Alton Dog Park (Alton)
A 3-acre dog park located at Russell Commons Park is now open. We have 3 separate dog runs along with multiple obstacles and play stations. Annual passes are now available at City Hall Treasurer’s Office and the Alton Marina Office.
Brent Leh Dog Park (Edwardsville) 328 Olive St
Small area of fenced-in turf with activity stations and water station. Hours are 6am to 10pm. There is dusk to dawn lighting. Open year round.
Hamel Dog Park (Hamel) Route 66
Free. Open dawn til dusk. On Madison County transit bike path on South Side of Hamel. Small dog (35 pounds and under) area and large dog area. A bench in each area. Double fencing. Clean up supplies and trash cans are available. Very little seating and no shade.
Hawthorne Dog Park (Glen Carbon) 24 Kettle River Dr.
Members Only Dog Park affiliated with Hawthorne Animal Hospital
Jaycees dog Park (Highland) 2548 Veterans Honor Pkway
Separate areas for large and small dogs. Activity stations for the dogs and plenty of room to run. There is also a watering station available and clean up supplies. Very little seating and shade.
Joe Glik Park (Edwardsville) 710 E Lake Dr.
Free. Fenced and well maintained. Several shade trees and a bench for owners. Has bags, a trash can, and a double gate
Mutts on Main (Collinsville) 509 W Main St.
Dawn til Dusk. Application and membership is free on website. You must have a membership code to access gate. Grass grounds are well maintained. Ample seating, agility equipment, walking paths, and water. No separate sections for smaller dogs. Water is off during winter.
Schwarz Dog Park (Edwardsville) 328 Olive St
The park has astroturf and agility course equipment. Dogs can also use water stations.
Worthern Park (Granite City) 2599 Parkview Dr
New park opened in February of 2021!! Has an area for small dogs.
Annies Frozen Custard (Edwardsville)
The Bow Wow Sundae has a dog bone on it.
Dawg House Creamery (Staunton) Sells Pup Treats in Peanut Butter and Tropical Fruit.
Route 66 Creamery (Hamel) Pup cups are free.
Scooter's Coffee (Glen Carbon and Highland) has a variety of drinks (Snickers Candy Bar Latte “Hot” with Oat milk…my fave) and pup cups are FREE.
Shivers Frozen Custard (Godfrey)
Free Puppy Cones. Open year round.
Whisker Bones Supply Co. (Edwardsville)
Mon., Fri., and Sun. 9am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. 9am-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm. Dog and Cat treat bakery, grooming spa, and boutique. Treats can be ordered on their website or facebook. Shipping, local delivery, and store pickup. Free doggy safe snow cones on Saturday when the Community Market is going. Also make fancy pup cakes and pup cookies for celebrations.
Dog Friendly Stores
Four Muddy Paws (Edwardsville)
Mon.-Thurs. 10-7pm, Fri. 10-8pm, Sat. 9-5pm, Sun. 11-5pm.
Locally owned and operated pet food and supply store featuring nutrition, self serve dog wash stations, professional grooming, pet gear & more. Items can also be purchased online. Free local delivery. Curbside Pickup. Also make cakes for special pup-occasions.
It's Raining Zen (Alton)
Tues.- Sat. from 11- 6pm and Sun. 12- 4pm.
Leashed pups can explore this shop full of oddities and interesting items.
Party On Broadway (Alton)
Leashed pups are welcome inside to explore the shop and art studio. They offer individual classes and group parties for adults and children.
Whisker Bones Supply Co. (Edwardsville)
138 N. Main Street
Hand made dog treats, cakes, and ice cream. Providing grooming. Free doggy safe snow cones on Saturday from 8-noon when the Community Market is going.
Got Your Six (Maryville)
Now providing training to the public with all proceeds directly benefiting service dog program for veterans and first responders with PTSD. Also offering private lessons and consultations.
Pack Leader Academy (Edwardsville)
Train dogs in basic puppy skills through to Canine Good Citizen. Also work with behavioral issues.
Sully's School of Dog Training (Glen Carbon)
Obedience instructor canines and handlers. Offering group lessons, and private in home training.
Triune Canine Training and Events (Wood River)
19,000 square foot dog training facility and canine event center. Offer classes in obedience, manners, and agility. They also offer puppy classes and private lessons.
Grooming and Care
A Cut Above Pet Salon (Troy)
Specialize in scissor trims, nail polish, dremel pedicures, de-shed treatments, and special programs for bath, brushes, and maintenance.
Canine Country Inn (Troy)
Located on a 50 acre farm. Kennels are 4x8. Dogs have several walks and a lot of play time throughout the day. Small dogs $15/day. Large dogs $20/day. Xlarge dogs $25/day.
Clippin House (Staunton)
Not in Madison County, but I highly recommend their pricing and great care! A full grooming, boarding, and daycare facility for your furry friends. Grooming Tuesday-Friday. Boarding 7 days a week with daycare on weekdays.
Purple Paw LLC (Edwardsville)
Professional dog and cat groomer specializing in comfortable, luxurious grooming services at your door. Serving Edwardsville, IL and surrounding areas.
Purrpawsfull Pet Care
Pet sitting and dog walking service in your home, on their schedule, while their people are away from home.
In home pet care.
Stacked and Styled (Collinsville)
Groomer with dogs and Cats in the community. Also volunteers time with shelters to help pets find new homes.
