winding brick path, fountain and designated small dog area. If your hound gets muddy from having so much fun, there’s also a wash area outside the park to spruce him up before getting in the car. Passes are $30 for the first dog and $20 for each additional dog. A trial day pass can be purchased for $9. Annual membership passes are available.

Tom Wood Subaru Dog Park
14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel

Located on the eastern edge of the Clay Terrace Shopping Center, this 423 square foot park provides play stations including a “doggie crawl” and “king of the hill” feature. This dog park is free, available seven days a week and open to the public.

Mobile Groomers

Got a dirty dog after your big day at the park? These groomers can suds him up right at home.

Indy Zoom Groom
(317) 821-7387

Keep the grooming process stress-free by avoiding a trip to the vet or salon – especially helpful for older, nervous or multi-dog homes.

For the Love of Dogs Mobile Pet Salon
P.O. Box 354, Fishers
(317) 753-8605

This state of the art mobile styling salon uses products are biodegradable, organic and hypo-allergenic.

Dog Bakeries

Now that Spot is spotless, head out for a treat at one of these bakeries meant just for pups.

Three Dog Bakery
Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville
(317) 776-6699

These treats look so good; you’ll be tempted to try them yourself! Don’t forget to pick up a birthday cake for your dog’s special day too.

Izzy’s Place
816 W. Main St., Carmel
(317) 582-1364

Come in for fresh-baked gourmet dog treats made in-house, holistic dog and cat food and pet supplies. With 21 flavors of treats available, your dog will always have something new to try.

There’s a reason dogs are called “man’s best friend” – they ask for so little and give so much. Show your pooch how much he means to your family with a day meant just for him. He’ll feel like a lucky dog… and so will you!

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