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Dog-Friendly Spots Around Dallas For You and Your Four-Legged Friend

 

‘Tis the season for spending way more time outside. And if you and your pup are getting a little bored with the same daily trek around the neighborhood, it’s time to mix it up a little and squeeze in a little socialization for you both. Get your leash ready and head to some of the best dog-friendly spots in town.

FOR PATIO TIME

Mutts Canine Cantina: This place in Uptown has it all—plenty of (dog-friendly) patio space, good food, craft beers and even an off-leash section for members. The patio is on-leash for dogs, so be sure to bring something to keep them occupied (read: a chewy treat) if you’ll be out in the sunshine. (2889 Cityplace West Boulevard

The Pooch Patio: If your dog is hitting a major milestone — birthday, adoption day, Bark Mitzvah — then a party at The Pooch Patio is the way to go. Invite all your four-legged friends for a private party in their Unleashed space. (2515 Manor Way)

The Foundry: Bring your dog to dinner and get your fried chicken fix at this on-leash pet-friendly courtyard. And if you wanted to sneak him a tiny bit of chicken, I’m sure no one would mind. (2303 Pittman Street)

Katy Trail Ice House: KTIH has long been the spot for 20-somethings to use their dog as an icebreaker. Shameless? Yeah, a bit. But there’s also nothing better than taking your pup for a walk on the trail and then stopping for a couple of beers at this Uptown OG. (3127 Routh Street)

Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard: Your dog may not really care about their A+ craft beer selection, but they’ll definitely be stoked about the giant patio. (2645 Commerce Street

Lee Harvey’s: If your dog is more into dive bars (can’t say we blame him!), take them over to Lee Harvey’s for Dog Day Afternoons from 12-6 PM. The patio is enclosed so they can run around to their heart’s content (and ham it up for attention from other patrons). (807 Gould Street)

Four Corners Brewing Co.: Sip a Local Buzz and spend some QT with your dog at this brewery/bar. There’s a ton of indoor/outdoor seating, and everything from hosted trivia nights to just sitting back and tuning into the game. (1311 S Ervay Street)

Truck Yard: This Lowest Greenville institution is overrun with dogs on any given afternoon, making it ideal pup-watching with a margarita in hand. Add in some food trucks and plenty of water for your pooch and it’s a guaranteed good time. (5624 Sears Street)

FOR PLAY DATES AT THE PARK

My Best Friend's Park at Klyde Warren Park: Of course one of the buzziest spots in Dallas is totally dog-friendly. Bring your small/medium dog to frolic around in this off-leash park, but be sure to bring a towel. There are a few fountains around that they’ll DEFINITELY want to check out. (2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway)

Bark Park Central: This 1.2-acre dog park is nestled beneath the highway overpass for a shaded, fenced-in doggy oasis in Deep Ellum. The park is off-leash, but smaller pup parents should note that there are no play areas separated by breed size. (2530 Commerce Street)

White Rock Lake Dog Park: This is *the* park for any well-mannered pup. Separated into three areas by breed size, this fenced park also includes waterfront access and a fenced-in swimming area. Don’t forget to bring a towel! (8000 East Mockingbird Lane)