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Does this winter weather have you planning your summer vacation already? Whether you are vacationing to Indiana or planning a staycation in Indy- now you can include your furry friend!

We’ve dug up some of the best vacation spots in Indiana so you and your dog can have the best time together this summer!

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park 

Indianapolis, IN

Explore wetlands, woodlands, and artwork at one of the largest museum art parks in the country. This 100 acre park includes a 35 acre lake and plenty of space for you and your pup to get fresh air while looking at some great artwork. Fresh air, a long walk, and unique artwork is something you and your dog will both enjoy!

Clay Terrace Mall & Dog Park 

Carmel, IN

In the shopping mood or need to grab a bite to eat? Stop by Clay Terrace where they offer many dog-friendly restaurants as well as shops. If your pup isn’t tired out form all the shopping, head over to the 423 square ft dog park, located behind Kona Grill. It has agility equipment and is free to the public. 

Indiana Dunes State Park

Chesterton, IN

Spend the day exploring nature trails and getting Indiana Dunes. You can explore many of the great hiking trails they have or head over to the dog-friendly beach. Play all day on the beach and stay for the gorgeous sunsets

Mid-American Windmill Museum

Kendallville, IN

Try something different by visiting a windmill museum. The Mid-American Windmill Museum houses over 40 restored windmills on 37 acres of land and includes a museum. Dogs are allowed both inside the museum and on the park grounds. If you’ve ever wanted a unique experience and picture opportunity with your pooch then the Windmill Museum is for you! 

16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Indianapolis, IN

Looking to mix up the typical bar scene? 16-Bit Bar + Arcade offers a wide variety of drinks as well as classic arcade games. Your furry friend can come along too since dogs are welcome inside any time of the day. While supplies lasts, they will receive a wag bag which includes treats and tennis ball for a fun game of catch.   

Marengo Cave

Marengo, IN

For all you nature lovers, bring your dog over to the Marengo Cave. If you have a small dog, they are welcome on the cave tours, just as long as you can carry them the entire time. All dogs are welcome to explore the park grounds. 

Eagle Creek Park

Indianpolis, IN

With 3,900 acres of land and 1,400 acts of water how could you and your dog not have a great time?! Eagle Creek welcomes dogs to their many hiking trails where you can bird watch and get right into nature. You may want to pack your pup a life jacket because you can also rent pedal boats and pontoon boats to go out with your dog onto the lake.

Garfield Park

Indianpolis, IN

A gorgeous flower-covered park complete with fountains and running space is the perfect place to bring your dog this summer. They often host gardening demonstrations and flower shows so it can be educational and a good time!


About Noah’s Animal Hospitals: Noah’s Animal Hospitals are a family of veterinary clinics serving the Indianapolis, IN area and surrounding communities. With eight convenient locations to serve you, including two 24 hour locations, Noah’s is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the best possible health care and exceptional client service, exceeding your expectations with every interaction. In fact, they like to consider themselves “the best friend of your best friend.”



