What To Do In Detroit For National Dog Mom’s Day

Photo by Enjoli M.

Sure, all the hype this weekend is for moms, but did you know there’s another celebration that’s specifically for FUR-baby lovers across the country? It’s true, our friends at Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App, founded National Dog Mom’s Day. It’s very similar to Mother’s Day except much cuter, and you’re not required to attend an expensive brunch or purchase any sort of floral arrangement.

We were pretty excited to celebrate this adorable occasion, so we asked our users across the Detroit community for advice on where to go and what to do. The results were definitely Yelpy, but not in any sort of a stepped-on-tail way… See below for some of our favorite suggestions, and click here to save and follow some other pup-related bookmark collections on your Yelp app.

Best Place For Your Pup To Show-Off Leash For You 

Statler-Maloof Dog Park

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Great dog park. You have to have your dogs up to date on all vaccinations and attend the etiquette class. You pay your yearly dues and get a key fob. The park is safe and clean for you and your dogs. We have a summer party and a Halloween party for the dogs. Love this dog park” – Marian S.

Best Place For Your Pup To Be Jealous Of Your Breakfast

The Bronx Bar

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Oh and my favorite thing?  They are dog friendly.  They were nice enough to let us bring our dog in while we had brunch. Yea, this place is a little bit rock-and-roll, and a little bit hipster.  It’s all part of the ambiance.  But that’s what makes this non-divey dive so awesome.” – Michelle I.

Best Place To Make Your Mutt Feel Like A Model

Kat Ku Modern Pet Photos

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Kat did amazing work, above and beyond what we expected! I was not sure what to expect from a pet-specific photographer, but she was amazing with our dogs (who are not always easy) and delivered the most quality photos for us that captured them perfectly and in their everyday character. We’ll be forever grateful for her talents and highly recommend to anyone looking to preserve memories of their animals.” – Amber F.

Photo by Katku.

Best Blades Of Grass For Your Pup To Roll Around In

Belle Isle Park

Reason to go: “It’s a gross understatement to say this park is underrated. Whether it’s the beautiful scenic views, the lighthouse, or the hiking and biking trails, there’s always something to do at Belle Isle Park. Want to take some gorgeous photos? Belle Isle’s got you. Need to burn some calories? Belle Isle can handle that.” – Maddy R.

Best Place For You To Enjoy An Adult Beverage While Your Pup Hangs With You

Batch Brewing

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Took advantage of the amazing weather and no problem grabbing a spot outside on a Sunday afternoon. Long tables are good for bigger groups. I’m usually more of a wine/cocktail girl, but I’ve liked every beer I’ve had here…Bonus points: dog friendly! And they have Cards Against Humanity. ” – Sarah Z.

Best Place To Treat Your Pup To More Than Biscuits 

3 Dogs 1 Cat

Why You’ll Both Love It: “They have Detroit themed clothing, unique toys and treats – stuff you don’t find at chain stores. We ended up buying a harness that was half off, as well as a Detroit shirt for our Pomeranian. ” – Lindsay B.

Best Dog-Friendly Hike When The Weather Isn’t Too Warm 


Why You’ll Both Love It: “It’s definitely some place where you can take someone visiting the city and show them how “dangerous” Detroit really is. DANGEROUSLY fun that is. Take a bike, skateboard and those super cool hover boards,, see the sights, the people and the things to do here in Detroit. I guarantee you’ll love the heck out of it. That and it’s hella dog friendly.” – Rodrigo T.

Best Place For You And Fido To Both Be Foodies

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery – Detroit

Why You’ll Both Love It: “Ordered the mushroom pizza and I’m not sure if you’ve had goat cheese and mushrooms together, but you should. It’s a phenomenal combo. Reasonably priced for the atmosphere…Staff was informative and all polite. Service was quick for the amount of people in the restaurant. Dog friendly which is always a plus. Great natural lighting and your standard rustic modern chic vibes.” – Jon G.

Best Place For A Pup To Staycation While You’re Away

Canine To Five

Why You’ll Both Love It: “I wouldn’t trust my dogs with anyone else but Canine to Five. Our busy schedule simply doesn’t allow to take care of them like we want to. I just know they get what they need because after we pick them back up from daycare, they are exhausted and perfect companions that just want to snuggle. Thank you guys for taking such great care of our pups!” – Richard B.

Best Place To Put Your Pup In A Photo Op

Dequindre Cut Greenway

Why You’ll Both Love It: “The river conservation organization has done an excellent job of beautifying the water front. There are fountains, sculptures, gardens, lots of seating (including lounge chairs), and there is even a large sandbox. It’s very clean, and there is security on bikes along the path. It was cool to see so many diverse people out on the path. The community vibe was strong at the Cut. Beautiful spot to explore in Detroit.” – Linnea F.

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