Dog Friendly Attractions in Phoenix, AZ
There are 123 dog friendly activities in Phoenix, AZ. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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 Phoenix, AZ, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!
Dog Friendly Attractions in the World

PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park

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PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park is one of the most popular off leash dog parks in Phoenix. At over 2.5 acres, this park is fully fenced with separate entrances and areas for small and large dogs. Watering stations, benches, and mutt mitt dispensers are also on site. Dogs should be kept on leashes until they enter the play area, and owners must pick up after their pets. After heavy rainfall, the park may be closed to allow the turf to dry. Throughout the year, the park is also closed sometimes for flood irrigation. Call for information on wet condition and flood irrigation closure updates.

Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena at Grovers Basin

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This lovely, fully-fenced off-leash dog park is packed with amenities, including separate areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, benches, and cool running water. Owners must pick up any pet waste immediately. Mutt mitt dog waste dispensers can be found in both the large and small dog areas. In the event of heavy rain, the park may be closed to allow the turf to dry. Call for wet condition closure updates.

Rose Mofford Sports Complex

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This 2.5 acre, off leash dog park is a great place for your pet to make friends. The park is fully fenced and has separate areas for small and large dogs. Each area has benches, trees, water fountains, waste and waste bag dispensers. Includes water fountains, separate small dog area, waste bags, and shade trees. This park is also ADA accessible. After heavy rainfall, the park may be temporarily closed to allow time for the turf to properly dry. Please call for information on wet condition closures.

RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park

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Named for a police dog that died in the line of duty, RJ Dog Park is a fantastic place for your dog to play off leash. This fully fenced dog park offers a total of 2 grassy acres divided into separately fenced areas for small and large dogs. There are also shaded areas and water fountains in both areas of the park. The park is ADA accessible. Heavy rainfall may result in temporary closure of the park to allow time for the turf to properly dry. Please call to find out about wet condition closures.

Paradise Valley Dog Park

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This park is located at 40th Street between Bell Road and Union Hills Drive. This dog park features: 2.4 acres of grass, two ramadas, tables and benches, drinking fountains, and two separate areas for large and small dogs with double gates.

South Mountain Park and Preserve

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South Mountain Park and Preserve has over 51 miles of primary trails for you and your pup to explore. Not a hiker? Take the Summit Road to Dobbins Lookout for amazing valley views or to Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. Once a month, South Mountain Park offers Silent Sunday, a day in which the park's main access roads are reserved for non-motorized uses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the roads. Phoenix leash laws apply to all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times.

Steele Indian School Dog Park

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The Steele Indian School Dog Park is an off-leash dog park where both large and small dogs can enjoy some off-leash playtime. The park offers separate areas for large and small dogs as well as ADA compliant double-gated entrances and pathways and chilled drinking fountains. Waste bag dispensers and trash receptacles are also on-site. After heavy rainfall, the dog park may be closed to allow the turf to dry properly. Please call to find out more about wet condition closures.

Shaw Butte

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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.

Biltmore Fashion Park

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A retail center close to Phoenix, Biltmore Fashion Park is an excellent place to wander about with your dog! Enjoy the many amenities offered at the center while you eat at one of the outdoor restaurants, shop, and have fun with your dog.

Deem Hills Recreation Area

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Deem Hills offers a variety of hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy. Composed of Precambrian granite and Tertiary age volcanic rocks, Deem Hills is ancient history waiting to be explored. The Deem Hills Circumference Trail is 5.73 miles long and traverses the entire recreation area, providing wonderful views of the Phoenix area as well as the opportunity to view the wild and varied Arizona Upland vegetation. There are many other trails to choose from as well, providing enjoyable hikes for a variety of fitness levels. Phoenix leash laws apply on all trails, and pets must be leashed at all times.

North Mountain

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join humans on a hike up North Mountain. North Mountain is one of the easily accessible mountains and is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Choose a from a summit climb or an array of trails at all levels of difficulty. Hikers enjoy a great view of the downtown Phoenix skyline. Trail conditions vary from an easy paved road to the summit, to rocky, mildly steep grades. Phoenix leash laws apply on the hiking trails and pets must be kept on a leash at all times.

Lookout Mountain

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Enjoy hiking the variety of trails through the Lookout Mountain Preserve. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails, so dogs must be leashed at all times.

Papago Park

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Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at Papago Park. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Habitat and the sandstone buttes that set Papago Park apart from the other natural attractions in the Phoenix area. The 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.

Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

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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.

Antique Gatherings

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Antique Gatherings is one of the best antique malls in Phoenix. Featuring 60 fine dealers with merchandise ranging from fabulous antiques, mid-century modern, industrial, art, and jewelry, to fine furniture, glass and porcelains, this Phoenix store is very pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome!

Tres Rios Wetlands

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Tres Rios Wetlands provides approximately 480 acres of emergent wetland as a habitat for wildlife of many species while productively and naturally purifying water. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on an exploration of this interesting and diverse area owned and operated by the City of Phoenix Water Services Department. You must have a permit to visit the wetlands. Permits are good for three months and can be obtained by contacting Heather Finden at the phone number and email address provided. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times for their own protection and the protection of the wetlands. Because there is no shade, it is best to visit the wetlands in the early portion of the day during warm months, especially if bringing a dog. The trail surface is dirt with small pebbles. There are no drinking fountains onsite, so bring plenty of water for you and your pup.

Hance Dog Park

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Phoenix's first dog park in the downtown area 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.

Cesar Chavez Park

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There is a fully-fenced dog park inside Cesar Chavez park with double-gated entrance.

Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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Take a hike with your dog at North Mountain Preserve in Phoenix, Arizona to soak in the beauty of the desert. There are several different trails that you can take ranging in difficulty, so there is something for everyone. Trails may be steep and narrow, so watch your footing- these rocks are sharp. After your hike, enjoy a picnic at one of the covered picnic areas and check out the exhibit hall in the visitor center. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido.

Apache Wash Trailhead

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From September until May, enjoy the dog-friendly Apache Wash Trails on the north side of Phoenix, Arizona. There are a number of different trails for you to choose from, ranging from easy to moderate level. The trailhead provides maps of the trails so that you can choose the best one for your skill level and needs. You can spend time here birdwatching, enjoying the local wildflowers, or simply getting exercise for you and your dog. This trail is also used by mountain bikers and horses, so keep a watchful eye out for those. Dogs must be leashed at all times while hiking, and make sure to bring lots of water for both yourself and Fido.

Desert Vista Trailhead

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Spend a day hiking the Desert Vista Trails in Phoenix, Arizona with your dog. There are several trails that branch off from the trailhead, ranging in distance of anywhere from one to six miles. The trail starts in a housing subdivision, but you quickly find yourself in what seems like the middle of nowhere, giving you the comfort of being near civilization while still feeling relatively secluded. Take photos of the owls that nest along the trails here, but make sure to watch out for more dangerous desert fauna, especially rattlesnakes. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido.

The Farm at South Mountain

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Bring Fido to explore The Farm at South Mountain. The beautiful grounds are a perfect spot to walk your dog around the gardens, restaurants, and markets. There are two dog-friendly restaurants on the farm, the Morning Glory Café and The Farm Kitchen.

Mormon Trailhead

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For a moderately difficult hike, take Fido to Mormon Trailhead in Phoenix, Arizona. This trail forms a five mile loop with a 1,000 foot elevation gain that boasts great views of the desert all year long. Enjoy the wildflowers and local animal life along the trail or just go for the exercise. If you want a longer outing, try out one of the trails that connect to this one and explore the area. There is ample parking right at the trailhead. Make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself as well as for Fido.

Esteban Dog Park

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Bring Fido to play at the Petsmart Dog Park at Esteban Park. There is plenty of room for him to play and meet new friends. The park is fully-fenced and has double gates at the entrance for safety.

Dobbins Lookout

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See Phoenix from above by taking your dog to Dobbins Lookout. This lookout point is at a 2,330 foot elevation above the Phoenix Valley, and is only a fifteen minute drive from downtown Phoenix. You can either drive to the top or attempt to hike the difficult three mile Holbert Trail. Try going at sunset, when the light from the sun reflect onto the rocks and makes them look bright red. If you are hiking, make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and for Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times at Dobbins Lookout.

Hole in the Rock

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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. The Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden are also in the park (although pets are not allowed in the zoo). 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.

Open Air Market

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Bring your dog to Phoenix's Open Air Market to shop for fresh fruits, veggies, and local arts and crafts while listening to local bands. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Paradise Valley Mall

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Need to do a bit of shopping? Head over to the Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix, Arizona to find what you need. The shops open at 10:00 AM, but the mall itself opens at 6:00 AM for anyone who wants to do a bit of mall walking for some exercise away from the Arizona heat. There is a playground and indoor carousel for human children to play on. Dogs under ten pounds are welcome at the mall, but they must be held or in a carrier.

