The Definitive Guide to Austin's Dog Friendly Businesses (Updated September 2021)

Posted by Brad Pauly on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 3:00pm.

Here at Pauly Presley Realty, we know how important your furry companions are to your daily routine in Austin. That's why we've put together "The Definitive Guide to Austin's Dog Friendly Businesses" so you know exactly where you can take your pet while out on the town!

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Dog Friendly Restaurants

Austin Terrier

Visit the Website | 512-369-3751

Austin Terrier is the perfect retreat for those summer months to chill out on the porch with your best furry friend. They are well known for their fries and gluten free pizza. They even have a chalk wall for kids to draw on while waiting for your food.

Austin Java

Visit the Website | 512-580-2606

Austin Java is many peoples go to for great coffee and a tasty bite. Most of their locations have some sort of outdoor seating that is dog friendly. If you want to relax outside on a beautiful day sipping coffee with your best furry friend then Austin Java is your place to be. They have multiple locations!


Visit the Website | 512-386-1656

Banger's is the place to be if you love a huge selection of beer, great food, and mutts! This Rainy St. sausage house and beer garden has a large outdoor seating area that is picnic table style where you get to bump elbows with fellow patrons. Banger's is so dog friendly that they host events called Mega Mutt Mondays to support Austin Pets Alive, you won't want to miss it!

Billy's on Burnet

Visit the Website | 512-407-9305

Billy's features a wide outdoor patio with heaters in the winter so you can bring your dog year-round. The menu features veggie alternatives to almost all of their classic burgers and hot dogs, each of which has a unique take on the ordinary. Inside events, including trivia night, are hosted outside as well, so you won't miss out on the fun if you bring your pup.

Bouldin Acres

Visit the Website | 512-536-0132 | 2027 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, US, 78704

With pickleball courts, a dog-friendly patio, food trucks, and free-WiFi, Bouldin Acres is a one-of-kind Austin happening-place made to entertain. With plenty of space, seating, and bar-staff—you and your tail-wagging pal will have no problem letting loose. And, with more than a slew of things to do, you’ll never want to leave!

Cedar Door

Visit the Website | 512-473-3712

Cedar Door is a downtown bar that is home to the Mexican Martini. The large patio area outside is dog friendly and they will even bring a water bowl. Not only do they have great food and a full bar, they also have SXSW events and live music.

Cherrywood Coffee House

Visit the Website | 512-538-1991

Cherrywood Coffee House is more than your average coffee house! They are known for their huge sandwiches, delicious coffee and draft beers. They have a dog friendly patio that is full of fellow dog lovers. Don't just come here for lunch; they also have an amazing breakfast menu!


Visit the Website | 512-454-2666

This Bistro has perfected simple yet delicious American cuisine. The beautiful patio is dog friendly so you can dine on the sumptuous breakfast and devour the well known desserts.


Visit the Website | 512-614-2260

Contigo's upscale twist on comfort food is what Austin needs. The outside beer garden is dog friendly and the rabbit dumplings are a must have. With great prices on happy hour everyone can find something to enjoy.

Crown & Anchor Pub

Visit the Website | 512-322-9168

This local pub is well known amongst dog lovers and you are sure to see some there. The Crown & Anchor Pub has done the simple burger and fries well. Relaxing with a beer and burger surrounded by fellow dog lovers is what you will find here.

Doc's Bar & Grill

Visit the Website | 512-448-9181South Congress

Doc's Bar & Grill has great food and drink specials that run all week, and where better to enjoy them then on the huge dog friendly patios at both locations. With large TV's so you won’t miss a game and great burgers to eat, what more could you ask for? Must tries include the Austin Sipper, Cheese Fries, and Boneless Wings.

El Mercado

Visit the Website | 512-454-2500North Location Phone

With an event like Yappy Hour once a week, how could you not love El Mercado! The Tex- Mex joint loves dogs and their owners. With a playground out back, this place is great for the whole family. Along side killer Mexican food, you will find a dog menu with food that is safe for your friend to eat.

Galaxy Cafe

Visit the Website | 512-323-9494The Triangle Location Phone

The Galaxy Cafe is the perfect place to relax on the porch after a long day of playing at the Triangle Dog Park or shopping in one of the many store the Triangle has to offer. This posh cafe has a very wide variety of dishes ranging from traditional American breakfast to a salmon dinner. There is something for every occasion and everyones' tastes.

Hat Creek Burger Company

Visit the Website | 512-467-2337 | 5400 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Located on Burnett Road in Austin Texas, Hat Creek Burger Company is a family-and-canine-friendly burger joint built around community, gathering, and fun. With a one-of-kind playscape for kids, a patio for pups, and burgers, beverages, and milkshakes(!) for everyone else - you’ll feel welcome bringing the whole family.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Visit the Website | 512-467-2337 | 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX, US, 78757

Known for their burgers and brews, this good-vibe-only burger bar is an Austin favorite for locals and canines alike. It has a dog-friendly patio and the service is fast—so you won’t have to worry about waiting in line with your pup. Make sure to try the hot-honey sweet potato fries while you’re there!


