Skipper Recommendations: Dog-Friendly Austin

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Outdoors & Parks

Zilker Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Zilker Park is Austin’s most famous off leash dog park with a large open fenced in field for dogs and view of the skyline! Hang out and socialize with dogs and their parents and if you are lucky, your dog will be photographed and featured on the famous ZIlker Bark instagram!

Auditorium Shores

900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Want to cool off and take your dog for a swim? Auditorium Shores is Austin’s coolest riverside off-leash dog park to get your paws wet and take a stroll at sunset while admiring the skyline reflecting off the river.

Pease Point Park

2200 S Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
Pease Park is a natural oasis in the middle of Austin and one of the oldest parks in the city. The park stretches 84 acres with Shoal Creek running through it. Pease park is the perfect place for an escape from the hustle of the city for a nice long walk with your best friend.

Restaurants

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters is an Austin hotspot. Famous for being the first premium coffee shop in ATX to roast all their coffee in-house to accompany a full selection of pastries, desserts, and sandwiches. They welcome dogs on their large deck overlooking Lake Austin. Mozart’s is not just a morning meeting place but great anytime of day. In the evening, you can catch some live music and a lakefront sun-set.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
An All-American experience, Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden has over 100 beers on tap and some of the best southern comfort food in Austin. They take dog-friendly to a whole new level with an off leash dog area in their beer garden and offering a speciality sausage made just for dogs.

Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723
Contigo serves fresh, quality, and unique dishes designed to compliment beer. They are proud of their vast dog-friendly outdoor space, styled after the founder’s Texas ranch. Enjoy brunch, beer, bar snacks, or a full dinner with your pup by your side.

Breweries

Hops & Grain

507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702
Hops & Grain is an award winning craft brewery in Austin that is built with community involvement and sustainability in mind. They offer free brewery tours, and food trucks by the big dog-friendly patio. Find your favorite beer with a flight then take it with you in a can on your next Austin adventure!

Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758
Vibrant, fun, and homegrown, Austin beer works prides itself on brewing and canning beer onsite. The huge patio welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes. The taproom welcomes humans with a thirst for knowledge on the beer making process and offers brewery tours and tastings straight from the tank.

Circle Brewery

2340 W Braker Ln b, Austin, TX 78758
Dog friendly inside and out! Circle brewery gives dog parents the option to relax on the patio or in the taproom. This laid back brewery offers a large selection of in-house beer and many rotating seasonal brews.

Groomers

Woofgang Bakery & Grooming

1204 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Woofgang is much more than a dog bakery! They offer everything your dog needs for a day of pampering including full grooming services, self service grooming station, and speciality dog treats that look almost too good to eat. They sell boutique collars, leashes, chew toys and fancy food too!

Dirty Dog Grooming & Self-Serve Dog Wash

1901 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745
If all your dog needs is a routine bath after playing in the river all day, Dirty Dog has you covered. They offer a self-serve dog wash service and provide all the materials and professional equipment to get your dog squeaky clean and smelling nice all for under $20. Feeling fancy? They also offer clipper rentals and grooming tables if you want to give your pup a DIY haircut.

Sniff Grooming Studio

9112 Anderson Mill Rd, STE 700-A, Austin, TX 78729
Looking to spoil your dog? Sniff Grooming studio offers high end, professional grooming services for a transformation your dog will appreciate. Perfect for long or curly haired dog breeds that need more special grooming attention.

Veterinarians

Austin Vet Hospital

4701 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78722
The clean spacious facility and warm loving staff at Austin Vet Hospital will put you and your pup at ease. Due to the large team of trained doctors, nurses, and client care staff there is always someone available for routine check ups or medical emergencies.

Austin Urban Vet Center

710 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Austin Urban Vet Center offers a unique, modern variety of pet care services including acupuncture, laser therapy, and allergy treatments. Specialized staff will help design a custom treatment plan for each pet’s needs.

Paz Veterinary

2400 E Cesar Chavez St #100, Austin, TX 78702
Paz Veterinary focuses on the overall well being of each pet in their care. They offer herbal, acupuncture and psychological treatment along with classic treatments such as vaccinations and routine check-ups for an all around healthy pet!

Supply Stores

Tomlinson’s Feed

908 E 49th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78751
Homegrown pet store selling pet supplies in several Austin locations. Become part of the Tomlinson’s Pet Club and get %10 off every purchase which really adds up on frequent pet food purchases. They also host adoption events at the stores on weekends to give adoptable pets more exposure and a chance for unsuspecting shoppers to fall in love and bring home a new member to the family.

Healthy Pet

4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749
As it’s name suggests, Healthy Pet offers natural, organic and healthy dog food, toys and supplies. They also have an in-house self serve dog washing station to give your dog the works for under $20 including the “furminator” shedding reducing tool.

Lofty Dog

2700 W Anderson Ln #402, Austin, TX 78757
Unique to Austin, Lofty Dog offers everything your pet could want plus they carry local brands of home grown bakery treats, bones, food and even essential oils made just for pets.

Dog Trainers

Austin Dog Zone

Austin Dog Zone has training programs for all dogs from any background. They have Board and train, puppy programs, private training, group classes and a unique PTSD dog training program to give dogs from a rough background get a second chance.

Zoom Room Dog Training

7739 Northcross Dr H, Austin, TX 78757
Zoom Room Dog Training Specializes in agility course training through positive reinforcement. Agility training is perfect for high energy herding breeds that have the drive and focus to learn new and complex tricks. Not only is an agility course great for getting energy out, it is a mental workout for your dog too. They will come home exhausted!

Sit Means Sit Austin

8222 N Lamar Blvd e38, Austin, TX 78753
Want to train your dog yourself but not sure where to start? Sit Means Sit Austin offers a program called “Extreme Day Training” that includes a crash course for dogs and their parents on how to train. Drop off your dog in the morning and then see what that learned and how to keep it up at home. Other programs include group sessions, in-home private training, and certified therapy dog training.

Pet Adoptions / Rescues

Austin Pets Alive!

1156 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703
Finding new homes for about 700 dogs and cats every month, Austin Pets Alive works hard to save the lives of pets and provide a loving home and brighter future for homeless, abused, sick and abandoned pets of all ages and breeds. Many of the adoptable pets are sheltered through foster families which provides a positive environment for pets increasing their chances of making a good impression and being adopted. Check out the website to see hundreds of available animals in need.

Austin Animal Center

7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702
Austin Animal Center is the largest animal shelter in central Texas, housing around 18,000 animals annually. The center has a lost and found program that gives stray animals a chance to be reunited with their family. They have up to 500 animals available for adoption at any given time.

Austin Humane Society

124 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78752
The Austin Humane Society carefully matches pets with their families. Their adoption process includes a meeting with an adoption counselor, background checks, and a home visit to be sure its the right fit.

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