Martin Auto Museum

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Need a new profile picture? Head over to the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix, Arizona to have your photo taken 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.

Arizona Falls

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Bring Fido to Arizona Falls, a restored hydroelectric plant and gathering place. Formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal, Arizona Falls is a beautiful work of art as well as an energy-generating technology. Seating is available in the water room and a shade structure covers seats near a pool of water. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area

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While dogs are not permitted at Piestewa Peak, leashed dogs are permitted on some of the trails within the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area including the Dreamy Draw Nature Trail.

Gila River War Relocation Center

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Gila River War Relocation Center is a remote historic site of a Japanese internment camp operative during WWII. While not much remains, you can walk with your leashed dog around the site.

PetSmart Patio at Chase Field

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You and Fido can enjoy ball games together in comfort thanks to the PetSmart Patio at Chase Field! The PetSmart Patio features tiered seating for humans and canines alike. During the Dog Days of Summer games, pets can also enjoy dog-friendly ice cream treats and, with the Dog Days Of Summer ticket package, you will receive a PetSmart Doggie Bag with free items from PetSmart! Each of the Dog Days of Summer games will also feature a Most Valuable Pup shout out. It gets better, too, with the PetSmart Park. The PetSmart Park, behind the patio, will be an outdoor and indoor dog park. The outdoor dog park will be baseball-themed with a baseball diamond and grassy outfield and plenty of space to play!

Metrocenter Mall

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Bring Fido to one of the oldest shopping centers in Phoenix, Metrocenter Mall. Currently, the mall is under construction as they undergo a revitalization and makeover, as well as the construction of a Walmart Supercenter, but the shops are still open. Your human kids can enjoy the children’s play area, and if you’re looking to add a new member to the family, make sure to check out H.A.L.O Pet Adoption Center. Well behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at the mall, but individual stores decide if dogs are allowed inside.

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange - Phoenix

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Bookmans Entertainment Exchange buys, sells and trades used books, music, movies, video games & musical instruments. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome in their stores.

RoadRunner Park Farmers' Market

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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.

Desert Ridge Marketplace

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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.

Arizona Center

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Arizona Center is situated right in the heart of downtown Phoenix, and the people of Phoenix consider it to be one of their “Points of Pride”. Stroll down the sidewalk shopping, get a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, or catch a movie at the AMC theater. For a relaxing getaway in the heart of the city, check out the Center’s garden with walking paths, benches, fountains, and lots of welcome shade. Dogs are welcome in the Arizona Center, but individual restaurants and stores have their own policies of whether or not dogs are allowed inside.

Practical Art

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Practical Art is a dog-friendly retail and gallery space featuring 100% locally-made wares in wood, fiber, ceramic, glass, metal, and up-cycled materials. All of the work is produced by Arizona artisans. Practical Art carries functional artwork—everything from kitchen tools to home and office items, soap, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and more. Since there are fragile items in the store, leashed dogs should be well-behaved.

Encanto Park

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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.

Wells Fargo History Museum

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Go back in time to the old west with a trip to the Wells Fargo History Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb aboard the replica stagecoach, send a telegraph, and browse through the largest public display of N.C. Wyeth’s work while you learn about the history of Wells Fargo Bank in the southwest. Small dogs are allowed in the museum, although they prefer that you carry them.

Outlets at Anthem

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The shopaholic in you can a day at the Outlets at Anthem. There are over sixty designer brand shops, as well as a food court. Around the holidays, come to check out the largest Christmas tree in Arizona! Dogs are allowed at the outlets, and there are poop bag stations and dog water fountains stationed around the property. If you’re bringing Fido, though, also bring a friend who can wait with your dog outside, as certain stores do not allow dogs inside. Dogs are not permitted in the food court, but there is plenty of outdoor seating for you to sit and eat together.

Valley Metro

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Valley Metro provides public transportation throughout the greater Phoenix metro area and welcomes dogs to ride along provided they are in a secured carrier.

Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

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Antique lovers can visit the Brass Armadillo and get lost in the aisles for hours at a time. With over 600 antique dealers, this is the largest number of antiques in the desert valley. Make sure to bring your walking shoes. Well behaved dogs of any size are welcome, as long as they are on a leash.

