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Why Dog Owners Love the Broad Ripple Area

In and around Broad Ripple, plenty of dog-friendly destinations cater to the large concentration of dog owners in the area. Drive by Broad Ripple Park on the weekend, and you’ll see happy dogs roaming freely inside the Bark Park. Pick up the Monon Trail at Broad Ripple Avenue, and you’ll see dogs walking and jogging alongside their humans.


Many businesses in the area allow dogs on the premises, and some apartments for rent near Broad Ripple are dog-friendly. Broad Ripple, and South Broad Ripple (SoBro) are ideal neighborhoods for dog owners.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Health code prohibits dogs from being inside a restaurant that prepares and serves food, but dogs are permitted in outdoor dining areas. Several Broad Ripple restaurants, including Brugge Brasserie, Flatwater, and Plump’s Last Shot, are known for providing dog-friendly service (and for providing a fresh bowl of water for thirsty pups).

Services for Dogs

If you need dog grooming, training, boarding, or daycare, you can find it in this neighborhood. Doggie daycares abound, too, and some offer grooming and training.


Two large pet stores on Keystone Avenue have everything a dog might need, and a boutique-style shop on College Avenue carries pet foods free of corn, wheat, soy, and chemical products.

Pet-Friendly Apartments Near Broad Ripple

7 Pointe Apartments – formerly Willowbrook Park Apartments – is a newly remodeled pet-friendly apartment community just four miles away from Broad Ripple Park. All units have modern, easy-to-clean plank flooring in the living areas, and some first-floor units have patios. Our residents have access to amenities that aren’t available at many rentals in the area, including a large pool, a fitness center, and outdoor grilling stations.


Our location between Keystone Avenue and Allisonville Road is close to downtown, Castleton, and The Fashion Mall at Keystone. We’re just a few miles from Butler University, and close to Binford Avenue.


Dogs and cats are welcome here. If you’re looking for a pet-friendly home in an excellent location, 7 Pointe is the place to be. Give us a call – we’d be happy to show you around! (317) 344-8161.


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Feb 21