GR is full of compassionate, animal-loving people. We have some well-established animal welfare organizations and many more up and coming groups. The GR Dog Adventures team is proud to partner with some of these groups regularly.
Here, you’ll find emergency services, traditional veterinary services and holistic care options. We have chosen these providers due to our own personal experience with them or that of our clients.
REGULAR VETERINARY SERVICES
DOG SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Do you have a high-energy dog? We understand high-energy! Agility, Obedience and Sporting activities are an excellent way to drain your dog’s energy…physically and mentally!
Here’s a list of activities you can do with your dog. Let us know if we’re missing something!
- Running (this is the simplest way to get you and your dog some great exercise.)
- Barn Hunt
- Competition obedience
- Conformation showing
- Catchball (a variation on flyball)
- Disc dog
- Dock jumping
- Dog hiking, pack hiking
- Dog scootering
- Earthdog trials
- Field trials
- French Ringsport
- Greyhound racing
- Greyhound jockey
- Hare coursing
- Herdingor stock dog
- Hound trailing
- Junior showmanship
- Jack Russell hurdle racing
- Lure coursing
- Dog mushing
- Musical canine freestyle
- Nose work
- Obedience training
- Rally obedience
- Retrieving trials
- Sheepdog trials
- Sighthound disc sport
- Skip dog
- Sled dog racing
- Dog surfing
- Terrier racing
- Tracking trials
- Water work and water rescue
- Weight pulling
- Dachshund racing
- Wheelchair mushing
DOG EXERCISE SERVICES
Our dogs are truly part of the family. They give us unconditional love, and in return, we want to give them the best life possible.
GR Dog Adventures (running, walking, hiking)
Their mission: To reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats by providing quality, reduced cost spay and neuter surgeries and by supporting humane population control.
DOG-FRIENDLY TAVERNS & DINING
Thanks to Beer O’Clock GR, these links go to a REAL-TIME happy hour specials page!
PET-FRIENDLY PLACES TO LIVE
Check individual pet policy for each community.
Here are the excellent communities that GR Dog Adventures already partners with:
Icon On Bond (and other Collier’s properties)
A few more places that will welcome you and your pup:
Additional Communities -list compiled by the Steve Volkers Group
If you need help finding the perfect dog-friendly condo downtown Grand Rapids, contact
Ashley Dietch. She’s an expert in the downtown condo scene and won the 2014 Women’s Council Realtor of the Year award.
“Custom photo sessions for pets. Because you love them like family.” -Jennifer Waters, pet photographer. We’ve personally worked with Jennifer and can enthusiastically recommend her work. She captures your pet’s personality in a very tender way.
PET-FRIENDLY GET-AWAYS & DAY TRIPS
PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS & EXTENDED STAY
Residence Inn Grand Rapids West– Extended Stay
Sometimes, it just feels good to do something wonderful for your dog.
PET ADOPTION SERVICES
It’s hard to find the perfect pet for your family. This site helped us to narrow our search and find our beloved pups!
LOST PET HELP
Nothing compares to the awful feeling of losing your pet! This site is a great starting point in your search for your best friend. Also, please don’t hesitate contacting us. We’ll spread the word for you to our community of dog owners and dog-friendly businesses.
PET HOSPICE & AT-HOME EUTHANASIA
“We know that avoiding pain and suffering is one of the most important things to pet owners. We can assist with a peaceful end of life transition for your beloved pet.” -Dr. Laurie Brush
PET HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDES
Pet Safety Guide – Here’s a great guide on pet safety that includes chapters on common household hazards for pets, food safety for pets, pet-proofing, and natural disaster preparation for pet owners.
Canine Parasites – This guide was graciously shared by a California Girl Scout troop working on earning their “Pet” badge!