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Best Dog Parks in Pittsburgh

June 30, 2011 6:00 AM

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Whether you want space to play Frisbee or fetch, or are just looking for lots of room to run, the Pittsburgh area has some great dog parks that you and your pet are sure to love! Here’s a look at some picks from the experts at Animal Friends and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society!

Animal Friends Dog Park Rental Program

Dog Park: Ohio Township
Resource Center: 562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237
Phone: 412-847-7035
www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org

According to Animal Friends, the park rental program is open to people and their dogs looking for one-on-one, off-the-leash fun! Call ahead because reservations are required to use the space with a limit to three dogs per adult handler, and 10 dogs within a party to maximize quality pet-owner time. A $5 donation per dog, per half hour is requested.

Lucky Paws Pet Resort

2273 Lovi Road
Freedom, Pa. 15042
Phone: 724-728-1484
Email: info@luckypawsresort.com
www.luckypawsresort.com

With an indoor/outdoor option, plenty of square feet and fun water features, the Lucky Paws Pet Resort offers lots of fun for the special pup in your life! In 2009, Pittsburgh Magazine picked the park for having the “Best Dog Pool.” Aside from the pool, the resort boasts “special anti-microbial K9 Grass” surrounding the outdoor area. Inside, they have rubber flooring that is gentle on joints, play equipment and a doggy waterfall!

Misty Pines

2523 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, Pa. 15143
Phone: 412-364-4122
www.mistypinesdogpark.com

This park makes our list for their outdoorsy space, play equipment, picnic pavilions and pond! According to Misty Pines, the park grounds “are designed to enable dogs and their owners to spend quality time together in a dog-friendly environment.” The spring-fed pond is also the “perfect place to get your dog acclimated to water and water-retrieval training.”

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