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Dog Areas in Dallas, TX

382 Parks
13 Trails
3 Shops
327 Eateries
47 Groomers

As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and Dallas is no exception. The aptly named "Big D" covers a total area of more than 380 square miles, which leaves plenty of room for parks and other recreational areas that residents and their pets can enjoy. Boasting one of the largest park networks in America, Dallas maintains hundreds of green spaces, many of which welcome leashed doggos. If Lassie needs to let loose, pet parents will be delighted to discover an array of well-equipped off-leash dog parks in Dallas.

After you and your pupper have worked up a good pant at the park, treat yourselves to a quick snack or a full meal at one of dozens upon dozens of dog-friendly restaurants in Dallas. Whether you have a hankering for fancy French fare, "pupperoni" pizza, or old-fashioned American comfort food, Dallas has something to tantalize your taste buds. The coolest dog-friendly restaurants in Dallas pamper their canine customers with special menus, off-leash areas, and even puppy pools!

Planning to "embark" on an adventure in Dallas? Leash up and hop aboard the historic, pet-friendly McKinney Avenue Trolley to experience the city from a unique perspective. If you're heading somewhere that doesn't permit pup patrons, don't leave your Corgi cooped up in the hotel! Book a walking, sitting, or boarding session with one of our Dallas dog walkers. No need to worry over your woofer while they're out and about  our state-of-the-art app lets you track every step of their walk via GPS.

The good news is, you won't need to leave your buddy behind for too many of your escapades. Keep reading to discover the dog-friendliest neighborhoods in Dallas. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Dallas, TX

  1. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 3,944/sq mi

    #1 Bent Tree

    Bent Tree in Far North Dallas is one of the area's most lucrative neighborhoods, centered around a sprawling golf course and characterized by stately homes lining immaculate streets. After taking a stroll through this quaint neighborhood, your pup will be begging for some playtime at Wagging Tail Dog Park, one of the city's biggest off-leash areas at just shy of 7 acres. All the necessities are available here  and then some! In addition to the standard water bowls and waste stations, this park provides picnic areas and a wildlife-watching platform. "Pawse" to admire stunning vistas of a waterfall cascading into White Rock Creek from the overlook. Venture a little further north to find NorthBark Dog Park. This 22-acre expanse comes complete with its very own dog beach so your buddy can beat the Texas heat and make a splash with some new canine companions.
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 4,160/sq mi

    #2 Deep Ellum


    Located a bone's throw from Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum is bound to be a hit with hounds and humans seeking a thriving nightlife scene. When the sun goes down, live music and neon lights bring this trendy district to life. Spot will be tugging on the leash en route to BarkPark Central, one of the most "pawpular" spots with pet parents and dog walkers in Dallas. This small park comes equipped with everything you'll need for a fun day out: drinking water, waste baggies, and even a rinse-off area in case your buddy gets muddy. The colorful canine art and views of the cityscape make the perfect selfie opportunity. After you've played until you can play no more, leash up and walk down Elm Street and Commerce Street to find a patio table at one of the area's many dog-friendly eateries.

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  3. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 4,543/sq mi

    #3 Downtown

    No trip to the "Big D" is complete without exploring the heart of the city. Marveling up at the sleek skyscrapers looming over lush urban oases as you amble along the streets makes for an entertaining walk all by itself. Klyde Warren Park is a hub of activity, hosting all manner of events from live concerts to fitness classes. The highlight is, of course, the on-site dog park! (And also the food trucks.) The colorful murals, children's play area, and dog park at Main Street Garden make it a "furrific" outing for the whole family. Hound-dog history buffs will have a blast at Dallas Heritage Village, a 20-acre living history museum. Though doggos aren't allowed inside the preserved Victorian buildings, they're welcome to wander the grounds with you on-leash. This just scratches the surface of dog-friendly adventures on offer in Downtown. If you're planning to visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to learn about JFK's legacy and assassination, book a dog walker in Dallas  only service dogs are allowed inside.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,017/sq mi
    Lake Highlands is a charming residential area located north of Dallas’ downtown business district. With a variety of parks, trails and outdoor activities, Lake Highlands is also a great place for families with fur-babies. Hit the 7-mile White Rock Creek Trail to access the White Rock Creek Greenbelt, which encompasses several municipal parks and connects with other trails and greenbelts in the city. For pups looking to stretch their legs a little further, the southern end of the trail leads to the White Rock Lake Dog Park. Featuring separate areas for large and small dogs, waste baggies, drinking water, a dog wash area, and benches for the pet parents, White Rock Lake Dog Park is a firm favorite with dog walkers in Dallas. When your Terrier is all tuckered out, leash up and wander around the city's largest lake.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,228/sq mi

    #5 Bluffview

    The Bluffview neighborhood is a popular area for working professionals looking for easy access to local transportation, travel, and commuting options into the heart of Dallas. With well-lit streets and maintained sidewalks, this community is also an excellent spot for Fido to kick up a leg on late-night or morning walks. Nearby Bachman Lake is the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely picnic with your furry friend. For a little activity, take a "pawesome" run or leisurely stroll along the Bachman Lake Trail. Enjoy a spot of people- and dog-watching while taking in the wildlife and scenic vistas alongside your canine compadre.
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