Your furry friends will feel right at home in Dallas. With tons of dog parks scattered throughout the city, your pup can run free while you can check out the local hotspots. One of the best places to meet the locals is at Mutts Canine Cantina. Mutts is the ultimate doggie playground, complete with a dog park, restaurant, beer garden, tasty doggie treats and plenty of water stations.
Arlington now boasts two dog parks: the larger Tails & Trails park on the southeast side of town and Rush Creek Dog Park on the northwest side. Bring Fido has provided a list of dog-friendly restaurants in town for a cool beverage after the dog park. Topping the list (in my opinion): the Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club, one of my favorite go-to places for adult-and-pet dining.
Fort Worth may be Cowtown, but we love dogs here too! Check out my list of dog-friendly restaurants from earlier this year. To add to the list: The Yard, a pup-and-adult-friendly venue for drinks and concerts, The Lazy Dog (with another location in Plano), and the 40 miles of the well-paved Trinity Trails. Finally, Magnolia Avenue is a hotbed of pet friendliness where some of the restaurants and businesses even have pet hydration stations. Cane Rosso gets special mention: The DFW-based pizza chain also supports their own dog rescue, with 300+ animals rescued, vetted, treated and placed in “forever” homes.
When it comes down to it, Plano is possibly the most pet-friendly city in DFW. The good folks at Visit Plano have a pet-friendly page on their website for all things pet-friendly. The majority of Plano hotels, 90 restaurants with patios for a “yappy hour” and tons of events are pet-friendly. Don’t forget their 4,000+ acres of park land. The Shops at Legacy also launched their PupStops, listing what shops and eateries are pet-friendly.
Grapevine has become exceptionally pet-friendly, and our friends at the Grapevine CVB put together a list of the pup-friendly places to eat, drink, and staycation. My love of their Urban Wine Trail is no secret, and wine lovers can bring their furry pals to Delaney Vineyards and Winery or Homestead Winery. Beer aficionados can enjoy a pint with Fido at the Grapevine Craft Brewery.
Southlake is a-wag and eager to welcome you and your four-legged companions! There’s a fantastic dog park, lengthy walking trails, pet-friendly accommodations and a restaurant guide that highlights pup-friendly eateries. Plan a visit to Three Dog Bakery, where you can get celebration cake and “ice cream” treats, along with other special goodies for your dog. If your pet’s on a special diet, it’s likely the bakery has food your pet can tolerate. Three Dog also has locations in North Fort Worth and Plano.