Dog-Friendly Dallas

Don't you hate that look in your dog's eyes just before you close the door to head out? It makes you feel like the poor pup's in a torture-tolerated prison. Although all things are not canine occasions, there are a lot of dog-friendly digs in Dallas to avoid that uncomfortable wag good-bye. Take a look; we've sniffed out some of the best places in town to hang with your hound.

Updated: April 16, 2009

Paw-Perfect Places

Lee Harvey's

1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215

The city's ultimate dive bar opens the doggie door on Sundays. All pooches are welcome to play on the patio as their owners bite into a burger and slurp a cold one at an outdoor picnic table. The too-cool-to-be-hip and the too-hip-to-be-cool both hang here throughout the week, but the all-day Sunday happy hour and pooch party brings out the dog lovin' best on the weekend.


2818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

The Dublin dog-lovin' owners welcome all furry and Guinness-drinkin' friends to the pub patio. Scottish and Irish beers and whiskies are served here but Irish natives and wolfhounds aren't the only breeds who hang at this Greenville Avenue bar; all walks of life keep this watering hole buzzing ... and barking.


3314 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205

Just a step off the popular Katy exercise Trail sits this charming Parisian bistro with its paw-friendly patio. Take a jog with your dog and replenish with a bowl of water and a chardonnay. Or simply stroll down Knox and window shop with Spot before French brunch (just make sure to throw some of that smoked bacon underneath the table from time to time).

White Rock Lake Dog Park

8000 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75228

Unleash your dog at this White Rock Lake park, which allows all dog types to run free. A small dog park for dogs less than 30 pounds, a large dog park for dogs more than 30 pounds and a special lake area where dogs can swim are open from 5am to 12am daily. Go, let loose and liberate your pet.

Pioneer Plaza

Griffin St and Young St, Dallas, TX 75202

Originally, dogs weren't leashed or cleaned up after on the Shawnee Trail but this outdoor art depiction of a Shawnee cattle drive requires a leash and pooper scooper. A bronze sculpture of cowboys and more than 40 longhorns make for a nice walk and a glimpse of the past. So exercise your four-legged friend and your history muscle at this artistic and world-renowned park pronto.