Dog Friendly Activities in Scottsdale, AZ

There are 40 dog friendly activities in Scottsdale. 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 Scottsdale.

Pet Friendly Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale Fashion Square 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Chaparral Park
Chaparral Park 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. See Details
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park 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. See Details
Vista del Camino Dog Park 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. See Details
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead 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. See Details
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve, 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
Horizon Dog Park 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. See Details
Arizona Canal Path 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. See Details
Eldorado Park 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. See Details
Gateway Trailhead 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. See Details
Su Vino Winery Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale welcomes you to enjoy outdoor tastings accompanied by your dog. See Details
Meditate to Create a New Way to Paint 'Meditate to Create a New Way to Paint' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Carrie. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join you at this workshop and may even get the chance to meet the host's dog. This class is designed for inner clarity, peace and soul rejuvenation, as you begin with a meditation followed by an art activity. No meditation or painting experience is required as this is an intuitive experience. All materials are provided. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 6 and up. You will be seated on the floor for meditation. You may sit on the floor to paint or a chair and table. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Tom's Thumb Trailhead 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. See Details
Singh Farms 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. See Details
Scottsdale Ranch Park and Tennis Center In addition to its tennis courts, you can take Fido for a walk around The Desert Garden at Scottsdale Ranch Park. The garden was designed to enhance the understanding of the Sonoran Desert, of botanical processes, and of the geology and soil materials indigenous to the nearby McDowell Mountains. There are also several picnic ramadas you can reserve, 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. See Details
Scottsdale Quarter 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. See Details
The Pavilions at Talking Stick 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. See Details
WestWorld of Scottsdale 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. See Details
Old Town Scottsdale 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. See Details
Kierland Commons BringFido 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. See Details
Mountain View Park 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. See Details
5th Avenue Shops & Boutiques 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. See Details
Marcus Landslide Trail 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. See Details
Brown's Ranch Trailhead 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. See Details