A Dog-Friendly Day in the Fox Cities

Visit the Fox Cities with your four-legged friend!

Many people consider their pets as members of their family, so why leave them behind when planning a trip? The Fox Cities in northeastern Wisconsin has plenty of pet-friendly places to experience with your furry friend! Take a day trip around the Fox Cities to some of these fur-tastic places!

Kaukauna Dog Park
303 Farmland Dr., Kaukauna
Let your pup release some energy! The Kaukauna Dog Park has 13-acres of grass covered areas which include a small dog area, a large dog area and a fenced in pond where dogs can swim. If you’d like to get some exercise as well, take advantage of the walking trail around the pond. The park is open year-round and is the perfect place for unleashed play.

Other area dog parks: Outagamie County Dog Park and all parks in Neenah

103 E College Ave., Appleton
Head to Downtown Appleton if you’re looking to spoil your four-legged friend. The DePawsitory has everything your pet needs from Wisconsin-sourced food and homemade treats to a plethora of toys and other pet essentials.

Other pet-friendly stores: Avenue Jewlers, Coventry Glassworks & Gallery, Eco Candle Co., Joseph’s Shoes, Surfin’ Bird Skateshop, Krueger True Value, Lucy’s Pet Closet, PetSmart, PetCo, and Pet Supplies Plus.

Insider tip: After you treat your pup, treat yourself to a coffee and baked good at Copper Rock Coffee Co. or Brewed Awakenings, which both have pet-friendly patios right down the Avenue.

The Stoneyard Bar & Grill
N140 Eisenhower Dr, Appleton
Grab a bite to eat for lunch with your pooch at the Stone Yard. The Stone Yard is a sports bar and grill that has three locations throughout the Fox Cities, all with pet-friendly patios. They specialize in great food and entertainment!

Other pet-friendly restaurants: Tempest, Copper Rock Coffee, Fox River House, Brewed Awakenings, Ground Round, Mr. Brew’s Tap House, and Zuppas.

High Cliff State Park
N7630 State Park Rd., Sherwood
If you’re looking to take your 'good dog' on a walk, High Cliff State Park is a perfect place to explore! Leashed pets are welcome on the trails throughout the park. High Cliff also has two picnic areas and a swimming area for dogs. Make sure to visit the lookout points and the 40-foot observation tower for some beautiful views every season of the year.

Other pet-friendly trails: Fox Cities Trestle Trail, Loop the Lake Trail, Fox Trot Trail and Apple Creek Trail.

Chubby Seagull
N7663 Pigeon Rd, Sherwood
Don't miss a stop for ice cream at The Chubby Seagull. Located right at the entrance of High Cliff State Park, this quaint shop offers amazing ice cream, pizza and other menu items. Their patio is pet-friendly and they are always happy to give your pup an ice-cream treat.

If you’re looking to take an overnight trip to the Fox Cities, the following lodging locations ensure your pet can visit our area with you:

AmericInn Appleton West
Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort
Candlewood Suites
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
Comfort Suites
Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa
Country Inn & Suites Little Chute
Courtyard by Marriott Appleton Riverfront
Extended Stay America
GrandStay Hotel & Suites
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Microtel Inn & Suites
Motel 6
Quality Inn Appleton
Quality Inn & Suites Kimberly
Residence Inn by Marriott
Valley Inn

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