New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: November 2021

Posted by Billy Francis

If you’re thankful for your best friend, treat him to a new pet-friendly attraction this month. From one of Fido’s favorite spots opening a new location to a paw-shaped dog park that is sure to become part of his regular routine, here are the openings coming your way this November.

Mutts Canine Cantina

Allen, TX
“I really dig the new place.” Photo by Mutts Canine Cantina

When Mutts Canine Cantina opened its doggy doors in 2012, it took dog-loving Dallas by storm. The innovative restaurant with a dog park attached has proven such a success that a new Mutts Canine Cantina has officially opened in Allen, TX. Located less than 30 minutes from the flagship funhouse, the second spot has all the “fur-miliar” bells and whistles, including a dog park featuring separate areas for large and small dogs, park attendants and party planners to help arrange a bash for your best friend. If you can’t bear to be apart, your pooch can also join you on the patio where they can order a pupsicle made of beef broth, peanut butter and an edible bone or a Doggie Dog (bite-sized 100% beef frank).

P.A.W.S Dog Park

Anderson, SC
A beautiful sight from above. Photo by

Flying a drone over P.A.W.S Dog Park in Anderson, SC, is the only way to fully appreciate its “pawsome” design. Shaped like two giant paw prints, the park is divided into eight separate fenced spaces. The two large pads are reserved for sociable pups who go to the park to make new friends, while the smaller sections are for nervous dogs who just want to stretch their legs. With future plans for trails around the 11-acre shelter, Anderson County P.A.W.S is fast becoming the go-to destination for a doggy day out in Anderson.

Rob Stuart Memorial Dog Park

Philadelphia, PA
“And….we’re in!” Photo by

Rob Stuart Memorial Dog Park has opened its gates along the Winter Street Greenway in Philadelphia, PA. Built on the site of a disused traffic lane and parking area, this community outdoor greenway, dog park and children’s playground gives a fresh look to the otherwise neglected space. Philadelphians and visitors alike are invited to enjoy a picnic on the benches atop a grassy mound, then play fetch in the small or large dog park. The park is covered in synthetic grass and has water fountains where dogs can grab a sip of water between zoomies.

Rockwell Beer Co.

St. Louis, MO
Room for you and your whole pack. Photo by Rockwell Beer Co.

Take a walk alongside the beautiful lily pond in picturesque Francis Park in St. Louis, before heading over to Rockwell Beer Co. for a fresh pour in the brand-new beer garden. The crisp weather won’t prevent the good times as you gather around the fire pit or warm up with a visit to the adjacent pickleball courts using the brewery’s rackets and balls. Patrons can order a pizza to accompany their beer, and guarantee a spot around the fire pit by reserving a fire pit party for $100.

Dinius Park

Auburn, AL
Fido can make a din at Dinius Park. Photo by Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Bring your dog to Dinius Park for a shady walk beneath the trees. This newly opened passive park in Auburn is home to 13 acres of carefully manicured land with easily accessible paved trails winding through natural surroundings, a nature playground, and a small pond. You’ll also find two dog parks: one for small pups and another for large canines.

Conejo Dog Park

Thousand Oaks, CA
“So this is what it’s like to be a big dog.” Photo by

After a summer hiatus and only a small temporary dog park to fill the hole, the canine community of Thousand Oaks can breathe a sigh of relief as the newly renovated Conejo Creek Dog Park has opened its gates once more. The summer closure saw big changes in the park, including two large fabric shade structures, a permanent restroom, and a paved parking lot with landscaping.

Have you visited a new dog park or pet-friendly attraction this month? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by @yingyang_jax.