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Austin, TX has recently almost cracked the top 10 cities list, ranking in at number 11 of the most populated cities in the United States. Being the top 5 most populated cities in Austin, Austin is known for its live music, clean air, safety, and violet glow of the cities. What’s surprising is Austin is also known for its incredible array of pet-friendly attractions that are available within the city limits.

Consider hiking? St. Edwards Park is surrounded by vast forest with several natural water features, including a creek, waterfall and breathtaking high elevation views. Clocking in at around 2 - 4 miles, depending on the route you decide to take, St. Edwards Park makes the perfect retreat for you and your pup.

Interested in something a little more low-key? You’d be letting your furry friend down if you didn’t make a stop by Zilker Park. This park is every dog's dream, including 350 acres of preserve, places to splash around including a pool and creek, and to top it off, two separate areas, one with leash required and one with leash optional, your dog will never want to leave.

Austin is home to dozens of pet-friendly hotels, including the Hotel Ella, Omni Austin Downtown, and W Austin. Hotels in Austin understand how much pet lovers want their pets in their lives. Whether you’re visiting, living, or passing through, Austin has a vast array of hikes, hotels, restaurants, and parks to visit. Austin is one of the most dog-friendly towns in our list!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Austin

#1 Bouldin

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Dog Parks 2
Population Density 4,620/sq mi

#1 Bouldin

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Located just south of the bustling South Congress and Downtown shopping districts, Bouldin is a popular residential and shopping area for long-term residents and Austin newcomers alike. Auditorium Shores is one of many dog-themed attractions that will have your pooch yipping with excitement. Fido will have a splashing good time courtesy of the easy lake access. Plenty of space in this off leash dog park ensures lots of room for a game of fetch or frisbee, or for romping with fellow four-legged friends. Owners can relax and take in the iconic Austin skyline as their doggie companions take in a little social sniffing in the beautiful Bouldin area of Austin.
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#2 Downtown

36
Dog Parks 3
Population Density 4,700/sq mi

#2 Downtown

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Downtown Austin, Texas is the cultural, shopping and nightlife hub of this thriving Texas City. A variety of shops and restaurant patios roll out the red carpet for doggy tagalongs, offering water bowls and cookie jars in case your pooch needs a quick afternoon drink. If you’re looking to explore more pawsome spots, Austin’s Guided City Walking Tours are dog-friendly and even offer dog-specific themed guide routes. You and Fido will sniff out all the best shopping, dining and entertainment the Downtown, Austin area has to offer. Bonus gold star dog cookies awarded for the awesome opportunities for socialization.
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#3 North Lamar

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Dog Parks 1
Population Density 6,820/sq mi

#3 North Lamar

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For those looking to live, work, and play in Austin, Texas, the North Lamar neighborhood offers the perfect location for commuters to call home as well as a variety of activities for both two and four-legged family members. Walnut Creek is a staple natural attraction in the area. Offering miles of dog-friendly trails, Walnut Creek is the perfect place for your pooch to get in some pawcersize. The one-acre Metropolitan Dog Park at Walnut Creek features both small and large dog areas. Your beloved pet will enjoy getting his sniff on with other area dogs-- leash and worry-free.
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#4 Barton Hills

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Dog Parks 2
Population Density 2,520/sq mi

#4 Barton Hills

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Barton Hills is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Austin, Texas area, and with the scenic mountain views and plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, it’s not hard to see why. You and Fido will enjoy spending weekend mornings perusing the pawtastic offerings at the dog-friendly Barton Creek Farmers Market. For something a little more active, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a doggie haven with plenty of room for playing catch and throwing a frisbee, or for socializing with other doggie neighbors. With a variety of pet-friendly activities, it’s easy to see why pet lovers love Barton Hills.
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#5 Southeast Austin

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Dog Parks 1
Population Density 810/sq mi

#5 Southeast Austin

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Located just south of the bustling shopping, dining and entertainment hub of Austin, Texas, the neighborhood of Southeast Austin is a popular area for commuters, families, and more. Four-legged family members will feel right at home with numerous dog-friendly locales such as McKinley Falls State Park. Grab your puppy’s leash and explore over five miles of sniffer-approved hiking and walking trails. When you’re ready to stop for a quick bite, you and Fido can enjoy fishing or picnicking by the lake or a little geocaching adventure on the expansive property. Whatever your speed, this Southeast Austin gem is sure to get your dog’s tail a-wagging.
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Top Dog Walking Experiences in Austin

Joshua
Joshua
Review by Natalie S.

"Thanks so much for taking care of my girl! She looked so happy in all of her photos !"

1.33 mi
35m
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Alyssa
Alyssa
Review by Jared M.

"Thanks for giving Tally such a good walk!! I really appreciate you going the extra mile to make sure she was happy and had water when you got back. Hope to have you walk again! "

1.44 mi
34m
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Geoffrey
Geoffrey
Review by Kelly L.

"Geoffrey was great. I appreciate that he took the time to allow my skittish pup to become comfortable with him. "

4.41 mi
63m
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Lyssandra
Lyssandra
Review by Krystal M.

"Lyssandra came when I was in a bind. I live in a condo near Zilker where ACL is being set up!! She took my Bear on a walk and sent me a cute video. Thank you so, so much. Bear is so much fun but she's new to the Zilker area and she is adjusting. I love WAG. I highly recommend Lyssandra! "

1.43 mi
40m
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Elena
Elena
Review by Cassandra M.

"Elena was absolutely fantastic! She put up with my last minute booking and disorganization and then treated my baby boy with so much love and care! She sent the most adorable videos and made sure he took care of all of his business! THANK YOU SO MUCH ELENA "

1.29 mi
32m
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Lyssandra
Lyssandra
Review by Sean S.

"Thanks for being so communicative and making sure Stella had a great walk around the neighborhood!!"

2.03 mi
37m
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Jessica
Jessica
Review by Marissa C.

"Thank you for coming last minute :) sorry it started drizzling but thanks for walking her anyway. "

1.72 mi
62m
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Joe
Joe
Review by Paul N.

"She's a Jack Russell and we think red heeler mix. Her mom was a JR mix but we're just guessing at the dad. Thanks!"

1.45 mi
30m
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Jessica
Jessica
Review by Courtney T.

"Jessica was great! Really loved all the video updates. She was super patient with Declan as he needed some proper introduction lol. "

1.05 mi
31m
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Megan
Megan
Review by Richard A.

"Thank you so much for the last min walk!!! Yes, Sage is the silliest and she has to wipe the feet every chance she gets :) thank you!!"

1.21 mi
60m
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