You can also bring four-leggers to the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington daily through Dec. 22, the Unbranded pop-up shop downtown Thursdays through Saturdays from Dec. 5-21, the Texas Motor Speedway Gift of Lights in Fort Worth (must be leashed when visiting Santa), Prairie Lights Drive-Through Holiday Light Park in Grand Prairie (must remain in car), Vitruvian Lights in Addison and the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shops.
•Four-leggers can also visit Santa at Half Price Books’ flagship store from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Continues weekends through Dec. 23. 5803 E. Northwest Highway. Instead of a charge for photos, donations will be collected for the North Texas Food Bank. hpb.com.
•Mutts Canine Cantina will screen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 7 p.m. Friday in Dallas (2889 Cityplace W. Blvd., 214-377-8723) and Fort Worth (5317 Clearfork Main St., 817-377-0151). The evening will include a holiday outfit contest with prizes, and food and drinks, including popcorn, will be available for purchase. Free for members; a day pass is $8.95 (vaccinations required). facebook.com/MuttsCanineCantina.
•Speaking of Half Price Books: The Animal Rescue Crusaders of Texas are wrapping gifts for donations from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Plano location, 2440 Preston Road. facebook.com/arcrescuetx.
•DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club is also wrapping gifts for donations every weekend until Christmas at the Orvis stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and Southlake. Find addresses at orvis.com. dfwlabrescue.org.
•Cowtown Boxer Rescue’s meet and greet from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hollywood Feed at Park and Preston in Plano will include Santa photos. 4817 W. Park Blvd., #815. $15, photo will be emailed. facebook.com/cowtownboxerrescue.
•Tails From the Heart Rescue will take holiday photos at the Hollywood Feed store in Allen from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 W. McDermott Drive. $20. facebook.com/tailsfromtheheartrescue.
•K9 Cinemas, which has replaced its chairs with pooch-friendly leather couches, is showing the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street this weekend. Next Saturday they will celebrate their first anniversary with a party featuring a red carpet, a pasta bar and play time. 1192 Greenway Drive, Plano. Find times and prices at k9cinemas.com.
•Also dog-friendly this weekend: A Magical Night of Lights at Vitruvian Park in Addison on Friday and Shop Small Saturday at the Dallas Farmers Market and Community Beer Co.
•More meet and greets (dogs are welcome at all): The Humane Society of North Texas at the PetSmart in North Fort Worth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ... Legacy Humane Society at the Petco in McKinney from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. ... DFW Rescue Me is at the Galleria from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. ... Rockwall Pets at the Petco in Rockwall from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. ... The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas at the Petco in West Plano from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
•Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery in Las Colinas is hosting Sunday Funday Play Dates from 2 to 4 p.m. through this weekend. 5620 N. O’Connor Blvd. 888-929-2697. facebook.com/snackinwaggin.
•Santa is also having pet nights at the following malls from 5 p.m. to close Mondays through Dec. 16:
Town East (on the lower level near Dillard’s), LBJ Freeway and Town East Boulevard in Mesquite, towneastmall.com
Hulen (in the lower level’s Center Court), Interstate 20 and Hulen Street in Fort Worth, hulenmall.com
Stonebriar Centre (on the lower level near Dick’s Sporting Goods), Preston Road and State Highway 121 in Frisco, shopstonebriar.com
•More mall Santa/holiday photo ops: the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano Dec. 2 through 6, and North East and Firewheel on Dec. 8.
•Speaking of Homegrown Hounds: They will host a Howliday Bash yappy hour from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. In addition to treats for the dogs and goodies and wine for the two-leggers, there will be Santa Paws photos ($10), paw print ornament making ($20) and an ugly sweater contest with prizes for best sweater and best duo (sign up by 7:30).
•Speaking of Mutts: They are offering three Winter Warmer Drinks — Irish Coffee, Rumchata Hot Chocolate and Spiked Apple Cider (featured during yappy hour) — until February.