Visit the Website | 512-416-1722

June’s All Day is a neighborhood cafe right on the bustling main drag of South Congress. Swing by for coffee and pastries in the morning, or try their all-day bistro menu for lunch and dinner. Dogs are always welcome on the outdoor patio!

Kerbey Lane Cafe

Visit the Website | 512-258-7757Northwest Location Phone

Kerbey Lane is everyone’s go to place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night snack. The Central, Southwest, and Round Rock locations have dog friendly patios. The Chilaquiles, Kerbey Queso, and Red Quinoa Salad are must haves as well as trying their ever revolving pancake flavors.


Visit the Website | 512-494-1500

Lamberts has perfected the art of southern BBQ with an upscale twist. The Mac and Cheese is something to be marveled and the brisket is divine. The outdoor patio is dog friendly, shady, and beautiful and they will even bring your best friend a water bowl so they can relax with you. If you want to experience BBQ in a whole new way, Lamberts is for you!


Visit the Website | 512-524-2222Arbor Trail Location Phone

Mandolas has a warm and welcoming atmosphere while also serving delicious traditional Italian dishes. The dog friendly porch allows you to relax in the shade while enjoying Italian hospitality. You won’t want to leave until you have had one of their many tantalizing deserts such as gelato or the lemon cheesecake.

Marias Taco Xpress

Visit the Website | 512-444-0261

Maria's Taco Xpress has a very large covered porch that is dog friendly. On Sundays they have Hippie Church with music and dancing! This fantastic taco joint is the place to be for a fun time with good vibes.

Metcalf BBQ

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Metcalf BBQ is located on 2.5 acres off HWY 290 with a venue covered in picnic tables and shaded by a lovely grove of trees. On leash dogs are always welcome, and they are working on developing a leashless space. Open Th-Sun @ noon and has a full bar and legendary BBQ.

Moonshine Grill

Visit the Website | 512-236-9599

With a focus on the modern and relaxed setting, this reimagining of the classic American favorites has won the hearts of many in Austin. Featuring a dog friendly patio for all four legged friends to enjoy, and conveniently located downtown, this is a must visit for those looking for something a bit more on the traditional side.

Mozarts Coffee Roasters

Visit the Website | 512-477-2900

If you're idea of a good night is a beautiful view of the lake, some coffee, and your furry friend by your side then Mozart’s is your go to place. With a large "Dogs Welcome” sign, you can feel at home with the many varieties of coffees and treats for you to enjoy while you take in all Austin has to offer.

P. Terry's

Visit the Website | 512-719-4810Mopac & Parmer Lane Location Phone

Most P. Terry's locations have a patio that is dog friendly. They will even give your dog a treat. This delicious burger joint also carries veggie burgers, breakfast items, milkshakes, and crispy fries. If you haven't been to P. Terry’s, you are missing out!


Visit the Website | 512-291-7300

Enjoy the thrills from under the sea at Perla’s. Perla’s has multiple seafood dishes and a scenic dog friendly patio. Well worth the price if you enjoy some fresh seafood with an oyster bar in the SoCo area of Austin!

Phil's Icehouse

Visit the Website | 512-524-1212 Burnet Road Location Phone

For those looking for some amazing burgers, Phil’s Icehouse has you covered. With a dog-friendly patio and a kid-friendly setting to boot, this place is among the best for eats for any member of your family. With Amy's Ice Cream right next door you'll be in food heaven!

Rudy's BBQ

Visit the Website | 512-329-5554 Capital of Texas Hwy Location Phone

Texas is synonymous with BBQ, and Rudy's is among the forefront of the chains who are looking to share this amazing dish with everyone. Featuring an assortment of BBQ and a dog friendly patio outside, it's well worth a look for those who are looking for a BBQ treat without the wait.


Visit the Website | 512-326-4395

Sazon is an authentic Mexican food place that has a dog friendly patio. This restaurant has done everything right, from great service and great food to a welcoming atmosphere. Things to try include Choriqueso, salsa, and anything that comes with mole on it.

Scholz Garten

Visit the Website | 512-474-1958

Happy Hour just got even happier with this dog friendly German food bar. Featuring an assortment of German food that goes hand in hand with their busy bar, Scholz Garden is perfect for getting fueled up before any event at the Frank Erwin center. They will have you saying “Wunderbar!" as you and your furry friend enjoy this amazing gem.

dog enjoys a shake shack snack

Shake Shack

Visit the Website | 512-717-0430 S. Lamar Location Phone

How many restaurants feature a menu just for your furry friend? Not many come to mind, much less a famous chain of hamburgers. Thankfully Shake Shack has your back! Hailing from the Big Apple and featuring a menu packed full of treats that will have you wagging your tail, this place has become synonymous with lip smackingly good burgers. A go to place for any dog lover in town!

Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe

Visit the Website | 512-394-7511 | 2905 Pearce Rd, Austin, TX 78730

Located on Lake Austin, Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe has been providing an ‘authentic Austin experience’ since 1954! With an expansive wide-open patio, easy-going menu, and laid-back vibe, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your pup and friends. The cafe also features a playground, dock and beach area—ideal for dogs who want to take a dip—and a full bar featuring ice-cold beer and cocktails.

Snack Bar

Visit the Website | 512-445-2626

Looking for something on the finer side? Tip your top hat to the Snack Bar, featuring an assortment of fusion food for you to enjoy. Patios are dog friendly and spacious so you can munch on some delectable vegetarian treats while sipping on some of the craft beer or wine.


Visit the Website | 512-428-8444

This morning eatery is your destination for omelettes, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches galore. If you and your dog are early risers, come by Snooze’s South Lamar location and enjoy breakfast on the patio.



Good food, fun atmosphere, and a dog friendly patio is all you need for a fun night out in town. Sip on a cocktail and relax as the bands fill the room with harmonious notes that will have your tail wagging. Well worth a look for those students looking for a coffee and a place to study, or even those who are looking for a jam session out in town.

Terry Black's Barbecue

Visit the Website | 512-394-5899

Boasting generations of barbecue knowledge, Terry Black’s has been named one of Texas Monthly’s 50 best BBQ joints. Enjoy brisket, turkey, sausage, ribs, and all the traditional sides. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly, and even includes water bowls for your four-legged friend.

The Bonneville

Visit the Website | 512-428-4643

Gourmet Brunch isn't the only thing to look forward to at The Bonneville. You can enjoy delectable upscale food on the patio with your dog at any time of day. The Bonneville also has happy hour specials that will have you wanting to come back everyday.

Waterloo Icehouse

Visit the Website | 512-292-7900

An Austin mainstay since 1976, Waterloo is a prime pick for food and brews. Check out the Southpark Meadows location, which features a covered outdoor area for dogs.

Yard Bar

Visit the Website | 512-900-3773

Yard Bar is a sprawling mulch ground shaded by nearby buildings where pets can roam free and interact in a safe environment. Bark Rangers patrol the area, break up dog fights, and keep the environment clean. Guests can enjoy craft beers that rotate regularly and home cooking if you're on an empty stomach. Grab a homemade treat for your dog as well!

Dog Friendly Bars

4th Tap Brewing Co-Op

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Located on Metric Boulevard in North Austin, 4th Tap is a Co-Op brewery that allows dogs inside the bar and brewery area. Lots of events on the calendar, and you can bring your own food, or check the schedule for the on-site food truck by visiting their website.

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

Visit the Website | 512-298-2242

The Austin Beer Garden Brewery is known for their interesting pizza menu, house brewed beer, and their large dog friendly patio. It's a great place for large groups or smaller parties. You can sit back relax and listen to the live music outdoors on the long picnic benches. As an added bonus they make dog treats out of used grains from the brewing process!

Barton Springs Saloon

Visit the Website | 512-482-9673

This very dog friendly bar allows your pooch both inside and outside of the bar. After a long day at Zilker with your furry best friend you can cool off at Barton Springs Saloon. They're known for their cheap drink specials that change through out the week and the overall fun atmosphere.

Irie Bean Coffee Bar

Visit the Website | 512-326-4636

The Irie Bean is a coffee bar that also offers beer, wine, and champagne selections at their patio bar. Our tipsters suggest that this hidden gem of an outdoor patio is very pup friendly. We suggest you leash up your dog companion and visit yourself!

bar96 dogs and beer

Bar 96


Bar 96 has plenty of TV's so you'll never miss a game and the customer service is second to none. Dogs can come inside and are treated like VIPs with treats and a water bowl. For the next big game if your not at Bar 96 you are missing out.

Black Sheep Lodge

Visit the Website | 512-707-2744

The Black Sheep Lodge has a large partially covered patio that is dog friendly. They are known for their big burgers and huge beer selection. With 26 on tap and over 125 bottled they have something for everyone.

Black Star Co-Op

Visit the Website | 512-452-2337

Black Star Co-op is a bar and restaurant that has a dog friendly patio. Their microbrews go through a members only tasting panel to ensure perfection. They also have a large selection of vegetarian options.

Cheer Up Charlies

Visit the Website | 512-431-2133

This dog friendly vegan bar has live shows and movie nights! Cheer Up Charlies has kombucha on tap and food trailers in the back. With a beautiful parachute patio that you can dine, drink, and dance in why wouldn't you stop by?

Draught House

Visit the Website | 512-452-6858

If you love beer and large patios then Draught House is for you. With a huge selection of beers and daily specials you can sit on their dog friendly patio with some friends and relax. Come often and sample new foods and beers as they rotate throughout the week.

dog house drinkery lounging

Dog House Drinkery

Visit the Website | 512-630-5699

The Dog House Drinkery is special because it is a bar in a dog park. The staff are friendly and will watch out for your dogs while they run around their spacious play area, while you relax and drink with fellow dog lovers. The addition of their very own food truck is perfect for a puppy play date with friends. You won't want to miss this innovative bar!


Visit the Website | 512-344-9571

HandleBar is an old school bar with a mustache motif and great drinks. The large roof patio has beautiful views of downtown and is dog friendly. Check out their giant Jenga, pinball machines, seesaw, and photo booth.


Visit the Website | 512-537-0467

This French inspired gastro pub has a large selection of tap beers with delicious and inspired menu items. The patio out back is perfect for bringing your dog while sampling a wide selection of both local and international beers.

hops and grain dog

Hops and Grain

Visit the Website | 512-914-2467

Hops & Grains is not technically bar - but it is a brewery and they have a little bit of everything fun! They have picnic tables outside to bask in the sun and enjoy great beer. They also have a small but delicious burger menu to select from and board games you can borrow to play with friends. You can take a brewery tour, although because they manufacture beer in the facility, dogs are not allowed for the tour. They also sell all natural treats for your dogs called Brew Biscuits that they make themselves from used grains.

Lustre Pearl East

Visit the Website | 512-524-1143

With its new home on Linden Street, Lustre Pearl has plenty of room to accommodate dogs. Check out their local beers and unique cocktails, then play some ping-pong or cornhole.

Moon Tower Saloon

Visit the Website | 512-712-5661 | 10212 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

This dog-friendly Austin hangout is home to an oak-shaded patio that’s surrounded by over 11-acres of dog-friendly space. Featuring cold drinks, food trailers, and live music, it’s the perfect place to relax on the lawn, socialize with friends, and play with your pup.

Oskar Blues Brewery

Visit the Website | 512-243-7054

Originally a Colorado brewery, Oskar Blues has been also been a presence in Austin since 2016. The taproom manager invites dog owners to come by and enjoy the patio. They also host dog-friendly events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for announcements!

Railyard & Bar & Grill

Visit the Website | 512-214-8352 | 116 S Edward Gary St, San Marcos, TX, US, 78666

True to its name, this San Marcos bar and grill is stone-throw away from the bustling San Marcos Station. Featuring a laid-back atmosphere with great food and drinks—not to mention one of the best dog-friendly patio’s south of Austin—it’s a fun place to catch a game (and eat some wings) with your pooch.


Visit the Website | 512-524-4291 | 1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Check out this classic dive bar for good vibes and good times! With made-to-order cocktails and a quirky aesthetic, it’s a hip spot for happy hour with all your canine friends. The bar also features a huge newly-renovated (dog-friendly) patio, several pool tables, and some of the best Creole-cuisine outside of Louisiana.

Skylark Lounge

Visit the Website | 512-730-0759

Skylark has a beautiful patio out back that is dog friendly. This blues bar will win over any music lover’s heart and, with free popcorn and amazing house made pizza, everyone wins.

Southern Heights Brewing

Visit the Website | 512-358-4350

Southern Heights is a relative newcomer to the world of Austin breweries, but they’re definitely worth a look. Grab a beer, head outside with your dog, and see which food truck they’ve got on site!

The Gatsby

Visit the Website | 512-320-1526

This 1920's themed bar has a massive porch that is dog friendly. The Gatsby has a large mixed drink menu that everyone can find something to love on. With live music and regular events, you wont want to miss out.

The Ginger Man

Visit the Website | 512-473-8801

The Ginger Man won the best beer selection in Austin. They carry a wide variety of beers both bottled and tapped, so there is something for everyone. The large patio is great to soak up sun and hang out with your dog.

The Liberty

Visit the Website | 512-514-0502

The Liberty has great drinks that don't break the bank. This dark and cozy dive is known to be friendly and comfortable while dishing out great service. The patio outside is dog friendly and leads to an East Side Kings food truck.

The White Horse

Visit the Website | 512-553-6756

The White Horse is a well known honky tonk bar with a live show every night and a food truck out back. There’s also a very dog friendly patio to the side where you are sure to have a good time with other dog families.

Wine Sensation

Visit the Website | 512-255-0525

Wine is what they do best, but Wine Sensation also offers a wide selection of beers and food. Dogs are welcome on the 1,000-square-foot patio, and there’s even a menu option for them!


Visit the Website | 512-480-0781

The Whisler has a rustic vintage vibe and serves up delicious cocktails. This dog friendly bar will allow dogs inside and out on their large patio. If you get hungry, you can pop outside for the East Side Kings food trailer. This awesome bar also has a Oaxacan-style mezcalería upstairs Thursday - Saturday night.

Work Horse Bar

Visit the Website | 512-323-5700

If you are looking for a good drink that wont break the bank then Work Horse Bar is for you. The patio out back is dog friendly with water bowls and a spigot. Highlights are the burgers, mac & cheese, and great local craft beers.

Yellow Jacket Social Club

Visit the Website | 512-480-9572

This hip bar is know for its unique menu and dog friendly patio. The Yellow Jacket Social Club is certainly not just a night time bar. The brunch menu is something you wont want to miss.

(512) Brewing Company

Visit the Website | 512-921-1545

512 specializes in English and Belgian brewing styles. Come by, take a tour of the brewery, and bring your dog to the outdoor area!

Dog Friendly Retail


Visit the Website | 512-506-6000 Research Blvd Location Phone

You can bring your dog shopping with you while you pick up supplies for your next new athletic adventure. Academy is dog friendly and they will happily help you find everything you need to be well prepared for any situation.


Visit the Website | 512-691-4800

Did you know you can bring your dog into the Apple store while you shop for the next big technological advancement? The Geniuses at the Apple Store will welcome your pooch in while you browse.

Austin Books & Comics

Visit the Website | 512-454-4197

If you love comic books but don't want to leave your dog at home, then Austin Books & Comics is your store! With thousands of comics old and new, you can spend hours browsing their huge selection.

Bath & Body Works

Visit the Website | 512-732-2686 Barton Creek Location Phone

Bath & Body Works is the place everyone goes to feel pampered and to spoil themselves. Not only can you come in with your dog, but you will leave you smelling and feeling great.

Discount Electronics

Visit the Website | 512-983-9989 North Austin Location Phone

Even if your dog isn't that tech savvy, they can still enjoy a jaunt around Discount Electronics as you look for the materials for your perfect PC setup. Perhaps your computer is in need of some new additions? You'll find everything you need and more for your electronic needs.

DogBoy’s Dog Ranch

Visit the Website | 512-251-7600

DogBoy’s Dog Ranch is a 15-acre ranch in Pflugerville that does dog training, doggy day care, and overnight boarding. Owners Bart and Courtney are dedicated to giving your dog the attention and training it needs. They even have a dog park that is open to members only. This little piece of doggy paradise might be just what your furry friend needs.


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The Domain shopping center is an outdoor shopping mall in North Austin that has 132 store and restaurants. Most stores are dog friendly, and some restaurants have outdoor dog friendly seating such as The Steeping Room and Starbucks. There is also a Whole Foods in this shopping center with a beautiful outdoor seating area that is dog friendly.

Dragon's Lair

Visit the Website | 512-454-2399

Dragon's Lair is not just a comic book store - you can also meet with friends and play one of the games from their shelves (or bring your own). They also have board games and computers you can play at. There are regular book signings and celebrity meetings, and there’s always something going on. While they are dog friendly, it is important to note that they do have in-store cats that roam around, so if your furry friend is not so friendly with cats, then it might be better to keep them at home.

Hill Country Galleria

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Shop til you drop at Hill Country Galleria with an assortment of dog friendly stores as well as a dog friendly environment where you can spend time with your furry friend. Featuring a gym, Barnes and Noble, restaurants, movies, and so much more. It's every dog lover’s dream place to spend the day!

HOPE Farmers Market

Visit the Website | 512-553-1832

Ever wish you could buy your pooch a hand made dog bowl? How about wandering around a cornucopia of fresh, organic food with your furry friend? Hope Farmers Market is here for you, offering just that and much more! What has slowly become a festival of celebration for all things organic remains among Austin's top areas for local food. Well worth a trip for those who seek a greener life!

half price books dog

Half Price Books

Visit the Website | 512-451-4463 North Lamar Location Phone

Half Price Books is a treasure trove of new and exciting adventure stories waiting to be read. While you are hunting around the store to find your next great undertaking, your dog can accompany you. Some locations will even give your sidekick a dog treat.

Lucy In Disguise with Diamonds

Visit the Website | 512-444-2002

If you need a costume for any occasion, then Lucy In Disguise with Diamonds is your dog friendly costume place. With thousands of choices including masks, props, jewelry, dresses, suits, era clothing, and more, you can't go wrong Lucy in Disguise.

Lofty Dog


Lofty dog is a specialty dog store. They have many varieties of healthy food for your dogs and your cats. Their products include bedding, treats, unique collars and leashes, toys and some cat items too. Lofty Dog also supports local Austin businesses and carries an assortment of items from all over your favorite city!


