Lovin' on our dogs in Oxford, OH

Here in Oxford, Ohio, we sure do know how to love our dogs well! And now that spring is finally here and the weather is nice, we just can't get enough of our furry friends throughout the community. From park areas for dogs to run around and play in, to doggy treats and cold water from local businesses, Oxford undoubtedly loves its dogs!

Enjoy this list of some of our favorite ways to love our dogs well here in Oxford! Have other ideas about how you spoil your dog here in Oxford, Ohio? Feel free to share it with us @EnjoyOxford! Pictures of your cute furry friends are, of course, welcomed too!

Treat your dog to a sweet treat

This spring, spoil your dog with a sweet treat from one of Oxford’s local businesses! Try Spring Street Treats or Starbucks for dog-friendly treats that your pup will love! At Spring Street Treats, a dog favorite is the "puppy cups," a gluten-and lactose-free vanilla ice cream in a bowl topped, of course, with a mini bone. Dogs love them so treat yours to one today!

Go for a drive

Have some errands to run? Bring your pup along for the ride because there are several businesses around town that would love to give your four-legged friend a free treat as you finish up your human business. Pull up to the Drive-Thru window at the Oxford Lane Library and the employees will be more than happy to feed your dog a bone-shaped snack. Likewise, Chase Bank on High St. is full of friendly employees eager to share the love in the form of tasty doggy treats. You may be surprised at how many businesses are stocked with snacks; all you have to do is ask!

Have some unleashed fun

Managed by the City of Oxford, a community favorite is the Northside Bark Dog Park. Located at 5160 Morning Sun Rd., this fenced-in dog park is the perfect place to take your dog for some off leash play. Here, your furry friends can enjoy a fenced-in area for play, a fire hydrant, provided drinking water and shady areas.

Also try out the nearby dog park at Hueston Woods State Park! Just minutes from Uptown Oxford, this dog park is another community favorite! Complete with a water fountain, plenty of shaded areas and lots of trees for some good ole doggy fun! Find the dog park at Hueston Woods State Park.

Walk on the Oxford Area Trails

Oxford is filled with opportunities for anyone active to spend time outside, enjoying many recreational areas. Among the city’s many areas ideal for any outdoor-lover is the newly built Oxford Area Trails. This trail system provides a paved path for walkers, joggers and bikers to enjoy. Bring along your dog for some extra fun!

Enjoy Uptown with your dog

Don’t let the warm weather stop you from bringing your dog Uptown while you enjoy the shops and restaurants! Hydrate your dog outside local businesses such as The Apple Tree, You’re Fired and Enjoy Oxford that place water bowls outside during the summer months. Uptown is also home to two big grassy knolls perfect for your pup to play on! Just make sure to keep a poopy bag on hand (they're provided to the left of the pavilion stage) to clean up afterwards! And don't forget, while the fountains uptown are fun for dogs to play in, they shouldn't be drinking the water because it's treated!

And in the summertime, keep your eye out for the Enjoy Oxford bicycle cart (you know the one) because whenever we're out we'll also be passing out treats to all our furry friends.

Save the date!

  • August 4th - Let your dogs strut their stuff through uptown during the Dog Days of Summer puppy parade! There will also be a contest where your pup can win prizes in categories ranging from tallest dog to best dressed. After the parade, treat yourself to the sidewalk sale taking place up and down High Street.
  • October 25th - Halloween isns't just for kids. It's for dogs, too! The annual Trick or Treat OPRD Style includes both a doggy parade and costume contest. Get your pooch all dressed up and watch them wow the judges on the uptown stage!