PET FRIENDLY University of Michigan

PET FRIENDLY University of Michigan

4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

University of Michigan was founded in 1817, when Michigan was still the Michigan Territory, and originally located in Detroit. It moved to its present location in 1837.

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Pet Policy: No more than 2 pets per suite. Pets under 80lbs are allowed. Nonrefundable fee: 15USD for the first night, 10USD for each additional night with a cap of 150USD. Pet agreement must be signed at check in. Record of current vaccinations required.

Policy Confirmed: 07/19/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/19/2021

Pet Policy: Pet Fee: $15. per pet per night, 30lbs. or less.

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near University of Michigan


Aut Bar

315 Braun Court,
Ann Arbor, MI 48102
Pet Friendly Aut Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan

We love this restaurant/bar, which advertises itself as “serving the men and women of the gay community, their family, and friends.” It has a wonderful pet-friendly patio where you can enjoy a drink (maybe choose from one of the dozen Michigan beers they have available, or a deliciously quenching craft cocktail like the Blood Orange Gin Fizz). There is an eclectic fusion-flavors bistro/pub-style dinner menu, with lots of vegetarian options. We love their Avocado Fries served with chipotle aioli, Crispy Dragon Roll, and Cuban Re-Mix made with pork carnitas. They also serve brunch on the weekends offering a host of Mexican specialties and 8 different kinds of omelettes. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Fleetwood Diner

300 South Ashley Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Sometimes only a diner will do, and this one is old school to the max, with its Airstream good looks and bright-colored neon sign. And you get to enjoy it with your pooch at one of the tables in their pet-friendly outdoor seating. They are open 24 hours a day and pride themselves in giving you want when you want, whether it’s their famous Original Hippie Breakfast (two eggs any style, Hippie Hash—hash browns layered with grilled onions, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and mushrooms, and topped with feta—and toast) at 5 p.m. or a steak at 4 in the morning

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near University of Michigan


Olson Dog Park

1505 Dhu Varren Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

This off leash dog park is located in the south-central portion of Olson Park. Your dog must have a license from the City of Ann Arbor to use it. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Swift Run Dog Park

4000 Platt Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

This 10-acre off leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Your dog must have a license from the City of Ann Arbor to use it. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

University of Michigan's mascot is the wolverine, which got us to thinking, is the wolverine related to the dog? Two seconds of Googling answered that with an emphatic HELL, NO! Turns out the wolverine is a member of the weasel family. But, there is a dog link to the wolverine. Well, actually, Wolverine, the Marvel comic book character. Dog Logan, who has superior tracking abilities (oh yeah, and fangs and claw-like fingernails), is Wolverine's half brother.

Returning to the land of reality, University of Michigan faculty and researchers have been involved in some interesting studies involving dogs. In one, done in collaboration with UC San Francisco, they found that repeated exposure to dogs in infancy reduces children's risk of developing allergies and asthma. In another, researchers identified a gene that might be responsible for the fact that dogs are diurnal (stay awake during the day-well, stay awake when they're not busy napping) and wolves are nocturnal.

Ann Arbor is a wonderful college town to stroll through with your canine. When you're ready for a little nip or nosh (or full-on meal), try The Earle, a brasserie style restaurant specializing in Italian and French cooking, with offerings like Lamb Chops with Port Wine and Tarragon Sauce and Linguine with Garlic Sausage. Enjoy it with your pooch on their sidewalk patio.

And for those deeply in need of comfort food, try Fleetwood Diner, classic with its Airstream styling. Open 24/7, you and your pup are welcome at their pet friendly outdoor seating.

Another favorite Ann Arbor destination is Biercamp. You've got to love a butcher shop that's also a pet friendly beer garden. We love their 16-Hour Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side of Chili Cheese Tater Tots.

And after you've eaten you fill, you (or at least your pup) can run off some of those very tasty calories at one of Ann Arbor's off leash dog parks, which you will need to get a license from the City of Ann Arbor to use. Swift Run Dog Park is particularly nice, with 10 acres for your dog to roam.