(WXYZ) — After a long winter and a slow start to spring, many of us are still suffering from cabin fever. And it's not just people. Our four legged friends can also benefit from a nice run in the park and the feeling of the wind in their fur.
If your pooch is one of those, you might want to take them to one of the top 7 dog parks in metro Detroit.
We asked our viewers to sniff out the best dog parks in metro Detroit for our Thursday's Top 7. Here's what they came up with:
#7 FRIENDS OF CANTON DOG PARK (CANTON)
Coming in at number 7 is Canton Dog Park. It has six acres of fenced-in outdoor areas for dogs of all sizes to run and play off leash.
#6 CADY STREET DOG PARK (NORTHVILLE)
Northville's Cady Dog Park is one of two dog parks in the city. Although it's smaller in size, the park's users say dogs here have big-time fun!
#5 STATLER MALOOF DOG PARK (ST. CLAIR SHORES)
Next, we go to Statler Maloof Dog Park. We met some pet parents who say this smaller urban park still has lots of room.
"Even the big dogs have a lot of room. They play, they run!"
This park is in St. Clair Shores and is our fifth stop. This pet parent brings his dog here and says it's the highlight of his dog's day! He adds, "And she gets all the exercise she needs."
#4 DEARBORN DOG PARK (DEARBORN)
Dearborn Dog Park is number four. It's right behind Henry Ford Centennial Library. The highlight here is dog agility equipment, designed to engage both body and mind!
#3 LYON OAKS DOG PARK (WIXOM)
Wixom is home to Lyon Oaks Dog Park. It comes in third on our list. There are 13 acres for your dog to explore, including a field training area to teach any dog new tricks.
#2 CLINTON TWP. DOG PARK (CLINTON TWP.)
Coming in at number 2 is Clinton Twp Dog Park. It's a great space for dogs to learn and meet their physical and social needs by being around people and other pooches!
#1 ORION OAKS DOG PARK
Number one is Orion Oaks Dog Park in Orion Twp. Folks here say there are always other dogs to play with and the park is well maintained. Plus, Angela from Troy says there are also wooded areas for Rover to roam.
"It's really pretty back there. It's a nice long green stretch and they have some areas that they can cut into the woods and play," Angela said. "It's all fenced in so the dogs can't go too far.
Most of these parks have Facebook pages and dedicated park goers that make a for a tight knit community.. where both the pet parent and the dog can make lasting friendships.