Pioneer Living History Museum

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You and Fido will find more than 90 acres of history to explore at Pioneer Living History Village. Featuring authentic buildings, historically-accurate reproductions, and costumed interpreters, this 1800s town has plenty to see and do. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Be aware that snakes are around during warm months.

Lisa Sette Gallery

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The Lisa Sette Gallery is an established art gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. The gallery showcases work from nearly forty different artists, and also includes rotating exhibits that change every few months. Go several times in a year for more variety! The staff at the gallery also help art collectors in buying, placing, or commissioning the perfect art for their own home or gallery. Well behaved dogs of any size are welcome in the gallery, but must be on a leash.

Quail Run Dog Park

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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 for maintenance.

Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park

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This is considered the best of Tempe's many off-leash dog parks, a popular spot is a large, fenced area with lovely grass, gravel, and picnic tables.

Countryside Park Off-Leash Area

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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 for maintenance.

Chaparral Park

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This wonderful dog park has separate areas for passive dogs and active dogs, no matter what their size. This 4-acre dog park has 3 acres of grass, water fountains, play features, and seating. Dog owners are welcome to bring chairs, too, as long as they take them with them when leaving.

Snedigar Sportsplex Dog Park

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Snedigar Sportsplex Park has a fully fenced "Bark Park" where you can bring Fido for some well-deserved exercise and fun. Maintenance Closure: Wednesdays 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Papago Dog Park

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There is a fenced, off-leash dog park within lovely Papago park, which also has picnic tables, pond, playground and restrooms.

Dog Park at Crossroads Park

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The dog park at Crossroad's Park has two separately-fenced areas for active and timid dogs, partial lighting for night use on the south end, human and doggie drinking fountains, tables, benches, shaded areas, and waste disposal stations.

Thunderbird Conservation Park

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Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills, is a conservation park dedicated to preserving the desert environment. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. About 15 miles of multi-use trails have been constructed, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer groups.

Nozomi Park (formerly West Chandler Park)

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Nozomi Park is fenced and has dog drinking fountains, benches, and fun obstacles including a see-saw, balance beam, tunnels, and hurdles. The park is great for off-leash fun!

Community Park Dog Park

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This family-oriented off-leash dog park is packed with shade trees, drinking water, large and small dog areas, and picnic tables.

Vista del Camino Dog Park

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Humans and their canine friends can enjoy off-leash playtime at Vista del Camino Dog Park. This half-acre park offers water stations, benches, and shade trees. Leashed dogs are also welcome throughout the larger Vista del Camino Park. Parking for the dog park is available off Pierce Street.

Cosmo Dog Park

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Cosmo Dog Park 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 her romp. Off-leash areas (active, beach, and timid) are closed for maintenance every Tuesday from 5:30 am-12:00 pm.

Horizon Dog Park

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Horizon Dog Park is a small off-leash area located on the far west end of Horizon Park. Features include a large shade structure, human and canine water fountains, and a water feature to control the dust. The park is prone to flooding after rain. The dog park is closed Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for maintenance.

Northern Horizon Park

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Northern Horizon Park, 63rd and Northern Avenues, has a large fenced-in play area, a play area for small dogs, water fountains, shade trees benches and waste stations. This is Glendale's largest dog park.

Avondale Friendship Dog Park

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This city park is packed with amenities, including sports fields, walking trails, and japanese gardens. There's also a fenced, off-leash dog park for your pet to play.

Shawnee Park

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A spacious park with a fenced-in agility course that can also be used as a private area for nervous or small dogs. There are poop bags and scoopers available, plus plenty of shade trees and benches.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

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Leashed dogs are allowed inside the park to explore the desert and mountain trails.

Foothills Dog Park

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This clean, well-maintained dog park is a great place for your pet to play off-leash. Fully fenced with a separate area for small dogs. Two separate areas allow for monthly rotation of use. Signs at the park provide direction as to which side is ‘open.’ Each side provides separate areas for large and small dogs that include: grass, shade, water, and benches. An agility course is available within the east side area.

Pioneer Park Dog Park

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Large 3 section dog park within the Pioneer Community Park.

Mitchell Dog Park

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This securely-fenced area is one of Tempe's five off-leash dog parks, and also includes grassy areas, shade trees, benches and picnic tables.

Sahuaro Ranch Park

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Your pet will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area north of the west parking lot at this Glendale public park. With an area for small dogs, water fountains, waste stations and some dog agility equipment, this is a great place to bring the pooch for a doggie play day.

