Hamlin Park is the Best Dog Park in Chicago

Hamlin Park is the Best Dog Park in Chicago
Gatsby and Murphy taking a break after a game of chase at Hamlin Park.

So much has happened since I last contributed to my blog, and I'm so sorry for being absent for so long. Kyle moved us to a new house in Roscoe Village, and when he first told me the news I was very upset. I couldn't believe he was taking me away from all the dog-friendly places in Old Town and Lincoln Park, but since moving I've been loving exploring my new neighborhood.  PLUS, he finally got me out of a studio apartment and we're living in a 3 bedroom duplex with a yard now! Life is so exciting!

If you followed Kyle's Twitter feed, you may also have seen that I recently had surgery to correct my cherry eye and remove a growth from my chest. Dr England at Animal Medical Center did a super job, and although the initial week of my recovery was pretty rough, I'm happy to say that it feels great to be fully recovered and back out exploring again. Last Sunday Kyle took me to Starved Rock State Park for a long hike (post with pics to follow later), and I've been able to return to my new favorite place to hang out with my canine pals - Hamlin Park Dog Park.

Why do I think Hamlin Park is the best dog park in the city? For starters, it's an L-shaped park that wraps around a tennis court. Can you say tennis balls galore? I love all those amateur tennis wannabe's because they keep providing me and my friends with a fresh supply of tennis balls. Well done Chicago Park District! Additionally, it's one of the largest dog-friendly areas in the city so it gives me plenty of room to play fetch and chase my friends. Kyle also seems to appreciate the reclining bench seats that he likes to utilize while I'm busy playing chase; he says it gives him a chance to chat with humans for a change. Lastly, the park has natural shade and a built-in water supply and Roscoe Village Animal Hospital also provides hanging water bowls and large jugs of fresh water.

Overall, Hamlin Park is the place to be! I love my new neighborhood and can't wait to write all about Beat Kitchen, Cody's Public House, Roscoe Village Bikes, and all kinds of other cool places I'm finding.

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    Gatsby the Weimaraner

    Kyle found me at Anti-Cruelty Society when I was about five months old, and he was kind enough to let me move in with him and our cat, Dr. Seuss. Today I have a very rewarding and happy life, and I'm excited to share my perspective about the dog-friendly side of Chicago. But don't worry, I'll also let Kyle share his human perspective from time to time. When I'm not out exploring the dog-friendly side of Chicago for new blog material, you'll most likely find me taking a nap on the sofa, frolicking in Lincoln Park with Kyle, or shredding a tennis ball for no reason at all. As co-owner of Get Pet, I also have a very demanding social calendar. I do my best to equally divide my time between my canine and human friends.

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