Pets & Service Animals

The Arboretum is a pet friendly location. All animals must be leashed and have their waste picked up. Owners are responsible for ensuring pets do not disturb other visitors (human or animal) during their visit. Visitors with unruly animals will be asked to leave the premises. If you are unsure if your pet is able to be respectful during your visit, it is best to leave them at home. Do not leave pets in cars. The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens reserves the right to change the acceptance of non-service animals on the grounds at any time.


Per the Americans with Disabilities Act: "A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals.. Emotional Support Animals (ESA's) provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities." Visitors with ESA's are welcome to visit the Arboretum however, should their ESA become unruly, they will be asked to leave the premises.


To learn more about service animals and emotional support animals, please visit The Americans with Disabilities Act website.


Other locations that accept dogs


There are a few local dog parks in the area. Please visit the links below to learn more.

Waterloo (14 Min Drive)

1320 Campbell Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701


Cedar Falls (18 Min Drive)

3200 S Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Waverly (31 Min Drive)

1403 8th St SE, Waverly, IA 50677



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