It can be hard to leave man's best friend back at home during your family vacation. Racine County makes it easy. Rover ready from parks to play in to hotels to stay in, we offer lots of ways to show your love for your furry family members.
Want to know where to toss that ball and let go of the leash? Racine County is home to dog parks that pups both big and small can find a place to roam.
Burlington Dog Park, 480 Calumet St., Burlington
Jean M. Jacobson Dog Park, Case Eagle Park, 310 S. Rochester St., Burlington
Two areas for small and large dogs
Johnson Dog Park, 4649 WI-38 Trunk, Caledonia
17-acre wetland adjacent to the Root River, off-leash area (not fenced in), variety of paths, benches, waste disposal bags available
Karen Nelson Memorial Dog Park, Quarry Lake Park, 3533 Northwestern Ave., Mount Pleasant
Four grassy acres with trees, separate areas for small and large dogs, picnic tables
N. Owen Davies Dog Park, 1700 West Blvd., Racine
Two separate enclosures for small and large dogs, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains near the entrance for both people and dogs, waste disposal bags available, off-leash in designated areas
Go fetch! We all love caring for our beloved pets. When looking for toys, treats or pet supplies, there are a few stores dedicated to providing all the supplies you need.
Avenue Pet Shop, 3220 Washington Ave., Racine
Happy Tails Pet Supplies, 5200 Douglas Ave. Suite B, Racine
Havahart Pets, 6500 Washington Ave., Racine
Kegley’s Show Supplies, W891 Honey Creek Rd., Burlington
Klema Feeds Store, 10540 Northwestern Ave., Franksville
Midwest Pet Feed, 200 N. Milwaukee St., Waterford
Pet Supplies Plus, 5557 Durand Ave., Racine
Petco, 3059 S. Oaks Rd., Sturtevant
Tractor Supply, 1801 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington
Fancy going out on the town? Head out to these pawsome places to grab a bite and drink with your fur child. These locations are weather permitting as they allow dogs in their outdoor seating area only.
Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Ave., Racine
Divino Gelato Cafe, 245 Main St., Racine
Freddie’s Friki Tiki Bar (outside Corner House on the Lake), 207 Gas Light Cir., Racine
The Grind, 7300 Washington Ave., Racine
Gyros Express, 5205 Washington Ave., Racine
Mocha Lisa Coffeehouse, 2825 4 1/2 Mile Rd., Caledonia
O&H Danish Bakery, 4006 Durand Ave., Racine
Panera Bread, 5304 Washington Ave., Racine
Reefpoint Brew House, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine
Wilson’s Coffee & Tea, 3306 Washington Ave., Racine
After your time on the town, you can let sleeping dogs lie in one of the many pet-friendly hotels and motels.
America's Best Value, 5419 Durand Ave., Racine
AmericInn Hotel, 2709 Browns Lake Rd., Burlington
Baymont by Wyndham Waterford, 750 Fox Ln., Waterford
Delta Hotels by Marriott, 7111 Washington Ave., Racine
My Place Hotels, 13320 Globe Dr., Racine
Quality Inn, 910 S Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant
Skyview Inn, 733 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington
Super 8 by Wyndham Racine, 1150 Oakes Rd., Racine
If you prefer camping, Cliffside Campground, 7320 Michna Road, Caledonia, and Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, 8425 Hwy 38, Caledonia, are fine options. There also are many comfortable kennels and doggie spas in the area.
A healthy pup is a happy pup! There are many area veterinarians and pet hospitals as well; however, if you find your pet in need of emergency or after-hours care while you are visiting Racine County, WVRC Racine/Kenosha, 1123 58th Ave., Somers, is open 24 hours to treat your pet.
For a pleasant getaway with your pet and to make sure you are welcomed back, here are some common "petiquette" tips to keep in mind: