Dog's Day Out in Green Bay, WI
Pampering your pooch takes on new meaning inside Down to Earth. While originally intended to offer natural supplements and organic groceries for humans two years ago, they introduced dog-friendly food, clothing and toys.
Four-legged creatures are welcome to come in and sniff around. All products from the toys to the treats to the clothing are good for the environment and each pet. The eco-friendly dog collars are a hit. Owners are invited to try the coats and walking vests on the canines before taking it home.
For those pups that need a little extra TLC, splurge on the animal massage or Reiki therapy. His tail will wag all the way home.
Whether on a walk or cruising around town with your pet, a stop at the Ice House Coffee & Creamery in Ledgeview is a must. They are prepared to satisfy every patron’s tummy with coffee, a sandwich or ice cream.
Located just off East River Trail, Ice House Coffee & Creamery is a convenient place to rest weary feet – yours and your pup’s. Walk up to the window and order what you please. Or, swing through the drive-thru and get your goodies to go. If your pooch is lucky, or speaks up, shop employees are sure to offer him a tasty dog treat.
Plan a weekend outdoors with your pup. Apple Creek Campground off Highway U in De Pere welcomes well-behaved canines to stay a night or two. While dogs must remain on their leash there are plenty of new sights, sounds and smells to please even the most curious pup.
Apple Creek Campground is a relaxing family getaway just a few miles from home. Pitch a tent or avoid the hassle by renting a sleeping cabin. The unique playground equipment and fishing pond will entertain the kids. The family will appreciate a dip in the pool on a hot day. And Fido? He’s just thrilled to be part of the fun.
If running errands with your dog as your passenger make stopping at Great Harvest Bread in De Pere part of your weekly routine – it will be your pooch’s favorite part of the day.
The bread store is best known for their whole grain breads and tasty treats, all made from scratch. The selection changes each day; it is impossible to turn down their generous samples. If you swing through the drive-thru to pick up goodies for the week employees are sure to offer your pup a homemade dog treat sample. Made from whole grain flour, flax seed and peanut butter they are a healthy delight. Buy a few to bring home.
Let an active dog run off some energy at the Village of Howard dog park. The park is open at the Gordon Nauman Conservation Area off Weitor Drive. Dogs of all sizes are encouraged to explore.
The Howard dog park has a completely enclosed area as well as a semi-enclosed area with trees and a walking trail. If your four-legged friend is a social fellow this is the place to go. While the park is free to all users donations are appreciated to sustain the operations. Signs scattered throughout the park reveal a somewhat lengthy, but common sense, list of rules – keep dogs leashed outside fenced areas, dogs must wear owner identification tags, and do not leave dogs unattended.