Jaycee Dog Park

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Tempe is known for its proliferation of off-leash dog parks, including this fenced one near 5th Street. Restrooms and playground nearby.

The Arizona Canal Trail

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans along the Arizona Canal Trail. Some of the businesses along this paved trail from Scottsdale to Peoria also welcome dogs.

Chuparosa Park

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Leashed pets are welcome to romp at this Chandler park.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

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At McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 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.

Creamery Park

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Once the location of the Borden Milk Company, Creamery Park contains a small fenced area where dogs can play. Water fountains and waste bag dispensers are available.

Su Vino Winery

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Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale welcomes you to enjoy outdoor tastings accompanied by your dog.

Dog Park at Desert Vista Park

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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.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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You and Fido are sure to enjoy the Paws in the Preserve program, which provides plenty of suggestions for pet-friendly activities at the preserve. 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.

Petz Place

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An 8000 sq ft store full of pet supplies!

Harbor Freight Tools

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This is only one of Harbor Freight Tool's many locations in the Phoenix metro area. Dogs are welcome to shop with their owners at this location. Call ahead if you go to another store location to double-check that they are dog-friendly.

Cheryl's of Fountain Hills

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Leashed dogs are welcome to help you shop at this clothing store for women and children in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

True Believer Comics

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True Believer Comics is the Phoenix East Valley's only pet-friendly comic book and pop culture store. The lounge area is where you'll usually find Leia, the resident Maltese Terrier PR/Security/Hostess, who loves meeting new friends no matter the number of legs.

Bell Lexus North Scottsdale

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Lexus sales and service, #1 in the nation for Overall Satisfaction the last 2 years. Great cafe with Starbucks coffee, breakfast and lunch options while your car is being serviced or buying your next one.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

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Dogs twelve pounds and under are welcome at the Scottsdale Fashion Square, as long as they are carried or pushed around in a stroller. Service dogs, of course, are welcome to walk. This is a higher end mall with 240 shops (and counting), an indoor playground, food court, and movie theater. Bring your walking shoes- you’ll be doing a lot of it. Individual businesses (particularly the movie theater and certain restaurants) reserve the right not to allow dogs in. The Fashion Square is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Individual business hours may vary.

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

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The Lost Dog Wash trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great choice for families, beginners, or more experienced hikers. There are many different options of trails for all different skill and fitness levels, so that you can pick the hike that works best for you and your dog. At the longest, the trail is just under five miles long with only a 350 foot elevation change. This hike has plenty of options that are easy enough for children, including several short educational nature trails. Trails are clearly marked and the trailhead has plenty of parking, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. There is no shade, so it gets very hot. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Paseo Vista Recreation Area Dog Park

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For nearly 30 years it was a working landfill, a large man-made dirt mound with sloping sides rising above the streets and nearby houses. Then the people of Chandler made the investment to give this place a new purpose. Bring your dog to run and play at the Paseo Vista Recreation Area Dog Park!

Marcus Landslide Trail

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Take your dog to Marcus Landslide Trail to enjoy sweeping views of the Sonoran Valley on an easy hike. This is the second largest landslide in Arizona and as a result, there are incredible rock formations, many of which are marked by educational signs explaining their geological significance. The trail is just under four miles long, including an optional .7 mile loop, with only a 300 foot elevation gain. Come in spring to see the wildflowers bloom. Make sure to bring plenty of water for both yourself and for Fido, as there is no shade and no water at the trailhead. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Scottsdale Quarter

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Spend some time at the Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a variety of chain stores and boutiques, and many different restaurants, you’re sure to find something that you want and leave with your pockets a little bit emptier. Take a break by relaxing in the garden under huge palm trees while children play in the interactive fountain. Later, check out a movie at the high end iPic theater, where you can eat dinner during the show while sitting in a leather reclining chair with a blanket and pillow. Around the holidays, come see the holiday light displays and have a warm mug of hot chocolate from one of the cafes. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed, and individual shops and restaurants make their own policies about whether dogs are allowed inside.