Traveling Tails Inn (Edwardsville)
Dog daycare facility that offers cage free all day care with training/activities, overnight boarding, and bathing.
Dog Friendly Parks
Belk Park (Wood River)
A 234-acre park with an 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, a lake for fishing, a clubhouse, picnic areas, a ball field, three children’s playgrounds, restrooms, shelters, woodland, and open space. There is a one mile paved walkway around a lake that is stroller and pet friendly with benches to sit.
Drost Park (Maryville)
A park with lots of shade trees, several pavilions, three miles of paved stroller friendly walking trails, a boat ramp, a soccer field, barbecue grills, picnic tables, benches, a community garden, a workout area, playgrounds, drinking fountains, restrooms, and a seven-acre lake with fish, turtles, and ducks. Also has 2 playgrounds for younger and older kids. Pet friendly.
Gardens at SIUE (Edwardsville)
A botanical garden featuring a half-mile paved walking path with lots of shade, a pergola, a wooden bridge, sculptures, and native trees. Butterfly, English cottage, wind sculpture, prairie, and Japanese themed gardens. A nice pond with benches. A great place for photos. Leashed Dogs are welcome.
Glazebook Park (Godfrey)
120-acres with playgrounds, ponds with fish and frogs, concession stands, restrooms, rentable pavilions, a rentable gazebo, soccer fields and 3 miles of walking trails with shade trees. There are picnic tables under trees by a water fountain. Home to the Great Godfrey Corn Maze. Pet friendly.
Glik Park (Highland)
A park with restrooms, playgrounds, lighted ball fields, soccer fields, a football field, a basketball court, and a skate park. Also has a paved stroller-friendly walking trails without a great deal of shade with sculptures, plants, and flowers. Park is next to Korte Center. Has fenced in dog park with shade trees.
Horseshoe Lake (Granite City)
There are 5 picnic shelters, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. A shallow lake that is drained annually to provide habitat for shorebirds. At least 287 bird species have been found at this lake. Canadian geese winter here, as well as bald eagles. Pet friendly.
La Vista Park (Godfrey)
Paved stroller friendly walking trail with a good deal of shade and some larger hills Also has a port-a-potty, creek, and an 18 hole disc golf course. Pet friendly.
Leclaire Park (Edwardsville)
5.8 acres of land within the local historic district. The small park features a bandstand gazebo, a picnic pavilion, three children's playground areas, a pond with turtles and ducks, restrooms, a lighted fountain, a waterfall, and a two-acre fishing lake. There is plenty of trees and shade. Pet Friendly.
Miner Park (Glen Carbon)
Several acre park with a small playground in between baseball fields, basketball courts, swings, pavilions, a large sledding hill, barbecue grills, a stroller friendly walking path, a walking/biking trail, restrooms, and red caboose at the entrance. Pet friendly/has a dog park. Undergoing construction for a new playground.
Piasa Bird (Alton)
Ray M. Schon Park (Glen Carbon)
A park with new playground equipment (best for older kids), a toddler swing, a pond with geese, turtles, and fish, a pavilion a walking\biking trail, stroller friendly paths, restrooms, pet friendly.
Rinderer Park (Highland)
Includes a glider, slides, musical elements, wheelchair-accessible teeter totter, and unique swings. There is also a stroller friendly walking trail and a dog park with obstacles.
Russell Commons Park (Alton)
Silver Lake (Highland)
Park runs along the shore of a lake with a 4+ mile wooded trail that is not stroller friendly. Has a frisbee golf course, climbing wall, archery range, man made waterfall/creek area, restrooms, ponds, sand volleyball court, playground, picnic shelters, fishing, and a boat ramp. Leashed pets are welcome.
Spindler Park (Highland)
Small shaded park with lots of large trees, lighted tennis courts, a ball field, a pavilion, a stroller friendly walking path, and a playground. Leashed pets are welcome.
Steve Bryant Community Park (Bethalto)
This park has a one mile paved stroller friendly walking trail/bike path with exercise equipment, fishing lake, and playground. Pet friendly
Township Park (Saint Jacob)
Has a 1 mile paved stroller friendly walking path, a water fountain, ball fields, pavilions, and new playground areas. 1 fenced in playground for smaller children and 1 larger playground for older kids. Pet friendly
Springer Woods Park (Edwardsville)
A wooded nature area on 10.4 acres that winds through a neighborhood. Includes a children’s playground, exercise trail, two small picnic table shelters, and a barbecue grill. Pet friendly
Township Park (New Douglas)
Concession stand, frisbee golf course, lighted baseball/softball field, pavilions, and a playground. Pet friendly
Tri-Township Park (Troy)
Has a large pond with fish, ducks, and swans, 4 playgrounds, fishing, a pedestrian bridge, shaded benches, covered picnic areas, BBQ grills, paved stroller friendly walking trails, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball, a gaga ball area, frisbee golf, a remote control car park, restrooms, and a skate park. Pet friendly.
Watershed Nature Center (Edwardsville)
40+ acre outdoor learning center with stroller friendly paved trails, dirt trails, elevated walks over wetlands, observation towers, an observation blind, lakes, prairies, forest, and an interpretive welcome center. Pet friendly.
Wilson Park (Granite City)
Park with a stroller friendly paved walking trail around the park with lots of shade. Also has a pavilion, restrooms, small playgrounds for younger children, tennis Courts, baseball fields, a skate park, and a fountain. Pet friendly.
World's Largest Catsup Bottle (Collinsville)