Visit the Website | 512-524-4459

Lush has made a name for itself in cosmetics and beauty products. The handmade and 100 % vegetarian store welcomes dogs with a treat and some loving pets as you browse the plethora of bath bombs, soaps, and every other beauty product you could ever need.


Visit the Website | 512-795-8573 Research Blvd Location Phone

Michaels has all of your crafty supplies. While they show you around the store, they will give your dog a pat on the head. If you need crafting supplies for kids or beads for your jewelry, Michaels is the place to go.

Nature's Treasures

Visit the Website | 512-472-5015 Main Showroom Phone

Nature's Treasures is a large retail store where you can find all sorts of crystals, gemstones, fossils, and unique minerals. Collectors and gift-givers can browse the selection alongside their furry friends, as the store is very friendly to all on-leash dogs (provided that they're potty trained!).

Natural Pawz

Visit the Website | 512-609-8987 Steiner Ranch Location Phone

Natural Pawz is a health food store for dogs and cats. They pride themselves in providing all-natural human grade food and treats for your best furry friend. They work hard to find natural food tended towards pets with allergies or ailments. Check out one of Natural Pawz locations, Round Rock, Bee Caves, and a third location opening in spring!

Pauly Presley Realty

Visit the Website | 512-482-9602

Pauly Presley Realty is an Austin real estate company that is full of dog lovers. Since 2005, this dog-friendly bunch of realtors have been helping locals and Austin first timers find a home. With so many dog lovers in the city and more moving in everyday, Pauly Presley’s agents are very aware of what apartments and condos allow pets.

Prime Pet Austin

Visit the Website | 512-482-8219

Prime Pet is a great place to take your pet on a shopping spree! They carry only the highest quality, all-natural dry, canned, and raw foods from trustworthy producers. Take your four-legged friend into the store and get your pet's picture onto the wall of fame.

i luv video dog

I Luv Video

512-450-1966 Airport Location Phone

I Luv Video is one of the last video rental stores around. With a knowledgeable staff and thousands of titles you are sure to find the perfect movie for any mood. The dog friendly staff will show you around the store and answer all of your questions. With Free Beer Tuesdays, you are sure to fall in love with this quirky video store.

Pottery Barn

Visit the Website | 512-502-2418

Pottery Barn is known for helpful employees and simple and elegant home decor designs. But did you know that it is dog friendly? Bring your best friend in with you to check out the newest bold patterns and innovative designs for your home.

Ross Store

Visit the Website | 512-206-3138 Anderson Ln Location Phone

If you need home decor, hip designs, and affordable prices, then Ross is your store. The best part is that you can bring your dog with you while you are shopping for your next great find.


Visit the Website | 512-327-4600 Capital of Texas Location Phone

Sephora has a big heart when it comes to bringing your dog inside this beauty store. They welcome dogs with open arms, which is great for when you are out and about but need to stop in to see all the latest products and beauty trends.

Simply Austin Furniture


Simply Austin Furniture is full of interesting designs and innovative ideas. You can bring your dog in to meet the store dog and browse their selection of truly unique pieces.

The Container Store

Visit the Website | 512-349-0555

The Container Store has anything you would ever need in order to organize any part of your life. The store is so dog friendly that the employees will track you down and while asking if you need help and give your dog some much loved scratches. They also have some products that could help you organize all your dog supplies and accessories.


Visit the Website | 512-452-4576 12th Street Location

This well known pet store has been in business in Austin since 1946 and has won the hearts of pet lovers everywhere. Tomlinson's is known for providing healthy food options for your pets and excellent customer service.


Visit the Website | 512-861-0712

TreeHouse is a dog friendly sustainable living supplies store. You can buy a variety of items to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle. From books to educate yourself to products that help you make your own soups and cleaning supplies, TreeHouse has got you covered.


Visit the Website | 512-320-5415

If you want your home or apartment to have interior design out of a magazine cover, then West Elm is for you. This dog-friendly home decor store is full of dog-loving employees and chic furniture and accessories .Your lovely dog can come in to give their opinion about your home decor choices.

Urban Outfitters

Visit the Website | 512-472-1621 UT Campus Location Phone

Although you have probably heard of the super popular clothing, furniture, and beauty store, did you know that Urban Outfitters is also dog friendly? If you bring in your well mannered furry friend, you will be able to shop together, and they're sure to get some pets from the staff and customers, too.

West Elm

Visit the Website | 512-472-1621 UT Campus Location Phone

Although you have probably heard of the super popular clothing, furniture, and beauty store, did you know that Urban Outfitters is also dog friendly? If you bring in your well mannered furry friend, you will be able to shop together, and they're sure to get some pets from the staff and customers, too.

