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Eight animal-friendly places to take a pet this summer

With summertime and warm weather right around the corner, pet owners look for places to take their furry friend. Here is a compilation of the top eight locations to visit and enjoy with a pup in St. Louis.

The Moonrise Hotel (Delmar Loop)

For a place to stay overnight with pets, look no further than the Moonrise Hotel. Complete with a rooftop restaurant and bar, this hotel is perfect for humans and doggies. Moonrise extends their welcome to furry guests in all shapes and sizes at any time of year.

The Boathouse (Forest Park)

For lunch and fun in the sun with Fido, The Boathouse would be just the restaurant. Fido is welcome  on their waterside patio with a view. There are also paddle boats for owner and puppy to skim across the lake and enjoy the scenery.

R. T. Weiler’s (Main Street- Saint Charles)

With a paw print on the street sign, R. T. Weiler’s was made to suit canines. This family-owned, family-run restaurant and bar is a fun place to visit. The Main Street eatery is an unforgettable experience for people and their furry friends.

Willoughby Heritage Farm (Collinsville)

Just across the river at Willoughby Heritage Farm, an annual festival focuses on puppy owners. Complete with dog-friendly demonstrations and vendors, and friends, the Humane Society brings more furbabies available for adoption, too.

St. Louis Pet Expo (Saint Charles Convention Center)

Every year in Saint Charles, the STL Pet Expo is quite the party for some lucky hounds. This event is complete with exhibitors, obedience training, giveaways, prizes, and more. No one will be bored with the live entertainment and canine companions looking for good homes.

American Kennel Club Museum (Queeny Park)

A museum unlike any other, the American Kennel Club Museum is a unique place to check out. With 14,000 square feet of dog-devoted art, the building contains over 700 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculptures. Bringing canine family members to enjoy the vast gift shop would make for a great time, especially with the provided treats and fresh water. People planning to go should go soon, because the museum will close its doors in late 2018.

Laumeier Sculpture Park (Sunset Hills)

While visiting Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louisans find a 105-acre park for pups with 60 large-scale outdoor sculptures. It is free, public, and open year-round. Visitors can bring their pets, but they must be on a leash.

Bark in the Park (Cricket Field)

On Saturday, May 20, over five thousand people with furry friends will be attending Bark in the Park. Located in St. Louis, there will be a 5k run, games, music, and even some farm animals will join. All proceeds will go to benefit the Humane Society of Missouri.