What's the best place in Buffalo to take your dog?  A park?  The waterfront?  A college campus?  Woods?  That's the question we asked and you responded.

Here are the final results – the Cellino & Barnes Best 8 Places in Buffalo to take your dog.


  • 8

    Emery Park

    Located in South Wales, Emery Park is one of Erie County's five original heritage parks.

  • 7

    Ellicott Creek Park

    Located in the Town of Tonawanda, Ellicott Creek Park is one of Erie County's five original heritage parks.

  • 6

    Nick Charlap's Ice Cream

    A locally owned business with locations in North Boston, Hamburg, West Seneca and Angola.  We're told dogs often get a treat or ice cream when their owners come.

  • 5

    The Barkyard

    It's Buffalo’s first official off-leash dog park. Located in LaSalle Park with beautiful views of the waterfront, it features two enclosed areas, one for small dogs (30 pounds or less, older and more passive dogs) and another area for larger dogs.

  • 4

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

    Located on Delaware Avenue in the City of Buffalo, it's the site of the Wilcox Mansion where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office to become President following the death of William McKinley who had been shot and killed while attending the Pan-Am Exhibition in Buffalo in 1901.

  • 3

    Chestnut Ridge Park

    Located in the Town of Orchard Park, Chestnut Ridge Park is one of Erie County's five original heritage parks.  It's the largest of the county's parks.

  • 2


    For pet supplies, food, healthcare and generally a nice place for your dog to roam around without anyone getting overly excited, Petco is a good choice.  Locations across the country including five in this area.

  • 1

    And Number One Is...

    It is a 633-acre state park located just outside the village of East Aurora.  It's the former country estate of a Buffalo family that previously owned the Sabres.