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 Rio Vista Park
Rio Vista Park This is the section of the Rio Vista Park that has the white water paddle area. It is a great place to take you dog for a dip. Leashes required out of the water, and if your dog becomes a problem, the park rangers will have a talk with you. See Details
Pet Friendly The Showboat Drive-In Theater
The Showboat Drive-In Theater The Showboat Drive-In Theater is pet-friendly. This drive-in movie theater features two new release movies. Dogs are welcome to enjoy movies under the stars, too. See Details
Zilker Botanical Garden Zilker Botanical Garden 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 open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year. See Details
Lions Club Tube Rental Take your doggy tubing! But be warned, if fido pops a tube you lose your deposit. Take some old canvas to put under him, or use dog shoes. You can ride back in the taxis, but it is usually limited to one dog per taxi unless they are small. Great fun way to spend the day with your friend. See Details
Gringo Theory Patio Bar Gringo Theory Patio Bar is super pet-friendly. The dog-loving staff at this popular bar will bring your pooch treats and water bowls to cool them down on hot days. As if that wasn't enough, they recently added an enclosed dog park to the bar. You can enjoy a cocktail or beer while Fido socializes and exercises in the safe area. Hungry humans can get their fix from one of the many food trucks that rocks up in the car park. Gringo Theory Patio Bar is open every day of the week from 2am to 2pm. See Details
Buster's Old Time Photos Clean pet-friendly family fun. Best old time photo experience in Galveston. See Details
At’l Do Farms Corn Maze Navigate the corn maze, take the hayride to pumpkin patch or pumpkin hallow, shoot the corn cannon, and ride the cow train (train is for small children). Food and drinks available. Fun for the whole family including Fido! See Details
HOPE Outdoor Gallery HOPE gallery provides local artists the opportunity to display their work in one of Austin's biggest outdoor settings. Pets are welcome to accompany their owners at the HOPE Gallery, but they must remain leashed and well mannered. See Details
Cadillac Ranch Road tripping through Texas with Fido? Stop at Cadillac Ranch just outside of Amarillo for a unique photo opportunity. Cadillac Ranch is a one-of-a-kind public art installation accessible from the I-40 Frontage Road. See Details
Coyote Drive-In Coyote Drive-In always welcomes the furry members of your family. They do need to be on leash while outside your car. The drive-in features a full restaurant kitchen, beer & wine bar, ice skating, and a 4-screen outdoor theater. See Details
The Shady Llama The Shady Llama is a dog-friendly, family-friendly, beer and wine garden located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just outside of Wimberley. The venue is all outside, where they occasionally host live music events with the stunning views of the countryside as the backdrop. You and Fido can relax and enjoy the views clutching a draft beer, a glass of wine, or a soft beverage in your paws. 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. The Shady Llama is open Thursday from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. See Details
Sea Turtle, Inc. Sea Turtle Inc. is a nonprofit rescue center educating visitors and their dogs. Dogs and cates are allowed in all public areas, both indoor and outdoor, 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. Sea Turtle Inc. is open Tuesday through Sunday, year-round; however, when temperatures drop below 55 degrees, outdoor tanks are covered and turtle viewing is limited. Admission varies depending on the season, and hours are extended during summer months, so be sure to check Sea Turtle Inc.'s website before planning your trip. See Details
TA Amarillo This gas station has a Popeyes, Burger King, Pizza Hut Express, Country Store, and a Travel Store. This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details
Galaxy Drive In Movie Theatre Leashed pets welcome at Galaxy Drive In Movie Theatre, but they can't accompany you to the snack bar. Bring the whole family and enjoy two movies for the price of one! There are four screens to choose from. See Details
No Label Brewing Co. Microbrewery in Katy, TX. We are very dog friendly! Please make sure to have your dog on a leash. Cheers! See Details
Shanty Tubes Shanty Tubes is pet-friendly. They offer tubing trips down the Guadalupe River in Texas. Shanty Tubes has two tubing tours on offer: one is the shorter Horseshoe Loop section and the other is the 4th Crossing Bridge. You and your pooch can rent a tube for $18 each. Shanty Tubes is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm and Saturday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Driftwood Estate Winery Driftwood Estate Winery is dog-friendly! The winery claims to embody the spirit and heart of Texas. It sits on a bluff overlooking its estate vineyard and boasts grounds that are perfect for a picnic with your pooch. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome in outdoor areas. They are not allowed in the tasting room. Dog owners must clean up after their pets. Driftwood Estate Winery is open daily from 11am to 6pm; however, guests should check its website to make sure the Winery is not closed for a Wine Club party or holiday. See Details
Kirby Ice House Boasting a big backyard, plenty of outdoor seating, food trucks, craft cocktails, wine, and 50+ beers on tap, Kirby Ice House is dog-friendly! Owners (23 and up) can bring their leashed pets outside to watch a game, sip and relax or play a game of cornhole. Kirby Ice House is open Monday through Friday from 2pm to 2am, Saturday from 11am to 2am, and Sunday from 12pm to 2am. See Details
Austin Steam Train The Austin Steam Train Association Runs four different routes at varied parts of the year. Pets are allowed on board as long as they remain in their carrier for the duration of the ride. See Details
Lost Oak Winery Great winery with trails and are dog friendly See Details
8th Wonder Brewery 8th Wonder Brewery is dog-friendly. They welcome pups and their owners to enjoy WonderWorld, their outdoor beer garden and fun zone. Four-legged friends must remain on a leash at all times in the area. The brewery is only a few blocks away from the professional baseball, basketball, and soccer stadiums, making it the perfect pre-game destination. The beer menu is diverse and delicious. 8th Wonder Brewery is open Monday thru Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Explore this park comprised of fossilized reef with your four-legged friend. Pets must be kept on leashes no more than six feet long. Dogs are not allowed on backcountry trails. See Details
K9 Cinemas K9 Cinemas in Plano, Texas is pet-friendly. This movie theater allows you to bring your dog in with you, that's right, you heard us correctly. Fido is welcome to join you for a screening of one of the movies on show. The only thing you have to do is provide their vaccination certificates, keep them on a leash the whole time, and clean up any mess that they leave behind. The maximum amount of pooches per human is two. Coming soon are comfy sofas for pups that want to cuddle up for show time. Their show times vary, so check out their website when you're ready to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience. See Details
TA Dallas South This gas station has a Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Express, Burger King and a Travel Store. This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details