Dog Friendly Activities in Mesa, AZ

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Mesa, and 113 more nearby. 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 Mesa.

Pet Friendly Quail Run Dog Park
Quail Run Dog Park Quail Run Dog Park offers separately fenced areas for timid dogs and more active dogs along with benches and water fountains for humans and pups. The dog park is closed on Thursdays and daily from 12pm -1pm for cleaning. See Details
Pet Friendly Countryside Park Off-Leash Area
Countryside Park Off-Leash Area The off-leash area at Countryside Park includes separately fenced areas for timid dogs and active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for humans and canines. The Countryside Park Off-Leash Area is closed on Tuesdays and daily from 12pm -1pm for maintenance. See Details
Bookmans Mesa Entertainment Exchange Bookmans Entertainment Exchange buys, sells and trades used books, music, movies, video games & musical instruments. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome in all Bookmans stores. See Details
Creating Medicine from Desert Plants 'Creating Medicine from Desert Plants' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Linda. Class begins with an on-site harvesting of local medicinal herb in the natural desert and then you'll learn to make a salve. Leashed dogs are welcome. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 8 and up. Guests should be able to walk on uneven desert terrain. Rates start at $49 per person. See Details
Papago Park Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at Papago Park in Phoenix. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Habitat and the sandstone buttes that set Papago Park apart from the other natural attractions in the Phoenix area. The dog-friendly trails in Papago Park are generally known to be easy treks with little elevation gain making it the perfect place for families or beginner hikers. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails in Papago Park, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Tumbleweed Park Leashed dogs can enjoy the pet-friendly Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, Arizona with their humans. The park is an expansive area with many different features and activities to choose from. Stroll through the 2,000 square foot butterfly garden, (created as a Girl Scout Gold Award project by a lifetime Chandler resident) featuring over forty different plant species. The garden is a Monarch way station, where Monarch butterflies come to breed and eat, and it has many informational signs throughout about the lifecycle of a butterfly. The human children can play on the 2.5 acre playground and picnic area, Playtopia, while the parents set up a picnic meal for the whole family to enjoy. See Details
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, AZ, which provides plenty pet-friendly activities. There are plenty of hiking trails for you and your pup to explore including Lost Dog Wash trailhead for short, easy hikes or Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Just remember to clean up after your dog and keep him on a leash at all times. Do not bring your dog when it is hot outside. See Details
Hance Park Dog Park at Margaret T. Hance Park Hance Park Dog Park at Margaret T. Hance Park is Phoenix's first dog park in the downtown area. The park features benches and large shade trees, separately fenced ADA-accessible areas for large and small dogs, decorative wrought iron fencing, chilled water fountains with integrated drinking bowls at ground level for dogs. Located in the northwest section of Margaret T. Hance Park between 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave. See Details
Antique Trove Bring Fido to the Antique Trove in Scottsdale, Arizona to shop from the over 140 dealers who set up shop there. With so many different people selling antique and vintage items, you are sure to find something that you will love. During the cooler months, the Antique Trove sets up parking lot sales for even more shops. If you’re planning on being in Scottsdale for a while, stop by more than once, since the stock is constantly rotating. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Cosmo Dog Park Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert, AZ, has three sections: one area for small or timid dogs, one area with agility equipment, and one area with a pond and "beach" that dogs can enjoy. Water hoses are available for cleaning up your pup after a romp. See Details
Papago Bark Park at Papago Park There is a fenced, off-leash dog park within lovely Papago park, which also has picnic tables, pond, playground and restrooms. See Details
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park At the dog-friendly McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, AZ, you and Fido are welcome to enjoy the wide grassy expanses and picnic ramadas. You'll also find a railroad museum, antique carousel, shops, playgrounds, rides, and more at this unique park. Small dogs are welcome to ride the train with you! See Details
Shawnee Park A spacious park with a fenced-in agility course that can also be used as a private area for nervous or small dogs. The park features pooper-scoopers, doggy drinking fountains, tunnel, a hurdle, and the park is surrounded by 6-foot high chain link fence with one main entrance so dogs can't escape unleashed. The park is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance. See Details
Tempe Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tempe Beach Park, which borders Tempe Town Lake and features five miles of jogging, biking, and walking trails, picnic tables, grills, and ramadas, and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park is a popular spot with a large, 2-acre, fenced area with lovely grass, gravel, and picnic tables. See Details
Shaw Butte Trail Hikers are welcome to take their leashed dogs on hikes up Shaw Butte. Shaw Butte is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, and lies directly north of North Mountain. A hike on Shaw Butte offers great views of North Mountain, Piestewa Peak and Lookout Mountain as well as beautiful views of downtown Phoenix. Hikers can choose from a variety of trail difficulties. Phoenix leash laws apply on all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Encanto Park Visit Encanto Park with your dog to enjoy a relaxing day in the shade. The park is open from 5:30 AM until 11:00 PM, and has amenities like a picnic area, playground, grills, fishing lagoon, boat rentals, and even Enchanted Island Amusement Park for the human children. Keep in mind, however, that dogs are not allowed on the rental boats or in the amusement park. Take your dog on a walk along the lazy river or enjoy a lazy day with a picnic. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. See Details
Chaparral Park Chaparral Park in Scottsdale as a dog park with separate areas for passive dogs and active dogs, no matter their size. This 4-acre area has three acres of grass, water fountains, play features and seating. Dog owners are welcome to bring chairs, too, as long as they take them home when leaving. See Details
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area as long as they remain on the asphalt trails. Rio Salado is a habitat restoration project. Enjoy the views of the river channel, ponds, rocks, flowers, and wildlife, but take away nothing but photos. Phoenix leash laws apply throughout the habitat restoration area, and pets must remain on a leash at all times. See Details
Martin Auto Museum Need a new profile picture? Head over to the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix, Arizona to have your photo taken with Fido sitting in a 1966 Corvette Stingray, or maybe a 1915 Model T. There are classic cars in the museum, all of which were donated from the personal collection of Mel Martin. For a five dollar donation, you can touch and sit in all of the cars (aside from two extremely valuable exceptions). For the human kids, there is also a small carousel. Small dogs are allowed in the museum, but they need to be leashed or carried. See Details
Desert Ridge Marketplace The Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix, Arizona has something for everyone in their 1.2 million square feet of retail space. For the human kids, there is a splash pad and playground. For the furry ones, there is a PetSmart. Marketplace is host to live music every Friday and Saturday night, beginning at 7:00 PM. Dogs are welcome to the marketplace, but they must be leashed, and individual stores and restaurants have their own policies whether or not they allow dogs inside. See Details
RoadRunner Park Farmers' Market Bring Fido to RoadRunner Park's Saturday Farmers' Market to shop for locally farmed vegetables and fruit, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, nursery stock, natural pork, beef and fish, and handcrafted items. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Dog Park at Desert Vista Park One of the town’s most used amenities is the Off-Leash Recreational Facility, or Dog Park at Desert Vista Park. The Dog Park is a 3-acre fenced facility that allows pet owners the opportunity to let their dogs run free. Dogs must be licensed and have proper vaccinations. The Dog Park is divided into two fenced areas, one for larger dogs and the other for smaller canines. The large / active dog area can be accessed from entrances on either Tower Drive or Desert Vista. The small / passive dog area can only be accessed from Tower Drive. See Details
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park For a fun day trip only ten minutes from downtown Phoenix, go to Hole in the Rock at Papago Park. The hike to the rock is an easy one, suitable for dogs and families, and ends at a fantastic place for a photo opportunity. Take a hike to Hole in the Rock with your dog and then enjoy a picnic for the whole family by the park’s fishing lagoon. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details