Dog named John
Hey y’all! My name is John (handsome name for a handsome fella right?!) I just got here a couple weeks ago, and I’m starting to settle in! I love treats that’s for sure! Pets? Eh well ya see I’m a little unsure of/untrusting right now. Not y’alls fault, y’all have been so good to me! But I just need to get to know ya first before we start holdin paws! So, please be patient with me. I am proud to say I’m a gentleman on a leash!
Dog named Sissy
My name is Sissy and as you can see I am absolutely adorable. I am 4 years old and I’m unsure of my surroundings so I enjoy your attention while outside (even in the rain!) I will give you kisses when you have earned my trust. I love sniffing your pockets for treats and I take them gently when you give them to me.
Dog named April
Hi, my name is April! I am about 3 years old. As you can see from my photo I’ve got the cutest ears! They are also super soft. The most important thing to know about me is that I get sooo excited to see people! I am a huge wiggle butt and I take treats very gently
Dog named Muncie
Hi, I’m Muncie. I am about 3 years old. I am a very affectionate guy. I have been waiting at the shelter for over 40 days. As you can see from my photos I have the best smile! I am always smiling and happy to see people. If you are looking for someone to cuddle and spend time, I am your guy! I’ll be waiting patiently in my kennel to meet you.
Dog named Daisy
Hi I’m Daisy! I’m about two years old. I’m very, very smart! The only thing that moves faster than my tail is my brain!  I am a puzzle master and if I had thumbs, I could even pick a lock, I’m sure of it. I’m looking for someone who will let me work my noodle to its full potential! I can climb, jump, solve puzzles, run, play, and search for things in the smallest places. I have a ton of energy, I can go for miles, and I love exploring and unearthing new treasures. I’m basically an archaeologist. I’m small and would be a good size for an apartment as long as I get walked every day. I have a lot of love to give and life to live. Come meet me today and let’s go exploring together!
Dog named Pennywhistle
My name is Pennywhistle! I am about 4 years old. I’m a happy, fun girl with a serious wiggle butt. As you can see from my photos I am a gorgeous grey and white gal. I have a great smile and am always happy to see people. The most important thing to know about me is that, I love playing, I know sit and am a gentle treat taker. I love affection and belly rubs.
Dog named Sonja
Hi! I’m Sonja! I’m 2 years old and a very energetic and playful girl. As you can see from my photo I don’t mind being dressed up! The most important thing to know about me is that I know how to sit and I take treats gently. Everyone says I’m very obedient and would do AMAZING with any training.
Dog named Figaro
Hi my name is Figaro and as you can see from my picture I have a pirate patch on my eye. I am approximately 2 years old and I love to give kisses. I am a little shy at first but going slow and giving me time we can be best buds. The most important thing to know about me is that I love belly rubs and will roll over for more. I do love all the attention so should be the only dog but I will be all you need.
Dog named Hopscotch
Hi, my name is Hopscotch. I am about X years old. As you can see from my photo I have some really great ears. One likes to fall over more than the other, gives me some character to my look. The most important thing to know about me is that I am VERY smart. I know how to shake with both of my paws, and I am very treat motivated. If you’ve got treats, I’ve got time to learn from you!
Dog named Bryant
Meet Bryant! This playful boy has earned the title “the most handsome-est boy!” Bryant is currently receiving daily one-on-one love and attention from the professional staff and trainers at Paws & Play! They are providing him with everything he needs including daily exercise, socialization, and playtime. In addition, Bryant also has his own personal trainer working with him on his puppy-like behaviors, including how to greet and engage in play with people, walk on a leash and so much more!
Cat named Louie
Louie is your typical cat who is both independent and cuddly! He is about 7 years old. He loves to play and makes me laugh all the time. He has striking markings and has a beautiful purr. He’s friendly but likes to be friends on his own terms, like so many cats. He greets people and always runs to the door when someone knocks.
Cat named Burnum
Hi, I’m Burnum. I am about 13 years old. As you can see from my photo I have the greatest chubby cheeks. I am a large and in charge guy, who also loves posing for the camera. The most important thing to know about me is that I can be described as being cool as a cucumber. I like to lounge around in the sun and be pet.
Cat named Ginger
HI, my name is Ginger. I am about 12 years old. As you can see from my photo I am a gorgeous calico. My fur is also very soft. The most important thing to know about me is that I will be very shy when we first meet. If you are patient and take time to let me know that you’re friendly I will make it worth it. I am extremely affectionate once I warm up to you. I absolutely love to be pet!
Cat named Harley Davidson
Hi! My name is Harley Davidson. I am about 12 years old. As you can see from my photos I am both sophisticated and a big goof. I really like to be pet and will purr the day away with you. The most important thing to know about me is that I am super chill and laid back. I enjoy getting pets just as much as I love snuggling.