Photo: Gabriel Crismariu
Does your teacup pup long for an off-leash lifestyle, but feel intimidated by the kindly but v. tall Danes and Shepherds of the world? Luckily, many local dog parks have special fenced-off areas areas just for small dogs. To name just a few fan faves, there’s Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Recreation Area in Minneapolis, Alimagnet Dog Park in Burnsville, Carver Park Reserve Dog Park in Victoria, and Lake Minnewashta Off-Leash Dog Park in Chanhassen.
We’ve also got two resources where you can sniff out even more of the best dog parks for small dogs in the Twin Cities:
1. We’ve got a furbulous Dog Park Directory, where you can filter your search by features like small-dog areas, swimming holes, heated shelters, night lights, and more.
2. We also have an active online community for Twin Cities dog lovers where local recommendations abound.
Viva la freedom!