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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. mdw0123@aol.com, aacbc.org  Mary, (313) 492-0826  


Broadway Park

City maintained off-leash park. Separate areas for small dogs and large dogs. Permit required. Read website FAQs before attending. a2gov.org, then search for "dog parks." V    800 Broadway [map]


Dependable Dogs

Presents workshops, Dogs & Storks, and Dogs & Toddlers supporting new parents in nurturing safe and harmonious relationships among all family members, human and canine. Also offers dog adoption assistance and bite prevention education. trainer@dependabledogs.com, dependabledogs.com  (734) 834-4938  2370 E. Stadium, #1016 [map]


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. 7-8, 2019. $5 per dog per day. cortezr@washtenaw.org, washtenaw.org/653/doggy-dip  (734) 484-9676  7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti, (Rolling Hills Water Park) [map]


Olson Park

City maintained off-leash dog park. Permit required. Read website FAQs before attending. a2gov.org, then search for "dog parks." V    1505 Dhu Varren [map]


Swift Run Dog Park

Joint city-county maintained 10-acre off-leash park. Separate areas for small dogs and large dogs. Permit required. Read website FAQs before attending. a2gov.org, then search for "dog parks." V    Platt at Ellsworth


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. 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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