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.
Island Park Dog Park
1700 Liberty St., Racine
Separate enclosures for small and large dogs, limit of three dogs per person
Jean M. Jacobson Dog Park (located in Case Eagle Park), 310 S. Rochester St., Burlington
Fenced-in grass areas, separate 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 property), variety of paths, benches, waste disposal bags available
Karen A. Nelson Memorial Dog Park (adjacent to 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
Fenced-in grass areas, 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
Off-Broadway Dog Park, 8500 Broadway, Dr., Sturtevant
Fenced-in property, separate areas designated for small and large dogs
Union Grove Dog Park (located in American Legion Memorial Park), Main St. and 7th Ave., Union Grove
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, 3222 Washington Ave., Racine
Happy Tails Pet Supplies, 5200 Douglas Ave., Suite B, Caledonia
Havahart Pets, 6500 Washington Ave., Racine
Klema Feeds Store, 10540 Northwestern Ave., Franksville
Midwest Pet Feed, 200 N. Milwaukee St., Waterford
Pet Supplies Plus, 5557 Durand Ave., Mount Pleasant
Petco, 3059 S. Oakes Rd., Sturtevant
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.
1 of Us Brewing Co. (outdoor beer garden), 8100 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant
Chartroom Restaurant, 209 Dodge St., 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 Cafe, 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.
Baymont by Wyndham Waterford, 750 Fox Ln., Waterford
Comfort Inn & Suites, 1150 Oakes Rd., Mount Pleasant
Delta Hotels by Marriott, 7111 Washington Ave., Racine
My Place Hotels, 13320 Globe Dr., Racine
Super 8 by Wyndham, 910 S Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant
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: