As a northern suburb of Dallas, Texans have the pleasure of living in a pawesome, dog-friendly community in the city of Allen, Texas. The city was named after Ebenezer Allen, a state politician who wanted to continue the pathway of the railroad through Texas land back in 1872. The somewhat dubious railroad history is rich within Allen. One of Texas's first train robberies was committed by the infamous Sam Boss in the late 1800s here. The wild, wild West lifestyle is pretty much over in Allen — replaced by a more suburban doggie-centric way of living. Pet parents love the quick access to over 16 veterinarians, 9 pet groomers, and 9 pet shops in the area.
Families with four-legged best friends also have tons of options in fun day outings with their pups! Allen has over 19 parks with a few off-leash options, like the Canine Commons Dog Park located in The Village. There are also hiking trails for you to take your trailblazing doggo on, like the Cottonwood Creek trail or Historic Water Station trail. After some playtime at the park or some sightseeing on a trail, it's time to eat! Allen has over 9 dog-friendly restaurants where you can get a bite to eat while your dog sits with you in the outside seating area.
Does your pup know Saturday morning means it's time to pack up the Frisbee and head to the dog park? If your dog knows the "paw-per" way to chase in the dog park, then he'll love living in The Village. Living in this neighborhood gives you quick access to Canine Commons Dog Park — an off-leash dog park, complete with two fenced-in areas, shade, and water fountains. After some games of chase and fetch, Fido probably worked up an appetite! Head over to Kelly's At The Village for some Texas takes on classic diner food. At Kelly's, you can try the Western buffalo meatloaf sandwich or the brisket enchiladas!
Does your dog live up to the Lone Star State "pet-tential?' Then he'll love living in the Country Meadows neighborhood, where he can visit the amazing Celebration Park. Whether your dog just loves a nice stroll around the 1.5-mile perimeter trail or wants to take a cool dip in the "sprayground”, Fido will love to hang out at this park! The park also barbecue pits which are perfect for a grill-out with the puppers. Just don't forget to bring some waste bags and water along to keep this park nice and tidy!
Is your dog a foodie that knows all the local hot spots? If you love to eat out and bring your dog with you, then the Fairview Village is definitely the neighborhood for you. If your dog is a fan of Mediterranean food, you can head down to Zoe's Kitchen. At Zoe's, you can find Mediterranean-inspired bowls like chicken orzo pomodorina or a falafel pita. If you're looking for food from another part of the planet — Mexico —then head to Wild Salsa! This dog-friendly dig serves up some really amazing salsa and guacamole flavors. Try the braised lamb shank tacos or a plate of the Gulf redfish a la plancha.
Does your dog love taking fishing trips out into the Gulf of Mexico? He'll be able to revisit the memories if he lives in the Garden Park neighborhood. At The Blue Fish, you can take your pup to sit beside you as you partake in award-winning, upscale seafood. The Blue Fish serves sushi, teppan, and classic seafood entrees. You can go for a caterpillar roll or dive into some Chilean sea bass. Desserts are amazing too at Blue Fish, but if you want to try another spot, head to Sublime Chocolate for some handcrafted truffles in the same neighborhood. Just don't give your dog any chocolate!
Does your dog love a nice hike through the woods? If you two love exploring the great outdoors of Texas, then Montgomery Farms is the neighborhood for you. A few miles south of Montgomery, you will find the 800-acre Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. At the park, you and your dog can explore 3.5-miles of concrete trails or over 5 miles of soft trails to hike through. Nature trails are open from sunrise to sunset, so you can take the whole day to explore!