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.


Pet Adoption

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!




Dallas BEST Dog Parks



Wagging rights: Doggone good dog parks in Dallas-Fort Worth



2445 Canton St.
Dallas, TX 75201

The place to see and be sniffed in Deep Ellum is Bark Park Central. Located under an overpass within view of downtown, the park is a favorite of urban dwellers and offers a break from the concrete jungle. There are no human restrooms on-site, so plan accordingly. 


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. 


8000 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75218

White Rock Lake Dog Park was the first designated off-leash dog park in Dallas. The park opened in 2001 and has been growing ever since. In addition to typical dog park amenities, this park has lake access. Plus it’s lit after dark and stays open until 11 pm.


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. 


Have something to add to the list? Let us know.


Pet Friendly Restaurants



BEST Dog Friendly Restaurants in DFW



More Patios in The Dallas & Burbs for Pets





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.