Your dog's birthday is coming up and you would like to throw a party for him and his doggie friends. You have a theme picked out, the cake ordered, party favors planned but the one question you have - where should I host this party? We often get this question from our customers and hence decided to put together a list of dog-friendly places around Dallas | Fort Worth that would be a great location for a celebration.
1. The Shacks at Austin Ranch - The Colony, TX
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The Shacks is one of my favorite locations for a dog party. It features two dog parks for small and large dogs. In addition, they have 6 eateries including a taproom for the humans to enjoy on sunny afternoons. With a large dog-friendly patio, you can let Fido run around with his friends in the dog park while you enjoy a drink and bite while keeping an eye on him. I would call that a win-win! While there is a charge to use the dog park, if you purchase something from one of the eateries, entry is free.
2. Lakewood Brewing Company - Garland, TX
This location has a beautiful dog-friendly beer garden outback. You can enjoy a delicious local beer while your pup also celebrates with Simba's BARKery Doggie Ale. Lakewood Brewing has an on-site food truck serving up pizzas and snacks. Check out their events page to time the party with a band playing some live music. Please note that the dogs need to be on-leash in the beer garden.
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3. Mutts Canine Cantina - Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX
Mutts Cantina offers an off-leash dog park for small and large dogs, great food, drinks, and fun outdoor space. They also have a pawty planner to help make your pup's celebration extra special. You can check out their pawty packages here.
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4. Paw Lofts - Dallas, TX
Paw Lofts is a dog boarding and daycare center. However, they rent out their daycare space for events on weekends. Since the space is indoor/outdoor, you do not have to worry about the weather. While Paw Lofts provides the space, you are welcome to bring in your own dog treats and human food and drinks. You can also hire our #DogBar to set up the place with decorations and have our bar(k)tenders serve up yummy treats to the pups.
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5. Your backyard
Our last suggestion is your backyard! When the weather is nice outside, have your friends over and throw a little soiree to celebrate your pup turning a year older. We suggest limiting access to the backyard as you might not want a bunch of dogs running around your whole house.
Do you have any other ideas of places to host a dog party in DFW? Tell us in the comments below.