Off The Leash At Midtown Detroit’s Dog Park

BY Taylor Rebhan

This summer Shinola partnered with Midtown Detroit, Inc. to open Midtown’s very first dog park. We’re happy to see so many pups and owners enjoying the off-leash space at the corner of Cass Avenue and West Canfield Street. We’re equally excited to introduce Shinola Pet, our new line of American-made pet accessories, featuring dog collars, leashes, toys and beds—a collaboration with photographer and animal lover Bruce Weber.  

In tandem with the opening of the dog park, Shinola hosted a neighborhood block party on June 20th to mark the one-year anniversary of our Detroit flagship store. To celebrate we invited our friends from the Michigan Humane Society to hold a pet adoption event where three dogs successfully found forever homes. In addition to two dogs that were adopted by Shinola employees, Midtown locals Peter and Michael adopted a small terrier mix, Juno, a friendly and excitable six-month-old puppy.

The Michigan Humane Society rescued Juno from an over-crowded shelter in North Carolina. Juno stayed only 10 days in Detroit before finding a permanent home with Peter, Michael and their goldendoodle, Ernest. The trio could not be happier about their new companion.


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