Dog Friendly Activities in Austin, TX

There are 89 dog friendly activities in Austin. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Austin.

Pet Friendly Zilker Botanical Garden
Zilker Botanical Garden Dog-friendly Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, TX, is packed with rare and unusual plants, and the campus includes various themed areas you'll love to explore with your leashed pet. This garden is a unique collaboration between the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year and is open most days, but be sure to check their website in advance. See Details
Pet Friendly Red Bud Isle
Red Bud Isle Red Bud Isle is a pet-friendly area in Austin, TX. Surrounded by water on three sides, this peninsula provides a great place for pooches to socialize, swim, frolic and play off-leash. Dog owners are reminded that parking is at a premium, and to clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the water and the surrounding area. Make sure you keep an eye on your pup as he plays, too. This park is also popular for hiking, kayaking and canoeing. See Details
Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve is a pet-friendly recreation area in Austin, TX. This park is popular among nature lovers and adventurists alike. Visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming and bird watching. Your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you explore this lovely space with hiking trails leading to Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls. See Details
Zilker Park Boat Rentals Located just 10 minutes from downtown, dog-friendly Zilker Park Boat Rentals offers canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards in Austin, TX. Dogs are welcome; however, pet life jackets are not provided. They don't take reservations and a picture ID is required for rental. See Details
Dog Park at Walnut Creek Metro Park Fido will love playing at the Dog Park at Walnut Creek Metro Park in Austin, TX. The 1-acre park features separate areas for small and large dogs. The park also features nearby parking and restrooms. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the rest of Walnut Creek Metro Park. See Details
Auditorium Shores Off-Leash Park Pets love to run and play off-leash at Auditorium Shores Off-Leash Park in Austin, TX. It's a great place for a game of fetch or Frisbee. Be careful as the area is not fenced and there is a busy road nearby. See Details
Emma Long Metropolitan Park Your pet will love to explore the beautiful, pet-friendly trail with gorgeous views of Lake Austin at Emma Long Metropolitan Park in Austin, TX. Pets must be leashed in all areas of the park, which also features open space, camp sites, boat ramps and reservation based large picnic table sites. See Details
Nature's Treasures Nature's Treasures is a dog-friendly spot in Austin, TX, where you can shop for crystals, minerals, fossils, agates, gemstones, jewelry, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, salt lamps, books, CD's, cards, candles, incense, Texas souvenirs and more. Dogs must be on a leash during their visit to Nature's Treasures. See Details
West Austin Dog Park Fido can run and play off-leash at West Austin Dog Park in Austin, TX. The park is fenced for your pups safety and features trash receptacle for your convenience. Pets must be leashed in all other areas of West Austin Park. See Details
MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin Bring Fido to MUTTS Canine Cantina, a dog-friendly park, bar and restaurant located in Austin, TX. Fido is allowed to play in the off-leash dog park which has separate areas designated for large and small dogs. Your best friend can also accompany you for a quick bite on the patio where dog-friendly menu options include a beef broth & peanut butter Pupsicle or Doggie Dog; a tasty bite-sized beef frank. See Details
The Domain Bring Fido along to The Domain in Austin, TX, for a shopping spree. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, this dog-friendly shopping venue features high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, David Yurman, Tiffany & Co., and Neiman Marcus. Macy's, Dillard's, and Dick's Sporting Goods can also be found anchoring this popular development. With the exception of a few stores, most retailers welcome your pup with a water bowl, and some even offer a treat! Be sure to ask first before entering with Fido. See Details
Onion Creek District Park Fido will love to run, play and swim in the water at Onion Creek District Park in Austin, TX. Your pet can join you off-leash in the designated area and on the trail. Be careful, though, as the area is not fenced. See Details
Texas State Capitol Grounds Bring Fido to the pet-friendly Texas State Capitol Grounds in Austin, TX. Fido is welcome to join you for a picnic lunch on a historic site or a self-guided tour of the grounds, including statues and historic markers. Completed in 1888, it is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols. There is also a self-guided tour that reveals the historical significance of the statues, historic markers and trees around the Capitol grounds. See Details
Pease District Park Pease District Park is a dog-friendly urban park in Austin, TX, which features public trails, picnic spaces and sports courts. In accordance with City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, dogs must be leashed in public parks unless in designated off-leash areas. In Pease District Park, the off-leash area is between 24th Street and 29th Street. Dogs are not permitted in the interactive water feature or in the Treehouse in Kingsbury Commons. Your leashed pet can join you on a walk across Shoal Creek Trail or for an afternoon picnic on the grass. See Details
Austin Guided Walking Tours Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a tour with Austin Guided Walking Tours, a pet-friendly activity in Austin, TX. Each tour is led by a locally trained Austin expert. Be sure to contact the Austin Visitor Center in advance to book your spot! See Details
Blue Owl Brewing Blue Owl Brewing in Austin, TX, is pet friendly. Dogs are welcome both outside on the patio and inside the tasting room. Blue Owl was started to make sour beers more approachable. Their souring style accentuates the beer rather than dominating your taste buds, to produce clean, well-balanced beers that retain the characteristics of their style. See Details
The Watering Bowl Bring Fido out for a day of fun at The Watering Bowl, a dog park and bar in Austin, TX. This unique spot offers separate off-leash areas for small and large dogs, as well as on-leash spaces, and even a dog menu that Fido can order from! Humans can enjoy craft beers, wine, hard seltzers and non-alcoholic options. You are also welcome to bring your own food, just not in the off-leash areas. This establishment is 21+ only. Visiting pups must be registered, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Day passes are available, as well as monthly and yearly memberships. See Details
Bull Creek District Park Bull Creek District Park is a pet-friendly park in Austin, TX. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on a hike through its 32 miles of ecologically unique terrain. Enjoy scenic views of Bull Creek as you walk. See Details
Dragon's Lair Bring Fido to Dragon's Lair, a pet-friendly store in Austin, TX, for comic books and tabletop gaming! Leashed dogs are welcome in the store; however, Dragon's Lair is home to two store cats, so Fido should be well-behaved around felines. See Details
LUSH Cosmetics Bring Fido to LUSH Cosmetics, a pet-friendly store in Austin, TX, to shop for fresh handmade cosmetics! Leashed dogs are allowed to join their owners in the store as they peruse through bath and shower products, haircare, skincare, solid fragrances, spa items and more. See Details