Mountain View Park

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A trip to Mountain View Park in Scottsdale, Arizona is fun for the whole family, including Fido. Sports fans can enjoy the facilities for basketball, tennis, sand volleyball, and soccer, all of which have adequate lighting for play even after the sun begins to set. Children will love the playground and your dog will love the grassy areas. After you’ve all had your fun, sit down for a picnic at one of the shaded picnic tables. The park is set on nearly thirty acres of land and has plenty of parking. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Eldorado Park

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Spend an afternoon at Eldorado Park in Scottsdale, Arizona, which spans over sixty acres with something for everyone in the family. Take Fido for a walk along the greenbelt walking path around the lake. Let the human children play on the playground or go for a dip in the pool. Watch a game of soccer on the recreation fields and then stop for a family picnic at one of the picnic areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Sunrise Trail

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The Sunrise Peak Trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great trek for more experienced hikers. It is an in-and-out trail totaling in length of four miles, with a 1,100 foot elevation change. The trail is steep and rocky, and uphill almost the entire way, but when you reach the top, you can see incredible views of the McDowell Mountains and the granite formations in the area. This trail is less crowded than other nearby trails due to the difficulty. There is free parking and a water fountain at the trailhead, but no restrooms. Make sure to pack plenty of water for both yourself and for Fido. All dogs must be leashed.

Tom's Thumb Trailhead

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Take a hike with your dog to Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are a variety of trails for different skill levels, but the hardest of the trails is moderate to difficult. Most hikers agree that the first mile of the trail is the most difficult, and the paths can be a bit slippery. While hiking, you may see all sorts of wildlife, but watch out for rattlesnakes! To avoid the crowds and extreme desert heat, try to get there in the early morning. The trailhead has parking and restrooms, but no water, so make sure to pack plenty of water for both you and Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Tumbleweed Park

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Leashed dogs can enjoy 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.

Hayden Butte Preserve

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Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Hayden Butte Preserve with their humans. At this 25-acre park, you and Fido will enjoy the beauty of desert vegetation, rocky outcrops, wildlife, and historical sites. Hikers must stay on trails at all times and dogs must be leashed at all times to protect this fragile natural space.

Tempe Marketplace

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Shopping enthusiats can spend ages at Tempe Marketplace, which boasts 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The marketplace has mostly large chain retaliers, including a PetSmart for all of the essentials you could ask for for Fido. For the humans, there is a splash pad to cool off from the Arizona heat, and every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 PM, there is live music. This is an outdoor mall and it can get quite hot, so try to avoid coming during the hottest part of the day. Dogs are welcome to the marketplace, but they must be on a leash no longer than six feet long, and individual businesses make their own policies about whether or not dogs are allowed inside.

The Pavilions at Talking Stick

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Spend time shopping and dining at the Pavilion at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is a shopping center with a variety of chain stores and restaurants, as well as a few smaller businesses mixed in, such as the Scottsdale Doggie Suites, a boarding facility. Stop by Petco for a new toy and maybe a treat for Fido before eating at one of the restaurants with pet-friendly seating. On Saturday nights, stop by to see the weekly car show and chat with car enthusiasts in the area. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Brown's Ranch Trailhead

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For over 176 miles of mapped, identified, and maintained trails, stop at the Brown's Ranch Trailhead in Scottsdale, Arizona. From here, you can choose trails for any skill level and access destinations such as Granite Mountain, Cholla Mountain, Brown's Mountain, and Cathedral Rock. At the trailhead, there is a large parking lot with bathrooms and water, as well as interactive exhibits about the history of the Preserve. While you’re hiking, keep an eye out for local wildlife, as well as mountain bikers and horseback riders. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Make sure to bring plenty of water for both yourself and for Fido.

Gateway Trailhead

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Looking for a place to take your children- both human and canine- for a day of fun? The Gateway Trailhead in Scottsdale, Arizona has a lot of different options for hiking and education. Children can receive a passport at the trailhead and get stamps at other trails in the area to win a prize at the end. There are many different trails to choose from for all skill levels, starting with a kid-friendly 0.5 mile nature trail with educational games and signs along the way. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure you pack plenty of heat for yourself as well as for Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Tempe Beach Park

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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.

Singh Farms

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Lovers of fresh produce will love Singh Farms in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you’re interested in planting your own garden, you can buy seeds, compost, and other necessities from the farm. If you’re more interested in buying produce, you can enjoy the Saturday market. Sellers have fruits and vegetables, homemade desserts and preserves, handmade juices, and much more. While you’re there, take a walk around the gardens and say hello to the animals there, many of which you can pet and feed. Singh Farms has limited seasonal hours, and their market opens for the year in November and closes at the beginning of June. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed.

