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14Aug 2018

The Lehigh Valley is comprised of three cities: Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and its surroundings. The population of the Lehigh Valley, PA is 821,173 residents. About 558,280 dogs and pets live here in the Lehigh Valley and dog parks have been popping up all over in recent years to serve the dog owners. Sassy Dog Fashions did a tour of these dog parks and we are presenting our favorites in this official directory.

1. Allen Township Dog Park

Located off Savage Road, behind the Atlas woods, the dog park is open to the public, township residents and others. Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy the sunshine; that’s why you need to bring your dog to the Allen Township Dog Park as the park is open from dawn to dusk.

Smaller dogs are separated from larger dogs by a gated fence. Water lines have been laid, so dogs have plenty of water to drink at the back of the park in fact, they have their very own water fountain!

Here is a quick guide to the rules of the park: https://sassydogfashions.com/blog/best-dog-parks-in-the-lehigh-valley-pennsylvania/

Allen Township Dog Park

2. Nazareth Dog Park

If you and your pooch are contemplating some high elevation fun, you should consider trying Nazareth Dog Park. They have two fenced areas, one for larger breeds and one for smaller breeds. For the most part, it’s pretty well taken care of. The freshly upgraded fence surrounds the park. The lookouts here are amazing, too!

The park permits pooches to run off some energy. Much of the encompassing trails and land is dog-friendly as well, so there’s plenty for you guys to explore.

If you’ve ever wanted to hike with your best friend, Nazareth Dog Park is the place to do it.

Nazareth Dog Park

3. Hugh Moore Dog Bark

Dog owners have a new, spacious and shaded area to frequent in Lehigh Valley. The park is fenced-in and broken into separate areas for small and large dogs and even has a pavilion with picnic tables where you could enjoy a picnic BBQ with all your dog friends.

It has two water fountains for dogs and one for humans is planned. Dogs are allowed off-leash inside the dog park but must be leashed elsewhere at Hugh Moore Park.

You can enjoy all the magnificent sights along with your pooch by choosing Hugh Moore Dog Park and you can access the D&L trail from this parking lot which is also dog friendly.

Hugh Moore Dog Bark

4. Perkasie Dog Park

The Perkasie Dog Park is inhabited off of Constitution Avenue across from the Perkasie Square Shopping Center.

The playground also offers tables where you can relax and watch your dog go crazy. We thought this dog park needed some TLC trimming work as there were a lot of unkept areas where weeds were growing out of control.

Perkasie Dog Park

5. Lower Macungie Dog Park

The Park is constructed with funding from Lower Macungie Township and private donations from Friends of Lower Macungie Dog Park.

Lower Macungie Dog Park has plenty of ways for you to pamper your pooch or let him have fun.

The resort features a dog park complete with an agility and obstacle course, and drinking fountains.

This Lehigh Valley dog park was very well groomed for our arrival.

Lower Macungie Dog Park

6. Polk Valley Dog Park

The 1+ acre Dog Park highlights separate areas for small and large dogs and chairs for dog owners. The lookouts are amazing here so do take your binoculars and the park is extensive with adjoining properties and pavilions.

The Dog Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Each person may bring up to two (2) dogs in the park at a time.

There’s even a separate division for dogs under 30 pounds if you’re concerned about rough play.

Polk Valley Dog Park

Don’t forget to carry The Dog Walker Bags, available on https://sassydogfashions.com

With this Dog Walker Bag, you can keep your hands free to manage your dog and the leash. You can easily carry the dog’s water, your water, doodoo bags, cell phone and more. Moreover, you can conveniently clean up after your dog by simply pulling a doodoo bag from the dispenser in the front pocket.

Dog Walker Bag

So, when are you planning to go to these parks? Or if you have already visited, DO LET US KNOW your experience in the comments section below!

2Jul 2018

Turn your tongues blue at the 31st annual Blueberry Festival organized by the most-loved Historic Bethlehem. The Bethlehem community celebrates one of the sweetest festivals every July that combines family fun and irresistible food.

Explore new ways to relish the taste of blueberries at this annual event. The festival goers are offered a variety of delicacies and opportunity to taste brewery samples. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy – exciting musical performances, dog attractions, culinary contests, walk-through exhibitions of creative gifts and handmade crafts, pie-eating contests, scavenger hunt, barn tours, and a lot more!

Here are the event details:

    Date: July 21st (Saturday) & 22nd (Sunday)

    Venue:   1461 Schoenersville Rd. (visit map)
                     Burnside Plantation
                     Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA

Don’t miss the fan favorite Pet Parade!

All the pet lovers and pet parents in Bethlehem– do not miss the chance to join the Third Annual Pet Parade held at this Blueberry Festival. Sunday, 22nd July will be dedicated to little pooches. The parade features pets of all breeds dressed up in quirky costumes. If you haven’t given a thought to it then it’s time you do as the best costume will win a gift basket.

