It's that time of year when dogs and their humans need a dose of fresh air and adventure. Even though it's snowing, there are still plenty of new places to explore in our beautiful city and surrounding area. If you're looking to stretch your legs and get your dog's heart racing, try one of these great places to let loose this winter.

1. Bring Your Pup in for Grooming

Pamper your dog with a spa experience with our dog grooming services. Angel, our professional dog groomer will provide your dog with the best experience with a thorough and relaxing bath, trim, or nail trim. We will also blow dry your pup, so they won't be bothered by going out in cold Shoreview, MN winter weather.

While this is an excellent way to keep your dog feeling their best, you will also appreciate the lovely scent of a fresh-cleaned pup. We can even brush their teeth for better breath.

2. Vadnais Snail Lakes Regional Park

This lovely park is a great place to revel in the striking view of Vadnais Lake. It truly is one of the most breathtaking winter scenes you will find in our area. With a trail between two lake sections, your dog will stay on the straight-and-narrow. Just be sure to bundle up since the breeze off the lake can be quite biting this time of year.

3. Red Ginger China Bistro

Take your dog on a date and enjoy a hot meal at this Shoreview mainstay. They have several dog-friendly tables and will gladly bring your pup a cool drink. Don't expect your dog to pick up using chopsticks, though.

4. The Bike Park

Bike Park, just north of us in Lino Lakes is an excellent spot to explore during the winter. Right off of Rice Lake, you will find two to three miles of paved trails. While this park is a great place to bike during other seasons, you can anticipate having the whole trail to yourself during the winter. This means your dog can just enjoy being a dog while you enjoy the wintery view of Rice Lake.

Make an Appointment at Your Local Shoreview Vet

There are so many dog-friendly activities to enjoy in our area–keeping your dog in tip-top health provides more opportunities to have fun and explore our beautiful city. We proudly provide the pet of Shoreview, Minnesota the best care for their best lives to partake in every adventure this region has to offer. If your dog is due for an exam, please make an appointment to see us soon.


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