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Best Places to Take Your Dog Near Our Luxury Apartments

5 Places to Take Your Dog Outside Your Pet-Friendly Apartment

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Find a Pet-Friendly Luxury Apartment for Rent Near These Paw-some Spots

Dogs make life better, so it’s no surprise you’d want to bring your furry friend along wherever you’re headed next – including your new home. Opting for an apartment that allows pets will not only elevate your everyday life, but will enhance your pet’s, too.

And while the weather is still nice, you’ll want to take every opportunity to enjoy it with your dog and get outside the four walls of your apartment.

There are a handful of places to take your canine throughout the metro, all of which are found a few miles from your pet-friendly apartment. From parks to various outdoor activities, you’ll never run out of things to do with Fido.

Unsure where to go first? Here are five places to take your dog outside near your luxury apartment.

#1 – Shawnee Mission Off-Leash Dog Park
Located in Shawnee Mission Park, the 44-acre off-leash area is the perfect spot to let your dog run free and enjoy the great outdoors. It has something for every dog to enjoy, whether they prefer to walk, run, or swim.

The off-leash dog park includes a paved trail that gives you easy access to the pet-friendly lake and beach, and wood chip hiking trails to guide you through grassland and wooded areas. The park is also a great place for your dog to meet and play with other pooches who live nearby.

#2 – Bar K
Bar K is a restaurant and dog park designed for pet owners and their loveable companions. This dog-friendly spot can be found in Kansas City, MO, along the Missouri River in Berkley Riverfront Park. When you arrive, you’ll find a fully-staffed dog park, indoor and outdoor bars, and a restaurant to satisfy whatever you’re craving. There’s even a special menu just for your pup, containing wag-worthy entrees and sweet treats. Sit down and socialize while your dog plays with others in the community. By the time you head home to your pet-friendly apartment, your dog will be tired from their long, exciting day and be ready to curl up with you on the couch.

#3 – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Plan a picnic with your pooch on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Walk your dog on the museum’s spacious lawn, featuring its iconic oversized shuttlecocks recognizable to every Kansas Citian.

Bring toys and treats to keep your dog entertained all afternoon, and be sure to take advantage of the many photo opps as you hang out.

The best part is, there are several pet-friendly apartment rental options not too far from the museum. When you move in, you’ll be just a few short miles from this KC fan-favorite.

#4 – Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Immerse yourself in nature by visiting the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This 300-acre arboretum offers nearly 1,700 species of plants and a selection of landscapes, including gardens, hiking trails, and prairies.

Take your dog for a walk along the mulched paths or the International Sculpture Trail that meanders around the pavilion. Follow the trails that pass through Wolf Creek to find even more ecosystems and plant species in the open prairie. As you head out the door of your pet-friendly apartment, don’t forget to grab a leash. Dogs must be leashed during their visit.

#5 – West Bottoms Shopping District
Bring your dog along as you explore the spunky and funky historic West Bottoms in Kansas City, MO. Here, you’ll find a variety of antique shops, eclectic eateries, and other local gems that welcome your four-legged friend.

Window shop or wander into one of the many stores found inside the district. You might also consider taking part in the West Bottoms’ First Weekend celebration, a monthly, weekend-long event with food trucks, live music, and more special offerings.

During First Weekends, you’ll get to take advantage of the storefronts’ early openings, giving you first-pick at unique vintage treasures to decorate your pet-friendly apartment. Because certain establishments are dog-friendly, you might even be offered a special treat just for stopping in.

Learn More About the Policies at Your Pet-Friendly Apartment

Pets improve your physical and mental wellbeing, which is why more and more apartment communities are allowing them to live with you inside your new home. Some even offer amenities exclusively for your furry friend!

When touring pet-friendly apartments for rent, be sure to ask your leasing representative about the community’s pet policies. Some apartments are pet-friendly, but have breed and weight restrictions in place, while others welcome all pets.

Contact a pet-friendly apartment near you to learn more about its specific pet-policies.

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