The Pet-friendly City

By Kate Jones
Atlanta is the home of the the Fox Theatre, an array of
professional sports team and Martin Luther King Jr., and it can be a wonderful
home to your pets, too. Take a look at some options for dog parks in the area, as
well as pet-friendly restaurants and events, to make family gatherings fun for
·       Park Tavern: During the months suitable for
outdoor dining, Park Tavern allows animals to dine on the patio with their
owners and will provide water bowls. Click Here for more information.
Tree House Restaurant and Pub: Like Park Tavern,
Tree House allows owners and pets to dine together on the patio. Click Here for
more information.
Dog Parks
Piedmont Dog Park: With the amenity of separate
areas for large and small dogs and a 3.5 acre run, there’s no reason your
family can’t enjoy time with the pup here. The newly renovated park, located in
downtown, is an oasis for your dog to run freely without a leash.
Lenora Park: Located in Snellville, this park
features a designated dog area, where the dog can roam free without a leash,
and also has a 1.5 mile paved trail where, on a leash, the family can enjoy a
walk or light jog through the park.
Sweat Mountain Park: This park became the first
off-leash dog park in Cobb County when it opened in 2006. It has separate
enclosed areas for large and small dogs as well as a bench for owners to sit.
Summer Yappy Hour: Bring your dog and enjoy
tasting a variety of wines at a fundraiser hosted by the German Shepard Dog
Rescue Group and Bark and Beg Dog Bakery. From 5 to 7 p.m., you can test the
wines and have an opportunity to enter raffles and win prizes. The event will
take place at Bark and Beg Dog Bakery and costs $15 in advance and $20 at the
Paws in the Park:
Centennial Olympic Park will host Paws in the Park 2012 in September. Owners
are invited to become registered walkers and participate in a variety of
activities with their pet including a charity walk, demonstrations and meeting
dogs that are available for adoption. Proceeds go to the Atlanta Pet Rescue and

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