•Lake Austin Spa Resort’s annual Paws by Lake is Dec. 6 through 8. The pet-friendly fun includes a special dog menu, pet massage, training tips and guest speakers including Susannah Charleson, author of Where the Lost Dogs Go. They’ll also have a yappy hour with healthy homemade dog treats, a cruise and a grand finale Bark Brunch. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road in Austin. 1-800-847-5637. All-inclusive rates start at $595 per night per person, and there is a $300 pet fee. Find details and the full schedule at lakeaustin.com/resort/offers.
•The Petco Foundation’s Lifesaving Awards have honored Dallas Animal Services for its Dallas90 Shelter Service System. The tool for potential adopters includes navigation of the building, a “request help” function, advanced pet search and more. Click here to watch the award show on the Petco Foundation Facebook page.
•If you buy Jingle Cane — this year’s featured plush puppy — at any participating Raising Cane’s location in the area, Operation Kindness will receive the net proceeds. Learn more at raisingcanes.com/plushpuppy.
•Meet dogs and cats who need a home at the SPCA of Texas’ annual adoption site at NorthPark Center, where they are set up through Dec. 23. While you’re there, check out the luxury dog and cat houses they are auctioning off. This one is for the adoptables and two-leggers only. On the first level, between Macy’s and Dillard’s. 8687 N. Central Expressway. spcaholidays.com.
•Coming up: Grinch photos at the Three Dog Bakery in Dallas, Santa photos at 3 Nations Brewing in Carrollton and the Run Run Rudolph Family 5K Run & Walk in North Richland Hills on Dec. 7; Santa photos at Petco on Dec. 7, 14 and 15 (select stores); Grinch photos at the Three Dog Bakery in Plano on Dec. 8; Waggin in a Winter Wonderland at Texas Ale Project and Grinch photos at the Three Dog Bakery in Southlake on Dec. 14; Grinch photos at the Three Dog Bakery in Fort Worth and a holiday cookie baking class at Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery in Las Colinas on Dec. 15; Deck the Paws at the Mesquite Convention Center Dec. 14-15; Santa photos at PetSmart stores Dec. 14-15 and 21-22; Dallas Pets Alive’s Holiday Pawty at Community Beer Co. on Dec. 19; the Dallas Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 20.
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* means it has received the city’s dog-friendly patio variance (available in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Carrollton, Fairview, Arlington, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lewisville, Euless and McKinney). The rules: Dogs must stay off furniture, be leashed and under control and wear a rabies tag. They cannot eat off the establishment’s dishes; they may be given water in a disposable container.
Click here for a Google Sheets version of this list. Many thanks to pack member Stephanie Meeks for putting it together.
BFF Asian Grill and Bar: 2150 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington, 817-385-0760; and 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Suite 2105, Mansfield, 817-473-7233
BoomerJack’s (weatherized): The chain’s patios in Bedford, Grapevine, Murphy, North Arlington, South Arlington, Fort Worth Cityview, North Fort Worth and West 7th welcome dogs, and most are big, lined with TVs, have outdoor bars and are cooled and heated.
Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery: 3301 McKinney Ave.* , Dallas, 214-754-4940; and 5560 W. Lovers Lane* , #260, Dallas, 214-351-3339
Buzzbrews: 2300 Victory Park Lane* , Dallas, 214-871-2301; 5815 Live Oak St.* , #102, Dallas, 214-370-5815; 4154 N. Central Expressway* , Dallas, 214-826-7100; ; and 2801 Commerce St.* (in Deep Ellum), Dallas, 214-741-2801
Café Brazil*: Great people watching, and it’s open 24/7. 3851 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 214-461-8762
Cafe Gecko: 5290 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972-458-9884; 6145 Windhaven Parkway* , Plano, 972-797-7726; and 1381 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, 972-373-4359
Cane Rosso: 2612 Commerce St.* , Dallas, 214-741-1188; 7328 Gaston Ave., Dallas, 214-660-3644; 1301 S. Broadway St.* , Carrollton, 214-731-6402; and 815 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817-922-9222
Chef Point: Four-leggers are welcome on the covered patio at this foodie favorite located in a gas station. 5901 Watauga Road, Watauga, 817-656-0080
Corner Market: Dogs are also welcome in their adjoining flower/gift shop. 3426 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-826-8282
Digg’s Taco Shop*: 7325 Gaston Ave., Dallas, 469-930-9504; and 6309 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, 214-520-0155
Dirty Burger Bar*: 5800 Windhaven Parkway (in the Shacks at Austin Ranch Dining & Dog Park), The Colony, 1-833-4SHACKS
Dream Café: 2800 Routh St.* (Quadrangle, weatherized), Dallas, 214-954-0486; and 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 214-824-2503
EatZi’s: 3403 Oak Lawn Ave.* , Dallas, 214-526-1515; 5600 W. Lovers Lane* , Dallas, 214-358-3100; 6025 Royal Lane* , #208, Dallas, 972-499-6379; and 5967 W. Parker Road* , Plano, 972-535-6305
Einstein Bros. Bagels: most locations, including 3827 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, 214-526-5221; and 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-749-0601
Flying Saucer the Lake (if the door to the patio is locked, they’ll open it for you): 4821 Bass Pro Drive, Garland, 972-226-0725
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: most locations, including 4740 W. Mockingbird Lane (near Love Field), Dallas, 214-352-8226; 13881 Midway Road, Suite 105, Farmers Branch, 972-387-8226; 2661 Midway Road, Suite 236, Carrollton, 972-931-8226; 5710 Rufe Snow Drive, North Richland Hills, 817-485-3899; 5810 Long Prairie Road* , #100, Flower Mound, 972-355-8226; 1288 W. Main St., Suite 117, Lewisville, 972-539-8226; 3100 Grapevine Mills Road, #101, Grapevine, 972-221-8226; 2030 Glade Road, Suite 296, Grapevine, 817-416-8226; 1363 W. Euless Blvd., Euless, 817-267-8226; 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Suite 1101, Mansfield, 817-453-1682; and 115 Industrial St., Denton, 940-380-8226
Ginger Man: 2718 Boll St.* , Dallas, 214-754-8771; 7205 Bishop Road, Suite E1 (Shops at Legacy), Plano, 469-814-8299; and 1512 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-778-8846
Gloria’s: 600 N. Bishop Ave.* , Dallas, 214-942-1831; 3715 Greenville Ave.* , Dallas, 214-874-0088; 4140 Lemmon Ave.* , Dallas, 214-521-7576; 3223 Lemmon Ave.* (side patio), Dallas, 214-303-1166; and 2079 Summer Lee Drive (outside fence), Rockwall, 972-772-4088
Grrrowler’s Tap Room and Beer Garden: 5800 Windhaven Parkway (in the Shacks at Austin Ranch Dining & Dog Park), The Colony, 1-833-4SHACKS
Hopdoddy Burger Bar: 3227 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-871-2337; 6030 Luther Lane* , Suite 100 (Preston Center), Dallas, 214-363-2337; and 5100 Belt Line Road, #502, Addison, 972-387-2337
Houndstooth Coffee: 1900 N. Henderson Ave.* (front patio only), Dallas, 972-863-9080; 9730 N. Central Expressway* (The Hill), Dallas, 469-399-7653; and 1878 Sylvan Ave.* , E150, Dallas, 214-238-2643
Howard Wang’s: 3223 Lemmon Ave.* , Dallas, 214-954-9558; and 1471 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-488-6667
I Fratelli Pizza: all locations with outdoor seating, including 2815 Allen St.* , Dallas, 214-720-0070
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar (weatherized): This lodge-inspired eatery’s roomy patios are covered and have fans, heaters and a fireplace, and there’s even a doggy menu. 5100 Belt Line Road, #500 (in Village on the Parkway), Addison, 469-754-1300; 241 E. Interstate 20 (in the Arlington Highlands center), Arlington, 682-276-7300; 8401 Preston Road* (near McDermott Road), Plano, 469-609-1570; and 2521 State Highway 121 (on the west side of 121, between Cheek-Sparger and Glade roads), Euless, 682-738-0861
