The quaint little town of Harrisburg, Arkansas may not be the tourist attraction of the world, but it has a lot to offer the 2,598 residents and multiple visitors who are lucky enough to enjoy this slice of heaven. Harrisburg is only two miles in area, so the amenities it gives to its human and doggie tourists are limited, un-fur-tunately.
Since Harrisburg is geographically small, there are only about 900 households residing there. This serves to keep the neighborhoods little and the personalities and manners big. Harrisburg gives off of that small-town feel where everyone helps out everyone, so if you walk through town with your pups, prepare to be stopped for friendly conversation and lots of scratching, petting, and spoiling!
Harrisburg is in the Bolivar Township of the Jonesboro Municipal Area, where its population density of 1050.4 people per square mile is well above average for the area. You’ll find it very family-friendly, however -- most of the households are married with children under the age of 18. You will find lots of playmates for your dogs at the local parks, both human and furry!
If you are looking to stay a few days in Harrisburg, there are eight local hotels that are just panting to take care of you and your pets. Never fear if Fido gets sick -- he will get small-town love and care combined with modern technology and medicine at one of the many veterinary clinics here. Are you hungry? You and your pets can enjoy curbside service at the local drive-thru, or sit on one of their outside benches and enjoy the fresh air while you both indulge in some delicious dinners and shakes.
While you are in Jonesboro, treat your pet to a nice meal at one of their 12 pet-friendly restaurants. Jtowns Grill’s delicious menu is a neighborhood attraction in itself, and it also has ten outdoor tables set up for your pooch to relax while you both enjoy the view of Centennial Park Football Stadium. After dinner, take a ride over to Bliss Cupcake Cafe, where they have dog-friendly options for dessert (but be sure to bring a leash -- no pets allowed inside)! After such a busy day, you may find Fido snoring in the backseat of your car on the way back to Harrisburg, but he’ll surely be up and ready in the morning to do it all over again!