If your Tinder profile includes the words, “Must love dogs,” then we are PAW-sitive you’re going to love these five fantastic Fidofriendly locales within fifty miles of Gwinnett County.
FETCH PARK & ICE HOUSE
520 DANIEL STREET | ATLANTA
Fetch is Atlanta’s first full-service restaurant and dog park bar! Located minutes from the belt line in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward, the restaurant serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Adjacent to a large, on-leash, dog-friendly patio featuring outdoor games, a transformed shipping container serves as a bar serving up craft cocktails, wine and beer, as well as rooftop seating with views of the park. Fido must be up-to-date on all of his shots and socialized (quite frankly, we think all human patrons should be held to this standard as well).
BARK IN THE PARK WITH THE GWINNETT STRIPERS
2500 BUFORD DRIVE | LAWRENCEVILLE
Twice a season, the Gwinnett Stripers welcome all pooches to Bark in the Park! Take your best bud out to the ballgame on August 16 versus the Buffalo Bisons. A fan-favorite promotion, a portion of game day ticket sales will be donated to a local animal shelter. Dogs are free to attend, but humans will need a ticket.Ball retrieving will be frowned upon.
2840 ATLANTA ROAD | SMYRNA
Join Star 94 at Smyrna Market Village for their bi-annual Woofstock Pet Party in the Park! One of the largest pet adoption events in the southeast with 40,000 pet-lovers over two days, Woofstock features a variety of activities for the whole family (including all leashed pets) to enjoy. Entertainment includes live music, dog contests, pet adoptions, pet vendors, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks and cold adult human beverages. (You can also wait for the spring Woofstock in Suwanee Town Center Park!)
6690 ROSWELL ROAD | SANDY SPRINGS
Talk about multitasking – this hybrid coffee shop/ dog wash facility gets both you AND your dog woke. A combination dog groomer/coffee shop may not be everyone’s cup of tea (*ahem*), but dog aficionados will appreciate Perk-n-Pooch’s commitment to caring for your pups as if they are one of their own. Simply choose your service, book an appointment to avoid waiting (or walk right in and take your chances), and sit back and enjoy the sweet smell of your coffee and your dog (after he’s dried, of course). From DIY washing to professional grooming and everything in between, Perk-n-Pooch provides everything you need (except your dog – you need to bring your own dog).
GWINNETT COUNTY DOG PARKS
A number of Gwinnett County Parks have dog parks, including Settles Bridge, Rabbit Hill, Pinckneyville, Ronald Reagan, Graves, Lenora, J.B. Williams, and Harbins parks. Some city parks feature dog-specific areas as well, such as the phenomenal Chattapoochee Dog Park in Duluth. Chattapoochee is separated into two parks for dogs under 30 lbs. and larger dogs over 30 lbs. Both sections feature interactive fountains, agility equipment, green space and wooded areas for exploring, and seating for humans.