Lee Harvey’s* (weatherized): You’ll find plenty of four-legged regulars at this Cedars favorite, along with live music and fire pits. 1807 Gould St., Dallas, 214-428-1555
Lot*: Along with a pooch-friendly patio, this spot on the Santa Fe Trail has an off-leash area for four-legged guests. 7530 E. Grand Ave. (at Gaston), Dallas, 214-321-1990
Marie Gabrielle: This 1.5-acre garden oasis is open for breakfast and lunch weekdays. 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas, 214-871-2097
Mattito’s: 3102 Oak Lawn Ave.* , Dallas, 214-526-8181; and 7778 Forest Lane* (weatherized), Dallas, 214-377-9576
Mi Cocina: 3699 McKinney Ave.* (West Village), Dallas, 469-533-5663; 6332 La Vista Drive* , Dallas, 214-824-6246; and 77 Highland Park Village, Dallas, 214-521-6426
Mutts Canine Cantina*: Pooches can play in their off-leash dog park, which has separate areas for small and large dogs, or order off the doggy menu while on leash on the patio. 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd. (at Oak Grove Avenue), Dallas, 214-377-8723; and 5317 Clearfork Main St., Fort Worth, 817-377-0151
Ojeda’s (if a table isn’t ready, they’ll set one up for you): 4617 Maple Ave., Dallas, 214-528-8383
OMG Tacos*: 5800 Windhaven Parkway (in the Shacks at Austin Ranch Dining & Dog Park), The Colony, 1-833-4SHACKS
Palio’s Pizza Cafe: 4855 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, 817-294-7254; 2200 N. Highway 157, Mansfield, 817-453-4992; and 460 Keller Parkway, Keller, 817-431-2344
Pecan Lodge*: It’s counter service, and the line can be long, so you’ll want to bring a two-legged friend too. 2702 Main St., Dallas, 214-748-8900
Penne Pomodoro: 6815 Snider Plaza, Dallas, 214-373-9911; and 11661 Preston Road* , Dallas, 214-368-3100
People’s Last Stand*: 5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 210 (Mockingbird Station), Dallas, 214-370-8755
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar: 1212 Oak Lawn Ave.* , Dallas, 469-677-0997; and 2708 N. Henderson Ave.* , Dallas, 972-432-7800
Rise (weatherized): 5360 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 214-366-9900; and 5135 Monahans Ave. (Shops at Clearfork), Fort Worth, 817-737-7473
Rockfish Seafood & Grill: all locations, including in Arlington, Frisco, Highland Village, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Southlake and The Colony
Rudy’s Bar-B-Q (outside picnic tables): 1790 N. Central Expressway, Allen, 214-383-5353; 451 E. Interstate 20, Arlington, 817-465-7839; and 520 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton, 940-484-7839
Saint Rocco’s New York Italian*: 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 100 (in Trinity Groves), Dallas, 469-320-9707
Sapa House: This downtown Japanese/Vietnamese spot includes two dishes for four-leggers on its menu. 1623 Main St., #102, Dallas, 214-748-0746
Shady’s Burger Joint: 9661 Audelia Road, Dallas, 469-726-2920; and 2701 Custer Parkway, Suite 915, Richardson, 214-484-2689
Shake Shack: This hot spot’s menu includes doggy sundaes and biscuits. Because it’s counter service, and the line can be long, you’ll want to bring a two-legged friend too. 2500 N. Pearl St. (in Uptown’s Crescent complex), Dallas, 214-983-1022; 6025 Royal Lane, Suite 305, Dallas, 469-445-2240; and 7401 Windrose Ave., Suite 150, Plano, 972-665-7175
Sidecar Social: The 20,000-square-foot “social lounge experience” has a huge all-season patio and a doggy entree on the menu: specially prepared chicken and rice, with proceeds going to Operation Kindness. 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 401, 214-272-3950
Slater’s 50/50: This burger spot welcomes four-leggers on both patios (rooftop and out front) and has a doggy menu. 2817 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-888-0158
Snooze: An A.M. Eatery: 3211 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 469-480-7250; 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 824, Addison, 972-360-8990; and 8041 Walnut Hill Lane (The Hill), Suite 846, Dallas, 972-972-8730
