Where to take your dog in Houston

The most populous city in the state of Texas, Houston is a fantastic place to explore with your dog. From cafes and bars to dog parks and nature trails, there’s plenty to do with your dog in Houston.

Backstreet Cafe

Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio of this neighbourhood bistro cafe. Offering a seasonal American menu from renowned local chef Hugo Ortega, this place is one of the city’s most well-loved gems. Staff are always on hand to make sure your pup’s water bowl is always full.

Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park

Open daily from 7am-7pm, this popular dog park offers something for everyone. The park is completely fenced in with plenty of shade and benches to sit on. There are separate areas for dogs big and small with lots of agility equipment for them to burn off some energy. Your dog can cool off in one of the two bone-shaped ponds and enjoy running around the large grassy area. There’s even a dog wash station if they get a bit muddy.


The laid-back atmosphere of this dog-friendly bar is just what you’d expect to find in Texas. Cottonwood offers a gut-busting menu of classics like tacos, wings and burgers made from fresh, local ingredients and a bar stocked to the rafters with craft beer and cocktails. Dogs are welcome to hang out in the large outside patio.

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Rummy’s Beach Club

It’s no surprise that Rummy’s Beach Club has been in business over 11 years. Offering private swimming for you and your dog in their custom built heated pool, they’ll even take photos of you having fun together for no extra charge. As well as the pool, there is also a 1-acre private dog park and a mountain of dirt for dogs that like to dig!

Houston Arboretum

This peaceful tree sanctuary is a wonderful escape from the hustle & bustle of busy city life. The arboretum offers several walking trails of various lengths and is a wonderful opportunity to lose yourself in a bit of nature. Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times.

Fri Oct 9 2020