BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Certified City Profile: Orion Township, MI

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together.

What Makes Orion Township a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2020, Orion Township, Michigan, scored especially well in the Shelters and Business traits of our pet-friendly cities model — including the fact that the city government allows employees to bring pets to work.

Orion Township features a 24-acre, fence-enclosed dog park, Orion Oaks. This regional attraction draws visitors from all over Metro Detroit. The park offers access to two trails, a picnic shelter, drinking water, open play areas and Lake Sixteen for dogs to swim.

Orion Township’s Supervisor on Making Pets Welcome

Supervisor Chris Barnett at dog park

“Orion Township has been long known by our motto ‘where living is a vacation,’ and we are so honored to be certified among BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™. We are committed to being an inclusive community and are excited to share our continually expanding recreational and business offerings with our furry and four-legged friends. Whether you are looking for a pet-friendly community to call your home, or you are just passing through looking fro a swim, snack and a chance to meet new friends, Orion Township is the place!”

– Supervisor Chris Barnett

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