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Best Indoor Playgrounds For Pets

February 10, 2011 6:10 AM

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Cold temperatures, snow, gloomy clouds… wintertime in Pittsburgh can be a drag for you and your pet. If you’re looking to keep your furry friend in shape during the chilly months, the Pittsburgh area has several places where pets can get exercise and training! Here’s a look at some picks from the experts at Animal Friends and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society!

Animal Friends’ University Classes

Animal Friends University
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237
Phone: 412-847-7035
www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org

Animal Friends University offers a wide variety of classes for pets and their people! There are a plethora of courses including dog classes, cat classes, rabbit classes, wellness programs, specialty mini-courses, workshops, holiday events and more. The fun is sure to keep you and your furry companion busy during the winter months, but classes fill quickly so anyone interested is asked to sign up right away.

Misty Pines

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

Set in scenic Franklin Park, Misty Pines offers dog training, pet boarding, doggy daycare, dog park grounds and pet grooming! While the center does offer a great outdoor park, you and your pet can stay warm inside their indoor training facility. They also have a cozy fireplace. Some of their classes include obedience and agility, pet first-aide and courses for kids.

Lucky Paws Pet Resort

2273 Lovi Road
Freedom, Pa. 15042
Phone: 724-728-1484
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 year-round fun! The indoor facility has 3,500 square feet of room with rubber flooring that is gentle on your pup’s joints. There is also play equipment, a “waterfall created just for dogs,” plus a whole lot more!

Camp Bow Wow

www.campbowwowusa.com

2327 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237
Phone: 412-931-9247 (WAGS)

971 Killarney Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234
Phone: 412-885-2267 (CAMP)

710 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205
Phone: 412-276-9247 (WAGS)

With three locations in the Greater Pittsburgh area, Camp Bow Wow features “large climate-controlled play areas.” There is also outdoor access and “multiple play groups at all times to fit each dog’s size, temperament and energy level.” Their daycare and overnight boarding facilities also have live webcams so owners can check in on their pets.

Tail Wags N’ At

728 Allegheny River Boulevard
Verona, Pa. 15147
Call: 412-826-9016
www.tailwagsnat.com
Email: tailwagsnat@gmail.com

Tail Wags N’ At in Verona is another doggy daycare and boarding facility. According to their website, the center is a cage-free, home-away-from-home where any dog is welcome. They offer an indoor facility and have condos for special needs dogs.

Get Smart! Training Center (Western Pennsylvania Humane Society)

North Shore
1101 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh Pa. 15233
Phone: 412-321-4625
Training & Education Department: 412-321-4625, ext 6

Training Facility
57 Noble Avenue
Crafton, Pa. 15205
www.wpahumane.com

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society’s Get Smart! Training Center makes our list for their great pet-education classes. They have both basic training courses for beginners and advanced classes for all those smarty-pooches! Owners call the classes wonderful, fun and amazing in testimonials on their website.

K9 Kingdom Indoor Dog Park

155 Lake Drive
Wexford, Pa. 15090
Phone: 724-935-DOGS (3647)
www.myk9kingdom.com

With services like boarding, doggie daycare, grooming and training, K9 Kingdom is a great place for your dog to get some exercise in the winter months. According to their website, “the indoor play yards offer a dog-friendly place to play without the dangers of rain, snow, extreme temperatures or escape.”

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