This weekend is perfect for getting outside with your dog in Houston and there are plenty of places inside and outside the loop to explore together. From restaurants and bars to dog parks and dog boutiques Houston is the place to be with your dog!
Dog Friendly Fine Dining
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Hugo’s/Backstreet Café/Caracole: James Beard award winning Houston chef, Hugo Ortega’s three upscale restaurants not only provide impeccable service and phenomenal cuisine, but they also all have dog friendly patios. Hugo’s in the Montrose Area offers earthy, authentic Mexican cuisine. Caracol in the galleria area showcases coastal Mexican cuisine, and Backstreet Café in River Oaks offers intimate American dining out of a cozy bungalow complete with a weekly jazz brunch and lush, spacious patio. For other dog friendly patios in Houston visit Dog Friendly Houston
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Johnny Steele Dog Park/The Kitchen at The Dunlavy: On those spring-like winter days in Houston what better to do than take your furry friend for a brunch in the heart of the city that feels like miles away. The Kitchen at The Dunlavy is part of Buffalo Bayou’s park renovations and the patio is surrounded by trees and a creek that drowns out the busy Allen Parkway traffic nearby. After a healthy brunch with your pup a beautiful dog oasis is just a quick walk away. Johnny Steele Dog Park is a two-acre dog park with separate areas and water features for dogs big and small. Enjoy chatting with fellow dog owners while your pup tires himself out with new friends.
Dog Friendly Artisanal Food Market
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Revival Market (Heights): A nice 11 minute stroll from Camden Heights, this neighborhood butcher and artisan food market in the Heights area has outdoor seating for you and your pooch to enjoy fine coffees and locally sourced breakfast and lunch items. After polishing off one of the best BLTs in Houston peruse their selection of artisan jams and spreads or chat with the in-house butcher about best cuts of grass-fed sirloin or the day’s cut of antelope.
Holistic Pet Food Store and Bakery
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Natural Pawz (several Houston locations): Boasting a variety of products from paw balm to all natural dog food to dog-friendly cakes and treats, Natural Pawz has your pooch covered from the day-to-day necessities to an array of puppy party goodies.
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FunnyFur (River Oaks): The boutique that provided all of the costumes for Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”, FunnyFur is a local shop that provides all of your pup’s clothing and accessory needs. They have every day basics such as collars and carriers and the more off-beat items such as dog formalwear and swimwear. Less than a mile from Camden Greenway and Camden Plaza, it’s a great shopping destination for pet and owner alike.
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Haute Pets (serves various Houston areas): Don’t feel like leaving your apartment? Haute Pets is a mobile grooming truck that comes to you and provides grooming services for your dog or cat. Haute Pets uses only chemical-free products and offers luxurious extras such as olive oil conditioner, hydrotherapy massages, and blueberry facials.
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Rover Oaks Pet Resort (locations in Houston and Katy): Rover Oaks offers group and individual training for you and your dog as well as boarding and “lodge and learn” options. Close to several Camden properties, with the Katy location less than 1 mile from Camden Grand Harbor.
Dog Swimming Facility
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Rummy’s Beach Club (Spring): Rummy’s beach Club is a private swimming facility for dogs and their owners. The park requires reservations starting at $63/hour and provides several warm and cool pools. They also offer extras such as warm water swimming pools for assistance healing arthritis, walking problems and injuries and staff assisted underwater dog photography.
Outer Loop Dog Parks
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Bill Archer Dog Park: Just north of the Energy Corridor is another amazing dog park. With two bone shaped pools and separate areas for large and small dogs, Bill Archer Dog Park is a great place for pups of all sizes. Open from 7am-7pm. the large park offers walking trails, agility courses, and several wash stations.
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City of Katy Dog Park (Katy): This off leash dog park in Katy, convenient to Camden Downs and Camden Grand Harbor, provides 14 acres for dogs to roam. The park is separated into large and small dog areas and has two water fountains for dogs and people, several paved areas and lots of shade provided by trees. It also hosts several pet friendly events such as an annual Howl-O-Ween and Easter Egg Hunt.
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Millie Bush Dog Park (West Oaks): Nestled inside of George Bush Parks 7,800 acres is Millie Bush Dog Park. Open 7 days a week from 7AM-7:30PM, this gorgeous dog park makes for a fun-filled day. The dog park has two lakes, seating areas, and three wash stations. The long walking trails are another great option to explore with your dog if you’re in the area.