Snuffer’s: 3526 Greenville Ave.* , Dallas, 214-826-6850; and 4901 W. Park Blvd.* , Plano, 972-372-0782
Starbucks: many locations, including 2801 Allen St.* , 3699 McKinney Ave.* , 6859 Arapaho Road* , 6312 La Vista Drive* , 9440 Garland Road* , 5350 W. Lovers Lane* , 8520 Abrams Road* , 5223 Alpha Road* , 3100 Forest Lane* , 7325 Gaston Ave.* , 12262 Inwood Road* , 7995 LBJ Freeway* , 3701 W. Northwest Highway* , 102 Preston Royal Shopping Center* and 13556 Preston Road* , all in Dallas; and 2201 Preston Road, Suite E, Plano, 972-964-7020
Tackle Box*: 5800 Windhaven Parkway (in the Shacks at Austin Ranch Dining & Dog Park), The Colony, 1-833-4SHACKS
Tacodeli: 1878 Sylvan Ave.* (Sylvan | Thirty), Dallas, 214-760-1930; and 8041 Walnut Hill Lane (The Hill), Suite 1100, Dallas, 214-206-8980
Taco Diner*: 3699 McKinney Ave. (West Village), Dallas, 214-521-3669; and 7150 Skillman St., #190, Dallas, 469-609-0530
Taqueria La Ventana: 1611 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-484-6803; 920 S. Harwood St., #140 (Dallas Farmers Market), Dallas, 214-646-8181; 3847 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 972-432-5945; and 4180 Belt Line Road, Addison, 469-828-2035
Ten Ramen*: 5800 Windhaven Parkway (in the Shacks at Austin Ranch Dining & Dog Park), The Colony, 1-833-4SHACKS
Torchy’s Tacos: 5600 SMU Blvd.* , Dallas, 972-993-8226; 5921 Forest Lane* , Dallas, 972-720-9200; and 14760 Preston Ave.* , #124, Dallas, 214-379-1550
TruFire Kitchen & Bar: 6959 Lebanon Rd, Frisco, 214-872-3830; and 1239 Main St., Southlake, 817-488-6280
Twisted Root Burger Co.: 2615 Commerce St., Dallas, 214-741-7668; 730 E. Campbell Road, Suite 330, Richardson, 214-570-9999; 310 E. Abram St., Suite 100, Arlington, 817-201-9669; 1111 S. Main St., Suite 1210, Carrollton, 214-449-8498; 2820 Central Drive, Bedford, 682-444-5650; 101 S. Oak St., Roanoke, 817-490-6628; and 232 Town Place (Village at Fairview), Fairview, 972-886-4045
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen: 1900 Abrams Parkway, Dallas, 214-828-8700; and 8041 Walnut Hill Lane (The Hill), Suite 1120, Dallas, 214-360-4762
Velvet Taco: 3012 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, 214-823-8358; 3411 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 469-862-8226; and 4622 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 469-248-8226
Village Burger Bar: 3699 McKinney Ave.* (West Village), Dallas, 214-443-9998; 1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, #200, Dallas, 469-250 9057; 12300 Inwood Road* , #210, Dallas, 214-484-4679; and 5700 Legacy Drive, A5 (Shops at Legacy), Plano, 972-801-2772
Wing Bucket: 1200 Main St., Dallas, 214-760-9491; and 101 S. Coit Road, Suite 10, Richardson, 972-238-9464
Academy Sports + Outdoors: some locations, including 4045 N. Central Expressway (south of Spring Creek Parkway), Plano, 972-633-4100
American National Bank of Texas: Their tellers, inside as well as in the drive-through, always have treats — biscuits for canine customers, lollipops for humans. 2703 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 214-224-7300, www.anbtx.com
Anthropologie: most locations, including 105 Highland Park Village, Dallas, 214-219-4510; 902 Market St., #P-500 (Watters Creek), Allen, 214-383-1140; 266 Grand Ave., #3D, Southlake, 817-310-6404; and 1540 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-870-1842
Ark Country Store: 209 S. Highway 77, Waxahachie, 972-937-8860; and 502 W. Main St., Midlothian, 469-612-5050
Autoscope Foreign Car Care: 6134 Denton Drive (by Love Field airport), Dallas, 214-238-9447; 9796 Ferguson Road, Dallas, 214-238-9448; and 601 Coit Road, Plano, 972-696-7214
Backwoods Paddlesports: 480 N. Taylor St. (Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity River), Fort Worth, streamsandvalleys.org
Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique & Cafe: 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Suite 1111 (in the Shoppes di Lucca), Mansfield, 817-453-7989
