Dog Friendly Activities in Scottsdale, AZ

There are 43 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 McDowell Sonoran Preserve
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, AZ, which provides plenty of dog-friendly activities. Popular hiking trails include Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and Kovach Family Nature Trail, each one a short half mile walk amongst towering saguaros and barrel cactuses. More adventurous hikers can explore Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Please clean up after your dog and keep them on a leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Candle Chemistry
Candle Chemistry Candle Chemistry is a dog-friendly shop located in Scottsdale, AZ. Visitors to the store can pick out a candle or create a scent of their own. Candle Chemistry allows you to get crafty and make your own candle or bath product right there at the store. Fido is welcome to join in on the fun, but dogs must be kept on a leash. See Details
Antique Trove Bring Fido to the Antique Trove in Scottsdale, AZ, 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
Scottsdale Fashion Square Dogs twelve pounds and under are welcome at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, AZ, 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. See Details
Eldorado Park Spend an afternoon at the pet-friendly Eldorado Park in Scottsdale, AZ, which spans over 60 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
Chaparral Dog Park Chapparral Dog Park is an enclosed space for dogs to run, play and socialize with other pups in Scottsdale, AZ. The park features three acres of grass, benches, agility tunnels, and dog water fountains. It's divided into three areas, two of which are open most of the time, one for active dogs and the other for passive pups. The third space is available on rotation. Maintenance is scheduled every Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. See Details
Tom's Thumb Trailhead Take a hike with your dog to Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale, AZ. There are a variety of pet-friendly trails for different skill levels, but the hardest of the trails is moderate to difficult. 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
Gateway Trailhead The Gateway Trailhead in Scottsdale, AZ, has a lot of different options for hiking and education. It is pet-friendly and family-friendly. 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 water for yourself as well as for Fido. 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 in Scottsdale, AZ. They are pet-friendly with around 60 small businesses, art galleries, and restaurants, many of which have a southwestern theme, for you to explore. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Old Town Scottsdale Stroll around Old Town Scottsdale with Fido as you window shop, eat, and enjoy the Sottsdale, AZ 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
Sunrise Trail The Sunrise Peak Trail in Scottsdale, AZ is a great trek for more experienced hikers. This pet-friendly totals four miles in length, 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. See Details
Scottsdale Scavenger Hunt: Old West Meets Modern Art Scottsdale Scavenger Hunt: Old West Meets Modern Art is a dog-friendly tour in Scottsdale, AZ. Walk with Fido from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. 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
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead Lost Dog Wash Trailhead in Scottsdale, AZ, is a great choice for families, beginners, or more experienced hikers. This pet-friendly spot offers many different 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
Vista del Camino Dog Park Humans and their canine friends can enjoy off-leash playtime at Vista del Camino Dog Park in Scottsdale, AZ. This pet-friendly 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
WestWorld of Scottsdale WestWorld of Scottsdale is a pet-friendly event space in Scottsdale, AZ. 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
Marcus Landslide Trail Take your dog to Marcus Landslide Trail to enjoy sweeping views of the Sonoran Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. This pet-friendly trail was created by 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
Goldwater Brewing Co. Goldwater Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly, family-owned and operated brewery in Scottsdale, AZ. Dogs are permitted in the beer garden and the upstairs balcony. See its website for a current food truck and special event schedule. See Details
Horizon Dog Park Horizon Dog Park is a small off-leash area located on the far west end of Horizon Park in Scottdale, AZ. 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
On the Edge Gallery On the Edge Gallery is a pet-friendly art gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Bring your leashed dog in and check out work from over 40 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. There are also options for the souvenir shopper or casual art lover. See Details