Anything BLUE..

In the spirit of the Blueberry festival, this year’s costume theme is anything blue. We have picked the “best of blue” collection of pet apparel and accessories available exclusively at SassyDogFashions that your canine friend can totally flaunt at the event.

Personalized Dog Bandanna

Personalized Dog Bandanna

This Blue Personalized SASSY PAW dog bandanna is simply perfect for parades and walks! Dog bandannas by SassyDogFashions are lightweight, machine washable and super adorable. Each pet scarf has a beautiful decorative edge to make it pretty and prevent fraying.

Fringe Denim Dress for Pet Dogs

Fringe Denim Dress for Pet Dogs

Show your American pride at this Blueberry festival with this cute dog fringe denim outfit. We designed this fashionable pet dog denim dress using the best distressing techniques. A finished border has been added to the garment on the upper portions, while tufts of fringe accent the triple layer skirt hems. A beautiful whimsical American flag accents the back.

Blue Bling Dog Bone Charm

Blue Bling Dog Bone Charm

Bright Aqua Blue Rhinestone Bling Dog Charm with Lobster clasp. Pet jewelry that clasps onto a collar D-ring, that is adorned with blue crystal rhinestones. This charm features large blue crystal rhinestones set in shiny nickel. Every little man loves to wear jewelry so sass up his collar at this Blueberry festival with some silver and blue bling.

Denim Vest Jacket for Pet Dogs

Denim Vest Jacket for Pet Dogs

We’ve totally destroyed this patriotic denim vest for your bad-to-the-bone-dog. Celebrate the Blueberry festival by dressing your cool dog in this cute dog fringe denim outfit. A beautiful whimsical American flag accents the back. Tufts of fringe and shiny metal stars have been added to the entire garment. Look mean, rough and lovable with this denim jacket vest.

The Dog Walker Bag

The Dog Walker Bag

This Puppy Love Blue Dog Walker Bag for pet parents perfectly blends in with the pet parade theme and is something too handy to not carry along at the festival. With this Dog Walker Bag, you can keep your hands free to manage your dog and the leash. You can easily carry the dog’s water, your water, doodoo bags, cell phone and more. Moreover, you can conveniently clean up after your dog by simply pulling a doodoo bag from the dispenser in the front pocket.

So, how are you planning to dress up your pet at this Blueberry festival? Do let us know in the comments section below!

25Jun 2018

You know what they say – “Happiness is a warm puppy”

If you have never been loved by a dog, you’re missing out on something really great. There’s a reason why dogs are referred to as Man’s best friend. And there is no better way to return that affection to your little pooch than taking him out for a sniff along a trail.

Best Dog Friendly Walking Trails Within 20 miles of Northampton, PA - PART 2 - Image1

Dogs are required to be leashed on most of the trails. Do not forget to carry water for your pet, and plastic bags as well to clean up after them. SassyDogFashions offers a stylish must-have Dog Walker Bag to carry all the stuff when heading out for walks, hikes, and hangouts. You can carry water, doodoo bags, cell phone and more in the bag while keeping your hands-free during the trail adventure.

Dog Walker Bag

Read on to know the best dog-friendly walking and hiking trails within 20-mile radius of Northampton, PA.

D & L Trail – Lehigh Canal (South)

(Bethlehem, PA)


You and your dog can access the trailhead at Bethlehem Sand Island located behind the Depot Restaurant and behind the Ice House 56 River St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal

Bethlehem is one of the two largest cities on the D&L Trail. The trail is paved for the first few miles before reverting to crushed-stone surface. As you and your canine sidekick pedal through the trail, you’ll have a look at the impressive Bethlehem steel sacks across the river. Once one of the largest steel manufacturers in the country, the site is now home to a popular entertainment and cultural events venue.

D&L Trail – Hugh Moore Park Trailhead

(Easton, PA)


D&L Trail - Hugh Moore Park Trailhead

The Hugh Moore Park Trailhead is located along the D&L Trail spur at 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042. This trail spur ultimately leads to National Canal Museum, Canal Boat Rides, and D&L National Heritage Corridor offices. There’s ample parking space available in the Hugh Moore Park lot. You can reach the D&L Trail spur by walking away from the Lehigh River and toward the canal at the back of the parking lot.

Hugh Moore Bark Dog Park in Easton, PA

Hugh Moore Bark Dog Park in Easton, PA

Dog Owners have Easton’s best, new spacious dog park where they can take their dogs to socialize with other dogs and even have a cookout BEFORE they hop on the trail. Located right inside the entry of Hugh Moore Park is a brand new dog park that just opened last month. Regulations are posted and dog owners are responsible for doodoo cleanup. Whether your dog is big or small, he now can have the time of his life at Easton’s Hugh Moore Bark.

