The Wanderer.

Ruff Weather? Explore The Great Indoors

August 3, 2017


Ruff weather outside? No matter what harsh conditions you and your pup are up against, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy exercise and fun indoors together. An indoor dog park gives you year-round options when Mother Nature deals in extremes. Snow storms, brutal heat or Spring showers don't have to stop playtime. Here's a look at five top-notch, climate controlled play date options.  

Fetch Club NYC: This members only club boasts a 13,000 sq. foot paradise for dogs located in New York City's historic seaport district. Your pup can spend time romping around with her newfound friends, as well as receive best in class training, walking services, and customized nutrition plans. There is even a curated retail boutique for the two of you to spend some quality shopping time together. 

Tail Wags Playground: Pups in Columbus, Ohio, can frolic in a 5,000 square foot play area that always has staff on site. Dog owners have the options to relax in the lounge area with coffee and Wi-Fi or tag along while their dogs dive into an array of toys and test their mettle on agility equipment. This park is for members only.

Dogwood Play Park and Bar: Perfect for social hounds and humans, this Seattle, Washington, spot offers the perfect trio, with its indoor dog park, outdoor park and bar. Watch your dog play while you kick back with a beverage. There are separate areas for gentle and active off-leash play. There's even a tennis ball vending machine! Day rates and membership options are available.

Bar K Lab: This canine park in Kansas City, Missouri, occupies a temporary location while the Bar K permanent digs get constructed. However, the interim 16,000 square foot Lab is nothing to sniff at, with a lounge, event space and scheduled fun, including Yappy Hours, Running Club and Doga (aka Dog Yoga). Membership and one-time visits available.


Wagg'n: Members of "Wagg'n Nation" in Missoula, Montana, enjoy a spacious and light-filled 8,100 square foot play area with recycled, non-skid turf. Perks include a free self-service dog wash, frequent talks with dog experts and a lounge with coffee, TVs and Wi-Fi. Day rates, daycare and boarding are available.



No indoor dog park near you? There are plenty of fun activities you can do with your dog right in your own home. There's no excuse for a weather delay on your doggy date!