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Ann Arbor Companion Bird Club

Education about companion birds and information on nutrition, care, behavior, and rescue. Public may adopt their rescue birds, such as macaws, cockatiels, African Greys, and others. Email to meet a bird. Meets 2nd Sun. 2 p.m. at Pet People, 3330 Washtenaw. During Covid-19: Meetings suspended. mdw0123@aol.com, aacbc.org  Mary, (313) 492-0826  


Dog Parks

Broadway and Olson parks are city-maintained off-leash parks; the ten-acre Swift Run park is city- and county-maintained. All have areas for small dogs and large dogs. Permit required. Read website FAQs before attending. a2gov.org/dogparks V    

BROADWAY PARK
800 Broadway

OLSON PARK
1505 Dhu Varren

SWIFT RUN PARK
Corner of Ellsworth and Platt


Dog Swim

Annual event through Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation. Set times for 3 different weight categories of dogs and a 2-dog limit per person. Sept. 11, 2021. $5 per dog. boumar@washtenaw.org, washtenaw.org/653/doggy-dip  (734) 484-9676  7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti, (Rolling Hills Water Park) [map]


The Petting Farm

Since 1984, families and school field trips have petted rabbits, goats, llamas, sheep, and cows, and watched peacocks show off. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seasonal hours vary. $6 general admission, $5.50 senior admission, $3 first responders, children under 23 months free. Private birthday parties available. During Covid-19: Masks required. No feeding of animals. Call or visit website for up-to-date information. info@pettingfarm.com, pettingfarm.com  (734) 998-0182  3001 Earhart at Domino Farms Office Park [map]


Therapaws of Michigan

Canine-assisted therapy program dedicated to promoting and fostering the human-animal bond in therapeutic and educational settings. Individual owner-dog teams visit schools and libraries, patients in hospitals, and residents in extended care facilities, providing social, emotional, and physical benefits. info@therapaws.org, therapaws.org V    




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