Charming @ the Market: 1011 S. Pearl Expressway, Suite 150 (next to the Dallas Farmers Market), Dallas, 214-752-4276
D&L Farm and Home/AgMart: all locations (Aubrey, Celina, Denton, Gainesville, McKinney and Sanger), dandlfarmandhome.com
Elizabeth Dryden: This pet portrait artist is offering a 20 percent discount for Dog About Town readers. www.elizabethdryden.com
Elliott’s Hardware: 1325 Inwood Road, Dallas, 214-634-9900; 9540 Casa Linda Plaza, Dallas, 214-660-9838; and 116 E. Kearney St., Mesquite, 214-324-5087
Epiphany: 412 N. Bishop Ave. (for women), Dallas, 214-946-4411; and 413 N. Bishop Ave. (for men), Dallas, 214-946-4413
First Community Bank: Their lobbies feature a wall of photos of four-legged visitors, who are welcomed with a water bowl and treats. And they offer free Bark and Meow Accounts, which encourage customers to save for their pet’s future. 4135 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972-788-0304; 7995 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, 972-407-5430; and 1755 N. Collins Blvd., Richardson, 972-437-2888
Frank Kent Honda: Your pooch can ride along at this dealership, which has a 1.5-acre dog park and treats for four-legged visitors. 3400 W. Loop 820 S., Fort Worth, 800-952-5513
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre: 5301 N. Interstate 45, Garrett (near Ennis), 972-875-5505 or galaxydriveintheatre.com
Getaway Piney Woods: Four-leggers are welcome at these tiny cabins scattered on 99 acres about 90 miles southeast of Dallas. Learn more at getaway.house/dallas.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Park Central (up to 80 pounds): 7880 Alpha Road, Dallas, 972-391-0000
Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery: 5620 N. O’Connor, Irving, 888-929-2697, facebook.com/snackinwaggin
Hotel Crescent Court: Along with a doggy bed, menu and food and water bowls in the room, their pet amenity program includes free valet parking and the hotel’s $150 per visit pet fee. Guests also receive a collapsible water bowl, a toy and a branded bandanna to take home, and “s-paw” services provided by a local groomer are available. 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, 214-871-3200
Hotel Lumen: Accommodations include treat and other special amenities, and they don’t have size/number limits or charge an extra fee. 6101 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, 214-219-2400
ilume Park: The luxury apartment community pampers its four-legged residents too with services like a bone-shaped dog pool (complete with fire hydrant fountain), two off-leash play areas, a washing/grooming studio and dog lounge and pet-sitting services. At Cedar Springs Road and Douglas Avenue, 214-219-3100, ilume.com/ilume-park.
Kendra Scott: all locations, including 3699 McKinney Ave., Suite B105 (West Village), Dallas, 214-528-4800; 1612 S. University Drive, Suite 401-C (University Park Village), Fort Worth, 817-484-5580; 5800 Legacy Drive, Suite C2A (The Shops at Legacy), Plano, 214-299-5227; and 321 Grand Ave. W., Southlake, 817-442-3859
Kim Ortiz Photography: 2520 King Arthur Blvd., Suite 171 (Castle Hills Village), Lewisville, 972-814-9642
Lucky Dog Books: 10801 Garland Road, Dallas, 214-827-4860; and 911 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, 214-941-2665
Lululemon: most locations, including 3201 Knox St., Dallas, 214-443-0438; 11350 N. Dallas Parkway (in the Galleria, so they must be carried), 972-385-2316; and 1540 S. University Drive in Fort Worth, 817-882-8075
Marshall Grain Co.: 3525 William D. Tate Ave. (Highway 121 and Hall-Johnson Road), Grapevine, 817-416-6600
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams: 4519 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-753-8700; 6121 W. Park Blvd. (Shops at Willow Bend),
Orvis: all locations, including 8300 Preston Road, Dallas, 214-265-1600; 2412 Preston Road, Suite 200, Plano, 972-596-7529; and 1101 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 400, Southlake, 817-251-0262