Nordstrom Rack: Sunset Valley

Visit the Website | 512-697-2600 Sunset Valley Location Phone

Sunset Valley is one of the most popular places to shop around in Austin and it's great news that this Nordstrom Rack location is dog-friendly. Something to keep in mind: if they are small enough they can shop around with you in the cart, but if your pup is larger they must be leashed.

Nordstrom Rack: Research Blvd

Visit the Website | 512-651-6180 Research Blvd Location Phone

For those shopping up north closer to the Domain, the Research Blvd location is also dog-friendly! No surprise here, Nordstrom Racks are pretty good about allowing your furry friends to come along for the shopping trip!

Dog Friendly Parks and Walking Trails

Auditorium Shores Off-Leash Area

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Off leash and feeling good! Your furry friend will be overjoyed at the many amenities here, including the water for them to take a dive in or the fields for them to run. Some areas have been assigned on-leash only as per city council, but there is still fun to be had at this Austin gem.

Emma Long Metro Park Off-Leash Area

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Get the beach experience as close to Austin as possible! Emma Long features a dock where dogs and humans alike can jump off to cool down. With a scenic view of the wilderness, it's well worth the trip to enjoy a bit of peace and relaxation.

Norwood Estate Off-Leash Area

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Smaller dogs might not have that many places to enjoy away from the bigger canines, but thankfully Norwood Estate features has different sections for any size dog. Located just off Riverside, water stations are available, and as long as you keep an eye on your fellow pooch the trip will be worth it.

Onion Creek District Park Off-Leash Area

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For those a bit more south and seeking something on the wild side, there is nothing better than Onion Creek. With a large amount of space for your pooch to roam free and off leash, it's a welcome breath of fresh air for those who seek freedom. The trails are a bit under kept in some areas, and trails aren't marked clearly, but as long as you keep your bearings, it's a notable place for dog lovers.

Shoal Creek Greenbelt Off-Leash Area

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Featuring an attractive alternative to those looking for somewhere a bit less crowded but in the same urban setting, Shoal Creek Park features everything you need. Off leash sections are available with the same awe inspiring looks you have come to love from Austin!

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Red Bud Isle

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This hidden island gem is among Austin’s favorites for dog owners due to its off leash friendly setting. Relax and enjoy time while your pooch swims in the lake, barks squirrels up trees, and relaxes from the restraint of their leash. Some minor parking waits are expected, but it's truly a paradise on earth for dogs!

The Triangle Dog Park

The Triangle Dog Park is a large open area that you can have some off leash fun with your dog after a long day of shopping and dining in the area. On Wednesday's you can explore the 100% locally grown foods, honey, plants, meats, cheese, and eggs that they have at Farmers Market from 3-7pm.

Town Lake

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With water fountains, leash free areas, and more for your pup to relax and unwind, Town Lake is among the gems that Austin has to offer. Located just south of Downtown, it's the perfect place to take in the true beauty that the city has to offer.

Walnut Creek District Off-Leash Area

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Craving exercise for you and your pooch? Take a walk on the wild side with a walk down the many creek beds, flowers, and vegetation to please your eyes. Dogs will feel right at home, especially in the off leash area!

West Austin Neighborhood Park

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For those Downtown, there's a one size fits all park for dog owners to enjoy. Fenced in and featuring abundant water and trees for your pup to enjoy, this place is well worth a look for those who want to to break free from the hustle and bustle of town.

Zilker Off-Leash Area

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While not fenced, this dog paradise features an abundant area for your pooch to enjoy. Abundant in grass and well known among the locals, this area will have your dog's tail wagging with joy.

Austin Adoption Agencies

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Austin Bully Butt

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Austin Bully Butt Rescue is an English Bulldog rescue here in Austin. They have a unique adoption process; they will interview you and match you to a dog instead of you picking and choosing. Owners Steve and Bethany run this organization all by themselves. If you would like to support them, please donate or become a foster for these lovable dogs.

Austin Dog

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Since 2006, Austin Dog Rescue has been taking in homeless mix breed dogs from the Central Texas area and fostering them until they can find a loving home. If you would like to support them they run solely ondonations and volunteers.

Austin Humane Society

Visit the Website | 512-646-7387

The Austin Humane Society is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter ran by the city of Austin in an effort to find cats, dogs, and rabbits find a new home. Working with the city they have worked on reducing pet over-population through spaying and neutering of homeless pets. You can donate or volunteer to help their cause!

Austin Pets Alive

Visit the Website | 512-961-6519

Austin Pets Alive is a no kill shelter that works with the community to raise awareness and money to support animals until they can find a happy home. Since Austin Pets Alive started in 2008 they have saved over 25,000 pets. You can help their cause by donating or volunteering!

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

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The Central Texas Dachshund Rescue is an organization that facilitates adoption and fostering of dachshunds throughout central Texas. They don't have a public shelter facility, but you can get in touch with them to learn more about adoption or sponsor their rescue efforts through their website.

