Other Dog Activities in Texas

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Texas too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Texas here.

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). The garden is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year and is open most days, but be sure to check their website in advance. See Details
Pet Friendly Sea Turtle, Inc.
Sea Turtle, Inc. Sea Turtle Inc. in South Padre Island, TX, is a dog-friendly, nonprofit rescue center that rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured sea turtles. Dogs and cats are allowed in all indoor and outdoor public areas as long as they are leashed or crated. Visitors can sit in on a Turtle Talk or take a self-guided tour of the outdoor facility. While they are open year-round, outdoor tanks are covered when temperatures drop below 55 degrees, and turtle viewings are limited. Admission varies depending on the season, and hours are extended during summer months, so be sure to check their website before planning your trip. See Details
San Antonio River Walk Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly San Antonio River Walk, a public park below street level with parallel sidewalks that are lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and other attractions in San Antonio, TX. Many of the outdoor restaurants and shops welcome dogs on their patios while you dine. Please call ahead to check if the specific business you wish to visit allows dogs, and please remember to clean up after your pet. See Details
Palo Duro Creek Ranch Palo Duro Creek Ranch (previously Elkins Ranch) in Canyon, TX, is a dog-friendly, working cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle. You can marvel at the spectacular desert vistas, or reserve a jeep tour to explore the scenic canyons. Dogs of any size are allowed on the 1 or 2-hour tours, which are offered daily. Pups ride for free. See Details
Cadillac Ranch Road-tripping through Texas with Fido? Stop at Cadillac Ranch just outside of Amarillo, TX, for a unique photo opportunity. Cadillac Ranch is a dog-friendly, one-of-a-kind public art installation accessible from the I-40 Frontage Rd. See Details
Hop and Sting Brewing Co. The pet-friendly beer garden at Hop and Sting Brewing Co. in Grapevine, TX, is a hit among local dog owners who love craft beer. They brew high-quality, small-batch craft ales and lagers available on draft and in cans to take home with you. Your pup might even make a new friend at the brewery. Dixon has been accompanying one of the brewers, Brian, into work ever since he was rescued. Dogs are allowed inside and out, as no food is served on the premises. You can also grab a bite to eat from one of the rotating food trucks on site. See Details
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, a pet-friendly area in Plano, TX. This 200-acre park features vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking, orienteering and other outdoor activities. One of the best spots in the park is the observation tower, offering you a lovely view of the city itself. See Details
Becker Vineyards Swirl, sniff and sip a glass of wine alongside Fido at Becker Vineyards, a dog-friendly winery in Stonewall, TX. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas, including the lawn and veranda. A variety of tastings are available. See Details
Luckenbach Luckenbach is a pet-friendly, Old West-style spot with a saloon and a souvenir shop in Fredericksburg, TX. The main attraction is the dancehall that showcases a variety of country artists. Leashed dogs are welcome inside the store and on the grounds, as long as there isn't a concert taking place. See Details
Marfa Lights Bring Fido to witness the unexplained phenomena of lights dancing on the horizon southeast of Marfa, TX. The mysterious Marfa lights have been reported for years and appear red, blue and white at separate times. The area where the lights appear is difficult to traverse and nearly uninhabited, making the lights all the more inexplicable, try as some might. Your leashed pupu can join you at the official pet-friendly Marfa Lights Viewing Center, 9 miles east of Marfa on US 90. See Details
The Shady Llama The Shady Llama is a dog-friendly beer and wine garden located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just outside of Wimberley, TX. The venue is all outside, where they occasionally host live music with stunning views of the countryside as the backdrop. The main attractions are, of course, the llamas. You may bump into Dolly, Odin, Sadie, Anastasia, and Barley who roam freely around the venue. Unfortunately, as they are left to their own devices, a llama sighting is not guaranteed, especially during the summer months when they tend to hang out, like the name suggests, in the shade. If you get hungry while visiting, food trucks occasionally drop by as well. See Details
Martin House Brewing Company Martin House Brewing Company is a pet-friendly brewery in Fort Worth, TX. They avoid tradition in favor of adventure both in brewing and in life. Bring your pup to sit outside with you on their patio and enjoy the fun at this popular Texas brewery. Check out their website to see when their on-site food truck, Barley, is available. See Details
Military Working Dog Teams National Monument Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in San Antonio, TX, is pet friendly. The memorial was spearheaded by Mr. John Burnam, a U. S. Army combat infantryman, and German Shepherd Scout Dog Handler during the Vietnam War. While his war dog partners died in Vietnam, he wanted to keep their memories alive through the art pieces and continue to train dogs through the foundation. See Details
John Wayne: an American Experience John Wayne: An American Experience is a dog-friendly museum in Fort Worth, TX. Fido is welcome to join you inside the exhibit halls while on a leash. Learn about John Wayne's life and legacy during your visit to the exhibit that is housed near the Fort Worth Stockyards. See Details
Tejas Rodeo Company Tejas Rodeo Company, located in Bulverde, TX, is pet friendly. The folks at Tejas refer to their show as the greatest show on dirt. Dogs are welcome to join you as you watch the spectacle, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. The rodeos perform each weekend, March through November. See Details
Bandera Brewery Bandera Brewery, located in Bandera, TX, is pet friendly. They welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs inside their taproom and outside in the beer garden. If your pup is barking consistently, it's probably time for your furry friend to head home. The taproom pours a range of delicious beers for whatever mood you're in. Stop by to explore their IPAs, sours, blondes and more on tap. See Details
SoCo Taphouse & Brew Co. SoCo Taphouse & Brew Co. is a dog-friendly brewery in San Angelo, TX. Fido is welcome to join you inside the taproom and on the patio. There are over 24 craft beers on tap with brews by SoCo and other breweries in Texas and beyond. There are food trucks on site on select days. See Details
Hound Song Brewing Co Enjoy the feeling of relaxation at Hound Song Brewing Co in Columbus, TX. This dog-friendly brewery creates simple, tasty beers. Fido is welcome to join you for a drink on the patio. The brewery occasionally hosts food trucks on site. See Details
Rebecca Creek Distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery is a dog-friendly distillery in San Antonio, TX. Fido is welcome to join you at a picnic table on the outdoor patio. There is even a dog park on site for pups to enjoy. Whiskey and vodka is served. Food trucks are on site on select days. See Details
Meanwhile Brewing Company Meanwhile Brewing is a 3-vessel, 15bbl brewery and taproom located in South Austin serving world-class beer and allowing friendly dogs to accompany their owners in the pet-friendly taproom or on the patio. Enjoy over 20 delicious rotating beers, wines, ciders, and low-proof cocktails, or grab a coffee from the bar, or a bite to eat from one of the three food trucks on site. See Details