Dog-Friendly Dallas: Parks, Restaurants and Hotels for Fido

The most populous city in Texas is Dallas: home to many a cowboy, cowgirl and cow-pup. Luckily, Dallas welcomes city slickers of both two and four legs to participate in much of what the city has to offer. Below are some of the best dog-friendly places to check out while in Dallas, Texas!


Bark Park Central: This 1.2 acre off-leash park features a younger crowd of dog owners and hip artwork for you and your pup to enjoy.

White Rock Lake Dog Park: Bring your dog to the popular White Rock Lake Dog Park for its separate play areas and plenty of open space to roam free by the lake.

Meadows Foundation Dog Park: This off-leash park is frequented by a community of familiar faces in the neighborhood. Open every day, visitors appreciate the park for its homey feel and well-kept play areas.

Central Dog Park: The Central Christian Church owns this park and provides special features you won’t see in other dog parks, such as fans and misters for temperature control and a dog washing station to clean up after a day of fun in the grass and dirt.

NorthBark: This place is 5 acres of puppy fun! There are separate play areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, a secure fence and of course, the beautiful lake.


Katy Trail Ice House: Cool down from the nearby trail with some beers on the outside patio, and a water bowl for your pup.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar: With “dog” in the title, you know this place has got to be Fido-friendly. Dogs are not only welcome on the outside patio, but with their very own menu, they don’t have to go hungry watching you dine at the table!

Lee Harvey’s: While this bar is dog-friendly Monday through Friday, Sundays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. are “Dog Days” with Happy Hour prices.

Mutts Canine Cantina: With a name like this one, it’s no surprise dogs are allowed. The menu has a section just for your pup to enjoy, and dog lovers can purchase memberships for access to the restaurant’s exclusive dog park. That’s puptastic!


The Joule: The luxurious Dallas hotel features a modern, artsy atmosphere and allows your four-legged friend to stay with you at no extra cost.

Omni Dallas Hotel: At the Omni, you and your pup can feel like royalty with its year-round pool and spa, as well as convenient dog-walking space right outside.

Hyatt Regency Dallas: Four-legged guests at the Hyatt are treated just as well as human visitors. Your pup will receive a letter of welcome upon arrival, as well as his own water bowl and bed delivered to the room.

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