Spring is a great time to take advantage of all the fun, dog-friendly places to visit in the Austin and Dallas areas! To enjoy the warm and sunny (but not yet scorching) days, check out:
Area dog parks: Dallas and Austin both boast a large number of off-leash dog parks where your furry friend can run, jump, and play to his heart’s content. In Dallas, check out Bark Park Central, Meadows Dog Park, and Mutts Canine Cantina; in Austin, you can try Red Bud Isle or West Austin Dog Park – and that’s just scratching the surface!
Katy Trail: Three and a half miles of beautiful trail for walking or running with your pup – what could be better when the Dallas weather is perfect?
Zilker Botanical Gardens: Your leashed dog is welcome to explore the unusual plant life and themed areas of this beautiful Austin attraction.
Half Price Books: With locations in Austin and Dallas, Half Price Books is the perfect escape for a rainy spring day when you need to get out of the house. Leashed, well-mannered dogs are welcome to peruse the shelves along with their owners and find something new to read.
2nd Street District: You simply have to visit 2nd Street District in Austin, where leashed dogs are welcome on all restaurant patios and inside many of the shops.
Dallas and Austin are both highly dog-friendly cities. Besides the above-listed options, a little digging of your own will reveal lots more choices. Where’s your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments.
Enjoy spring with your pup!