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Social Distance In Style With Your Dog in Galena Country

The weather is warming up, the birds are starting to chirp, and Galena Country is calling for you and your fur-child to come out and play! Plan a safe pet-centric vacation in Galena Country using this pet-friendly guide. 

Tail Waggin' Accommodation

Fido is sure to feel like the top dog at one of these dog-approved digs where he can rest his furry head after a fun day of exploring! 

A Great Escape   Grant Hills Motel 
Augustus Chetlain Home Hawk Valley Retreat Pet Friendly Cottage
Belle Aire Mansion Guest House  Log Cabins at Le Fevre Inn & Resort
Cat House Suites Marcotte's Family Motel
Cloran Mansion & Antonio's Cottage Quality Inn East Dubuque
Country Inn & Suites, Stockton Quality Inn East Dubuque
Galena Escapes Stoney Creek Inn 
Galena Reservations The Nook on Third
Goldmoor Inn   

Woof-Worthy Adventures

Your four-legged sidekick will love the scenic and sniff-worthy hiking trails found in nature preserves, parks, and along riverbanks where he can climb, scamper, and in some cases, even swim! If he prefers to stroll more than run, pick up a picnic basket from Galena River Wine and Cheese for yourself and some treats from New Earth Animals for Fido, then head to one of the parks for a relaxing walk and picnic together. Don't forget to check the leash laws.

Apple River Canyon State Park Gramercy Park
Buehler Preserve Grant Park
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve Horseshoe Mound Preserve
Chestnut Mountain Resort Trails Schurmeier Teaching Forest
Galena Gateway Park Wapello Land & Water Preserve
Galena River Trail Winston Tunnel State Natural Area

Pawsome Shopping

Friends don't let friends shop alone! Throw a leash on your besty, remind him to put on his best behavior, and hit Galena's Main Street. You will find more than 125 independently-owned businesses on this historic Main Street, many of which welcome pets. Many stores offer online shopping should you prefer not to make in-store purchases at this time. 

At Home in Galena Honest John's Trading Post 
Beyond the Horizon New Earth Animals
Carlotta's Studio Peace of the Past 
Country Crafts & Sports Petals & Primitives 
Dream Catcher  Poopsie's 
Dreams Boutique Red's Iron Yard & Wholesale Barn 
Earth's Treasures Rustic River Finds
Eureka Serendipity of Galena 
Fever River Outfitters Simply Elegant Boutique
For Bare Feet Something Special
From Head to Toe Sportswear Strawberry Lane 
Gabby's Gifts The Feathered Nest 
Galena Cellars Wine Tasting Room Union Leather 
Galena Garlic Company  Vignettes of Galena 
Galena Tees Wooden Wardrobe 
Gustafson & Grey Ltd. You Gotta Be Kidding 
Honest John's Emporium  

Treat your fur-kid to a doggie donut from New Earth Animals or let him sniff out his own treat from the no-hide bar. Bon A-pet-treat Fido! What about a new outfit while you're at it?

Un-fur-gettable Artwork  

Fur-tunately, Outside the Lines Art Gallery and Pinder Pottery welcome your pets to browse beautiful art and pottery pieces with you! Skidmore Art Gallery offers thirsty four-legged travelers a refreshing drink just outside the gallery. 

Speaking of drinks, Miss Kitty's Grape Escape serves up killer martinis to enjoy with Fido at your side. If you're hungry, they serve appetizers, sandwiches, and more. Tip: The local VFW in Hanover will allow your pooch to sit at the bar with you too!

Scruffy to Fluffy

You both deserve a spa day! Doggie Do's & New Earth Animals Grooming will give your fur-baby a makeover while you pamper yourself at one of Galena Country's full-service spas. If you absolutely MUST visit a few places that do not allow pets, Doggie Do's also offers a daycare service where Fido can meet other four-legged travelers and exchange travel stories.

Paws and Reflect 

Time to relax with a glass of wine and reflect on your exciting adventures. Galena Country's award-winning wineries welcome pets - hot diggety dog – let's go! Sit, sip and savor delicious local wines while enjoying scenic views. 

Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery Massbach Ridge Winery
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery Rocky Waters Vineyard & Winery 

In Galena Country, we know the importance of taking the time for the things that matter most. We've always been known to have a good time... times may change, but that never will. Browse the latest visitors guide for more ways to explore this one-of-a-kind destination! 

Please be prepared to enjoy Galena Country responsibly by wearing a mask and keeping your distance. For further information on COVID-19 guidelines in our area, please click here.