If there is one thing about the North Texas Lifestyle it is that we LOVE OUR PETS…. from dogs and cats to horses and pot belly pigs. While some residential areas have restrictive covenants regarding the breed of animal, the majority of HOA’s and other communities are very pet friendly.
We love our dogs so much we have restaurants and stores that are dog friendly to parades for dogs! And you can find ‘Dog Parks’ everywhere! We have listed a few below.
If you’re thinking of adding a new furry family member, we want you to always think adoption first. We have provided a list of adoption centers for your convenience. Fostering a pet is a great idea to see if you want a dog long term. Also please consider adopting an elderly pet, they often get overlooked. Good luck searching for your Fur-Ever friend!
Wagging rights: Doggone good dog parks in Dallas-Fort Worth
4500 Gateway Park Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76111
A 5-acre area located within Gateway Park in Fort Worth, Fort Woof is a pup’s paradise. The dog park is open until 11:30 pm and has night lighting, water fountains, benches and disposal bags at the ready. It has garnered national attention: it was named the best dog park in the nation by Dog Fancy magazine in 2006, and it was listed among the top 5 by Pedigree in 2008.
4140 Valley View Ln.
Irving, Texas 75038
As part of the Irving Animal Care Campus, Irving Dog Park has the luxury of rotating play areas, which gives each dog run a recovery period. There is human seating available, as well as a combination dog/owner water fountain. Separate fenced-in areas for small and large dogs help keep the peace, and large rocks sprinkled throughout the park give people a front-row seat to watch the pups play. The Irving Dog Park boasts the earliest and latest hours of all the dog parks: 5 am-midnight.
4899 Gramercy Oaks
Dallas, TX 75287
North Bark Park is the Cadillac of canine recreation. In addition to 5 acres of grassy, fenced-in play areas, there is a walking trail and pond. If your pup gets dirty, and that’s pretty much guaranteed, take advantage of the stand-up wash stations. For the humans, the park has four picnic tables, pavilion, observation deck, restrooms and ample parking. There is no night lighting at North Bark, so the park closes at dusk.
5841 Keller Springs Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248
Wagging Tail is a 5-acre park low on frills and high on nature. There’s plenty for the pups to do, though, with fenced-in areas for large and small dogs as well as a trail that runs along the park’s perimeter. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and also offers human restroom facilities.
1400 Ryan Rd.
Denton, TX 76210
With a name like Wiggly Field, discerning dog owners may be worried this park is just a flash in the food bowl. But fear not: Wiggly Field packs a punch in the form of 3 acres of park, scores of trails and a nearby pond. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
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Pet Friendly Restaurants
MORE DOG-FRIENDLY PATIOS
Aw Shucks | Multiple locations
Barley House | Northeast Dallas
Biscuit Bar | Multiple locations
Black Friar Pub | Uptown
Blue Sushi Sake Grill | multiple locations
Bowen House | Uptown
Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery | Multiple locations
BuzzBrews | Multiple locations
Cafe Madrid | Knox Henderson
Cane Rosso | Multiple locations
City Council | Uptown
Cru Food & Wine Bar | Multiple locations
Dallas Comedy House | Deep Ellum
El Tiz | Kessler Park
Foxtrot Market | Uptown and University Park
Halcyon | Lower Greenville
Haystack Burgers | Multiple locations
Henderson Tap House | Knox Henderson
High Fives | Lower Greenville
Il Bracco | University Park
Jaxon Beer Garden | Downtown
Las Palmas | Uptown
La Ventana | Multiple Locations
Mercat Bistro | Victory Park
Mesero | Multiple locations
Mi Cocina | Multiple locations
Oak Highlands Brewery | Lake Highlands
Paradiso | Bishop Arts
Pie Tap | multiple locations
Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge | Uptown
Public School 214 | Uptown
Quarter Bar | Multiple locations
Rodeo Goat | Multiple locations
Royal Blue | Downtown
San Martin | Uptown
Sidecar Social | Addison
Skellig | Henderson
Skinnyfats | Uptown
Smithy on Henderson Knox/Henderson
Stackhouse | Old East Dallas
Sundown at Granada | Lower Greenville
The Standard Pour | Uptown
Taco Lingo | Victory Park
Taverna | Knox/Henderson
Terry Black’s Barbecue | Deep Ellum
The Dream Cafe | Multiple locations
The Gaslight | Uptown
The Henry | Oak Lawn
The Loon Bar & Grill | Uptown
Velvet Taco | Multiple locations
Village Burger Bar | West Village
White Rhino | Uptown
If you’re looking to purchase a home near pet friendly restaurants
or a dog park, call us at 469-556-1185.