For dog lovers, Plano is a good place to be. Plano outdoor patios and sidewalks are open to friendly pups since the Plano City Council voted unanimously a few years ago to allow canines at outside seating areas for restaurants that want to welcome them. There’s tons of pet hotels, dog parks and even dog bakeries. Here are some of our favorite ways to love our furry family members in Plano.

Dining

Three Dog Bakery
Three Dog Bakery is a bakery for dogs. It’s adorable and sells dog treats, gourmet food and cake (ever heard of Bone Cake? It’s shaped like a bone and can be personalized for your pup), without a doubt a premier way to spoil your pet.
Willow Bend Market, 5960 W. Parker Rd. #228 Plano, TX 75093 | 972.473.2275 | threedogdfw.com

Katy Trail Outpost
Katy Trail Outpost is an Austin-style beer garden and has one of our favorite outdoor patios, shaded and enclosed from the busy intersection of Park & Preston roads, and it’s extremely dog-friendly. It’s the perfect destination after a long walk, to enjoy a drink in the sunshine and relax.
4700 W Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75093 | 972.599.9000 | katyoutpost.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Lazy Dog not only allows dogs on their spacious outdoor patio, but comes prepared with dog bowls and a special menu just for them with grilled chicken or beef and rice bowls. Plus, there’s a new Plano location arriving later this year! We’ve got more on that here: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is coming to Plano.
5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 500 Addison TX, 75254 | lazydogrestaurants.com

Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery
Bread Winners Cafe has a little known treat for dogs. They sell (online only as far as we can tell) homemade dog treats: Sole mates. There are assorted varieties, and for $16.99 it’s easy to buy a tin of treats for your favorite pup!
4021 Preston Rd. Plano, TX 75093 | 972.312.9300 | breadwinnerscafe.com

Homegrown Hounds
Created to support the nonprofit dog rescue efforts of Hound Haven, online store Homegrown Hounds creates nutritious food and treats for dogs, aimed at helping them lead healthier, happier lives. Hound Haven is an all-volunteer, foster-based dog rescue located in the DFW area.  
homegrownhoundfood.com

Recreation

Hawaiian Falls
The 8th Annual Wags & Waves will be September 10, 2016 at the Hawaiian Falls Garland location. There’s a limit of two dogs per person, but small and big dogs will have separate play areas. This event benefits Cat Matchers, Dallas Companion Animal Project, DFW Rescue Me, Feral Friends and Legacy Boxer Rescue.
4550 North Garland Ave. Garland, TX 75040 | wagsandwaves.org

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
On the western side of Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is just one of Plano’s many dog-friendly trails, a breathtaking 200-acre park perfect for walking with your dog in the great outdoors.
6701 W Parker Rd. Plano, TX 75093 | 972.941.7250 | plano.gov

Jack Carter dog park
This fenced dog park allows well-behaved dogs to roam free without a leash. There are water fountains for both people and dogs, as well as benches and picnic tables. The dog park at Jack Carter Park is 2-acre area along Bluebonnet Trail with separate areas for large and small dogs.
2601 Pleasant Valley Dr. Plano, TX 75023 | plano.gov

Courtesy of the Plano Parks and Rec Facebook page

Lodging

Pets Are Inn
Pets Are Inn makes sure your pets are cared for in the pre-screened, pre-approved private home of a host family. This unique pet service alleviates the stress of a conventional boarding kennel, providing a fun, relaxed, and cage-free environment. Each home cares for just one pet at any given time.
2828 W Parker Rd. #203, Plano, TX 75075 | 972.424.8400 | petsareinn2.com

Pappy’s Pet Lodge
Going away for a weekend? For an award-winning stay for your pet, Pappy’s Pet Lodge is one of the best. Pappy’s offers dog, cat, and small pet lodging, obedience training, behavior modification, dog and cat grooming, and dog daycare programs. It’s a great home away from home.
6413 Coit Rd. Plano, TX 75024 | 972.964.7387 | pappyspetlodge.com

Alexandra Cronin

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