D&L Trail – Lehigh Canal (South)

(Easton, PA)


D&L Trail – Lehigh Canal (South)

The trailhead can be accessed at 220 S Delaware Drive, Easton, PA 18042. Starting at the southern end, this section of the D&L trail is the longest – spanning 60 miles from Bristol to Easton. The crushed-stone towpath dates back to the canal-building era of the early and mid-1800s. Along the trail, you will find canal locks, aqueducts, and other historical structures. A popular stop among trail users is the Locktender’s House and Lock 11 in New Hop mainly to explore the historical roots.

D & L Trail – Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail

(Weatherly, PA)


You can unload the dogs at South Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, PA 18255. The Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail cuts through 4,500 acres of river gorge parkland along the Lehigh River. The 26-mile trail features river views on one side and scattered waterfalls on the other side. A scenic view for you and your little one to enjoy. About a mile into the crushed-stone route will lead you to a renovated iron bridge that supports bicycle and pedestrian users.

D & L Trail - Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail

Lehigh Gorge Trail

(Jim Thorpe, PA)

Jim Thorpe

The Lehigh Gorge Trail links downtown Jim Thorpe with the gorgeous Lehigh Gorge State Park. You can explore the trail along with your little pooch; however, do not forget to keep him on a leash. Hike along the trail and enjoy a day surrounded by mother nature. You can also take a relaxing ride through the natural wonders in the beautiful Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.

Lehigh Gorge Trail

So, where do you head out for some tail-wagging adventure near Northampton? Do let us know in the comments section below!

23Jun 2018

Whether you’re heading out for an early morning walk or simply to meet Mother Nature head-on, there are a lot of great hiking trails that you can explore with your little pooch within 20 miles of Northampton, PA. From easy park trails to adventurous hiking through forests and scenic river, there’s something for everyone to enjoy a good hike.

But before you get all excited and embark on these hiking trails, make sure you have taken all the necessary precautions for the safety of your canine buddy. Do not forget to carry all the must-have stuff like dog leash, dog harness, and of course, the dog walker bag.

Dog Walker Bag

You can buy this really stylish and handy bag exclusively at SassyDogFashions. With the Dog Walker Bag, you can keep your hands-free, to manage your dog and the leash while exploring the adventurous hiking. With this handy pet accessory, it’s easy to mindful about doodoo cleanup wherever you go but it’s especially useful for the trail.

Time to get your tail on the trail! Here’s a compiled list of best pet-friendly trails near Northampton that you’re sure to love.

D&L Trail – Canal Street Park

(Northampton, PA)


D&L Trail – Canal Street Park

The Canal Street Park trail connects Cementon to Northampton via a share the road portion across Route 329 Bridge. In Northampton, walkers, runners, and cyclists are encouraged to use the paved trail through Canal Street Park. The trail extends down to Catasauqua where they are working on improvements to be completed in 2020.


Do not miss the Nor-Bath Trail connection at the southern end of Northampton Canal Street Park! Trail users can follow 10th Street for about 0.2 miles, carefully cross Main Street at the new crosswalk and you’ll be on a new section of Nor-Bath Trail that connects to the existing section near the athletic fields. You and your pooch can also access the northern end of the trail at Route 329 & Jacksonville Road. Plans are underway to extend the Nor-Bath dog friendly walking and hiking trail into Bath, PA.

D&L Trail – Lehigh Canal (South)

(Allentown, PA)

Allentown, PA

Canal Park is off of Albert Street in Allentown. The Lehigh Canal (South) “rail-trail” is a great place to walk along with your little pooch in Allentown. It is an unused railroad corridor and one of the 1600 trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The non-profit organization is aimed at creating a network of trails nationwide from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

(Wind Gap, PA)


Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Park your vehicle and unload your hounds at the trailhead located at 835 Jacobsburg Road in Nazareth, PA 18064. Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is an adventurous trail offering 18.5 miles of network of trails for hikers and their little one. This trail topped our tour of Dog Friendly Trails within 20 miles of Northampton however, the dogs must be leashed all the time and they’re very strict about doodoo cleanup as all the trails in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania are running through the park.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center-2

Bushkill Creek offers an excellent trout fishing opportunity and the dogs can take a dip, too. The park is used by hunters as well. Therefore, non-hunters are required to wear blaze orange during hunting seasons. This is a major pet friendly dog walking trail in the Lehigh Valley and it’s highly recommended by www.SassyDogFashions.com

Switchback Railroad Trail

(Jim Thorpe, PA)

Jim Thorpe

The Switchback rail-trail inspires tourists and locals alike. Switchback is made up from the intersection of two 9-mile routes. The trail runs downhill from Summit Hill to the town of Jim Thorpe. If you’re looking to enjoy a shorter ride with your pooch then pick up the trail in Mauch Chunk Lake Park. It is a great spot offering picnic areas, campgrounds, and parking for biking up and down the trail.

