Life can be busy. And, for dog owners, it is often tough to constantly leave your fur friend at home.
What if you could bring your pup with you?
The residents in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area love to do just that. Thanks to a long list of fun things available for them to do, dogs here can spend their days side-by-side with their owner. And this includes everything from bars and breweries to restaurants, shops, and parks – and everywhere in between.
Whether you live here, are planning to visit, or are considering a move, make your dog happy with these best dog-friendly activities.
Getting outdoors is always a great opportunity to breathe in the fresh air and get some exercise. And DFW has many areas that are perfect for enjoying time outdoors. For you and your dog, it could mean exploring Katy Trail, visiting the newly updated Klyde Warren Park, or getting out on the water at White Rock Lake. Parks are always cool, too, including:
Bark Park Central: Going to be in Downtown Dallas? Bark Park Central is a great hot spot. This makes running and making friends in the city an absolute possibility.
City of Irving Dog Park: This dog park is great for those who are hesitant about dog parks open for all sizes. There are two designated spots here – one for small dogs under 25 lbs and one for large dogs. It keeps everyone safe while they enjoy the outdoors.
Shopping Around Town
If you have a love for finding great deals and spoiling your dog, then why not go shopping together? There are many places in DFW where you can do this together. For instance, as long as she is on her best behavior, the Shops at Park Lane will let you bring your dog with you to do some shopping. A visit to the Dallas Farmers Market can be fruitful for both of you, too.
Enjoy a Bite to Eat
Feeling hungry? You probably don’t have to ask your dog twice if she wants to eat since most dogs love food. There are quite a few restaurants that welcome your fur pup with paws wide open. A couple of the most delicious are Urban Taco, Grub Burger Bar, and Son of a Butcher.
If you are short on time, why not hit up the drive-thru? In DFW, there are many options to choose from, including:
- In-N-Out Burger
- Shake Shack
- Sprinkle Cupcakes
- Dairy Queen
Each offers a delightful treat, burger, or dessert for your best fur friend.
Kick Back and Relax
Sometimes you just need a little R+R from life. You know, some time to just relax and just be. There is a good chance that your pup enjoys this downtime, too – as long as you are right by his side.
In DFW, you can spend some quality time together with a cup of coffee at Houndstooth’s Coffee, snuggle at the Coyote Drive-In Movie Theater, sip ice-cold adult beverages (water for Fido) and socialize at Truck Yard, or even a spa treatment for your pooch at Pure Temple.
Doggy Daycare Options
If life finds your social calendar booked up with activities that won’t allow you to bring your dog along, that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on having fun. There are many doggy daycare options throughout the greater DFW area. Places like Barking Hound Village, Dog City, Dallas Pet Den, and others all open their doors to pups looking for a good time.
Whatever you choose to do and wherever you choose to go, you are sure to have a load of fun as long as you and your dog are together.
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