Nancy Ellis takes her Rottweiler Gracie through an obstacle course on the grounds of Montgomery County's Bark Park. STAFF FILE PHOTO
Photo: JIM WITMER
Photo: JIM WITMER

BEST OF DAYTON: The best places to play with your best furry friend

 If you’re looking for the perfect places to take your dogs for fun and exercise, you have plenty of choices. 

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But if you’re looking for the BEST, then let the dog owners of Dayton who voted in Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 contest be your guide.

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These are the top three vote-getters in Best of Dayton 2018 Best Places to Take Your Dog, from dog parks to dog-friendly events.

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Candy Lewis takes her Golden Retriever dog Sampson through an obstacle course on the grounds of Montgomery County's Bark Park. STAFF FILE PHOTO
Photo: JIM WITMER

WINNER: Montgomery County Bark Park 

Built upon a former landfill site, this doggie destination is now bountiful grass space where dogs can run and play off-leash. The dog play spaces are filled with agility equipment for lots of fun, play and training.

Want to go?

6790 Webster St., Dayton | Website

Our furry friends had a lot of fun at Bark in the Park on Sunday, June 14 at Deeds Point Dog Park.

SECOND PLACE: Deeds Point Dog Park

At Deeds Point, enjoy a picturesque view of the downtown Dayton skyline and a place for your favorite furry pal to run and play. The dog park is located adjacent to Deeds Point Metropark.

Want to go?

510 Webster St., Dayton | Website | Facebook

SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s Lift Your Leg at Centerville High School Saturday June 4, 2016. (Gabrielle Enright/Staff)

THIRD PLACE: SICSA Lift Your Leg

SICSA’s Lift Your Leg helps thousands of animals annually by raising critical funding for their care and adoption. Each year, over 1,200 people and their dogs join together and raise money, run and walk in support of animals in need. Participants can choose between the 10K, 5K and a fun 1-mile course. The next event will take place June 1, 2019.

Want to go?

2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering | Website | Facebook

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