Taking a family trip and don't want to leave the furriest family member at home? Want to visit Green Bay with [wo]man's best friend by your side? Ruba, a one-year-old Golden Retriever, traveled around Greater Green Bay to share with you her favorite dog-friendly places to play!
Aloft Hotel - Green Bay
Most dogs can probably sleep anywhere and may not care about luxury, but you'll be able to rest easy at Aloft Hotel - Green Bay knowing you are staying in a dog-friendly hotel where the hotel staff is friendly to your dog. You and your dog will be welcomed to the Aloft lobby with a water bowl and dog treats to make your furry travel-mate feel comfortable in his new, temporary living quarters. Ruba was immediately greeted by a dog-loving staff eager to make your stay a wonderful experience. Upon entering your room, let your furry buddy off the leash so he can kick back and rest on his very own dog bed comfy enough to rival many-a-human mattresses after a long day of traveling. There is also ample green space around the hotel property for taking care of doggy-business.
Brown County Park Pet Exercise Area
After a nice puppy-nap, bring your travel buddy to the Brown County Park Pet Exercise Area to release some energy and make new canine friends - some local and others on their own vacation. They'll play together, chase each other and may even hear about some other exciting dog-friendly places to visit.
This 4-acre, wooded property provides a completely fenced in area for off-leash enjoyment. There's even a separate section for small dogs without the worry of large breeds around. Remember to pay the $2 daily fee directly on site and ensure your dog is current with rabies vaccinations as required by state law. This will allow a safe play-environment for all pups involved.
With all the energy exhausted at the dog park, it's time to set out and see the sites Greater Green Bay has to offer. You've got to start with the mecca of it all - Lambeau Field. While pets aren't allowed inside the stadium, your canine friend will still appreciate seeing this historic landmark. Walking in the shadows of greatness will even offer a once-in-a-puppy-lifetime experience: Lambeau Leaping. Ruba was so excited to proudly run over to the bleacher replica for her biggest fans to congratulate her as if she just scored the winning touchdown in the Puppy Bowl, which she wishes will be played at Lambeau Field some day. Puppies have quite the imagination!
Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
Located just down the road from Lambeau Field on Armed Forces Drive is the Tourism Information Office. Stop by to get all your visitor questions answered and discover all the local gems Greater Green Bay proudly shares with visitors and dogs alike.
Packerland Veterinary Center
If your dog needs vet services while you are in town or if you are in need of grooming or boarding services, Packerland Veterinary Center is here to help.
Green Bay Art
There is quite an emerging art scene in downtown Green Bay. A "Green Bay" mural painted by local artist Beau Thomas on the side of a building on the east side of downtown Green Bay serves as a 110-foot welcome sign to The Arts District. Also in The Arts District is "Morty the Moose" mural by another local artist, Matt Bero. These two behemoth paintings foreshadow the huge plans for new art and programs around Greater Green Bay. They say dogs are color blind, but Ruba sure seemed to enjoy these outdoor, colorful masterpieces!
Cupcake Couture in downtown De Pere appeals to everybody who has a sweet tooth - yes, even a canine sweet tooth. As a dog-lover, owner Taylor bakes her own pupcakes topped with a peanut butter frosting. They were delicious...according to Ruba! For the human paying for said pupcakes, be sure to treat yourself to one of the daily specials.
Badger State Brewing Company
One of Green Bay's finest craft breweries and taprooms is also a doggy favorite. Is there anything better than enjoying a cold beer with your best friend? Head to Badger State Brewing with your dog and head to the outdoor patio! They'll even provide your pooch a water bowl...but if she's thirsty, maybe let her sneak a swig of suds as long as she's 21+ in dog-years!
Bark & Brew
A place for dogs to run free, enjoy special dog treats from the Bone Bar, and meet new furry friends. Oh, there's a bar for humans to enjoy a libation at as well. But dogs come first at Bark & Brew!
At this time, Ruba has declined giving out paw-tographs but she hopes you and your dog enjoy Greater Green Bay as much as she did!