Celebrate your pooch: What to do with your dog in Louisville for National Dog Day
Author: Jennifer Kiefer
Published: 3:11 PM EDT August 25, 2017
Updated: 3:11 PM EDT August 25, 2017
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Tomorrow's National Dog Day. Celebrate your dog by taking your dog on an adventure - besides the hardware store or the last weekend of the fair.


Celebrate your pooch: What to do with your dog in Louisville for National Dog Day

Chapter 1

Dog Parks

There are several dog parks around the city for your dog to socialize, run, and play.

Morton Avenue Dog Park: This free park is located on Morton Avenue between Rubel and Baxter.

Cherokee Dog Run: A well-known hill in Cherokee Park is overrun by dogs. There's no fence, though, so dog owners need to be attentive if their dog is off-leash.

Louisville Association Dog Run parks: The Louisville Association Dog Run hosts several dog parks throughout the city, including fenced-in areas in Cherokee Park and Tom Sawyer Park. Passes cost $35 per year for the first dog and may be purchased at Feeder's Supply locations.

Chapter 2

Special Treats

Both Dairy Kastle (575 Eastern Parkway) and Dairy Del (1516 S. Shelby Street) have "dog sundaes": a small swirl of soft serve topped with a Milk Bone. The Comfy Cow (339 W Cardinal Boulevard) has frozen "Pooch Pops" as well.

For special gifts, including hand-knit sweaters, special bones and chews, and handmade bandanas and collars, check out Barkstown Road (2005 Bonnycastle Avenue and 2005 Frankfurt Avenue).

Chapter 3

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Most restaurants and coffee shops with patios are okay with dogs hanging out. Some even keep a jar of treats!

Against the Grain: 401 E Main Street

Garage Bar: 700 E Market Street

The Post: 1045 Goss Avenue

Silver Dollar: 1761 Frankfort Avenue

Sunergos: 2122 S Preston Street

Vines and Canines: (a wine shop that sells dog accessories!) 1985 Douglass Boulevard

Cumberland Brewery: 1576 Bardstown Road

Old Highlands Tap Room: 1056 Bardstown Road

Monnik: 1036 E Burnett Street

The Exchange Pub (Southern Indiana): 118 W Main Street