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Dog Friendly Detroit: A Guide to Detroit Dog Living

The Rules and Regulations  |  Veterinary Care and Emergency Vets  |   Dog Parks  |   Dog Walks  |   Events for Dogs   |   Dog Supplies & Retail  |   Dog-Friendly Places to Live   |   Dog Training   |   Adopting a Dog   |   Dogs in Distress – The Bad News

Dog Friendly Detroit

Welcome to Dog Friendly Detroit!

Owning a dog is rewarding. Your dog provides companionship, increases your activity level, makes you a happier person and overall just makes your life better. But you have a responsibility to your pet to give him or her the best life you can. That is why we have created this guide. From dog parks to grooming to veterinary care, this guide will give you all the information you need for a happy, healthy dog in Detroit.

Of course, if you’re looking for dog daycare, grooming, or overnight boarding, we’ve got you covered!

Canine to Five Detroit is Detroit’s only full-service dog daycare, grooming and boarding facility. Centrally-located in the heart of Midtown at Cass Avenue & Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, it has 15,000 sf of combined indoor and outdoor playspace, and separate areas for puppies, small dogs and quiet time.

Proper dog grooming and bathing are essential components in keeping your dog healthy. They also make your pet a joy to be around, for you and others! Canine to Five Detroit offers grooming for all dogs in Midtown at Cass Avenue & Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in Midtown. Learn more on their grooming page here.

Heading out of town? Canine to Five Detroit offers non-traditional free-play dog boarding centrally-located in Midtown, with three levels of care. It’s important to note that non-traditional dog boarding requires a pre-evaluation at least two weeks prior to boarding. Learn more about Canine to Five’s boarding here.


The Rules and Regulations

Once you are familiar with your basic legal requirements as a dog owner, you can focus on the fun part – the day-to-day life of your pet! Here is some great information on dog licenses, city and state laws, vaccination requirements, and more.

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Veterinary Care and Emergency Vets

Establishing a relationship with a qualified veterinarian is something you will want to do right away if you are just moving to the city. Here are all of our favorite veterinarians in the area, including where to go if your pet is in need of urgent care.

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Dog Parks

Dog Parks in DetroitVisiting a dog park is a great way to let your dog let loose and play with other dogs. Detroit is home to several great off-leash dog parks where you and your dog can run free and make new friends.

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Dog Walks

Dog Walking Service DetroitDetroit is filled with beautiful parks and neighborhoods and your dog will love walking through them as much as you will. Here’s a short list of our favorite places for a scenic stroll with your dog.

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Events for Dogs

Dog Events in DetroitIf you’re looking to spice up your dog’s social life, there are some great dog events in Detroit year-round!

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Dog Supplies & Retail

Dog Supplies in DetroitYou don’t have to leave the Detroit City limits to get your dog supply basics plus all kinds of things to pamper your pooch. Remember to shop local!

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Dog-Friendly Places to Live

Dog-Friendly Places to LiveAs the number of apartments grows in the City of Detroit, the number of dog-friendly buildings grows too. If you are interested in having a canine companion in the city, check these places out!

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Dog Training

Dog Training Canine to Five

Help your pooch put its best paw forward with dog training! You can find puppy and adult training classes at Canine to Five, or check out one of our highly recommended training programs.

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Adopting a Dog

Few things are more exciting than getting a new dog. Finding the right fit for your and your family can feel overwhelming at times, but we have some great resources for finding your new best friend.

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Dogs in Distress  — The Bad News

Dealing with a lost pet or one at the end of its life is never easy. Here are some resources to assist you in helping dogs in need, including what to do if you can’t keep your dog anymore.

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This guide is by no means exhaustive! If you know of some other resources you think should be added to the list, we would love to hear about them. Please send them to us here.