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Dog Friendly Places

The Pelham Group
Feb 8 4 minutes read

Moving to a new area is never easy. You have to find your way around, find your favorite stores again and also, if you are a dog parent, find places where you can take your fur-baby. Here are some places we like to go.


If you want to help your buddy find new friends and run off some energy you should go to Central Texas Bark Park. It is open daily from dawn to dusk. Enjoy a .5 acre, fenced section for small dogs and a 1 acre fenced section for large dogs. 

Looking for a place to cool off with your pooch? You should check out Temple Lake Park. The lake provides some of the best fishing and boating in Central Texas. 

Miller Spring Park has lots of beautiful trails! Perfect for a family day with your furry family members! 

Megg's Cafe offers modern and innovative Central Texas cuisine and it has a nice outdoor dining area. 

You can have great Italian food and enjoy time with your fluff at either Pignetti's or La Riv. Their food is amazing and we love they let you dine with your pooch too! 

For a fun evening out with your pooch you should check out Back Porch Drafthouse or 3West Alehouse & Grill. Both have a huge beer selection, offer American cuisine and a patio for outside dining.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop serves fresh, handmade Baja-style Mexican food and they offer patio seating. Perfect for having a good time with all your family members.

Dirty Dogs Spaw will take great care of your fur-baby. They offer grooming and boarding!


Summer in Texas calls for water to cool down in. You should check out Belton Lakeview Park or Stillhouse Park, part of Stillhouse Lake Hollow. Both are great destinations for boaters and anglers or for just having a picnic and taking a walk on their nature trails.  Dana Peak Park is also part of Stillhouse Lake Hollow and offers lots of nature trails as well! 

Love hiking and waterfalls? Chalk Ridge Falls along the Lampasas River features hiking trails, a suspension bridge & waterfalls. 

Yettie Polk Park has become a popular place for festivals such as The Kiwanis Turtle Fest, The 4th of July Celebration and Christmas on the Chisholm Trail. The park is along the Nolan Creek, features a bike trail, which is 1.1 miles and is right downtown Belton close to many restaurants, such as The GinCoronas De Oro and Scores Pizza, which offer patio dining for you and your furry friends! 

Do you want to bring a little vacation to your weekday? You should check out Dead Fish Grill with its great food and amazing view right on Lake Belton. It features a huge outdoor dining area which makes it the perfect place to enjoy food, view and your pooch all at once! 

The Hydrant LLC is the perfect place to give your furry friend a makeover! 


From the mason jar chandelier above your head when you first walk-in, to their unique bar, fashioned from the arched windows of a charming old church - you'll love the  relaxed and fun atmosphere at The Shed. Something you should check out!

Barrow Brewing Company is the only microbrewery in Bell County. They have live music on the weekends and food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays and they are pet friendly!

Alexander's Distillery is Salado's Top-Rated Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge On TripAdvisor. You can enjoy delicious food on their pet friendly deck or veranda.

 Does your fur-baby need a new fur-do? You should go see the great groomers at The Dog Spot! It also is a completely cage-free boarding and doggy daycare facility.

When you are out and about with your furry friend don't forget about "petiquette":

  • Scoop the Poop!
  • Realize not everyone is a pet person
  • Leash it up in public
  • Make sure your dog is well behaved and obeys commands

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