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River Place Shops

At River Place Shops in Frankenmuth, MI, you and your pooch will discover the authentic re-creation of an entire German/Bavarian Village. There are a number of dog-friendly places to stop with Fido, including candle stores, souvenir gift shops and more. Grab a brochure map that indicates which shops are dog friendly. This space is also home to an annual Frankenmuth Dog Bowl, along with several other dog friendly events throughout the year. While you're in the area, don't forget to take a cruise with Bavarian Belle Riverboat. Visit Website

Or call (800) 600-0105 or email fmthriverplacegm@gmail.com for more information.


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River Place Shops has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 860 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Rescue Dog Fam
    Jul. 25, 2022
    River Place Shops Were Fun

    Most places here allowed dogs. I do wish all stores would utilize the paw print sticker system. Stores that allow dogs should have a paw print sticker displayed, but not all of them do.

    Regardless, the dogs had a lot of fun walking around here, getting snacks, people watching, and meeting all the other dogs. We were here during Dog Bowl 2021.

    The dogs got to try beignets (2 small bites!) And they were in love.

    My senior dog definitely tried to walk in the jerky shop. Which is an obvious no. He was just following his nose!

    We ate crepes, pastys, beignets, and the dogs had all kinds of snacks. We were having a great day.

  • Katie
    May. 21, 2022
    Great place!

    it’s a great place to go! However there are a few shops where dogs are not allowed in, this is reasonable due to the fact that it’s mostly shops that sell open food products. All staff is very friendly and welcoming to dogs, there is even a dog shop that offers treats toys and a whole bunch other stuff that is really fun!

  • Jessica
    Apr. 8, 2021
    Beautiful pet-friendly shopping complex!

    River Place Shops is a great place to visit with your dog! Most of the shops are pet-friendly - pick up a brochure near any of the complex entrances or inside many of the stores. Make sure to stop by Hello Cats and Dogs to check out the Barkery and get your pup a special treat, and then go to the Pasty Haus to get a snack and drink for yourself and see their unique Pup Menu! My dog Holly LOVES visiting River Place Shops and knows many of the stores that are pet-friendly with staff that are ready to greet her with some love and a treat. There are many green spaces around and poop bag stations for when nature calls, and lots of events and activities dogs can participate in.

  • Morgan
    More than a year ago
    Quite a few dog friendly shops

    Nice area to walk and most places are dog friendly. Outdoor areas of seating available to eat for those that aren't (mostly food places that are not). Fun time for all. Dog friendly maps are available before you walk in (at least by Zak's fudge and between GT distillery/Woody's). I do wish they would post on the doors though.
    Dog friendly - Bavarian Belle, Funky Skunk, Yankee Candle, Tervis, Calla Lilies, Woody's, Exist, Crossroads Hobby, Old Time Photo, Charlin's Book Nook, Bead Haven, The Michigan Shoppe, Mother Earth's Toy Jungle, (Your Name Here) Store, Enchanted Forrest, Girl Talk, Emilie B's, Hello Cats and Dogs, For Bare Feet, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Gift Shop.

  • Bailey
    More than a year ago
    not all stores welcome dogs

    Need to make a directory or specify which stores welcome fido we were there last weekend and tried to find things to do with the dog

  • Bailey
    More than a year ago
    shop with your pet

    Not all stores are pet friendly if you are going to advertise here all stores and shops should allow dogs some had a paw print others did not specify. Pet shop was great and sock shop had many breeds

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