Pets are happiest when spending time with loved ones. Animals need love and attention which create bonds and memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy the month’s celebrations by self-grooming your pooch. This is a great way to start or end celebrations. During the month make a visit to pet-friendly parks, restaurants or let your pet cool off while having fun in a plastic pool in the comfort of your own yard.
City Dog Market
4244 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 816-8050

When preparing for celebrations do-it-yourself pet grooming can be a great way to start or end the festivities. At CityDog Market both you and your pet will enjoy a fun and friendly grooming experience. This is not the typical drop your pet off for grooming service.  This is an interactive, loving and grooming experience while you bond with your friend. Private rooms include steps for easy access to tubs that accommodate pets of all sizes. The process is simple and fun leaving your pet fresh and clean. Natural shampoos and conditioners are provided as well as towels, brushes, ear cleaners and dryers. 

Swift Cantrell Dog Park
3140 Old US Highway 41
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 422-9714

Swift-Cantrell Dog Park is a place where pet owners and children alike can have fun. The park includes an intimate setting with two separate fenced in areas for dogs to play. One area is specifically designated for big dogs and the other area is for smaller animals. The entire park is pet friendly. Dogs and owners enjoy playfully interaction. Tennis balls and other toys are provided for games of fetch, along with a couple doggy water fountains which helps pets stay hydrated. Dogs can run free or walk with leash around two winding paved paths. The dog park provides an inexpensive way for your pet and loved ones to enjoy the day.

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Piedmont Dog Park
400 Park Dr. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-7275

Piedmont dog park is a place where dogs can run, play fetch and enjoy the company of other pets. The three-acres of fun provides two separate areas for dogs under 30 pounds and over 30 pounds.  Keeping dogs safe while having fun is a high priority at this park.  Dogs and families can celebrate by playing in the unleashed designated areas or walk dogs around the park on leashes  The huge park provides water and other pet-friendly amenities.  For pet owners looking for a new and fun place to take their pet, Piedmont Dog Park is great.

Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30350
(678) 538-1200

The Chattahoochee River is a long and beautiful river that gives life to many sources of fun. The recreational area sits within the park providing a great experience for pets and owners alike. Dogs can cool  off in the river or simply sit alongside their owner while taking in the view. The pristine environment provides a beautiful relaxed outdoor experience for humans and dogs alike. Enjoying your pet in a natural setting is a great way to celebrate your animal.

Brewhouse Cafe
401 Moreland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-7799

If you are looking for a place to hang out with your furry friend where you can grab a beverage or have some food, Brewhouse Cafe is the place. The pet-friendly cafe located in the heart of Atlanta is a marvelous place to grab some food or simply enjoy a cold drink. Pets and their owners are always welcomed. The cafe not only offers a friendly environment but it also provides a great way to relax. Pets are welcomed and celebrated. Take your pet to lunch, dinner or just sit and people watch. The cafe provides a wonderful environment for pets and their owners to enjoy.

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