Those who have furry four-legged friends know that it’s fun to bring them along on the occasional outing! It’s a great opportunity for them to get some exercise, use up some energy, socialize and spend some time with you. It’s a win-win for all. Being responsible pet owner that we know you are, be sure your dog’s vaccinations, heart-worm treatment and flea prevention are up to date just as you would expect others to do too! Here are some places to keep in mind next time Spot wants to hop in the car for a ride!
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Sonic Drive In
These are all over and most have outdoor picnic tables with walkup ordering options. Even if you order from the comfort of your vehicle, everyone, including the family pet, can enjoy the meal together at a picnic table.
Twisted Root Burger Co.
On-leash dogs welcome on patio.
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar
In the Glade Parks shopping area. Dogs welcome on patio and there’s even a dog menu!
Bedford Bark Park
Updates: Starting February 21, 2018, the park will be closed on Wednesdays 7am til noon for maintenance.
Euless Dog Park: Villages of Bear Creek Park
Lots of rules but it’s for the safety of everyone!
N. Richland Hills: Tipps Canine Hollow
Open 7am til dusk daily
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the dog park, and children under 7 are not allowed in the large dog area. These rules are posted near the park’s entry gates. Updates: CLOSED on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for park maintenance. This park is looking for Dog Park Ambassadors! Interested? Call Adrien Pekurney, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation at 817-427-6620.
Bonus: Jake’s Place
If you were around when Kwik Kar off Central in Bedford had a fire in 2013, you may know about the fenced-in space the owners created in tribute to Jake, who was seriously hurt in the fire. This humble spot is open anytime to the community, even if you’re not getting your car serviced there. It has a picnic table and trash cans. Just note that it’s one large space, so it’s not separated into big/small dog areas. BYO water and poop bags.
Don’t forget that any city park is welcoming to your pooch as long as you have them on a leash.
Of course, you’re already visiting Petco and Petsmart. They’re great social outings for Rover even if you don’t “need” anything! The following list of retailers around here have a history of welcoming your leashed canine loved one, but it’s ultimately up to each individual manager, so be sure to call before you go:
- Home Depot
- Bass Pro Shops
These are the ones we’ve found so far. Let us know in the comments if you are aware of other retailers in the mid-cities areas that will let you bring in your pet while you shop! Of course, true service dogs are usually welcome in all establishments.
You know how excited Oreo gets when he hears you pick up your car keys! Now you’re armed with some great outing options to explore together! It’s best to call any restaurant or retailer before heading out with your fur-baby because rules change and here in Texas, it’s never good to leave your pet in a car that can heat up while you’re in the store.