Saugatuck is highly acclaimed vacation destination for humans. And if dogs could write travel blogs, we’d probably find they feel the same way! With an array of dog-friendly accommodations to choose from, Saugatuck is a great spot to vacation with your pup. Read on to find out just how dog friendly Saugatuck is.
Dog Friendly Saugatuck Shopping and Restaurants
Just Dogs Saugatuck
Many of downtown Saugatuck’s unique shops and art galleries welcome dogs to browse alongside you. Make your first stop Just Dogs Saugatuck to see what’s in the fresh-baked treat case. Or grab a serving of Yoghund Frozen Yogurt. Just Dogs Saugatuck also hosts a dog from a local shelter on most Saturdays. So, stop in and say hello!
Just Add Water
You can’t miss Just Add Water’s faux beach stocked with yard games and beach gear that surrounds the brightly painted building. This cool beach store is a must-see destination that also welcomes your pooch to join in the fun. You’ll most likely meet Jack & Gabby, the owner’s dogs, roaming the store.
Scooters Café & Pizzeria
During the summer months, Scooters Café & Pizzeria on Culver Street allows dogs on their patio. Scooters serves up hand-tossed pizzas and a classic pizza parlor vibe perfect for relaxing with your pup and grabbing some lunch! Try the deluxe, and we won’t judge if you give Fido a small bite of that delicious Italian sausage.
Tails n’ Trails Dog Park
Tails n’ Trails Dog Park offers space for your dog to get out and run. This Saugatuck dog park has separate areas for small and large dogs to keep the peace and make sure everyone has a good time. The runs have trees, grassy and sandy areas, and plenty of room for your pup to expel some of that energy. There is also a woodland trail for walking with your dog.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Saugatuck Dunes State Park has various hiking trails through woodland and dune habitats that are dog friendly, although dogs are not allowed on the beach. With miles and miles of trails and smells for days, your dog will be in heaven on a hike in this park. After all that walking, your pooch will be ready to take a big nap and dream about vacationing in dog friendly Saugatuck.
If you and your family have some plans during your vacation that aren’t dog friendly, and you don’t want to leave your pup cooped up, take him to Camp Saugapup! This cage-free, country doggy daycare is located on over four acres of fenced-in natural area. With a temperature-controlled play barn and lots of room to roam and play, Spike won’t have any hard feelings about you leaving him for a day.