Hey dogs, got your leash and bowl packed for a vacation in Alabama? Be sure to bring your paws to Madison County where you can indulge your wild side or your belly, both in the same day! Click here for a list of pet friendly hotels in Huntsville!
For more relaxed walks and jogs, the City of Huntsville has almost 25 miles of paved greenways and the City of Madison offers several more miles. On all these greenways, you’ll have to bring your human on a leash.
To get off leash and get a real workout for 4 legs, follow your nose to the dog park at Creekwood Park and the Indian Creek Greenway in western Huntsville. There are two size-appropriate workout zones, plus a playground and restrooms for the shortest humans in your family.
More Dog Spots can be found at Mill Creek Greenway in Madison, and 3 other locations in Huntsville: Downtown off Cleveland Avenue, on Wade Road in Hampton Cove, and Southside off Cheney Thompson.
After a great day of getting muddy and rolling in the grass, you need to clean up. Goin’ to the Dogs and Cats in Five Points has spot to get a quick, do it yourself B-A-T-H with supplies provided. This locally owned boutique pet store has plenty of snacks and toys for you, too.
One warning: they also have plenty of fun things for those pesky cats, and even worse, kittens needing adoption. So, keep your humans on a short lead!
What would be a vacation without indulging in fine cuisine? Pet Wants in downtown Huntsville serves meals and treats with only the very finest meats and grains, fresh cooked in small batches monthly. Whether your new year’s diet means Keto and prefer Whitefish and Duck, or Mediterranean and lean toward Salmon and Brown Rice, they have a meal for you.
Looking for a snack instead? Get your paws on some Sweet Pawtato chips, Freeze Dried Chicken Hearts or Chicken Jerky.
A nutritionist is always in the store with free samples for the discerning canine. Pet Wants has personal delivery service. You won’t find these meals anywhere else in the world.
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Nicole Castle Brookus is a local food systems consultant, writer, artist & photographer, avid gardener, lover of all things geeky, and the Executive Director of Southern Foodscapes, an organization that advocates for healthy, resilient and sustainable local food systems. In her spare time, she studies the traditional herbal medicine of the southeastern United States. She also spends time hiking in the woods and foraging for wild foods. You can find a roundup of her content from around the web at www.brookus.com/blog.