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange - Mesa

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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.

Desert Breeze Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the walking trail around the lake at Desert Breeze Park. Interpretive trail markers identify plants while area wildlife can be seen throughout the park. The park also includes a playground, ball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, a splash pad, and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the park.

Kierland Commons

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Bring Fido for a day of shopping at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is an outdoor mall, but for a respite from the heat, there are large awnings and trees to provide shade, as well as water misters stationed along the sidewalks. This shopping center has plenty of parking, and you can choose from either self-parking or valet. There are a variety of shops for different price ranges, as well as an assortment of both chain and independent restaurants. Individual shops and restaurants make their own policies about whether or not dogs are allowed inside, and dogs must be leashed at all times.

Kiwanis Recreation Center

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Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy time at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Tempe, Arizona, which has over 54,000 square feet of recreation facilities. While dogs are only allowed in the outdoor park, humans can enjoy a fitness center, wave pool, gymnasium, basketball and tennis courts, and batting range. Outside, you and Fido can stroll around the park or stop for a picnic at one of the shaded picnic ramadas. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

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Take a walk through Xeriscape Garden in Scottsdale, Arizona, to learn about plants that grow well in Arizona, as well as how to reduce water usage while still keeping plants healthy in a desert environment. The garden is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, with over 7,000 plants coming from over 200 individual species on display. Follow the paths marked with educational signs with your dog, who must be on a leash. After your walk, take Fido to the Chaparral Park dog park, which is right next to the garden, as a reward for good behavior.

Merchant Square Antique Marketplace

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Bring Fido to Merchant Square Antique Marketplace to shop in 58,000+ sqare feet of antiques, collectibles, and home decor, furniture, lighting, jewelry, vintage & new boutique clothing, antique toys, glassware, and much more. Come check their new 18,000 sq. ft. outdoor Garden area too!

WestWorld of Scottsdale

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Whether you are looking for a large-scale event space rental or you just want to attend one of the many events that come to Scottsdale, WestWorld of Scottsdale is a great option. There are over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space, including an equestrian center and a banquet hall. Some of the major events that book the space are the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, the International Motorcycle Show, and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. There is plenty of parking, and the parking lot is sometimes also used for additional event space. Members of the public can book the space up to one year in advance. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Old Town Scottsdale

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Stroll around Old Town Scottsdale with Fido as you window shop, eat, and enjoy the Arizona weather. There is free parking, as well as a free trolley every ten minutes to the Scottsdale Fashion Square, which is also dog friendly. The Old Town is the perfect place to soak up some western charm and buy souvenirs for everyone at home. On Saturdays from November until June, check out the pop-up farmers market. After walking around in the heat, stop by one of the bars in the area for a cold drink. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Urban Outfitters

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Bring Fido to shop for clothing, accessories, and apartment decor for both men and women. Leashed dogs are welcome inside all Phoenix area Urban Outfitters.

Mill Avenue District

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The Mill Avenue District is a great place to visit in Tempe, Arizona with your dog. This area of town is chock full of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, and is extremely popular with Arizona State University students. During football season, join the student crowds to tailgate the ASU games, or take a walk down to Tempe Town Lake and walk Fido around the park there. Many of the restaurants feature outdoor seating, where you and your dog can enjoy a meal together. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Pink House Boutique

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Dogs are welcome to shop with their owners for women's clothing and accessories at Pink House Boutique in Glendale.

Pemberton Trail

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For a strenuous hike with your dog, try the 15.3 mile Pemberton Trail. This loop has an elevation change of 667 feet, and is a popular spot for mountain bikers and horseback riders. The trail is open from March until October, and there is an entrance fee of $6 per vehicle to get into the park. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido, as there is nowhere along the trail to refill your water. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

5th Avenue Shops & Boutiques

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The 5th Avenue Shops & Boutiques are a great place to stop with your dog to wander around window shopping. There are around sixty small businesses, art galleries, and restaurants, many of which have a southwestern theme, for you to explore. Check out Dogs, Etc., a pet boutique in the shopping center. Please be aware that since these are small businesses, most of the shops close by 5:00 PM. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Antique Trove

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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.