Switchback Railroad Trail

Ironton Rail-Trail

(Coplay, PA)


Ironton Rail-Trail

Park your car by the Coplay Borough Municipal Pool or on Chestnut Street. A quintessential rail-trail with breathtaking scenery, safe venues to exercise, and great park for your little pooch to have the time of his life. The trail consists of a 6-mile loop and 3.5-mile spur. The two rows of beautiful old cement kilns along the trail are a must-see. Also, do not miss the historical markers on the back side of these kilns explaining their relevance in American History and the trail follows the Lehigh River where it separates Northampton and Coplay (Whitehall, PA).

Plainfield Township Trail

(Easton, PA)


Plainfield Township Trail

You can access this trail at two places at the southern and northern tip. Route 191 & Sullivan Trail or Main St/191 in Stockerton. The trailhead turn in well posted from the highway. Plainfield Township Trail is a fine recreation destination and offers the best hike at approximately 7 miles long. The trail is well maintained and welcomes a variety of visitors – from mountain bikers and cross-country skiers to little pooches and their parents. Lined by large trees on both sides, the trail frames pretty views of Bushkill Creek. The trail crosses the creek on charming wooden bridges offering a splendid view of the creek far below. Almost entire pathway is surfaced with an unusual crushed red stone and is actively used by equestrians. The trail is posted heavily to remind you about doodoo cleanup.

Plainfield Township Trail-2

Natural Lands Trust’s Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

(Easton, PA)


Natural Lands Trust's Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

The trailhead is located at 240 Sunnyside Road, 1/2 mile northeast of Spring Hill Road.

Overlooking the scenic Delaware River and perched on the steep slopes of Bougher Hill, the 200-acre Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary offers an excellent hiking trail. The trail leads visitors through a variety of forests and meadow areas that are home to bountiful wildflowers and wildlife. Good news is you can bring along canine sidekick as long as you keep him on a leash and pick up after him. The Dog Walker Bag would come in really handy here because as usual, the trail is well posted to clean up after your dog. The Dog Walker Bag also holds your water bottles so you can water your dog and yourself.

Choose your favorite hiking trails, plan it all out, pack the right supplies, and enjoy the sights together with your trail buddy. Don’t forget to load up your Dog Walking Bag with water for you and the dogs, and most of all—clean up after your dog! Happy trails!

9Jun 2018

If you are a dog in the Lehigh Valley, you are lucky because you have many events to attend and many places to go. You will have an array of good Veterinarians to choose from and a big choice of groomers who can make your hairdo look stylish and trendy.

Looking for a place to stroll on Sunday afternoon? On Main Street in historic downtown Bethlehem, you can find many dog-friendly stores to go into and cafes for Mom to have a beverage. You know the stores and cafes are dog-friendly because they put a bowl of water out in front for passing dogs so if you do not see the bowl of water, use your discretion in entering because the owner may not want dogs in their place of business but pretty much every business downtown Bethlehem accepts dogs.

Dogs can slobber and even pee on merchandise so if you’re planning on going into a boutique, by all means, be sure to potty your dog before you even arrive on Main Street. Main Street is a very clean street but if you find your dog has an emergency, there are some trees and dirt spots along the street but there are no grassy patches unless you go behind the Sun Inn or down by the Moravian Church. Be sure to clean up after your dog to ensure we can all continue to be welcome on that historical shopping street at the shops and cafes. Oh and Hotel Bethlehem only accepts dogs if you are a hotel guest so you may wish to sit at an outdoor café along Main Street instead, if you’re looking for a dog-friendly eatery or a place to enjoy your beverage when you’re with your cute little dog.

If you are a Dog in the Lehigh Valley

Be sure to keep your dog up-to-date with vaccines before taking him in public and you can do that at our brand new Veterinarian in Northampton, PA. That’s right. We have a brand new affordable Vet in town and her name is Abby Gerenser! Abby Road Veterinary Hospital just opened their doors to the public on Atlas Road and they are accepting new patients. The facility offers full Veterinarian services to keep your pet in top condition so that he can remain active and live a long, healthy life.

With the warmer weather, we will all be out walking our dogs on a daily basis again soon. Don’t forget to get your hands on The Dog Walker Bag from www.sassydogfashions.com which has a built-in dog waste bag dispenser so when your dog goes potty in public, it’s easy to clean up. Just pull a bag from the dispenser, bag the poop and then put the bag into the main compartment and zip it shut.

The cross body bag comes in six (6) fun pet patterns and has an adjustable strap and is designed to keep your hands free so that you can manage the dog leashes and dogs and also watch your step. Great for dog parks, city walking and anywhere you need to be mindful about cleaning up after your dog.