I don’t know about you but I love driving around with my pooches. I love the way their hair blows in the wind, their cute tongues flapping, and the excitement in their eyes at all the new scenery around them. Over the years, I’ve been disheartened to learn that pets aren’t welcome everywhere, and it sucks! I got together with the folks of Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington, Texas to discuss some of the pet-friendly destinations in Texas. They love their pets too, and they couldn’t stop wagging their tongues about some of these amazing spots that both you, the human, and your pet will absolutely adore.
1) Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve
There’s just something freeing about nature preserves don’t you think? And Cedar Ridge is just one of many in Texas! Leashed pets are welcome on the hiking trails of this lovely Dallas park. The preserve offers 600 acres and features native trees, grasses, and wildflowers along with picnic areas and a butterfly garden.
2) Tails n’ Trails Dog Park
3) North Bark Dog Park
4) Jack Carter Dog Park
5) Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park
This fenced, off-leash dog park is much loved by the local community. Includes separate large and small dog areas, picnic tables, and water spigots.’
1) Easter Fun for Every Bunny at PetSmart North and South Arlington (2 different events) ~ April 8
2) Dallas Pet Expo ~ May 20-21
The Dallas Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Plus FREE ADMISSION
3) Paws on the Square ~ April 8
Paws on the Square is a FREE event that brings people, pets, animal welfare organizations, and pet-friendly companies together to make Carrollton a better place for our pets!
Where to Eat With Your Pooch
1) World of Beer
2) The Loving Hut
3) Boomer Jack’s
Where to Sleep
1) La Quinta Inn and Suites
2) Blue Cypress Hotel Resorts
3) Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham
4) Howard Johnson Express
5) Days Inn
So if you’re planning a road trip, a day trip, or any special outing, know that your city and state are actually more pet-friendly than you might have thought.