Cut and Shoot, TX might just have the most Texan name in history, but this small town has much more to offer than that. Its population has exploded since the mid-seventies, when it only had fifty residents, and it’s easy to see why -- Cut and Shoot has a real small-town, family-friendly feel, and its citizens can press "paws" on the big city grind while remaining close to the bright lights of Houston.
Cut and Shoot got its title during a spirited public argument in the nineteenth century. Several of the townsfolk were quarreling about the size of the proposed church steeple, and either for lack of anything better to do or to avoid being left out, a bunch of neighbors joined in. Finally, a small boy in the crowd had enough, and shouted, "I’m gonna cut around a corner and shoot the bushes in a minute!" The proto-mob laughed, and the name stuck.
There’s no dog park in Cut and Shoot, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! Cut and Shoot City Park is a lovely spot for a leashed walk, and the town is close by some fantastically fur-friendly hiking options. And if your buddy longs to lose the leash, don’t worry -- you’ll find plenty of op-paw-tunities for off-leash adventure a short drive away!
Make no bones about it, Bear Branch Dog Park in The Woodlands is, paws down, one of the best in the area! Just on the edge of the suburban neighborhood of Alden Bridge, the park has a whole two acres of space for your pup to run around in. Unlike the park in Conroe, there’s a separate area for small dogs, so your pooch can play and socialize no matter their size, and there’s a small kiddie pool for a cool-down after their workout. Bags and toys are provided, so just bring your pup and prepare to play!
The Woodlands' village of Sterling Ridge is home to the fantastic Terramont Dog Park, a real mutts-visit for you and your furry friend! The dog run here isn’t the largest in the area, but there’s still space enough for your doggo to leap about to their heart’s content. Like the Bear Branch Dog Park, there’s a separate area for smaller fur-balls, and bags and water are provided on-site, so all you need to do is BYOB (Bring Your Own Beast)! The rest of the park bears investigating, too -- there are a couple of shaded walking paths, and non-furry family members might appreciate the playground and disc golf course.