LDV Winery Wine Gallery

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Wine lovers can spend a day with Fido taking a tour or doing a wine tasting at LDV Winery in Scottsdale, Arizona. LDV Winery produces their own wine from grapes grown in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills. From Wednesday through Sunday, relax on the shaded patio with a selection of wines and cheeses with Fido, and then take a quick stroll through the gallery on site, which houses artwork from Arizona artists. Tours and wine tastings are done by appointment only. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Bartlett Lake Marina

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Enjoy the beautiful Bartlett Lake Recreation Area from a pet-friendly pontoon boat rented from Bartlett Lake Marina. Bartlett Lake Marina offers two pet-friendly pontoon boat rentals so you can enjoy the more than 2800 acres of Bartlett Lake with your furry best friend. Bartlett Lake Marina is located in Tonto National Forest. Visit the website or call for directions as GPS devices often take people to the wrong place.

Desert Breeze Railroad

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Bring the kids (both furry and human) for an educational train ride around Desert Breeze Railroad’s park. The train runs on weekends from Labor Day through Memorial Day, with special openings around holidays, like the haunted train ride around Halloween or the holiday lights ride in December. After your ride, go for a spin on the carousel or cool off with the splash pad on hot summer days. Dogs are allowed at the park, but must be on a leash.

KOLI Equestrian Center

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For the people out there who like more than just dogs, check out the KOLI Equestrian Center in Chandler, Arizona. From here, you can go on guided trail rides with one of the friendly, talkative guides, who will tell you all about the horses and wildlife that you may seen. The center is located in the heart of the Gila River Indian Reservation, which is home to a herd of wild horses, which you may be lucky enough to see on your ride. There are certain themed rides, including one where you get to go on a sunset ride, followed by margaritas, chips, and salsa immediately after. Dogs are welcome at the center itself but due to safety reasons, must be leashed at all times and may not go on the trail rides.

On The Edge Gallery

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On the Edge Gallery is a more budget friendly art gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, which has more options for the souvenir shopper or casual art lover. Bring your dog in and check out work from over forty local Arizona artists in over 2,000 square feet of gallery space. Here, you can enjoy or shop for artwork of all types, from wall art to jewelry or sculptures. Dogs are welcome in On the Edge Gallery, but must be leashed at all times.

Calvin Charles Gallery

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Art lovers can enjoy browsing through the Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona with their leashed dogs. It is free to look at the artwork, all of which is also on sale, and the staff gives you plenty of space for you to enjoy the exhibitions on your own. The gallery is located in a bright, airy, multi-level space with a rooftop sculpture terrace, and the work within focuses more on an Asian influence and theme.

Grey Wolf Gallery

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For authentic Native American art, try Grey Wolf Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. They specialize in jewelry, home decor, and pottery. Everything in the shop is homemade, so prices are on the higher end, but it’s also a great place to go, even if just to window shop. Dogs are allowed in the store, but the management asks that you keep them leashed due to the fragile nature of the merchandise.

Scottsdale Ranch Park

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Tennis fans can enjoy Scottsdale Ranch Park with eighteen tennis courts, as well as facilities for racketball, squash, sand volleyball, basketball, and baseball. All facilities are well lit after dark so you can come and play after the heat of the day. Human kids can play on the playground, and you can take Fido for a walk around the desert garden. There are several reservable picnic ramadas for parties, or you can just stop by if one is free for a bite to eat. Dogs must be leashed at all times, but they are not allowed on the tennis courts.

Marshall Gallery of Fine Art

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Art lovers can bring Fido along to the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona to admire the work of over seventy world class artists. The gallery specialized in art glass, including blown glass, gem-like cast glass, and carved glass. They host a biennial glass invitational, during which time, artists come from all over to exhibit their work in art glass competitions. On select Friday evenings, they host live music for the public. You can go to the gallery simply to look, or to shop for your own collection. They do consultations for home and corporate collections, as well. There is free 3-hour street parking outside. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

The Legacy Gallery

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Art collectors and fans alike can enjoy the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona with their dog. The gallery features over 100 nationally known artists, focusing on representational and impressionistic styles. Browse the gallery or have a consultation about art placement in your home, art collecting, and commissions. They also host auctions for the discerning collector. Dogs must be leashed while in the gallery.

Scottsdale Seville

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Spend a few hours shopping at Scottsdale Seville with your dog. The shopping center offers everything from bars and boutiques to spas, restaurants, and coffee shops. This is an outdoor shopping center and gets quite hot, so try to get there before it heats up too much for the day, or come in the cooler months. For those with a sweet tooth, 21 Cakes is the perfect place for a post-shopping treat. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
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