City of Marquette administration balances rules with the need for dog-friendly recreation

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Nothing like your best four-legged friend joining you on the walk along sunny Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, only to come upon a sign reading: ‘NO DOGS PERMITTED IN PARK EXCEPT IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES’

There are growing complaints of dogs seen out in off-limit areas like lifeguarded beaches (including McCarty’s Cove) and nature preserves like Presque Isle Park.

“Generally, with nature preserves, dogs aren’t allowed for numerous reasons. Mostly with the wildlife. Second is the unwanted dog interactions with other park visitors,” explained City of Marquette Assistant Director of Community Services Andrew MacIver.

There have also

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Take a tour of new ‘dog-friendly’ hotel in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Morton Hotel is offering a unique experience for dog lovers in downtown Grand Rapids.

“We are very excited for this new opportunity to promote this dog-centric, dog-friendly, pet-forward hotel,” said Ross Bartlett, Regional General Manager for The Morton Hotel.

Bartlett said they identified a need for a comfortable place to travel with dogs in Grand Rapids. The 25-room “pup-perfect” residential style hotel opened on March 15 in the nearly century old, 13-story Morton building at the corner of Ionia Avenue NW and Monroe Center.

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