Local Dog-Friendly Spots

Taking your dog places can be a fun and exciting experience for you and your furry friend. When deciding where to take your dog, consider its personality and activity level. Some dogs may enjoy socializing with other dogs or a group of people, while others may prefer quieter surroundings.

It's essential to ensure your dog is comfortable and safe while traveling, so be sure to have them on a leash or in a carrier if necessary. Make sure you also have plenty of water, treats, and waste bags for your adventure.

Remember to always check local rules and regulations before taking your dog to any public space, and be sure to clean up after your furry friend to help keep these areas clean and enjoyable for everyone.

Here are some ideas for places to take your dog in Canton and surrounding areas.

Food & Dining

  • Rusty Nail Lounge – 43845 Ford Rd, Canton. This Canton staple, open since 1976, allows dogs to join you for a drink or meal on the patio. You can even purchase a doggie charcuterie board for your pup. 
  • Maverick’s – 42820 Ford Rd, Canton. Dogs are permitted in the outdoor patio seating area. They offer snacks and water for your pup.
  • Three Dog Bakery – 550 Forest Ave #7, Plymouth. Dogs are allowed inside; they must be leashed.
  • Dairy-Go-Round –1226 S Main St, Plymouth. Check out this walk-up ice cream stand with outdoor seating. Dogs must be leashed.
  • Sweetwater's Coffee & Tea – 302 N Canton Center Rd, Canton. Dogs must be on a leash. They offer dog treats and pup cup drinks for our furry pals. 

Fun & Outdoor Activities

  • Tractor Supply 44005 Michigan Ave, Canton. Leashed dogs are welcome.
  • Heritage Park, Canton – Located behind the Canton Township Administrative Building and the Canton Public Library, Heritage Park features multiple paved walking paths. Dogs must be leashed.
  • Summer Drive-in Movies at USA Hockey Arena – 14900 N Beck Rd, Plymouth. Pets are allowed; they must be leashed when outside your vehicle.
  • Canton Farmers Market – 500 N Ridge Rd, Canton. This open-air market runs on Sundays from mid-May to mid-October, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Leashed dogs are welcome.
  • Ford Drive-in Theater – 10400 Ford Rd, Dearborn. Pets are allowed; they must be leashed when outside your vehicle.
  • ITC and Lower Rouge Trails – These trails are a fun way to hike with your pup in various locations around Canton. Check the link for a map provided by the Township. 
  • Kellogg Park – This local park in Plymouth is great for catching seasonal festivals and entertainment with your dog.
  • Maybury State Park – 49601 Eight Mile Rd, Northville. This park features several trails and open fields to play in. 


These chain stores are known nationally for being dog-friendly as long as your pup is well-behaved and on a leash. 

Did we miss your favorite dog-friendly spot? Let us know in the comments.