Dog Friendly Activities in Austin, TX

There are 87 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). It's open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year. 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. Dog owners are reminded that parking is at a premium and that they should 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 they play, 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
Metropolitan Park At Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park at Walnut Creek offers a one-acre dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs as well as nearby parking and restrooms. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the rest of the park, too. 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 trail with gorgeous views of Lake Austin in this park. Pets must be leashed in all areas of the park. See Details
West Austin Dog Park There's a great social scene at this fenced, off-leash dog park, for both pets and their owners. See Details
The Domain Bring Fido along to The Domain for a shopping spree. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, The Domain features high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, David Yurman, and Tiffany & Co. Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Dillard's, and Dick's Sporting Goods can be found anchoring this development. With the exception of a few stores, most retailers welcome your pup with a water bowl, and some even offer a treat! See Details
Onion Creek District Park Your pet will love the chance to join you off-leash on the designated walking trail in this Austin park. Be careful, though, as the area is not fenced. See Details
Pease Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on an exploration of this local park. See Details
Texas State Capitol Grounds Bring Fido to the Texas State Capitol Grounds for a picnic lunch on a historic site and a self-guided tour of the grounds including statues and historic markers.

Located on the northern edge of downtown, the dome of the Capitol will catch your eye from all around Austin. Completed in 1888, it is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols, and the perfect spot to grab a bench for a pet friendly picnic lunch. There is also a self-guided tour that reveals the historical significance of the statues, historic markers, and trees around the Capitol grounds.
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Austin Guided Walking Tours Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on all three guided walking tours of Austin from March through November. The three tours include Capitol Grounds, Bremond Block, and Congress Ave/Sixth Street. See Details
Blue Owl Brewing Blue Owl Brewing is pet-friendly. Jeff and Suzy started Blue Owl to make sour beers 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. Dogs are welcome both outside on the patio and inside the tasting room. See Details
Bull Creek District Park Bull Creek District Park welcomes leashed dogs to join their humans on a hike through its thirty-two miles of ecologically unique terrain. The Park is open daily from 5am to 10pm. See Details
LUSH Cosmetics, The Domain Bring Fido to LUSH 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. LUSH, The Domain is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
LUSH Cosmetics Austin Bring Fido to LUSH 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. This location of LUSH is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Dragon's Lair Bring Fido to Dragon's Lair 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. Dragon's Lair is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 12am, Wednesday from 9am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 12am, and Sunday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Neighbors Dog Park & Coffee Shop Neighbors Dog Park & Coffee Shop is a hip hangout for hounds and their owners in Austin. Combining the human need for coffee with the canine love of dog parks, Fido can play off-leash while you enjoy a fresh cup of Joe sourced by local coffee companies. See Details
Tribe Comics and Games Tribe Comics and Games is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they shop for comic books, board games, role-playing games, and miniatures. Dogs must be well-behaved and cannot jump up on people during their visit to Tribe. Tribe Comics and Games is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 11pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. See Details
Norwood Estates Dog Park Norwood Estate, part of the Town Lake Trail in Austin, TX, is known for its off-leash dog area. The dog park offers a double gate, separate area for small dogs, and a large, shaded main area for dogs of all sizes. See Details
Laguna Gloria The lovely grounds of this beautiful museum are a great place to explore with your leashed pet. Features include clover fields ,lake, sculpture garden and extensive trails. See Details
Mary Moore Searight Metro Park Leashed pets are welcome throughout Mary Moore Searight Metro Park in Austin, TX. For pets craving some off-leash playtime, a dog park is located within the Mary Moor Searight Metro Park and can be accessed on 1st Street south of Slaughter Lane in the north end of the park. See Details
Lady Bird Lake Lady Bird Lake is a very pet- and people-friendly destination. The downtown area of the trails are beautiful and go on for miles. Fido will love to run along Lady Bird Lake and chase the small paddle boats that float by. See Details
Zilker Park Boat Rentals Located just ten minutes from downtown Austin, dog-friendly Zilker Park Boat Rentals offers canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. Dogs are welcome; however, pet life jackets are not provided. They don't take reservations. Rates per boat start at $18 for an hour and $54 for an all-day rental of canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. It is a cash-only business, and a picture ID is required for rental. See Details