Central Texas SPCA

Visit the Website | 512-260-7722

The Central Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a private no-kill shelter located in Leander Texas. They're funded through donations and adoption fees - no government funding - and have many pets up for adoption.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin & San Antonio

Visit the Website | 512-527-9923

The Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin & San Antonio is dedicated to finding lovable dogs forever homes. The rescue sponsors various events all over Austin so you can visit and meet all of the adorable dogs that need a home. You can support this rescue by volunteering or donating to help their cause.

Forgotten Friends

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Forgotten Friends is a private dog shelter that adopts dogs from kill shelters and fosters them until they can find a loving home. They run on donations and support from the community


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Love A Bull’s mission is to educate the general public about proper guardianship of Pit Bulls and Pit mixes. This organization is full of Pit lovers who want to inform and promote the proper image of this woefully misunderstood dog breed. You can help this dedicated organization through one of many ways they accept support - including donations, organization partnerships, or even becoming a member which will grant you special discounts and benefits.

Pawsitive Karma Rescue

Visit the Website | 512-200-2273

Pawsitive Karma Rescue is unqiue becuase they do not have a shelter. They pull animals from local kill shelters and put them into foster homes immediately. Once a pet is adopted, they pull another animal from the kill shelter. You can support them with donations or applications to foster a pet.

Pflugerville Pets Alive!

Visit the Website | 512-900-1772

Pflugerville Pets Alive! is a non-profit organization devoted to finding homes for the homeless pets of Pflugerville. As a network of volunteers and animal foster homes, they don't have a physical location. There are many ways you can help, and they can always be reached by phone or email.

Wags & Licks

Visit the Website | 512-537-9244

Wags & Licks takes in neglected, homeless, and kill shelter dogs and rehabilitates them. After training and bonding with the dogs they promote them at local shops to find them the perfect home. Wags & Licks is a non profit that can be supported by donations, volunteers and fosters.

17 Responses to "The Definitive Guide to Austin's Dog Friendly Businesses (Updated September 2021)"

Jane wrote: Terry Black's BBQ off of Barton Springs has a dog friendly patio along with water bowls! Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 4:55pm.
Jessie wrote: I would love to see a section on dog friendly housing options. For example, if I was visiting friends for a week and we needed somewhere to stay, what would our options be? Pet friendly hotels? Canine boarding? B&Bs? Weekly stay options? Posted on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 5:13am.
Courtney Emken wrote: We would love to be considered as a listing on your dog friendly parks page. We are a pet care facility that has a private dog park for clients. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you! Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 5:27pm.
angiewriter wrote: Barnes & Noble is also a dog-friendly retail spot. Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 1:40pm.
Cheyenne Hornburg wrote: Jonathan Adler at 5th and Lamar is dog friendly. Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 1:17pm.
Kat Lippert wrote: Please also mention that Pflugerville Pets Alive is a great group to adopt from Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 4:00pm.
Jeanette Cacciola wrote: We would be honored if you'd consider adding our no kill shelter to you list. We've been saving lives for 28 years and have a unique, home-like environment fore our shelter pets. If you would like to know more or take a tour, please let me know! Posted on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 4:42pm.
Barbra wrote: Wine Sensation has a 1,000 Sq ft patio that is pet friendly with dog beds and bowls on it. We also have food on the menu for the pups as well a yard for them to be walked. Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 5:51pm.
Clayton Colwell wrote: Cafe Crepe (off of 2nd and San Jacinto) and Snooze (the South Lamar location) are both patio-dog-friendly. Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 3:49pm.
Joleen Jernigan wrote: Lustre Pearl East is super dog-friendly! Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 12:43pm.
Sally Bigornia wrote: Deep Eddy Vodka is dog friendly. Posted on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 2:14pm.
Karis wrote: Kerbey Lane cafe on William Cannon has a dog friendly covered and fenced patio. Waterloo Ice House at Southpark Meadows has a dog friendly covered and fenced patio. Whole Earth off Westgate is a dog friendly retail store. Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 4:27am.
Janie Ziebell wrote: I am the taproom manager at Oskar Blues Brewery at 10420 Metric Blvd. We have a dog friendly patio and hold dog friendly events throughout the year, feel free to include us on the list! Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:53pm.
Barbara wrote: Did I miss Austin Animal Center on the adoption list? Are their updates for 2018? This is great information Posted on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 7:35am.
Brad Pauly wrote: We've updated this list with some of your suggestions! Thank you for all the feedback. Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 1:51pm.
Linley wrote: Top Golf is not pet friendly as of January 2018. I brought my dog in and they told me that only registered service animals are allowed in. Luckily, she is and we got to play our golf in peace. Just FYI for all dog lovers out there! Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 9:49am.
Christian wrote: Revelry on the Blvd (n. Lamar) has a huge dog friendly patio. Great food and huge tvs. Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 7:40pm.

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