Our Five Favorite Pet-friendly Destinations in Louisville

by Melissa and Sean Little, owners of Louisville-based Little Eatz: Pet and People Treats (with help from Winston)

Coming to Louisville, Kentucky soon? Bringing your fur-baby along? There’s no need for him or her to stay cooped up in the hotel room all day. Bring your pet along to visit these local pet-friendly destinations.

 Cherokee Park
745 Cochran Hill Road, Louisville, KY 40206
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/metroparks/parks/cherokee/

Cherokee Park is a Louisville landmark. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the father of landscape architecture, it is one of the most beautiful places in Louisville. If you are looking to expend some energy after traveling, this is it! Cherokee Park is an urban oasis.

 Bring your dog for a walk through the hiking and trails make it appoint to enjoy some of the park landmarks. As you enter the park you’ll be greeted by Christensen Fountain, move on to other sites like Big Rock, situated in the Beargrass Creek that winds through much of the park, Hogan’s Fountain, and the picturesque Lover’s Lane.

But by all means, make it a point to take a break at Baringer Hill, or “Dog Hill,” and your pooch will enjoy running into a crowd of four-legged pals.

Photos of Cherokee Park courtesy of Louisville Metro Parks.

 The Paw Zone
1501 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 690-WOOF
http://thepawzone.net/

The Paw Zone is the perfect place for your dog to play! Housed in a huge warehouse-like building, The Paw Zone provides socialization and exercise for your pup. They offer all-day passes or you can drop your pup off for just a few hours. On Saturdays, there is a Yappy Hour when you can drop in and play at anytime!

 
 Les Filles Boutique
Westport Village Shopping Center, 1301 Herr Lane Suite 160, Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 618-4888
http://www.lesfillesboutique.com/

Hershey (right) poses with a friend inside Les Filles Boutiques.

Les Filles Boutique is an accessories boutique that specializes in jewelry and handbags. However, the resident pup Hershey has inspired her owners to create “Hershey’s Corner.” Hershey has chosen some of her favorite things—toys, treats, and clothes—to sell. Now, you can bring a pet to Les Filles and shop for yourself and you four-legged friend.

 
Feeders Supply
14 locations all around Louisville and Southern Indiana
http://www.feederssupply.com/index.htm

Exterior image of Feeders Supply at 4600 Shelbyville Road in Louisville.

Feeders Supply is Louisville’s local pet store. Your pet(s) are always welcome to join you in-store, and you may even go home with a new friend since most stores have adoption centers right there! Feeders is unique because they include numerous local products, many of which you cannot find at mass market retailers. A trip to Louisville must include a stop at Feeders!

 
 Bluegrass Brewing Company
3929 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 899-7070
http://www.bbcbrew.com/

After all that shopping around Louisville, you must be hungry! Bluegrass Brewing Company (better known around town as BBC) is the perfect place for you and your dog to eat. BBC recently opened their patio to the pups! You can even order a meal and dessert for your dog from their “Pound Puppy” menu.

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Melissa and Sean Little are the owners of Little Eatz: Pet and People Treats. We make all natural cookies that are meant to be shared with your pup. Check out our treats at: www.littleeatz.com and on Facebook and Twitter.