Rooster Hardware: 10233 E. Northwest Highway, #409 (in Northlake Shopping Center), Dallas, 214-343-1971
Russell Feed & Supply (all pets welcome): all locations (Fort Worth, Benbrook, Azle, Crowley, Haltom City and Saginaw), russellfeedandsupply.com
Saint Bernard: 5570 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 214-357-9700; and their outlet store, at 8044 Park Lane (Shops at Park Lane), Dallas, 214-758-0429
Second Chance Treasures: This resale shop is doubly dog-friendly: Pooches are welcome, and it raises money for East Lake Pet Orphanage. 10101 Garland Road, Dallas, 214-660-9696. You can also bring them to their warehouse at 7939 Heinen Drive, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Seconds & Surplus: 909 Regal Row, Dallas, 214-637-3131; 2725 S. State Highway 360, Grand Prairie, 469-263-1111; and 124 E. Arapaho Road, Richardson, 214-239-3131
Sigel’s: 5757 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-739-4012; and 3209 N. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, 214-635-3162
Simba’s Barkery: Their kiosk is on the first level of the Shops at Willow Bend, in front of Express, and dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed, well-behaved and stay away from the food court. The mall also has a few other pooch-friendly stores, including nearby Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Dallas North Tollway and West Park Boulevard, Plano, facebook.com/thebarkerydfw
Simply Irresistible: 1011 S. Pearl Expressway, Suite 160 (next to the Dallas Farmers Market), Dallas, 254-732-5271
Skibell Fine Jewelry: Check out their dog charms while you’re there. 8411 Preston Road, Dallas, 1-800-214-4086
Sparkle Brite Pool Supplies: They have treats for four-legged customers. 7000 Independence Parkway, Plano, 972-491-9836
Three Dog Bakery: 3699 McKinney Ave. (in West Village), Dallas, 214-434-1153; 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-310-3364; 5960 W. Parker Road, Plano, 972-473-2275; and 9530 Feather Grass Lane (in Alliance Town Center), Fort Worth, 817-741-3364
Trinity Haymarket: Four-legged shoppers are welcomed with a treat at this feed store in the Dallas Design District. Along with supplies for urban farmers, beekeepers and pet owners, you’ll find locally made products including pickles, roasted coffee beans and soaps. 1715 Market Center Blvd., Dallas, 214-202-2163
Urban Outfitters: 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 190 (Mockingbird Station), Dallas, 214-821-4371; and 2735 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817-334-0314
Walden Farm & Ranch Supply: all locations (Millsap, Mineral Wells, Weatherford), waldenfarmandranch.com
What a Great Dog! Training Center: 10550 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 200, Frisco, 214-297-3000; and 655 N. Glenville Drive, #100, Richardson, 972-677-7094
Whiski Designs: 1011 S. Pearl Expressway, Suite 168 (next to the Dallas Farmers Market), Dallas, 214-517-4767
Whole Earth Provision Co.: 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 214-824-7444; 11700 Preston Road, Dallas, 972-861-5700; and 321 State St., Southlake, 817-442-9132
Woof Gang Bakery: 18208 Preston Road, Suite D15, Dallas, 972-985-9663; and 9147 Blvd. 26, Suite 490, North Richland Hills, 817-581-7038
Bishop Arts District (restaurant, store details above): After a leisurely meal — your options include Eno’s Pizza Tavern, Gloria’s, Oddfellows, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., Whitehall Exchange, Chan Thai, 303 Bar & Grill, Espumoso Caffé, Ten Bells Tavern and Bolsa — check out the stores, many of which allow four-legged shoppers, too. You’ll find great gifts at Fête-ish, We Are 1976 and Neighborhood Design Bar, flowers at Dirt and things to wear at Epiphany (both the men’s and women’s stores), Strut and the Laughing Willow. We also love that the shops stay open late on weekends and for special events, such as their 1st Thursdays. Find a schedule at bishopartsdistrict.com.
