City Population: 86,319
Dog Population*: 22,708
*Dog population estimated based on national or state averages based on households per city.
Dog Licensing Info - City of Bloomington
We encourage all dog owners to license their dogs with their respective city they reside in. The City of Bloomington issues animal licenses that last 1 year before they expire. Once November rolls around, the City will mail you a renewal form, in order to remind you to pay for your annual license. Please contact the City of Bloomington to learn more about the details of their animal licenses, and where you can apply to get one.
Bloomington Dog Park (Off-Leash)
A little south of Old Shakopee Road and Nesbitt Avenue is the location for the main Bloomington Off-Leash Dog Park. The park is run by the City of Bloomington. This park is free to the public, but there are a few rules you need to abide by. Checking out the link above will help educate you on the rules they have.
Due to the larger population in Bloomington, and the amount of dogs in the city, attendance at this park is usually strong, so expect to see a lot of different dogs there. The park has an excellent water source option. There are canisters with plastic bags for pet waste cleanup, but its not as organized as other dog parks which have new rolls of pet waste bags available.
One downside to the park is due to the free access, you will encounter many different dogs, owners, and training methods. Every dog has a different temperment, especially if owners bring toys into the park. We have seen many owners attempt to socialize their dog at the park, which can have great outcomes, or not so great. Just be careful, and you should have a good time at the park.