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Saginaw, Michigan is a city adored by pet lovers because there are so many outdoor activities, places, and events that will welcome you and your dog. If you live in Saginaw, MI apartments such as Camelot Place, you’re within just a few miles of dog parks, hiking trails, and pet-friendly restaurants and retailers, so that you don’t have to leave your pup at home every time you go out. Here are just a few locations around Saginaw that you and your dog will enjoy.

Dog Parks

Camelot Place Apartments has a generous pet policy and its own dog park available to our residents!

Steven A. Kirshenbaum Memorial Bark Park is within Imerman Memorial Park just 0.3 miles from Camelot Place. It is open year-round, during normal park hours. Please read the park rules and have your current dog tags displayed when you enter the park.

Parks and Walking Trails

The Wildlife Refuge features forests and wetlands ideal for walking, canoeing and kayaking, and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a walk with your dog along the Ferguson Bayou hiking trail or the Woodland trail.

The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail extends 11 miles from St. Charles to Saginaw and features seven bridges over various rivers and creeks as well as an equestrian trail, trail shelters, viewing platforms, and benches.

Ojibway Island’s Hoyt Park and Rust Park are just 4.4 miles from Camelot Place and offer plenty of trails you and your dog can enjoy.

Roberts Community Park is less than four miles from Camelot Place. Home to walking trails and pavilions, it’s ideal for a dog-friendly afternoon excursion.

Retail Stores and Pet Services

Cabela’s stores are considered pet-friendly, and leashed pets are allowed in the store except where specifically prohibited. Pick out the gear for your next outdoor excursion with your dog alongside you!

Leashed, vaccinated pets are allowed to come shop with you at PetSmart, and these locations also provide veterinary care, dog grooming, and training. Check with your local store about specific availability for these services.


The following restaurants in Saginaw provide outdoor seating and allow leashed dogs on the patio, according to Check with individual locations to make sure their outdoor seating is available when you plan to stop by!

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 5815 Bay Road #700
Rally’s, 420 E Genesee Avenue
Beef OBradys, 4880 Gratiot Road #5
G’s Pizzeria, 3823 Bay Road
Yogurt Yeti, 2903 Pierce Road
Panera Bread, 2710 Tittabawassee Road
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 2721 Tittabawassee Road
Culvers, 5369 Bay Road
Hill’s Tavern, 7304 Gratiot Road
Harvey’s Grill, 3055 Tittabawassee Road


Mark your calendars for Scarecrow Fest! This annual dog-friendly event takes place on October 14th and 15th at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops. It features a doggie costume contest and trick-or-treating for dog treats from the stores. See their website for more details.

Make plans now to attend this dog treat baking class at Zehnder’s, because it fills up quickly! While pets are not welcome at this event, they’re sure to be pleased with what you bring home: 3 dozen dog treats and your own cookie cutter so you can recreate treats yourself at home. More details and tickets are available on the website.

Camelot Place Apartments
If you’re searching for apartments for rent in Saginaw, MI, Camelot Place is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts and pet lovers. We provide dog-friendly amenities for our residents including a dog park and storage units for keeping all of your pet-related items, and it’s located near a wide range of places that provide pet care and will welcome you and your dog. Explore this community and call to reserve your new pet-friendly apartment today: (989) 623-4153