Central Dog Park at Central Christian Church: They have worship services in the park at 9 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month (weather permitting). 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas, cccdt.org
Chestnut Square Historic Village (outside areas): On Saturday mornings you can pick up homemade dog treats at their farmers market (first and third Saturdays of the month during the winter). 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney, chestnutsquare.org
Clearfork Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. (9 a.m. in the winter) to noon at 4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Fort Worth (The Trailhead at Clearfork), farmersmarket1848.com
Coppell Farmers Market: Saturdays, switching from weekly to the second and fourth Saturdays of the month during winter, from 8 a.m. to noon in the public square at 768 W. Main St., coppellfarmersmarket.org
Cowtown Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, facebook.com/cowtownfarmersmkt
Dallas Heritage Village (outside areas): This is a great place to go for a walk. We recommend bringing a bowl (the park has drinking fountains). Note: It’s closed in January and August. 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, 214-421-5141
DFW Elite Toy Museum: Admission is free at this museum, which includes dog collectibles. 5940 Eden Drive, Haltom City, 817-834-3625, dfwelitetoymuseum.com
Dinosaur World: This attraction featuring more than 100 life-size dinosaur models is next to Dinosaur Valley State Park, which also welcomes leashed dogs. 1058 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, 254-898-1526
Downtown McKinney (details for each above): Many of the businesses on the courthouse square welcome dogs, including Arabella’s, the Book Gallery, Cadillac Pizza Pub, Canine Cookie Co., Chase Hall, Cotton Hearts, Grand Hotel, Gray Living, Happiness Is … Quilting!, Homepieces, Kick Up Your Heels, Main Street Magic & Fun Co., Orisons, Orisons Fine Art & Framing, the Pantry, Plum Creek Primitives, Pumps, Smitten (must be carried), Snug on the Square, Special Things, Spoons Garage, Stonewood Creators, Swanky Boutique and Uptown. Also check out nearby Chestnut Square Historic Village or one of the square’s frequent events; and the Krewe of Barkus parade in the spring. For a schedule, go to www.downtownmckinney.com.
Fort Worth Stockyards: Doggies are welcome throughout, including on the tours and at the cattle drives. You can also eat on Love Shack’s patio and shop at M.L. Leddy’s (details for both above). Main Street and Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, fortworthstockyards.org
Grove at Waterside: This park-like oasis includes a community pavilion with an 80” TV and lounge seating, bocce and cornhole courts, patios and access to the Trinity Trails. It also hosts events including live music, yoga and pet adoption meet and greets. 3720 Convair Drive, Fort Worth, 817-810-1122
Klyde Warren Park: The urban oasis features a dog park, food trucks and lots of activities, including pet adoption events. Over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between Pearl and St. Paul streets, Dallas, klydewarrenpark.org
Native Texas Park at the George W. Bush Presidential Center: Pets are welcome at this 15-acre park featuring native Texas environments, which is open from sunup to sundown 365 days a year. Admission is free. 2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, 214-200-4300, bushcenter.org
One Arts Plaza: Featuring a stunning fountain and restaurants with patios (Jorge’s and Yolk — details above), this is a great spot to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. At Flora and Routh, overlooking the Dallas Arts District. artsplazaevents.com
Penn Farm Agricultural History Center: This preserved farmstead is in Cedar Hill State Park. 1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, 972-291-3900
Rafter J Cowboy Church: Their services, at 10 a.m. Sundays in a covered riding arena, are interdenominational and welcome newcomers, including the four-legged and those who have never ridden a horse. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved. 10701 County Road 305 in Terrell (off State Highway 148 and Interstate 20, about 30 minutes from Dallas). 972-872-5132. rafterjcowboychurch.org
Shacks Dining & Dog Park: The dog-friendly patios of Dirty Burger, OMG Tacos, Tackle Box, Ten Ramen, Turbo — Kitchen Coffee Wine and Grrrowler’s Tap Room and Beer Garden overlook off-leash areas for big and small dogs. 5800 Windhaven Parkway, The Colony, 1-833-4SHACKS
Topgolf: all locations, including 8787 Park Lane* , Dallas, 214-341-9600; 1500 Andrews Parkway, Allen, 469-675-9730; 3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, 469-213-5204; and 2201 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth, 817-349-4002
Trinity Groves: Pooches are welcome on the patios at Beto & Son, Chino Chinatown, LUCK, Saint Rocco’s New York Italian, Souk, Sushi Bayashi and V-Eats Modern Vegan in this dining complex at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Singleton Boulevard and Gulden. trinitygroves.com
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